Around the traps: weekly wrap

CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.
CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.
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BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade. BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade.
THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers. THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers.
OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue. OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue.
A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives. A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives.
VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
3:00 AM VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
LIVESTOCK producers could have access to technology to help them target processor specifications with accuracy in just a few years.
3:00 AM LIVESTOCK producers could have access to technology to help them target processor specifications with accuracy in just a few years. | Market spooked over 'phantom herd'  | Cattle export boost to Indonesia 
Cattle - Beef
IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders.
3:00 AM IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders. | Soil health focus reaps rewards  | Court reserves judgement on GM... 
THE world said ‘G’day to the USA’ in a very wool kind of way, when Marcia Patmos was named winner of the Woolmark Prize.
3:00 AM THE world said ‘G’day to the USA’ in a very wool kind of way, when Marcia Patmos was named winner of the Woolmark Prize. | Late rally keeps EMI stable  | Fashion industry spins wool well 
Sheep - Wool
SUNSHINE is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.
27 Mar 15 SUNSHINE is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.
AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning.
Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
27 Mar 15 AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning. Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
IT took until Thursday for wool prices to rally, too late for anything more than a one cent jump for the AWEX EMI, which closed at 1094c.
27 Mar 15 IT took until Thursday for wool prices to rally, too late for anything more than a one cent jump for the AWEX EMI, which closed at 1094c. | AWEX sale-day results now online  | Weaving their way with Westblade 
Sheep - Wool
THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company.
27 Mar 15  1 THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. | Blurred lines leave egg on...  | Kraft and Heinz a super blend 
AT the close of Wednesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator finished at 419.25c, up 2.50c/kg cwt.
27 Mar 15 AT the close of Wednesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator finished at 419.25c, up 2.50c/kg cwt.
Cattle - Beef
AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims.
27 Mar 15 AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims. | Maccas not too chicken to change  | Bacon and eggs, together at last 
THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist.
27 Mar 15  13 THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist. | GM appeal rests on 'duty of care'  | GM crops back in the spotlight 
THE long-awaited Ag Competitiveness White Paper may not align with other policy reform papers, according to the NFF.
27 Mar 15  3 THE long-awaited Ag Competitiveness White Paper may not align with other policy reform papers, according to the NFF. | Fund white paper policies: NFF  | Coalition split on grocery code 
OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates.
27 Mar 15  5 OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates. | SunRice looks beyond ag for...  | SunRice outlines capital... 
A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture.
27 Mar 15  14 A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture. | Roundup rejects cancer claims 
TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
27 Mar 15 TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of a live export heifer order arranged for China.
26 Mar 15  4 NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of...
Cattle - Beef
At a media conference today at Queensland Parliament House, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, traditional owners of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, announced that they have refused Indian conglomerate Adani and the QLD Government a Land Use Agreement for the huge Carmichael coal mine.
26 Mar 15 At a media conference today at Queensland Parliament House, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, traditional owners of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, announced that they have refused Indian...
SEVERE storms can have negative impacts on livestock health, welfare and biosecurity, warns the Livestock Biosecurity Network.
26 Mar 15  1 SEVERE storms can have negative impacts on livestock health, welfare and biosecurity, warns the Livestock Biosecurity Network. | More than 4000 claims from TC...  | Push drought funds to... 
AUSTRALIA has largely been isolated from a drop in the international dairy price due to significant domestic sales, an industry conference has been told.
26 Mar 15  1 AUSTRALIA has largely been isolated from a drop in the international dairy price due to significant domestic sales, an industry conference has been told.
LANDCARE funding cuts and environmental threats linked to farm production were raised in an explosive Senate committee report.
26 Mar 15  3 LANDCARE funding cuts and environmental threats linked to farm production were raised in an explosive Senate committee report.
KRAFT Foods Group will merge with HJ Heinz in a deal creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.
26 Mar 15 KRAFT Foods Group will merge with HJ Heinz in a deal creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. | Asian foodies dip into Aussie...  | Paddock-to-plate: swallow the cost 
RAY White Real Estate chairman Brian White has urged calm in response to fears Chinese buyers are pushing up prices.
26 Mar 15  9 RAY White Real Estate chairman Brian White has urged calm in response to fears Chinese buyers are pushing up prices. | FDI fees to boost FIRB resources  | Joyce stands up for FDI changes 
SAM Trethewey is a farmer and FarmOnline blogger and he finds the myths surrounding food and agriculture frustrating.
26 Mar 15  2 SAM Trethewey is a farmer and FarmOnline blogger and he finds the myths surrounding food and agriculture frustrating.
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So if monitoring for standards wasn't working before to protect animals, how come you think they
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The NFF seems to follow popular mantras of drought subsidies etc with out ever achieving
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The problem since Landcare started is the bureaucracy that was built up to form Catchment
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...