British shearer to make second world record attempt

COVID-19 restrictions have cancelled a shearing record attempt planned in New South Wales next weekend, but English shearer Stuart Connor will have another go at the world nine-hour strongwool lamb record in Cornwall tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand , July 27, 2021

First AWI director election hopefuls declare their hands

NEW South Wales grower Michael Field and South Australian-based exporter executive Steven Read have declared their intention to seek nomination in the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director election…Read More

Terry Sim, July 26, 2021

Nation’s largest wool handler AWH plans Hamilton store

AUSTRALIA’S largest warehouse provider, AWH, plans to have a new wool store in operation in the Victorian city of Hamilton by early next year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

Sheep Producers Australia seeks new chair and directors

AUSTRALIA’S peak national sheep producer body has started a search for a new independent chairman and two board directors…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

Young farmer challenge resources get funding boost

YOUNG farmer challenge resources for agricultural shows will be boosted across Australia with a $75,000-plus grant announced this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

Sheep and lamb prices and clearances lift on AuctionsPlus

PRICES and clearances improved across most sheep and lamb categories on the AuctionsPlus platform last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 26, 2021

Tight goat supplies keep prices and clearances high

TIGHTER supply has helped goat clearance rates remain strong on AuctionsPlus in the past two week period, with 80 percent clearance achieved and 781 head sold…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021



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Elders $11.51
Australian Agricultural Co $1.39
Graincorp $5.41
Ridley $1.10
Woolworths $39.32
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What readers are saying

First AWI director election hopefuls declare their hands

Congratulations Michael Field & Steven Read for putting their hands up for the AWI Board. We need experienced and independent people to stop the decline in the Australian wool industry.....

Martin Oppenheimer
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Early results in on Gundagai’s world-first lamb IMF grid

Robert, this is not as simple as it seems on the surface. Gundagai is using intramuscular fat as a marketing tool. We have to keep asking the question: is....

Jim Gordon
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Early results in on Gundagai’s world-first lamb IMF grid

This is game-changing science for producers. Australian Sheep Breeding Values for IMF and ShearF5 now become key parts of a producer's selection criteria. The ability to add $10/carcase....

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Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes

Perhaps the AWEX board could take a few moments to consider why transparency, common sense and basic honesty took so long to permeate up through all the other bullshit.....

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News

British shearer to make second world record attempt

COVID-19 restrictions have cancelled a shearing record attempt planned in New South Wales next weekend, but English shearer Stuart Connor will have another go at the world nine-hour strongwool lamb record in Cornwall tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand , July 27, 2021

First AWI director election hopefuls declare their hands

NEW South Wales grower Michael Field and South Australian-based exporter executive Steven Read have declared their intention to seek nomination in the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director election…Read More

Terry Sim, July 26, 2021

Sheep Producers Australia seeks new chair and directors

AUSTRALIA’S peak national sheep producer body has started a search for a new independent chairman and two board directors…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

Young farmer challenge resources get funding boost

YOUNG farmer challenge resources for agricultural shows will be boosted across Australia with a $75,000-plus grant announced this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

Markets

Sheep and lamb prices and clearances lift on AuctionsPlus

PRICES and clearances improved across most sheep and lamb categories on the AuctionsPlus platform last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 26, 2021

Online sheep and lamb prices and clearances lift

SHEEP and lambs sold dearer in several categories on AuctionsPlus last week as listings dropped 16 percent to 45,371 head and clearance rates increased…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2021

AuctionsPlus wool sales lift before three-week auction recess

ONLINE wool sales increased last week, with buyers snapping up mainly suitable fine Merino fleece lines…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2021

Rowensville ultrafine wool tops bouyant auction market

NON-MULESED ultrafine Merino wool sold for up 9000c/kg for south-west Victorian growers this week in the highest Australian auction prices paid for several years…Read More

Terry Sim, July 16, 2021

Lamb Production

Victorian farmer disqualified from owning sheep

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has been disqualified from owning sheep for ten years after he pleaded guilty to three charges of animal cruelty…Read More

Sheep Central, July 23, 2021

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

AWI WoolPoll supplementary levy rate of 2.5pc is ‘unnecessary’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s inclusion of 2.5 percent as the supplementary rate in the coming WoolPoll levy ballot has been branded as unnecessary and unjustified…Read More

Terry Sim, July 16, 2021

No turning back from Nudies to wool for the Mitchells

IF Merino wool prices doubled Glenthompson sheep producers Russell and Fiona Mitchell would not turn back from their flock’s progression away from Merinos, to composites and now to Nudie shedding sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, July 14, 2021

Wool Production

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

Wool growers kick back against AWI’s 2pc levy campaign

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been condemned for recommending growers support a 2 percent levy in the 2021 WoolPoll ballot, without releasing budgetary, wool price and production projections to support its position…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

Olsson to run on pain-free mulesing and AWI reform platform

NEW South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson is running for the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director elections on a pain-free mulesing and AWI reform platform…Read More

Terry Sim, July 9, 2021

Processing

Early results in on Gundagai’s world-first lamb IMF grid

A LAMB producer has achieved a 43c/kg carcase weight premium for a high intramuscular fat consignment in the first results from the Gundagai Meat Processors world-first IMF grid offering…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Kilcoy Global Foods buys VIC lamb and beef processor Hardwicks

QUEENSLAND grain-fed beef export processor Kilcoy Global Foods has finalised its purchase of Victorian beef and lamb processor Hardwicks Meats and informed of the change of ownership this morning…Read More

Jon Condon, July 2, 2021

Red Meat R&D: Frenched lamb – no knives, no water

AUSTRALIAN consumers love a classic rack of lamb, especially one that has been beautifully frenched. But frenching cutlets is a resource-intensive task and processors are keen to find an easier way…Read More

Sheep Central, May 27, 2021

Sheep Producers Australia seeks wider lamb IMF grading uptake

SHEEP Producers Australia has come out in support of wider uptake of intramuscular fat measurement by lamb processors and the inclusion of the trait in Aus-meat language…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

Trade

Nation’s largest wool handler AWH plans Hamilton store

AUSTRALIA’S largest warehouse provider, AWH, plans to have a new wool store in operation in the Victorian city of Hamilton by early next year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes

LEADING animal welfare bodies have welcomed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration that distinguish wool from sheep treated with liquid nitrogen or freeze branding from ‘non-mulesed’ lines…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Freeze branding loses ‘non-mulesed’ status on wool declaration

AUSTRALIA’S wool exporters and brokers have supported a revised National Wool Declaration that does not define wool from sheep that have undergone the freeze-branded process as non-mulesed…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

Property

Historic Minjah property sale underway to MH Premium Farms

Historic south-west Victorian property Minjah is in the process of being sold to the NSW-based company MH Premiums Farms for about $36 million…Read More

Terry Sim, February 17, 2021

Lamb and beef operations choose high rainfall zone to finish stock

SHEEP and beef producers seeking reliable land for livestock finishing are buying into the higher rainfall areas of Victoria, including former dairy regions, according to Elders rural real estate specialist at Camperdown Rob Rickard…Read More

Terry Sim, February 15, 2021

Local farmer syndicate pays $80m for Victoria’s Banongill station

AGRICULTURAL fund manager, Laguna Bay has agreed to sell its flagship Victorian Western District cropping and livestock holding, Banongill Station, for about $80 million to a consortium of local farming families…Read More

Sheep Central, October 27, 2020

Ag land prices to enter no-to-low price growth phase

AUSTRALIAN agricultural land is entering a new price phase with low-to-no growth in median prices forecast over the next 18 months, according to a new industry report…Read More

Sheep Central, September 14, 2020

Beef Central

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

New president for Australian Cattle Vets | Ag Innovation role for former Livecorp CEO | Changing of the guard at Yulgilbar | Rising Champions returns with new format | Angus..Read More

Cattle market shows how tough it is to make predictions, especially about the future

At a time when many forecasters seem to opt for the vague and timid “mainly fine with a chance of rain” approach, allowing sufficient wriggle room to claim success whatever..Read More

Farmers concerned about “anti-meat UN talkfest”

The National Farmers' Federation and Red Meat Advisory Council is seeing red at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) and has urged the Government to do its best to..Read More

 Meat and plant science showcased at livestock forum

The path to a carbon neutral future, environmental sustainability and profit for the red meat and livestock industries will be the focus at a forum in Wagga later this month...Read More

Grain Central

India to drop lentil tariff to 10pc

India is reducing its tariff on Australian and Canadian lentils to 10pc from 30pc for an unspecified period, which will give Australian exporters a chance to run down current-crop stocks..Read More

New centre to train experts in crop resilience

A new research centre will be established in Adelaide to train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops...Read More

Recruitment: Six key elements in effectively managing staff

Here are six key elements that business managers, owners or leaders need to think about to positively manage staff and help develop them into a high-performing team...Read More

SA winter crop turns the corner on late rains

The winter cropping season seems to be coming good in South Australia with recent rains - and the forecast of more to come - lifting crop prospects after a tough..Read More

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