Repeat win for Woodward Foods in Brisbane branded lamb competition

Family-owned Woodward Foods Australia claimed the champion lamb of show title for the second year in a row during the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show branded beef and lamb competition at the Brisbane Showgrounds this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

NFF flags regional manufacturing in COVID-19 recovery plan

A FOCUS on a renaissance of regional manufacturing must form part of ‘regionalisation’, regional deals and the Federal Government’s plan for COVID-19 recovery, National Farmers Federation president Fiona Simson said yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak grows at closed JBS Brooklyn abattoir

A COVID-19 outbreak linked to major Victorian abattoir JBS Brooklyn has tripled in size this week, as state authorities battle a wave of infections in businesses, aged care facilities and the community…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 July 2020

COLD fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Australia, meanwhile a cold front and a complex low produced widespread moderate falls in eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 15, 2020

Fertiliser prices staying low, but COVID-19 supply warning

AUSTRALIAN farmers are taking full advantage of low global fertiliser prices, but Rabobank has warned that COVID-19 had amplified the risk of isolated shortages and resulting price increases…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

Free webinars coming on Queensland sheep, meat and wool, and water

FREE webinars on Queensland sheep management, sheep meat and wool prices, and Australian water market issues will be held over the next two weeks…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

NSW south coast areas expected to have higher fire potential

PARTS of New South Wale’s south coast are expected to have a higher than normal fire potential due to long-term dry conditions in areas that did not burn in 2019/20, according to the latest Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

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0.6990
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ASX Market Index

16 Jul 2020 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $10.53
Australian Agricultural Co $1.07
Graincorp $3.95
Ridley $0.76
Woolworths $38.86
Wellard $0.04
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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960
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

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1581
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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-9.13
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

893
Source: MLA

What readers are saying

NSW farmers urged to speak up on sheep mulesing ban bill

Just a couple of supplementary comments. 1) The comment about analgesic in milk is correct, but not well known. Sheep's milk at about four weeks into a lactation has very....

James Jackson
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NSW farmers urged to speak up on sheep mulesing ban bill

I don't see mulesing as an issue. By using the genetic solution it is possible to have a flock of plain-bodied mules-free sheep in two sheep generations. By doing....

Doug Wright
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NSW farmers urged to speak up on sheep mulesing ban bill

Mr James Jackson. I am dumbfounded. You have just mapped out all the things the welfare groups need....

Jim Gordon
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Mulesing contractors query liability under new regulations

Simple: contractor provides pain relief and charges the grower accordingly.....

Bruce Pengilly
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News

NFF flags regional manufacturing in COVID-19 recovery plan

A FOCUS on a renaissance of regional manufacturing must form part of ‘regionalisation’, regional deals and the Federal Government’s plan for COVID-19 recovery, National Farmers Federation president Fiona Simson said yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak grows at closed JBS Brooklyn abattoir

A COVID-19 outbreak linked to major Victorian abattoir JBS Brooklyn has tripled in size this week, as state authorities battle a wave of infections in businesses, aged care facilities and the community…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 July 2020

COLD fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Australia, meanwhile a cold front and a complex low produced widespread moderate falls in eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 15, 2020

Fertiliser prices staying low, but COVID-19 supply warning

AUSTRALIAN farmers are taking full advantage of low global fertiliser prices, but Rabobank has warned that COVID-19 had amplified the risk of isolated shortages and resulting price increases…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

Markets

Lamb and WA ewe sales growth underpins record AuctionsPlus year

STRONG online store lamb and restocker sales, especially Western Australian ewe offerings, have boosted AuctionsPlus sheep turnover to a record level in 2019-20…Read More

Sheep Central, July 13, 2020

Scanned in-lamb first cross ewe prices defy online trend

ONLY scanned in-lamb first cross ewes held or increased their value in AuctionsPlus online sheep sales last week as the national offering increased…Read More

Sheep Central, July 13, 2020

Online wool offerings snapped up by buyers before recess

DEMAND for online wool offerings improved with the lift in the physical auction market last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 13, 2020

Wool prices make last minute dash before three-week recess

AUSTRALIAN wool prices improved this week, consistent with a slight improvement in business in recent weeks and buyers taking their last auction-buying opportunity to meet shipping deadlines before a three-week recess…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2020

Lamb Production

Livestock breeders told to check options as bluetongue zone grows

LIVESTOCK breeders have been advised to consult licensed exporters to confirm eligibility for target markets or advice on alternatives, after Australia’s bluetongue virus transmission zone was extended…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2020

Sheep dogs from four countries mustered for first UK online sale

WORKING sheep dogs from four countries will be auctioned online over two days next week at England’s Skipton Auction Mart…Read More

Sheep Central, July 7, 2020

Mulesing contractors query liability under new regulations

CONTRACTORS mulesing sheep in Victoria without pain relief will be potentially liable to prosecution under new state regulations, according to Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, July 6, 2020

Composite and terminal sires in demand as wool prices flounder

Composite and terminal sires could be in hot demand this spring as Merino producers consider turning their backs on fibre production…Read More

Fiona Myers, July 3, 2020

Wool Production

Victorian shearer training gives COVID-19 workers new options

VICTORIA’S rejuvenated shearer and wool handler training courses are offering new work options for workers laid off or at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic business downturn…Read More

Terry Sim, July 13, 2020

NSW farmers urged to speak up on sheep mulesing ban bill

NEW South Wales sheep producers have been urged to have their say in an Upper House inquiry on whether to mandate pain relief for mulesing and/or ban the flystrike prevention practice in the state…Read More

Terry Sim, July 13, 2020

Victorian mulesing contractors advised to give and bill pain relief

VICTORIAN mulesing contractors have been advised to carry the pain relief product Tri-Solfen for use if producers don’t supply it…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2020

WoolProducers persists in levy waive call despite legal hurdle

WOOLPRODUCERS Australia is persisting in its call for the Federal Government to consider subsidising the temporary waiving of wool and sheep levies despite a lack of enabling legislation…Read More

Terry Sim, July 6, 2020

Processing

No further COVID-19 cases at Melbourne meat plants

VICTORIA’S Department of Health and Human Service has reported no further COVID-19 infections at the two Melbourne meat plants impacted by confirmed cases this week. The DHHS reported on Monday..Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2020

‘Smart’ meat processing vision underpins five-year strategic plan

RED meat processors have set themselves some ambitious goals covering efficiency, technology, sustainability and market access in the Australian Meat Processor Corporation’s 2020-25 strategic plan released yesterday. Against a backdrop..Read More

Jon Condon, June 25, 2020

Will 2021 be the year for lamb payments on IMF and meat yield?

NEW South Wales lamb processor Gundagai Meat Processors could be paying producers on a lean meat yield basis for lambs that meet a minimum intramuscular fat threshold by next year,..Read More

Terry Sim, June 24, 2020

Thomas Foods International buys 50pc stake in Frew Group

SOUTH Australian-based meat processor Thomas Foods International has bought a 50 percent stake in Victoria smallstock operator Frew Group…Read More

Sheep Central, May 28, 2020

Trade

Repeat win for Woodward Foods in Brisbane branded lamb competition

Family-owned Woodward Foods Australia claimed the champion lamb of show title for the second year in a row during the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show branded beef and lamb competition at the Brisbane Showgrounds this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

Middle East live sheep moratorium could be shortened, says exporter

A RECENT Middle East live sheep shipment indicated there was a case for shortening the current Northern Summer moratorium, according to the exporter Rural Export and Trading WA…Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2020

Australian wool traceability ‘disconnect’ to be examined

DOMESTIC and global traceability systems for Australian wool and sheep will be reviewed with the help of Federal Government funding. Peak grower body WoolProducers Australia has won funding for a..Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2020

AWN trades Merino & Co and MerinoSnug brand for expansion

AUSTRALIA’S largest independent wool broker AWN has sold its Merino & Co and MerinoSnug brand and operation in a joint venture deal with Western Australian-based company AClink…Read More

Terry Sim, July 6, 2020

Property

Agricultural land prices to defy COVID-19 economic downturn, says report

AUSTRALIAN agricultural land prices are expected to hold firm through 2020, defying the effects of a severe COVID-19-led global recession, according to a new report compiled by Rabobank. In the..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Sheep potential in recent grazing property sales

Benchmark price for Monaro’s Mooresprings | Above expectations price for Yass’s Jindalee | Last Clark & Tait property under contract..Read More

Sheep Central, April 23, 2020

$6.3 million Marnoo property sale highlights land value increase

SHEEP, lamb and grain prices have helped lift farm prices by up to 30 percent over the past three years in more secure rainfall areas of Victoria’s cropping and livestock farming areas…Read More

Terry Sim, December 16, 2019

SA’s versatile Maylands aggregation tests the property market

PRIZED South Australian grazing and farming aggregation Maylands, spanning 1500 hectares of farmland on the Fleurieu Peninsula is being offered to the market via expression of interest…Read More

Sheep Central, December 5, 2019

Beef Central

Cattle industry finds Burger King methane whopper hard to digest

American cattle producers have expressed disappointment in fast food giant Burger King for promoting a ‘poorly conceived’ campaign around cattle methane emissions for the benefit of its own brand marketing..Read More

Updated: Webinars and online events for beef industry stakeholders

A rolling list of upcoming webinars and video conferencing events of relevance to Australia's beef and cattle industry...Read More

JBS suspends Brooklyn plant’s exports to China

JBS Australia has voluntarily suspended exports to China from the company’s Brooklyn (Victoria) beef and lamb plant...Read More

$250k prize pool for practical agri water supply chain solutions

Private sector investment into commercialisation of research will help unlock solutions to big problems like drought, according to Craig Shapiro, co-founder of Bridge Hub, which has just launched its 2020..Read More

Grain Central

SA, WA bulk handlers recruiting for harvest

Bulk handlers in South and Western Australia are looking for casuals to fill more than 2500 positions in the harvest which is expected to kick off in October...Read More

AgQuip, FarmFest latest to cancel due to COVID-19

The giant AgQuip Field Days at Gunnedah in north west NSW and FarmFest in southern Queensland are the latest to fall victim to COVID-19 uncertainty with organisers announcing today the..Read More

Opportunity for agribusinesses to capitalise on positive outlook: CBA

While the impacts of coronavirus have been widespread across the economy, the outlook for many parts of Australia’s agribusiness sector is strong and growing, according to Commonwealth Bank’s Regional and..Read More

Updated: COVID-19 changes to rural events

Here's the latest list of agricultural conferences and events that have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak...Read More

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