Lewisdale Stud, a leading Wheatbelt Poll Merino producer, celebrated its 70th year of registration with a total clearance of its sale rams to a top-price of $21,000.
Lewisdale sells to $21,000 top
Badgingarra-based Challara Poll Merino stud sold to the top of $3200 at the Wilkinson family’s on-property ram sale on September 6.
Records which had stood the test of time set as far back as 1950 have been smashed, with the Bureau of Meteorology’s winter 2020 summary painting a bleak picture for farmers.
Nyabing bred Poll Merino rams were in demand at the Hobley family’s annual Wiringa Park sale as prices reached $7500 on September 17.
An Ongerup-bred Poll Merino ram found competitive bidding between local and Victorian interests, pushing the price to a stud record top-price of $4600.
A Quairading meat sheep stud that added its intended Perth Royal Show sale team to its annual on-farm ram sale last Friday, set a stud record $19,200 top-price.
Former conservative politician Nigel Hallett, who once served on a parliamentary committee investigating the RSPCA, faces allegations of poor treatment of sheep on his family farms.
As part of the $301 million nationwide Drought Communities Programme initiative, 25 WA local governments were awarded $1million and a further 10 received $500,000.
An early break and better flock management by producers has led to a rise in lambing percentages this year, according to leading industry figures.
In today’s challenging environment, a newly acquired business venture that is in the black makes perfectly good sense.
Tears were shed and emotions ran high as WAFarmers dairy section president Michael Partridge stood down from the role after a four-year tenure marked by his passion for the industry.
A former Federal MP with two years experience leading the NSW Irrigators’ Council has been appointed the new chief executive of the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association.
A passion for high-performance Poll Dorset genetics, and a proven farm business formula continue to keep Walkaway breeder Randal Levett in the WA Meat Marketing Co-operative winners’ circle.
Calls are mounting for a planned review of the Federal Government’s live sheep shipping moratorium to be brought forward by a year to allow sheep to be shipped to the Middle East next June.
The billionaire’s six-year battle to keep Quarry Park off his beloved Minderoo Station could come down to how well the sand miner pegged out its proposed prospecting areas.
Luke and Emma Growden’s sheep operation looks vastly different compared to a couple of years ago when a shock halt to live sheep exports left them in the lurch.
Three of Australia’s live export heavyweights have called for an urgent review of the Federal Government’s three-month live sheep export moratorium.
EXCLUSIVE Cally Dupe
The first live sheep export ship to leave WA in nearly three months could set sail next week, if all goes to plan for exporter Rural Export and Trading WA.
Cally Dupe and Jenne Brammer
No Australian sheep will be carried on two-tier ships by the end of 2021, after one vessel was sold and another was earmarked for modification
A farmer advocacy group says the State Government’s plans to create a Fitzroy national park will costs jobs and end hopes of establishing a $1b-a-year food hub.
A Wheatbelt shearing shed was a hive of activity last Thursday as Merino ewes and wethers were shorn and fleece weights recorded towards a 12-sire line-up of genetic performance.
The Al Kuwait live export carrier is steaming its way back to Fremantle to collect its first load of WA sheep in almost three months.
The fourth-generation farmer — who milks 700 Friesians on Brunswick’s historic White Rocks farm — has dedicated much of his life to advocating for the dairy industry.
The likely sinking of a live export ship near Japan has been declared a ‘maritime tragedy’ as one of the two Australians on board has been identified as a vet with a six-month-old son.
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