WA’s grain industry is short about 1000 workers for the looming $7b harvest, but the Federal and State governments have engaged in a blame game over a solution.
Councillors at last week’s meeting endorsed the construction of an alternative access track to give heavy vehicles safe access to and from Great Northern Highway.
A leading business consultant in Australia’s food and agribusiness sector has called for WA farming bodies to step up and start “leading the dialogue” about sustainability targets.
An agribusiness expert has cautioned WA farmers on the perils of becoming complacent as they revel in the wettest start to the growing season in two decades.
An ambitious project to plant 250,000 native trees in a bid to generate carbon credits while reversing the effects of salinity is under way on a well-known Kalannie farm.
Collaborative research efforts are under way as part of a push to increase the use of desalination plants on WA farms in a bid to boost water supplies and build climate resilience.
A leading CSIRO agronomist has called for scientists to be more honest with farmers about uncertainties around climate change projections.
The Perth Royal Show has canned its prestigious fleece competition this year, blaming logistical issues and staffing shortages.
“Wool is a fibre that we produce in our own backyard and I believe should be celebrated.”
Farmers, processors and industry groups are being given an extension to have their say in a sweeping review of the historic national Dairy Code of Conduct.
Meat and Livestock Australia’s Make Lamb Not Walls marketing production has taken out both the TV and Ad Campaign of the Year at the Mumbrella Awards held virtually last Thursday.
Australian Wool Innovation has bolstered its $2.5 million investment in creating the first flystrike vaccine, this week announcing it had pumped another $650,000 into the cause.
Mick Sheehy is highly regarded across the northern Australian cattle industry, having worked throughout the supply chain across WA, the NT and Indonesia.
Plenty of rain and a good livestock prices have sent spirits soaring ahead of McIntosh and Son Mingenew Midwest Expo’s annual and flock ewe and heifer competitions.
‘Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen,’ Donald Trump allegedly said in a December phone call.
The UWA Institute of Agriculture has a new feather in its cap with the recent addition of world-leading soil scientist Nanthi Bolan to its team of researchers.
Australia’s national cattle herd is expected to surge to 26 million head this year — five percent above 2020 levels — the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia have revealed.
The RSPCA is calling for the licence of a Perth-based livestock exporter to be stripped after reports emerged of another animal welfare breach.
Lake Ewlyamartup has been touted as being in the best condition in years as it reached capacity for the first time since 2017 earlier this month.
Farmers love the rain and this season has delivered — but now some are hoping for a few rays of sunshine.
This year’s widespread rainfall is a “great opportunity” for the State’s farmers to prepare for and prevent destocking the next time a drought hits, according to a leading water scientist.
WA’s biggest wine producer and a former lieutenant of Andrew Forrest have both been put in charge of project managing the next stage of an avocado development in the South West.
Financial service providers are being influenced by anti-farm animal activists, with difficulties in gaining financial services starting to emerge across the meat and livestock industry.
A Three Springs sheep farmer has invested in an automatic lamb feeder to ensure the survival of orphan lambs and to save many hours of hand feeding.
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