Luke Button, Ellie Bigwood, Bridgitte Brooks, and Bridget Pullella have been selected week-long wool industry leadership course to take place in South Australia in February.
Wide Open Agriculture is about to make a bigger push into the plant based food and drinks market after raising further funds.
WA Meat Industry Authority acting chief executive Steve Wainewright will take the reigns temporarily at the Muchea Livestock Centre with Tim Collins set to leave the post on December 10.
Australians are eating more New Zealand beef as domestic cattle and wholesale beef prices continue to hover in record territory.
Australia is no longer the king of live cattle exports, slipping to second on the list of the world’s biggest exporters as the industry endures its “toughest trading conditions in history”.
Bencubbin youngster Jack Waters has been ranked highest in Australia across various farming events at the WorldSkills National Championships, while his team won gold for WA.
The Kojonup community and plenty of visitors gathered for the premiere screening of Homespun at The Kodja Place on November 5.
An agri-food expert and a nutrition and health research scientist have joined MLA’s board of directors.
Australia’s cattle herd is on track to rise to an above-average 26 million head this year after falling to the lowest number on record in 2020. Meanwhile, domestic prices continue to hit record highs.
Lake Grace Shire president Len Armstrong has slammed proposed reforms to WA’s Local Government Act that would see four positions on his council axed.
Pastoralists say “the devil will be in the detail” of the State Government’s land tenure reform, which plans to unlock millions of hectares of the WA outback for economic diversification.
Jenne Brammer and Adam Poulsen
Australian wool and red meat exporters are demanding reform of the stevedoring sector as frustrations mount over ongoing global shipping delays.
Frost research heavyweight Ben Biddulph has been promoted into a senior government position after being named WA’s first chief primary industries scientist.
The National Farmers Federation has applauded the decision to appoint decorated agriculture executive Sue McCluskey as the the nation’s first Special Representative for Australian Agriculture.
GrainGrowers Limited has big plans to bolster the amount of machinery safety information at farmers’ fingertips after being awarded a hefty farm safety grant.
The extra time spent on the road is costing companies thousands, thrown freight deadlines into disarray and sparked concerns over the welfare of drivers.
The State’s biggest grain handler has assured growers it will “not shy away” from the fact and face the “big task” in front of it head on.
The battle for the 2021 Australian Young Farmer Challenge crown came down to the wire, with WA’s team narrowly missing out on the top spot after a valiant effort.
Shannon Verhagen & Luke McPherson
Former politician Nigel Hallett’s legal fight against animal cruelty charges will drag on after the 68-year-old, who is in hospital having chemotherapy, dropped his legal team for the fourth time.
Edith Cowan University is poised to launch WA’s only horticulture major next year to bolster education and research in a $2.6 billion industry on the “cusp of a boom”.
It was another steady week for WA sheep and lamb markets, with the top processor over-the-hook prices unchanged and Beaufort River Meats increasing its lamb prices slightly to match this level.
INSIDER: From sailing the seas in multiple America’s Cupts o charting a new course in agriculture, Peter Gilmour has found adapting to conditions is key to success.
Mice numbers are making a resurgence across Australia, causing concern for farmers and scientists, with a warning the wet weather could see a further boost.
With a La Nina weather event officially comfirmed, the forecast of a wet summer for much of Australia could send soaring cattle and grain prices higher according to NAB.
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