Cattle

Cattlemen sue Commonwealth over live exports ban

Northern cattle industry members have launched a class action against the government for suspending live exports to Indonesia.

They filed the case in the Federal Court on Monday.

In 2011 the Gillard government’s agriculture minister Joe Ludwig abruptly banned live cattle exports due to animal cruelty concerns.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Cattle prices up as sales fall off

West Kimberley pastoralists say cattle prices remain strong as the wet season approaches.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

Rinehart buying stations

Gina Rinhart’s company Hancock Prospecting is buying half shares in Liveringa and Nerrima stations.

The deal is part of a joint venture with the Laitt family, which owns the Milne AgriGroup.

They have formed a company, Liveringa Station Beef, which has also bought the old Clover Meats abattoir at Waroona south of Perth.

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Government plan to open up more irrigated land

The state government plans to allow businesses to invest in irrigation projects on pastoral leases under certain circumstances.

This is expected to open up more unallocated crown land for cattle production.

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

More on China and Aboriginal pastoral companies

On an ABC Lateline program Ginny Stein explores the new relationship between Aboriginal-owned stations and Chinese business.

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Interview grabs with John Watson,   Robert Watson, Anthony Watson, Wayne Bergman.

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off

Fitzroy Valley: Jerry can blamed for chopper crash

An inquiry found an empty jerry can caused a low-flying chopper to crash while mustering cattle.

The pilot had stowed the jerry can on a passengers seat with a steering wheel, but wind dislodged it and blew it onto a steering control.

He was not injured.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Aboriginal stations plan new co-op

Several Aboriginal cattle stations are planning to form a co-op with Chinese finance.

They plan to use their combined market power to obtain better prices, and to practice improved breeding and feed cropping techniques.

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Monday, May 26th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off

Kilto: Meat orders coming in for new abattoir

Pastoralist Jack Burton says he already has overseas orders for his new abattoir’s product.

Jack Burton

Jack Burton

While the new meatworks at Kilto Station is still being built, Mr Burton says he is finalising more orders that will see the first three years’ meat pre-sold.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off
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