He’s not one to toot his own horn but veteran WA pastoralist Joe de Pledge has been recognised by his peers for his lifelong contribution to WA’s pastoral and grazing industries.
The amount of Australian sheepmeat being exported to the US has skyrocketed, with the latest figures showing an explosion in demand for lamb and mutton.
Major disruptions to Brazil and Argentina’s beef export industries could give Australia the chance to “hit the reset button” on its beef trade with China, analysts say.
The price of WA cattle has hit another record high, but the rapidly rising cost of fertiliser could cause Australian livestock prices to fall according to ANZ’s latest report.
The mortality rate in Australia’s live sheep trade has plummeted to just 0.2 per cent, with industry leaders saying it is proof the yearly moratorium should be shortened.
The first significant cattle muster in 30 years is nearing completion at Lake Gregory Station, after a $4.5 million, three-year upgrade to return the property to a commercial operation.
WA cattle prices have hit a new record, with the Western Young Cattle Indicator climbing to a massive 1044.47¢/kg yesterday.
Seven wool industry figures are jostling for three spots expected to open up on the Australian Wool Innovation board, with two existing directors being recommended for the roles.
A Pilbara man who breeds wild bucking horses for rodeos has pleaded not guilty to charges linked to WA’s biggest alleged cattle rustling investigation.
Australian abattoirs have been losing an average margin of $300 per head of cattle this year as local prices continue to surge.
WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan has not ruled out revealing the location of a recently detected case of bovine Johne’s disease, despite her own department refusing to do so.
Pig farmers in England want the government to lift strict immigration rules for butchers or risk seeing the pork sector collapse.
Stella Squiers, 13, took out the top spot in the 13-18 years group, sharing the limelight with her cousin Zarah, 15, who placed second and her sister Danika, who placed third.
Australia’s sheep flock is expected to climb to 70.6 million head in 2021 after dropping to a 100-year low of 64 million head in 2020.
It could take 200 trips, millions of dollars and weeks to get crucial farm machinery to WA farms in time for harvest after they were caught up in an industrial action dispute at Fremantle Port.
Owners of a livestock transport business allegedly caught up in a major cattle rustling bust have entered ‘not guilty’ pleas in court this week.
“It’s small farm businesses who are caught up in this and their whole livelihood is relying on getting this equipment onto the farm.
Perth businessman John Cranston has paid the highest price netted for any WA ram in at least two decades.
Volunteer firefighters concerned that new safety laws meant they could be imprisoned if something went wrong on a fire ground have been promised they will not be “adversely affected” by the changes.
From the moment cattle come off the truck, to when the meat product gets packed in a box and sent to domestic and international customers, Ms Smith is assuring quality every step of the way.
Andrew Forrest’s diversified agri-food company Harvest Road has bolstered its leadership team with two key hires.
Sheep and lamb markets continued to ease last week as processors across the country lowered bids as new-season lamb supplies increase.
The team of six — guided by the school’s head of sheep Steve Adams — have spent the past six months meticulously tending to six wethers ahead of the Statewide competition.
The Mullan family, of Wickepin, have backed up their Perth Royal Show supreme exhibit award from 2019, winning the title again, but this time with a ewe at this year’s Merino and Poll Merino judging.
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