Around the traps: weekly wrap

AUDIO: CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly audio wrap: cattle price boost; dairy capital; wool dives; climate concerns.
AUDIO: CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly audio wrap: cattle price boost; dairy capital; wool dives; climate concerns.
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BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports. BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports.
FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks. FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks.
SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition. SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition.
THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year. THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year.
WITH the Ag White Paper set to be released today, it’s worth revisiting the NFF's comprehensive Blueprint.
4:00 AM WITH the Ag White Paper set to be released today, it’s worth revisiting the NFF's comprehensive Blueprint. | Ag White Paper stuck in limbo  | NFF eager for White Paper launch 
THE Indigenous Lands Corporation purchased Merriman Station near Brewarrina in 2006 and started transforming lives with a shearing school.
4:00 AM THE Indigenous Lands Corporation purchased Merriman Station near Brewarrina in 2006 and started transforming lives with a shearing school. | From trouble to shear success  | Wool ends season on solid ground 
Sheep - Wool
WHEATBELT farmer Anthony Farrell likes to tinker, which is why he came up with a new remote to control the dog clutches on his seed and fertiliser bins.
4:00 AM WHEATBELT farmer Anthony Farrell likes to tinker, which is why he came up with a new remote to control the dog clutches on his seed and fertiliser bins. | Overtaking ease with Samsung...  | A Quick mind leaves tech legacy 
ONE WA chef is working to bring lupins to the masses, championing the food as a healthy and gluten-free alternative.
3:00 AM ONE WA chef is working to bring lupins to the masses, championing the food as a healthy and gluten-free alternative.
THE long-awaited and much-heralded Agricultural White Paper has finally been launched, more than six months after it was promised.
1:00 AM THE long-awaited and much-heralded Agricultural White Paper has finally been launched, more than six months after it was promised. | NFF eager for White Paper launch  | Fitzy's fun with ag white paper... 
BRISBANE-based mining industry identity Jim Gorman has been revealed as the buyer of the Central Queenland property Seloh Nolem at a CBRE auction in Rockhampton yesterday.
03 Jul 15 BRISBANE-based mining industry identity Jim Gorman has been revealed as the buyer of the Central Queenland property Seloh Nolem at a CBRE auction in Rockhampton yesterday.
AUSTRALIAN and NZ health ministers have again deferred a decision on permitting the use of industrial hemp products as a food.
03 Jul 15 AUSTRALIAN and NZ health ministers have again deferred a decision on permitting the use of industrial hemp products as a food.
RISING stars of Australia’s grain industry are invited to apply for two places in the 2015 Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champion program.
03 Jul 15 RISING stars of Australia’s grain industry are invited to apply for two places in the 2015 Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champion program. | Strong advocate for farming...  | Kirner united farmers and... 
THE Australian dollar fell slightly against the greenback but soared against the New Zealand dollar as the kiwi faces downward pressure from imminent rate cuts.
03 Jul 15 THE Australian dollar fell slightly against the greenback but soared against the New Zealand dollar as the kiwi faces downward pressure from imminent rate cuts. | Global dairy market to tighten:...  | 'Brutal' outlook for NZ dairy... 
WHILE the political benefits of FTAs are generally accepted by Australians, they remain less convinced of the economic gains.
03 Jul 15  1 WHILE the political benefits of FTAs are generally accepted by Australians, they remain less convinced of the economic gains. | Ag could be our next boom  | China FTA a big win for ag 
IT'S a great time to be a weather watcher if extremes or unusual events get your pulse running.
03 Jul 15 IT'S a great time to be a weather watcher if extremes or unusual events get your pulse running. | Climate spat brewing in Lib ranks  | Northern rainfall in BoM's sights 
BESTON Global Food's run at the ASX boards comes at a time when the market's appetite for food stocks has been well tested.
03 Jul 15 BESTON Global Food's run at the ASX boards comes at a time when the market's appetite for food stocks has been well tested. | Murray Goulburn float caution  | MG confident of raising $450m 
TONY Abbott has washed his hands of media law reform, prompting accusations that the PM's support for free markets and business is selective.
03 Jul 15  1 TONY Abbott has washed his hands of media law reform, prompting accusations that the PM's support for free markets and business is selective. | Report calls for ag levy database  | Ag investment needs transparency 
MURRAY Goulburn supplier-shareholder Ross Powell says the partial float of Australia's biggest dairy processor is set to
03 Jul 15  3 MURRAY Goulburn supplier-shareholder Ross Powell says the partial float of Australia's biggest dairy processor is set to "distract" farmers. | MG confident of raising $450m  | MG float of interest overseas 
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has made market access for Australian farmers a key bargaining point in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
03 Jul 15  1 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has made market access for Australian farmers a key bargaining point in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. | No resolution to sugar impasse  | Sugar code jeopardises trade:... 
THE Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator (AWEX EMI) lost ground for the fourth consecutive week, diving 31 cents.
03 Jul 15  1 THE Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator (AWEX EMI) lost ground for the fourth consecutive week, diving 31 cents. | From trouble to shear success  | Sheep & Wool Show preview External Link
Sheep - Wool
LAST week’s Soil, Big Data and the Future of Ag conference was absorbingly interesting, but what does it all mean?
03 Jul 15 LAST week’s Soil, Big Data and the Future of Ag conference was absorbingly interesting, but what does it all mean? | Grain farm incomes ease  | Sugar code result sweet for growers 
THE Agricultural White Paper, due to be released on a Victorian dairy farm tomorrow, can help boost farm sector confidence, says the NFF.
03 Jul 15 THE Agricultural White Paper, due to be released on a Victorian dairy farm tomorrow, can help boost farm sector confidence, says the NFF. | Ag White Paper stuck in limbo  | White paper battle lines drawn 
PLANT-DERIVED tick repellents are set to take their place in the battle waged by the bee industry against Varroa destructor mites.
03 Jul 15 PLANT-DERIVED tick repellents are set to take their place in the battle waged by the bee industry against Varroa destructor mites. | 'Spy hives' could stop disease  | The killer sting in bees' sex lives 
MEET the newest crop of fresh faced, buff-bodied shearers and wool handlers ready to enter the industry.
03 Jul 15  1 MEET the newest crop of fresh faced, buff-bodied shearers and wool handlers ready to enter the industry. | Funds put bite on wild dogs  | Scientists waging war on flystrike 
Sheep - Wool
FOR the ninth consecutive trading day the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has smashed through its own record price.
02 Jul 15  2 FOR the ninth consecutive trading day the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has smashed through its own record price. | EYCI cracks 501c/kg  | Not bearish on beef's bull run 
Cattle - Beef
THE Great Barrier Reef has avoided a downgrade by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee but the ecological treasure remains under close scrutiny.
02 Jul 15 THE Great Barrier Reef has avoided a downgrade by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee but the ecological treasure remains under close scrutiny.
JAPANESE bullet trains are a much better bet for Cassegrain Wines MD John Cassegrain than Australia's liquor giants Woolworths and Coles.
02 Jul 15 JAPANESE bullet trains are a much better bet for Cassegrain Wines MD John Cassegrain than Australia's liquor giants Woolworths and Coles. | Wine co works without big retailers  | Wesfarmers' decades-long disaster 
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Look no matter who's in charge or who's proposing cuts, it's going to sound scary and radical
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J Carpenter, you have an odd idea about how science operates, and the role (in particular) of
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The Reserve price scheme would have continued had they set a figure at cost of production not at
A SPANISH consortium has been awarded the tender for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TRSC) project, outbidding two largely-Australian groups.03 Jul 15 A SPANISH consortium has been awarded the tender for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TRSC) project, outbidding...
AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all down to the curing and smoking process.25 Jun 15 AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all...