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Extra heavy lambs reach record price of $256 at Ballarat as demand peaks

Sheep Central, 01 February 2017

LIMITED supplies of quality trade and heavy lambs are driving saleyard prices to record levels and increasing processor grid rates as domestic and export processors struggle to fill orders.

Casual positions go as Landmark buys Crawford Dowling business

Sheep Central, 14 December 2016

NATIONAL agribusiness company Landmark will boost its sheep and cattle sales network with the acquisition of Victoria’s Crawford Dowling Pty Ltd from January 1 next year.

NSW and SA sheep producers to get discount electronic tag deal

Terry Sim, 15 November 2016

SHEEP and lamb producers in New South Wales and South Australia will be offered discounted electronic ear tags in response to an expected export processor preference for electronically-identified livestock.

Wet wool prompts calls to dry fleece on farm and get the tarps out

Terry Sim, 19 October 2016

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.

Glendemar Merino rams sell to $10,000 as non-mulesed wool enquiries increase

Sheep Central, 12 October 2016

COMMERCIAL non-mulesed Merino growers were in a good position to take advantage of industry expansion, Marnoo stud breeder Ben Duxson said last week.

Record $456 ewe and lamb sale proves there’s money in good management

Terry Sim, 05 October 2016

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.

Leachim Poll Merino Stud clears extra rams to Chile and interstate in strong sale

Sheep Central, 19 September 2016

EXTRA rams didn’t dull buyer enthusiasm for Poll Merino sires at the 28th Leachim stud sale at Snowtown, South Australia last week. The Michael family with selling agents Landmark sold all 228 rams offered for $2733, $18 up on last year. The family added 28 more rams to the original 200 catalogued just before the sale.

Top broker Landmark buys Arcadian Wool and looks for more acquisitions

Terry Sim, 23 August 2016

FARM services giant Landmark has consolidated its position as Australia’s biggest wool broker with the purchase of the Arcadian Wool business this month.

NSW fine wool growers make Australian Fleece Competition history in Bendigo

Terry Sim, 15 July 2016

CROOKWELL fine wool growers Paul and Margy Seaman have created Australian Fleece Competition history – winning the Grand Champion prize with a commercial fine Merino fleece. It is the first time this has been done in the competition’s 16-year history.

Wool price rise for big offering catches exporters by surprise

Sheep Central, 13 November 2015

WOOL prices surged this week, pushing the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator to a level more than 200c/kg clean better than 12 months ago.