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Country Hour for Friday 20 January, 2017

Country Hour for Friday 20 January, 2017



Speculation is mounting that a new trade deal is close between Indonesia and various South American countries to import livestock.

A Western Australian farmer is hanging up the boots, after finishing his last and 70th harvest. Eighty-four year old Leo Tuffley has been in Nyabing, in the state's Great Southern his whole life.

A Holstein heifer calf has smashed Australian dairy records, selling for $251,000 at auction.

Prawn fisherman will be just as excited about the start to this year's wet as pastoralists, because good rain in the north, means good prawn numbers.

Dr Laura Boykin from the University of WA has been doing a lot of great work in the field of improving Cassava yields, and has just been appointed as one of ten Senior TED fellows in the world (as in the TedX talks).

The name Leon Bradley is remembered as a visionary, passionate and true to his principals, and has certainly left his mark on WA's agricultural sector.