An increase in the demand for local livestock and hundreds of job opportunities will soon be created in Waroona with the reopening of the town’s mothballed abattoir.
Livestock businesses have been urged to take advantage of tax write-offs to buy new loading ramps and assess the safety of their old ones after the release of new standards this week.
Perth’s exclusive western suburbs are abuzz as the release of tens of millions of sterile Queensland fruit flies begins in the final leg of an effort to eradicate the pest.
Regional WA producers shone at this year’s 2020 Perth Royal Food Awards, taking out a suite of championship titles.
Sheep producers whose properties received recent rainfall have been urged to take action to protect their flock by monitoring livestock for signs of toxic weeds and scour worms.
Mt Barker Regional Saleyards yarded 2,286 head of good quality cattle on Thursday, November 19.
And new data shows less than 5 per cent of those positions have been filled through the State’s $3 million accommodation subsidy scheme.
Somewhere on the high seas between Italy and Australia, is the first batch of the world’s first regeneratively grown, carbon neutral oat milk, destined for WA’s shores.
Boyup Brook shearer Floyde Neil shore 544 crossbred lambs on a world record pace and raised $1632 for the Blue Tree Project on Friday at Kojonup.
Katanning Regional Saleyards penned 18,918 sheep and lambs on Wednesday, November 18.
WA Governor Kim Beazley has wrapped up a tour of Moora, visiting several agribusinesses to learn about horticulture, livestock and tourism developments.
Murdoch University’s Andrew Thompson has been recognised for his contribution to the southern Australian red meat and livestock industries at an online presentation.
The McGowan Government has transferred ownership of Ord land to native title holders
The shearing industry’s push to make the workplace safer has brought about a pilot program called Safe Sheds.
The number of cattle on feed across Australia remains stable, above one million head, despite uncertain market dynamics, but feedlot numbers are down almost 110,000 head, or 10 per cent.
COVID-19’s effect on the food-service sector underlined the importance of red meat to menus in commercial kitchens.
Australian Wool Innovation and WA Shearing Industry Association combined to launch the Shearing Shed Safety Program last Friday at Broomehill.
A 15km stretch of rail used to cart grain from the eastern Wheatbelt to Perth has had a $6 million upgrade just in time for harvest — with crews saving both a duckling and turtle in the process.
This year’s eruption of colour signals a turning point in the superfood’s global market, which has been in oversupply since prices for the grain surged about five years ago.
A Pilbara Aboriginal corporation is selling its Gascoyne cattle stations to help repay a multi-million dollar debt.
In the Manjimup region alone, more than 2000 seasonal workers are needed in the coming months to pick and pack fruit and vegetables including avocados, cauliflowers and cherries.
A childhood on a broadacre farm with three brothers has helped to shape both the career and management style of one of CBH’s bosses.
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Historic changes to CBH’s board structure — set to be voted on by members at the annual general meeting early next year in Perth — have been largely welcomed by the co-operative’s grower members.
Wheatbelt police are investigating four reports of sheep stealing at Calingiri and Bolgart —including the theft of 80 animals worth about $18,000 from one farm.
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