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Lamb and mutton prices jump as rain falls and sellers favour saleyards

Sheep Central, 24 May 2017

LAMB and mutton sheep prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week, as rainfall exacerbated an already tight supply situation. Recent price rises have flushed more lambs off farms and feedlots, and numbers increased at New South Wales, Victorian and Western Australian saleyards.

Wellard plans further sheep shipments after 10,000 lambs go to Oman

Sheep Central, 18 May 2017

WESTERN Australian exporter Wellard Ltd has re-established live sheep exports to the Gulf Region of the Middle East after a hiatus of almost two years.

Sheep and beef producers to get worm control benefits from dung beetles

Terry Sim, 17 May 2017

SHEEP and beef producers are expected to reap significant internal parasite control advantages, including potentially minimising worm drench use, from a dung beetle project announced this week.

Lamb and mutton prices generally hold as supplies dwindle in saleyards

Sheep Central, 17 May 2017

SLAUGHTER lamb prices held generally firm to dearer this week, as restocking, domestic trade and export interest in lambs remained strong.

WA sheep flock warning on pregnancy toxaemia

Sheep Central, 16 May 2017

WESTERN Australian sheep flocks are expected to be at a higher risk of pregnancy toxaemia this year, following summer rains, a dry April and a higher than usual rate of twin pregnancies.

Scanned first cross ewes sell to $272 in bigger AuctionsPlus offering

Sheep Central, 15 May 2017

FIRST cross ewes sold to $272 and Merino wethers made to $145 on AuctionsPlus last week as online numbers rose 11,657 to 45,257 head.

Saleyard slaughter lamb prices firm as supplies dwindle

Sheep Central, 12 May 2017

SLAUGHTER lamb prices held firm this week, despite more secondary lambs being yarded, as restockers and exporters competed across the light and trade categories, and processors fought over dwindling quality trade and heavy supplies.

Federal $8.3m live export investment is ‘a step’ to Saudi trade resumption

Terry Sim, 10 May 2017

AN $8.3 million Federal Government investment in the proposed Livestock Global Assurance Program was “a step along” the journey to resumption of the Saudi Arabia sheep trade, Western Australian Senator Chris Back said today.

Scanned in-lamb Merino ewes sell to $265 on AuctionsPlus

Sheep Central, 08 May 2017

SCANNED in-lamb Merino ewes sold to $265 on AuctionsPlus last week, as sheep and lamb numbers listed online increased 3114 to 33,600 head.

JBS Australia releases forward contract for MSA lambs as saleyard prices dip

Sheep Central, 05 May 2017

LAMB processor JBS Australia this week joined other major market operators and released forward contracts for June and July delivery of MSA-registered lambs to its Brooklyn plant in Victoria and Bordertown in South Australia.