The 2014 outlook for Merinos is positive and WA sheep numbers are rising, according to Malcolm Edward, life member of the Stud Merino Breeders' Association of WA.
South-west WA's winter rainfall has plummeted more than anywhere else in Australia over the past 20 years and there are predictions it could plunge significantly further.
Colin Barnett and Tony Abbott to seek new commercial opportunities in China.
More than 200 people have fallen ill due to salmonella linked to an egg farm in western Victoria.
Landholders are being asked to keep an eye out for dead or diseased rabbits and report them to the Department of Agriculture and Food WA.
It may be time for parents to start encouraging their children into taking an education job - or become a farmer.
Drought-hit WA farmers have scored a big win in their fight to stay on the land with government authorities relenting on onerous conditions attached to emergency financial aid.
Farmsafe WA is co-ordinating an emergency care and injury prevention project funded by the Department of Health that involves the delivery of a series of free community workshops throughout the South West during March.
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