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Bullying media and sheep producers on mulesing will lead to a ban, MLA leader warns

Sheep Central, 22 November 2017

BULLYING media and producers who question the surgical mulesing of sheep will lead to a ban on the practice, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton told the 2017 MLA annual general meeting in Alice Springs today.

Red meat industry can be carbon-neutral by 2030, says MLA

Jon Condon, 22 November 2017

AUSTRALIA’S red meat industry can become carbon neutral by 2030, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton told the company’s annual general meeting in Alice Springs this afternoon. Mr Norton said achieving the goal would put Australia head and shoulders above its competitors, giving consumers even more confidence in the quality and integrity of

VFF calls for end to AWI-MLA rift, and renewed flystrike and mulesing research

Terry Sim, 22 November 2017

A VICTORIAN Farmers Federation call for sheep industry co-operation on breech flystrike research is seeking to end the rift between Australian Wool Innovation and Meat & Livestock Australia on the issue.

Slaughter reporting issue raises concerns over transparency, competitiveness, says ACCC

Jon Condon, 22 November 2017

ACCC’s Mick Keogh explained to red meat stakeholders attending the industry AGMs in Alice Springs today why reliable market information and objective performance data will be essential to future productivity gains in the red meat industry.

Latest on rangeland goat feeding research at Queensland field day

Sheep Central, 22 November 2017

RANGELAND goat producers will get the latest data on growth rates under different feeding regimens at a Warwick field day next month.

MLA appoints horticulture marketing man to domestic manager’s position

Sheep Central, 22 November 2017

MEAT & Livestock Australia has appointed former Horticulture Innovation Australia marketing lead Graeme Yardy to the position of domestic market manager.

Weekly rainfall wrap, 22 Nov 2017

Sheep Central, 22 November 2017

For the week to 21 November, rainfall was recorded in all States and Territories, except in the Pilbara, northern Gascoyne and central interior districts of WA. At the beginning of the week, a large cloudband associated with a cold front and surface trough tracked across southeastern Australia. Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate to locally heavy falls in the eastern half of SA, VIC, southwestern NSW and parts of southern Tasmania.

New Year recruitment drive for new Sheep Producers of Australia CEO

Sheep Central, 21 November 2017

SHEEP Producers Australia is looking for a new chief executive officer after veterinarian Dr Kat Giles resigned after overseeing the body’s transition from its Sheepmeat Council of Australia origins.

Ten quick farm facts to share, as Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day + VIDEO

Jon Condon, 21 November 2017

National Agriculture Day, being celebrated today, has resonated strongly with Australian citizens, with social media, morning TV and city newspapers alive with conversations this morning about the contribution being made by people engaged in the ag sector.

Surveying the red meat industries for improved profitability

Sheep Central, 21 November 2017

How well does the red meat industry value product quality? It’s a question researchers at the University of New England are seeking answers for, and they are hoping to engage with lamb producers and other stakeholders along the supply chain to achieve it.

WoolProducers Australia urges growers to share stories on first AgDay + VIDEO

Sheep Central, 21 November 2017

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia is encouraging people involved in agriculture and consumers to celebrate National AgDay today.

Wool grower campaign to assess AWI vote pack fall-out after Cocking loss

Sheep Central, 20 November 2017

WOOL growers have started a campaign to assess the magnitude of unreceived Australian Wool Innovation pre-election voting papers and implement a full election audit.

Live slaughter sheep trade to China could take years to develop

Terry Sim, 20 November 2017

AUSTRALIA’S live slaughter sheep protocol with China was currently “completely uncommercial” and the trade might take years to mature, the 2017 LIVEXchange conference was told in Perth last week.

National poll outlines extent of city-agriculture disconnect

Sheep Central, 20 November 2017

STARTLING new research has revealed that Australians have grown disconnected from where their food and fibre comes from and are oblivious of the farm sector’s economic contribution.

Sheep smart tags achieve 96pc pedigreed accuracy within 48 hours

Sheep Central, 20 November 2017

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers could be using new maternal pedigree technology on a commercial scale as early as March next year.

First cross ewes to $304 as sheep demand on AuctionsPlus grows after rain

Sheep Central, 20 November 2017

FIRST cross ewes sold to $304, ewe lambs to $244 and Merino ewe hoggets made $234 on AuctionsPlus last week.

New Sheep CRC chairman Ian Wilton to oversee final 18 months

Sheep Central, 20 November 2017

EXPERIENCED agribusiness director Ian Wilton has been appointed as chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation’s board.

Live export industry celebrates young and lifetime achievers

Terry Sim, 20 November 2017

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters have celebrated two of their highest achievers at the industry’s annual Gala Dinner in Perth on Thursday night, held as part of the LIVEXchange 2017 conference last week

NSW broker Don Macdonald joins AWI board

Sheep Central, 17 November 2017

WoolProducers Australia issued a statement this afternoon congratulating the successful candidates of the AWI director elections, and challenging the new board to improve its operations.

New pastoral zone sheep module launched at Broken Hill

Terry Sim, 17 November 2017

SHEEP producers in Australia’s pastoral zones are the focus of the latest module in the popular and practical Making More from Sheep (MMfS) program.

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