Pilbara pastoralist, miner and chopper pilot Brent Smoothy is selling the sublease and cattle on Sylvania Station near Newman to concentrate on his multiple other businesses.
When WAMMCO asked Roger Bilney of Kojonup to nominate the most significant example of technological change in the livestock operation of his family’s farming business, he replied “genetics”.
Billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore company has struck a deal to buy the Roy Hill cattle station in the Pilbara, closing the chapter on a long-running conflict with its leaseholders.
The nation’s peak farming body says an appeal would be a slap in the face for hundreds of top end families hit hard by the 2011 ban on live exports.
The Great Southern Livestock ’20 event — which was in limbo due to COVID-19 — has been confirmed to go ahead later this year.
Processor grids were lower across the country last week. Over east, prices eased from more than $9/kg with some processors back to around $8.50/kg.
Marble Bar may already be known across the country as Australia’s hottest town, but it could soon be known for its beef jerky.
Pastoralists in the Kimberley and Pilbara are facing up to 400 per cent hikes in shire rates despite a review of the process to calculate the price jump yet to be finalised.
After a fierce bidding war, WA billionaire Andrew Forrest has emerged as the new owner of a Kimberley high-quality cattle station.
It was a chance purchase at the Boyanup saleyards nearly 25 years ago that kickstarted the Nettletons’ love of the Limousin cattle breed.
Bob Garnant and Cally Dupe
WA’s northern pastoral industry has stabilised after a crippling dry spell last year caused record fire sale of cattle to the live export market.
Australia’s red meat industry hopes to be a major winner in a potential free trade pact between Australia and the United Kingdom.
The State Government has bumped up its Sheep and Goat Industry Funding Scheme contribution to 17¢ to help bankroll its $2.25 million wild dog eradication grants program.
Strong restocker demand driven by a national cattle herd at 25-year lows and producers looking to rebuild saw the EYCI Cattle reach a record high of 772¢/kg in mid-June.
A pair of Limousin cattle farmers from Boyanup have scooped the top gong at this year’s prestigious Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate award at a gala event in Albany tonight.
The ram-selling season will soon commence and kicking it off at Ashley Lock’s annual display of stud rams in Narrogin was a gathering of top industry participants.
An Aboriginal group has lost out on a bid for the cattle station, which is set to fetch more than $30 million, to wealthier pastoralists.
After five long weeks, the live export carrier and its cargo of WA sheep have arrived safely at its end destination in the Middle East.
Markets have thinned out across the country during the past week with processors on reduced shifts or shutting down for maintenance.
A decision on whether the operators of a Pilbara cattle station will be charged with animal cruelty should be known in August, after COVID-19 delayed action from the State Solicitor.
The Federal Government has been ordered to pay $2.936 million in damages to the Brett Cattle Company for the 2011 decision to ban live cattle exports to Indonesia.
The new perennial pasture Lanza tedera has proven its worth as a valuable autumn feed option at one of the properties where it was developed on.
Australia’s dairy industry is set for an energy efficiency overhaul, with $10 million up for grabs to upgrade equipment and help slash energy consumption.
WA’s biggest livestock saleyard will open to vendors for the first time in three months next week in line with easing COVID-19 restrictions.
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