Should ewe restock the flock sooner than later?

LAMB price and flock dynamics are adding urgency to sheep producers’ restocking decisions, according to international meat broker and analyst Simon Quilty…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2019

Tackling 1000km endurance ride across Mongolia for charity

AN intrepid young horse enthusiast from Central Queensland is about to embark on the experience of a lifetime, competing in this year’s 1000km Mongolia Derby endurance horse ride. Twenty-one year..Read More

Jon Condon, July 19, 2019

Merino breeder sticks to his guns to win national fleece award

CENTRAL Victorian Merino breeder Stephen Glen has won the nation’s premier Australian Fleece Competition grand champion award for the first time after 19 years of trying…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2019

Finalists announced for Australia’s wool broker awards

THREE of nation’s top young wool marketers have been selected as finalists in the 2019 National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Wool Broker Award…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2019

Submissions sought for Victorian animal activism inquiry

VICTORIAN farmers are being called on to make submissions to a state government inquiry into the impact of animal activism…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2019

Recruitment: Three ways to ensure an employee prospect is the right fit

One of the keys to retaining valuable employees is to hire the right resources in the first place. It sounds simple, but it can often be more difficult than not to find someone that is not only properly qualified for the role but also fits into the work culture and works well with your other team members…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2019

Tom Bull at ICMJ: Lessons from a livestock leader

Tom Bull didn’t have a farm to go home to when he graduated from ag college, and knew he would have to find his own way to succeed in agriculture. 20 years later, it seems safe to say he found it…Read More

James Nason, July 17, 2019



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $7.01
Australian Agricultural Co $1.06
Graincorp $8.70
Ruralco $4.21
Ridley $1.13
Woolworths $34.08
Wellard $0.04
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What readers are saying

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

Absolutely Tom. Well said. Additionally why does Mr Wood continually state that we have to continue to mules when he acknowledges that the market clearly is demanding non-mulesed wool? Surely..

Deane Goode
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Elders makes $187m bid to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

Elders was a fine old company, 'modernised' without a proper balance of downside risk against upside opportunity. Some of its processes are, in my experience, amateurish and board choices..

Jack Clancy
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NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

Good work NSW producers; a bit of common sense. Mr Wood seems to continually contradict himself. It’s not socialism, it’s being proactive for a luxury natural product. Let’s just..

Tom Gardner
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Livecorp live sheep export dehumidification trial data under scrutiny

This is one of the potentially most valuable pieces of research for the live sheep export industry that I have come across. One of the most dangerous times for heat..

Chris Hughes
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News

Should ewe restock the flock sooner than later?

LAMB price and flock dynamics are adding urgency to sheep producers’ restocking decisions, according to international meat broker and analyst Simon Quilty…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2019

Tackling 1000km endurance ride across Mongolia for charity

AN intrepid young horse enthusiast from Central Queensland is about to embark on the experience of a lifetime, competing in this year’s 1000km Mongolia Derby endurance horse ride. Twenty-one year..Read More

Jon Condon, July 19, 2019

Merino breeder sticks to his guns to win national fleece award

CENTRAL Victorian Merino breeder Stephen Glen has won the nation’s premier Australian Fleece Competition grand champion award for the first time after 19 years of trying…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2019

Finalists announced for Australia’s wool broker awards

THREE of nation’s top young wool marketers have been selected as finalists in the 2019 National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Wool Broker Award…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2019

Markets

Wool growers urged to trade forward to counter global conditions

WOOL growers would be prudent to consider forward marketing into the New Year as global conditions and market indicators point to a continued decline in prices…Read More

Simon Hood, Southern Aurora Markets, July 15, 2019

Trade lamb prices surge and Ballarat sets $354 Victorian record

LAMB prices continued to surge in saleyards this week, despite lower numbers being offered for fewer active buyers at some centres…Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

Australian wool prices lift in sale sales before mid-year recess

AUSTRALIAN wool prices have managed to lift by up to 40 cents in the last week of auctions before the annual mid-year three-week recess…Read More

Sheep Central, July 12, 2019

Wool market lift continues with early online AuctionsPlus sales

A LIFT in Australia’s wool auction market last week has translated into rejuvenated demand for lines offered online, AuctionsPlus has reported…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2019

Lamb Production

Tom Bull at ICMJ: Lessons from a livestock leader

Tom Bull didn’t have a farm to go home to when he graduated from ag college, and knew he would have to find his own way to succeed in agriculture. 20 years later, it seems safe to say he found it…Read More

James Nason, July 17, 2019

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Vegan activism, animal welfare and sustainability on VFF Livestock agenda

VEGAN activism, glyphosate use, animal welfare and mulesing will be among the issues discussed at the Victorian Farmers Federatrion Livestock Group’s annual meeting in Melbourne on July 24…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Rabobank award winner manages transition from Queensland to Victoria

A QUEENSLAND wool grower’s son working in Victoria has taken out the 2019 Rabobank Business Development Prize from a field of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading young farmers…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Wool Production

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Vegan activism, animal welfare and sustainability on VFF Livestock agenda

VEGAN activism, glyphosate use, animal welfare and mulesing will be among the issues discussed at the Victorian Farmers Federatrion Livestock Group’s annual meeting in Melbourne on July 24…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

NSW Farmers’ sheep flocks back mandatory pain relief for mulesing

MORE than 80 percent of sheep producers responding to a NSW Farmers survey have supported mandating pain relief for on-farm surgical mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

Sheep Producers Australia backs mandatory pain relief

A CONTROVERSIAL WoolProducers Australia policy initiative to mandate pain relief for surgical mulesing in Australia has been supported by the nation’s peak sheep producer body…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2019

Processing

Growing NSW shearing school gets hands-on with politicians

N inspiring shearing school in New South Wale’s New England region introducing rural youth to a career in the wool industry is looking for new students…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2019

Woodward Foods in expansion mood after Chinese investor deal

VICTORIAN lamb and beef processor Woodward Foods has completed a deal to sell a 49pc minority shareholding in the diversified business to a substantial Hong Kong-based Chinese investor. The completion of the deal will provide a capital base for Woodward to embark on an expansion plan for beef and sheep meat production, targeted primarily at China. ..Read More

Jon Condon, June 18, 2019

Goat meat pricing helps TFI as sheep and lamb supplies drop

RECORD goat meat pricing has helped major meat processor Thomas Foods International maintain its usual winter slaughter schedule despite waning lamb and sheep supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 29, 2019

Saleyard trade and heavy lamb prices continue to climb

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week putting further pressure on domestic and export processors seeking quality supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Trade

Livecorp live sheep export dehumidification trial data under scrutiny

DATA captured during a $2.2 million dehumidification trial on a livestock export vessel is now being analysed, Livecorp said last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Former live sheep exporter is closing its South Australian office

DISGRACED former live sheep exporter Emanuel Exports has decided to close the eastern states offices of its subsidiary EMS Rural Exports…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2019

Australia’s first $10/kg new season lamb contract welcomed

AUSTRALIA’S first $10 a kilogram contract price for new season lambs is expected to offer security to flock owners planning lot-feeding and restocking budgets…Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2019

WPA director resigns over sheep mulesing pain relief plans

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has lost its NSW Farmers board member over the national body’s policy to mandate pain relief for the surgical mulesing of sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, July 3, 2019

Property

Historic Kadlunga sale will add to Collinsville Merino operations

THE historic Kadlunga aggregation in South Australia’s Clare Valley has been bought in an off-market buyer-initiated deal by Collinsville Merino Stud’s George and Sophie Millington. The 3923ha aggregation near Mintaro..Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

TFI’s Texas Downs sale to test value of Lower Darling country

ANOTHER corporate investor is set to exit the Menindee district in western New South Wales with Thomas Foods International’s listing of its 5278-hectare property Texas Downs…Read More

Liz Wells, April 30, 2019

Merino breeders buy Victorian showcase Mt Fyans for $37 million

NEW South Wales stud Merino breeders Ian and Camilla Shippen have paid $37 million for Mt Fyans, one of the largest and most highly regarded agricultural holdings in Victoria’s Western District…Read More

Linda Rowley, December 7, 2018

Weekly Property Review: Is it possible to fence in value?

IS the growing momentum being seen in investment in exclusion fencing for wild dog and kangaroo control yet being reflected in property values? Property editor Linda Rowley puts the question to a number of rural land valuers and other stakeholders…. ..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, November 29, 2018

Beef Central

Tackling 1000km endurance ride across Mongolia for charity

An intrepid young horse enthusiast from Central Qld is about to embark on the experience of a lifetime, competing in this year’s 1000km Mongolia Derby endurance horse ride. Twenty-one.. Read More

Transparency, return on investment key to success for ag groups

A new Nuffield research report has put the spotlight on how different agricultural groups from around the world are structured and represented in order to advance the position of.. Read More

CN30 focus at Northern Beef Research Update Conference

Significant mileage is being made on the red meat industry’s target to be carbon neutral by 2030, says MLA’s Manager of Supply Chain Sustainability Innovation Doug McNicholl...Read.. Read More

Recruitment: Three ways to make sure a new employee prospect is the right fit

One of the keys to retaining valuable employees is to hire the right resources in the first place. It sounds simple, but it can often be more difficult than.. Read More

Grain Central

Grain industry shakeup overdue

NSW grain and beef farmer, Oscar Pearse, believes the Australian grains industry is in desperate need of a makeover and would be better served by an industry-owned body that.. Read More

Tough terms of trade cut Dalby Bio-Refinery grain use

Ethanol and DDGS production at Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited (DBRL) fluctuated in recent weeks in response to prevailing high grain prices and variable demand for the petroleum additive...Read.. Read More

Photography, grain history come together at Murtoa’s Stick Shed

The Stick Shed at Murtoa in the heart of Victoria's Wimmera will reconnect with its grain-industry origins when it hosts the maiden exhibition for Melbourne-based photographer Jenani Therone...Read More

Crops super-charged with vitamins fight Third World hunger

Australian scientists have played a key role in developing crops super-charged with extra vitamins and minerals that are now being used to overcome life-threatening nutrition issues in the Third.. Read More

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