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.
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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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.
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.
The two-year-old kelpie is an ‘all-rounder’ on the farm and, according to trainer David Lee, will ‘basically talk to you’.
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
Police have charged the owners of a Moora-based rural transport company as police widen their investigation into WA’s biggest alleged cattle rustling heist.
A collaboration between Aussie pork producers and Coles means getting some pork on your fork can help find effective treatments for motor neurone disease.
South West-bred beef cattle took a share in top honours at the triennial national carcase competition as part of Beef Australia held in Queensland last month.
A new beef campaign featuring Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes aims to spotlight the nutritional value of beef as the leading choice of protein.
“The quality of the program is still there, it’s got one of the most amazing networks and they will definitely be travelling overseas at some point — it’s just a matter of when.”
“They’re getting growth on the shoulders of the season, so instead of growing for five months you’re growing for six or seven. It makes a big difference — Western Australia’s a desert.”
Strong demand and reduced supply remains in Australia's beef market but producers are working to re-stock their land and shift the market.
A WA court has ruled the State’s animal welfare laws are not inconsistent with the Commonwealth in terms of live export, providing clarity over a point relating to a high-profile animal cruelty case.
One of WA’s major sheep show and sale expos has been given the green light to go ahead with organisers confident it will follow last year’s successful event.
Cattle prices have skyrocketed as demand from feedlotters and east coast restockers swells, with the Western Young Cattle Indicator smashing its own record 14 times this year alone.
The report detailed three key factors in the production increase — above average rainfall, improved hay and silage reserves and declining hay and grain prices.
A well-bred Murray Grey bull sold to a $17,000 top price at the annual Monterey Winter Bull Sale in Brunswick on May 19.
A prominent WA live export identity has demanded the Federal Government justifies huge proposed fee increases to regulate the industry.
The world’s biggest meat supplier was the target of a cybersecurity attack Sunday in the latest threat to global food supply chains that have been rattled by the pandemic.
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