SHEEP producers in all of Australia’s pastoral areas, including outback Queensland, were looking to increase their Merino flock numbers, an Elders survey has indicated.
SHEEP producers nationally have welcomed recent sustained rainfall, but the return of widespread wet weather has brought its own set of issues for some wool growers and brokers.
IT’S only been a week since the new Australian auction record for a meat breed ram was set at $68,000 by the Anden White Suffolk stud, but the list of potential semen buyers is growing.
COMMERCIAL non-mulesed Merino growers were in a good position to take advantage of industry expansion, Marnoo stud breeder Ben Duxson said last week.
BRIM farmer Bernie Lindsay knows there is money in good sheep management after his two-year-old first cross ewes and lambs were sold for a record $456 at the Elders Wycheproof sheep sale last week.
ELDERS has decided to exit from its long haul live export business – including breeding sheep to Inner Mongolia, and feeder and slaughter cattle to China.
SOUTH Australian Elders auctioneer Ronnie Dix was named Rookie of the Year at the 2016 Calgary Stampede International Livestock Auctioneer Championship at the weekend.
An extensive catalogue of historic livestock and agricultural documents, photographs and other industry memorabilia, is being offered to interested stakeholders via an online auction.
WOORNDOO stud breeder and commercial fine wool grower Peter Coy would prefer that the Merino ewes he sells at his annual sale were all joined to Merino rams, but he was happy for Elders to get $220 for his first cross offering.
THE first sheep have been listed on Australia’s new online selling platform livestock.com, but since the format’s launch in April this year, bulls and working dogs have dominated the listings.