SHEEP meat, goat and beef producer knowledge, attitudes, skills and aspirations have been boosted in a mentoring pilot to be expanded by Meat & Livestock Australia this year.
NATIONAL lamb slaughter increased in January this year, despite grid and saleyard price indicators also rising on year-on-year bases.
Sheep producers could be in for their best year yet according to predictions made at an MLA forum in Melbourne today.
NEW agricultural industry mentoring program ‘A Leg Up’ is looking for people willing to work on its steering committee, act as mentors or who are interested in being mentored.
AUSTRALIA’S leading sheep meat producer body is closely monitoring the rejection by processors of Meat & Livestock Australia’s initial plan to fast-track objective carcase measurement into abattoirs across the nation.
SALEYARD lamb prices started to generally retreat from record levels this week, as more lambs were offered and buyers showed resistance to current rates.
MEAT & Livestock Australia’s is sponsoring the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with a partnership promoting the ‘We Love Our Lamb’ brand.
LAMB prices surged in major saleyards his week, with strong domestic and export processor demand for reduced yardings in some big New South Wales and Victorian centres.
AUSTRALIAN goat meat prices are continuing to push higher as exports increase. Meat & Livestock Australia said national over-the-hook goat indicators averaged 614c/kg cwt in January, reaching top quotes of 700c/kg cwt during the month.
SHEEP, goat and beef producer groups can apply for up to $25,000 to run local projects aimed at validating the on-farm benefits of integrating Meat & Livestock Australia’s research findings and innovations into their businesses.