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Archive for January 16th, 2012

TRYING TO SAVE A CAR SMASH VICTIM COST A YOUNG GOOD SAMARITAN HIS LIFE

GOOD SAMARITAN DIES FROM ELECTROCUTION IN CAR SMASH A small town in northern NSW is in mourning over a dual tragedy – the electrocution of a young man who went to the aid of a teenager who’d crashed her car into a power pole. The 19-year-old local woman is believed to have died after her […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: ACCIDENTS, DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, RESCUES SES SERVICES Tags: , , , ,

ULRAINE RELEASE 9.65 MILLION TON OF GRAIN ONTO THE WORLD MARKET

MASSIVE INCREASE IN UKRAINIAN GRAIN PRODUCTION & EXPORT Ukraine has bounced back from its 2010 drought with a vengeance, exporting a whopping 9.65 million tonnes for their marketing year, which began on July 1. This is a 42pc year on year increase. Ukrainian officials say 2011 was the biggest production year in the nation since […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: IMPORT EXPORT, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, PRICES Tags: , , , , , ,

THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN & CORN MARKET.HOW DOES IT EFFECT AUSTRALIAN GROWERS?

CORN & SOYBEANS ‘How does your garden grow” In a surprise bearish report, the US Department of Agriculture increased production estimates and harvested acres for both the corn and soybean markets. On the corn supply side of the ledger, USDA increased corn yields 0.5 bu./acre to 147.2 bu./acre on a total of 84 million harvested […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: IMPORT EXPORT, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, PRICES Tags: , , , , ,

PALLINUP RIVER MARINO STUD FARM HAS QUALITY SOFT FLEECE

LOCK LEWIS HAS THE RIGHT ATTITUDE ABOUT MARINO SHEEP ESTABLISHED in 1976 by Geoff Lewis, Gnowangerup, Pallinup River stud farm is known for its quality wool Merinos and Poll Merinos. The flock was established and built up over a number of years, loyal clients followed the stud’s progress and Geoff prided himself on overseeing the […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, PEOPLE, Sheep, STUDS BREEDERS Tags: , , , , , , ,

ALPACA BREEDERS NEED A MASTER MARKETING PLAN IF THEY WANT TO COMMAND CONSISTANTLY HIGH PRICES FOR THIS FIBRE OF THE GODS

ALPACA is said to be the fibre of the gods, but Australia’s alpaca fleece market is yet to reach stellar heights. South Australian Alpaca breeders pic below compliments of country life news A new concept Premium Alpaca is hoping to change all that, aiming to increase international demand for the luxury fibre. The aim of […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: Alpaca, ANIMALS & STOCK, MARKETING PROMOS, PRICES Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

SURPLUS GRAIN IN WA BEING SNAPPED UP BY FEEDLOT INDUSTRY

LOT FEED INDUSTRY IN WA KEEN TO ABSORB STATES SURPLUS GRAIN THE State’s excess supply of new season feed wheat and barley is being quickly snapped up by the WA lotfeeding industry. During the season CBH comprehensively tested grain for falling numbers which CBH grain quality manager Mat Regan said saved hundreds of thousands of […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: Cattle, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, PRICES, SALES IMPORT EXPORT Tags: , , , , , , , ,

AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS TO BENEFIT FROM MASSIVE RED TAPE REDUCTION BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

SLASHING RED TAPE FOR EXPORTS BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT The Australian Government is boosting regional economies through $30 million in support and a further $30 million per annum in reduced red tape for agricultural export industries. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, said the changes to the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: GOVERNMENT, IMPORT EXPORT Tags: , , , ,

SETTING UP FACTORIES IN CHINA BY WORLD LEADING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS TO INVEST IN CHINA MAJOR world agricultural machinery manufacturers are ramping up investment in China, with CNH Global the latest to declare its hand. Last week, the company announced it will build a new manufacturing plant in Harbin, northeast China, with an initial investment of $90 million. Interestingly, the announcement came […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: CHINA, MACHINERY EQUIPMENT, MANUFACTURE PROCESSING Tags: , , , , , , , ,

BUYING BACK THE FARM BY THE NEXT GENERATION IS NOW ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE

SO WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE FARM WHEN WE RETIRE? BUYING the family farm has become just about impossible for young farmers and fewer people are taking over when their parents hit retirement age. However, there are some young farmers, like Michael Nichols, who are still keen to pursue the farming lifestyle. The 28-year-old […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: FAMILY FRIENDS SOCIAL, LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, REAL ESTATE Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

THE FLOODS IN QUEENSLAND A YEAR AGO. WHAT'S ON NOW?

QUEENSLAND FLOODS A YEAR LATER-HOW IT IS A year after the floods that devastated much of Queensland, many businesses are struggling to understand why little has been done to help those in flood-prone areas. It’s not just last year’s floods that have hurt businesses across the state. Some are fed up with chronic, ongoing mismanagement […]

January 16th, 2012
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS Tags: , , , , ,