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WA landowners and managers impacted by rabbits are invited to take part in a new national initiative examining an improved biocontrol method against the destructive pest.

The most significant examination of the wool-selling system since the digital age is now complete.

Champion speed shearer Beau Guelfi, of Kukerin, has his name on two world shearing records and will soon be looking to add a third this weekend.

Wool has come of age and its sustainable versatility is aiming to blend with modern living products to attract more retail sales.

Landmark's Blue Ribbon Bull Sale, held last week at the Great Southern Regional Saleyards, Mt Barker, reached a top price of $8000.

Landmark's annual Blue Ribbon Special Female Sale, held last week at Mt Barker, followed up nicely on last year's record-breaking average price result.

Livestock exporter Wellard has hit out at animal welfare critics after one of its crippled vessels made it to Vietnam with thousands of cattle that were part of an aborted shipment to Israel.

Live animal exporter Wellard has pulled out all the stops to fill its first boatload of cattle bound for Indonesia this year.

The State Government will rewrite land use laws covering almost 90 per cent of WA in an effort to attract investment in vast areas controlled by pastoralists or classed as crown land.

A vessel owned by livestock exporter Wellard is limping to South-East Asia on one engine with about 5500 cattle on board after unloading sheep that were part of an aborted shipment to Israel.

Koojan Hills Angus stud, under the ownership of Lew and Pam Smit, will come to an end after its final bull sale on February 22.

A new organisation has been formed to represent Kimberley and Pilbara cattle producers.

WA mining magnate and Harvey Beef owner Andrew Forrest has appealed to his industry partners to invest in the State's agriculture sector.

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