Demand for WA-grown native saline bush foods is booming, with a Great Southern farmer ramping up plantings to meet an even bigger “spike” anticipated come spring.
Sheep and lamb prices were relatively flat last week with WA holding around the 800¢ level for new-season lambs, and mutton at 640¢.
“The country’s improved... It’s been fantastic for the farm and things have really picked up.”
The most significant records broken this year were in the State’s South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt, with the Mid West not far behind.
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While prices for this millennial breakfast staple once soared close to $5, a combination of factors has seen its value plunge.
Popanyinning sheep and pig producer and Royal Agricultural Society Hall of Fame inductee Dawson Bradford Sr was this week awarded an Order of Australia Medal.
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Recent widespread dust storms across the northern agricultural region are a reminder of the need to protect paddocks and people’s lives from the impact of wind erosion.
Merino fleeces produced in WA are heading to the annual Australian Fleece Show, the world’s largest fleece competition, that is part of the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo, July 16 to 18.
A crowd of 185 beef producers and industry stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge awards gala held at Albany’s Centennial Function Centre last Friday.
A family of Gelbvieh cattle producers from Narrikup took the overall win in the seventh annual Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge at a gala event in Albany on Friday.
Narrikup cattleman John Pugh’s decision to replace the farm’s Hereford and Simmental cattle with Gelbvieh in 1970s has led to a win in WA’s largest feedlot competition.
It follows the red meat industry’s call for action on labelling and branding of the products on Australian shelves.
While it has been a near perfect start to the season, it has driven a surge in demand for fertiliser and supplies have run short.
More than 4 million pieces are anticipated to come off the vines at Pemberton’s Delroy Orchards — which Russell Delroy established in 1988 — this harvest.
Already this year, it has been detected in the Esperance region, Mount Barker, Mount Madden, Lake King, Borden and Williams.
A leadership training program is seeking applications from recent university graduates with a connection to the wool industry.
British fashion designer Matty Bovan scooped both awards at the 2021 International Woolmark Prize last Thursday from six finalists.
Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack has promised to help farmers fill labour shortages by delivering a new agriculture visa by the end of the year.
The federal government's agriculture forecaster has predicted farm production to be valued at $66.3 billion in 2020/21.
Victoria has recorded five new cases of COVID-19, as restrictions are likely to be further eased across the state.
Some workers picking grapes and zucchinis on Australian farms are earning less than $1 per hour, with unions labelling worker exploitation near ubiquitous.
The two-year-old kelpie is an ‘all-rounder’ on the farm and, according to trainer David Lee, will ‘basically talk to you’.
Food suppliers who service retail outlets are not subject to the McGowan Government’s accelerated ban on single-use plastics but are already making inroads to reduce their plastic footprint.
Almost two years ago Harmony Operations collapsed into receivership, but the company is being recapitalised and WA boss Anthony Fellows will soon be operating the business unconstrained
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