MLA’s sheep and cattle market indicators back in action

MEAT & Livestock Australia’s full suite of cattle and sheep market indicators will return from tomorrow, 3 June, after being suspended since March due to COVID-19 disruptions to market reporting…Read More

Sheep Central, June 2, 2020

MLA mid-year projections: Lamb production to fall as restocker demand lifts

A RECOVERY in the national flock is underway, with sheep producers in key regions now in a position to consider increasing flock numbers, buoyed by improved seasonal conditions, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2020 Sheep Industry Projections June update…Read More

Sheep Central, June 2, 2020

MLA winter lamb campaign: Sharing lamb through ‘secret recipes’

SINCE the outbreak of COVID-19 and current social distancing restrictions, Australians are feeling more isolated than ever before. In response, Meat & Livestock Australia’s upcoming winter lamb campaign is set..Read More

Sheep Central, June 2, 2020

West-to-east sheep trend ongoing with AuctionsPlus offering

DEMAND for sheep continued this week, despite the declining numbers on offer on AuctionsPlus, with an 86pc clearance overall among the 63,028 head offered. ..Read More

Sheep Central, May 31, 2020

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 parasite research targets new treatments for nematodes

SHEEP dung could hold the key to developing the next generation of antiparasitic treatments that could protect Australian livestock and save the industry millions of dollars a year…Read More

Sheep Central, May 31, 2020

Parthenium under control at 15 sites in NSW

aThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has praised the actions of landholders and council weeds officers in detecting parthenium weed with the latest finds in Tamworth, Bendemeer, Blandford, Boggabri,..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
Today
0.6790
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

02 Jun 2020 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $9.84
Australian Agricultural Co $1.05
Graincorp $4.39
Ridley $0.73
Woolworths $35.22
Wellard $0.03
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

960
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1581
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

2.85
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

893
Source: MLA

What readers are saying

Exemption option for WA sheep shipment delayed by COVID-19

It’s news to me that I’m farming marginal land Olga. It would be news to everyone between Perth and Albany. Live sheep export is a substantial revenue stream and....

Glenn Nix
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Asymmetrical warfare approach needed for wool – Olsson

Thanks Neville. Very kind words indeed. It seems to me that wool still has a major part to play in world health. Humans have needed it ever since the....

Chick Olsson
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WoolProducers seeks independence in WoolPoll process

First of all, I would like to encourage WoolProducers to make their submission to the WoolPoll review public, whilst retaining confidentiality for extra sensitive matters. WoolProducers is expected to....

Peter Small
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Asymmetrical warfare approach needed for wool – Olsson

I had to check the meaning of "asymmetrical warfare". The properties of wool have not changed since man left the caves. What has changed is the way we think....

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News

MLA mid-year projections: Lamb production to fall as restocker demand lifts

A RECOVERY in the national flock is underway, with sheep producers in key regions now in a position to consider increasing flock numbers, buoyed by improved seasonal conditions, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2020 Sheep Industry Projections June update…Read More

Sheep Central, June 2, 2020

MLA winter lamb campaign: Sharing lamb through ‘secret recipes’

SINCE the outbreak of COVID-19 and current social distancing restrictions, Australians are feeling more isolated than ever before. In response, Meat & Livestock Australia’s upcoming winter lamb campaign is set..Read More

Sheep Central, June 2, 2020

Sheep parasite research targets new treatments for nematodes

SHEEP dung could hold the key to developing the next generation of antiparasitic treatments that could protect Australian livestock and save the industry millions of dollars a year…Read More

Sheep Central, May 31, 2020

Recruitment: After COVID-19, will the skills shortfall in agriculture continue?

Many sectors of agriculture have operated for several decades under a market where demand for a wide range of skills has exceeded supply. But what implications can we expect due to the rise in national unemployment attributed to coronavirus?..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Markets

MLA’s sheep and cattle market indicators back in action

MEAT & Livestock Australia’s full suite of cattle and sheep market indicators will return from tomorrow, 3 June, after being suspended since March due to COVID-19 disruptions to market reporting…Read More

Sheep Central, June 2, 2020

West-to-east sheep trend ongoing with AuctionsPlus offering

DEMAND for sheep continued this week, despite the declining numbers on offer on AuctionsPlus, with an 86pc clearance overall among the 63,028 head offered. ..Read More

Sheep Central, May 31, 2020

Wool prices improve slightly as demand meets lower supplies

AUSTRALIAN wool prices recovered slightly this week, with improvement in Merino and crossbred values, as the limited supplies matched current demand…Read More

Sheep Central, May 29, 2020

Highlights in slow week for forward wool marketing

IT was a slow week for wool forward market trading volumes, although there were a couple of highlights in this time when commodity markets generally struggle to find good news…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, May 29, 2020

Lamb Production

Parthenium under control at 15 sites in NSW

aThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has praised the actions of landholders and council weeds officers in detecting parthenium weed with the latest finds in Tamworth, Bendemeer, Blandford, Boggabri,..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Sheep lice product concerns over proposed Elanco-Bayer deal

AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator is seeking market feedback on the sheep lice and pet worm control product implications of Elanco’s proposed acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business. Elanco has entered into..Read More

Sheep Central, May 29, 2020

Loading ramp changes must be guidelines only, say livestock bodies

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and cattle producer councils have voiced significant concern about the potential for new loading ramp safety standards to become mandatory in future…Read More

James Nason, May 22, 2020

Young dogs acting like human teenagers, who knew?

A NEW study has confirmed what many working dog owners have long suspected or known: that dogs have a passing phase of reduced obedience towards their owners during puberty. ..Read More

By Naomi D. Harvey and Lucy Asher., May 18, 2020

Wool Production

Parthenium under control at 15 sites in NSW

aThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has praised the actions of landholders and council weeds officers in detecting parthenium weed with the latest finds in Tamworth, Bendemeer, Blandford, Boggabri,..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

WoolProducers seeks independence in WoolPoll process

PEAK wool grower WoolProducers Australia is pushing for greater independence in the WoolPoll process that decides the levy options growers currently vote on every three years…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Asymmetrical warfare approach needed for wool – Olsson

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s wool marketing model of funding directors and senior management to jet to European fashion parades at growers’ expense has failed, argues former director Chick Olsson…Read More

By AWGA director Chick Olsson, May 25, 2020

Global non-mulesed wool standard makes restocking concession

A GROUP of non-mulesed wool growers in drought-stricken New South Wales and Queensland have been given approval to restock with mulesed sheep without losing their Responsible Wool Standard status…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2020

Processing

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

Cedar Meats to resume livestock processing tomorrow

WEST Melbourne sheep, goat and calf processor Cedar Meats will resume livestock processing tomorrow, about four weeks after it was closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Cedar Meats COVID-19 cases pause, managers back tracing app

MANAGERS at west Melbourne meatworks Cedar Meats have downloaded Australia’s COVIDSafe app as the company battles to recover from its seven week-long coronavirus outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, May 25, 2020

Is mulesed wool lowering prices and building Australia’s stockpile?

WOOL from Australian sheep mulesed without pain relief is more likely to be passed-in under grower auction reserves than fleece from animals treated more humanely or not mulesed, AWEX data shows…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 2020

Trade

WA farmers and RSPCA face off over live sheep export exemption

WESTERN Australian farmers and the RSPCA today faced off over a proposed export exemption for a shipment of sheep delayed by a COVID-19 outbreak on a vessel docked in Fremantle…Read More

Terry Sim, May 28, 2020

Exemption option for WA sheep shipment delayed by COVID-19

A WESTERN Australian live sheep exporter could gain an exemption for an impending shipment despite an approaching Middle East moratorium deadline and an outbreak of COVID-19 on a vessel berthed in Fremantle…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Six crew members on livex vessel test positive to COVID-19

Six crew members from a livestock export vessel docked in Fremantle have tested positive for COVID-19…Read More

Sheep Central, May 26, 2020

Sheep meat and wool risk concern with China trade issues

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government risked escalating its agricultural trade issues with China into wool and sheep meat if they were not handled diplomatically, a wool exporter said today…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 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

Beef Central’s beef quiz – May 2020

Test your beef industry knowledge with Beef Central's May 2020 quiz..Read More

The last gift of a young country champion

As a young cattleman and junior sporting champion, Jack Cameron was in a league of his own...Read More

Aussie farmers have low levels of ag support compared to rest of world

Australian farmers are among the least subsidised in the world, according to analysis by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)...Read More

A virtual cook-up with MLA chef Sam Burke – this Thursday

LOOKING for some inspiration for how to cook up the perfect beef storm in the kitchen? You will never get a better chance to learn from one of the best..Read More

Grain Central

Summit Fertilizers, DataFarming ink deal for WA

DataFarming NDVI images are now available through Summit Fertilizer's platform to allow its WA clients to better monitor their soils, crops and pastures...Read More

Grain Central’s May 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz...Read More

Recruitment: Beyond COVID-19 – Will there continue to be a shortfall of skills in agriculture?

What implications can we expect due to the rise in national unemployment attributed to coronavirus?..Read More

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Why are there flour shortages from Europe to the United States and Australia? The answer is both simple and complex...Read More

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