Sheep producers face ‘best year yet,’ Melbourne forum told

Guest Author, 09 March 2017

Sheep producers could be in for their best year yet according to predictions made at an MLA forum in Melbourne today.

Ag minister to spruik Victoria’s sheep EID move at Dubai trade show

Sheep Central, 27 February 2017

VICTORIA’S decision to mandate electronic sheep and goat identification will be used to promote the state’s sheep meat products at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show in Dubai.

Lamb exports rise 3pc, while mutton slips 12pc for 2016

Jon Condon, 12 January 2017

A strong finish to the year saw Australia’s 2016 lamb exports rise 3 percent over the previous year, while mutton exports fell 12pc. Total lamb exports last year reached 242,285 tonnes shipped weight, up from 240,000t the year before. Last year’s trade was back slightly from 2014’s record volume, but 23pc higher than the five-year average.

MSA lamb numbers increase five-fold since 2010

Sheep Central, 16 December 2016

SHEEP meat exporters have fuelled a 500 percent increase in the number of lambs processed through Meat Standards Australia eating quality pathways and standards since 2010-11, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported.

Forecast 6.9pc increase in wool prices expected to boost production

Sheep Central, 05 December 2016

WOOL prices are expected to increase 6.9 percent in 2016-17 and boost production, according to National Australia Bank.

Impact from non-tariff trade barriers on red meat explodes to $3.4b

Jon Condon, 02 December 2016

The impact on the Australian red meat industry from non-tariff trade barriers in export customer countries has been re-assessed, growing exponentially to $3.4 billion each year in latest findings.

Victoria claims title as leading food and fibre-producing state

Sheep Central, 09 November 2016

VALUABLE wool, sheep meat and skin exports have helped maintain Victoria as the leading food and fibre exporting state in Australia.

ACCC sheep meat study call from former WAFarmers leader

Terry Sim, 04 November 2016

AUSTRALIA’S competition watchdog needs to take a closer look at the national saleyard and sheep meat marketing system, according to former WAFarmers president Dale Park.

MAP packaging’s negative impact on meat tenderness rocks retailers

Jon Condon, 10 October 2016

The red meat industry has been rocked by an unexpected discovery that a popular form of retail meat packaging appears to have a serious negative impact on tenderness performance in beef and lamb.

The Monkey’s Operation Boomerang lamb campaign wins Mumbrella TV Ad of the Year for MLA

Sheep Central, 01 July 2016

OPERATION Boomerang — Meat & Livestock Australia’s kale-torching Australia Day lamb advertisement has delivered Mumbrella’s TV Ad of the Year award to the red meat industry research and marketing body for the second consecutive year.