Lamb and sheep prices to stay high on reduced production

AUSTRALIAN lamb and sheep prices could remain historically high this year, but are not expected to return to the levels of early 2020, according to the latest industry projections…Read More

Sheep Central, September 29, 2020

VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

COMPETITION for livestock, especially lambs and sheep, is expected to increase at eastern state saleyards with the easing of workforce capacity restrictions on Victorian red meat processors. Victorian Premier Daniel..Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020

Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

NOW is the time for Merino producers to prepare for the industry’s recovery and produce sheep that can be accredited as non-mulesed, don’t require heavy chemical use and grow high quality premium-priced wool, according to Natasha Favaloro…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Sheep buying into central west NSW and Riverina continues

PRICES for young Merino ewes surged on AuctionsPlus in a reduced online offering last week, driven by continued strong buying into the central west and Riverina regions of New South Wales…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Drought drops New Zealand lamb drop and flock

NEW Zealand’s lamb turn-off is expected to be down more than four percent this year after drought conditions impacted the country’s flock…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

New fodder industry leader is focused on year-round quality

AUSTRALIA’S fodder industry needed to focus on producing better products year-round for livestock producers, according to the sector’s new leader…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Sheep industry needs people with diverse knowledge and skills

GREATER alignment between education and career path development in the sheep industry is necessary to ensure people with a diverse range of knowledge and capabilities are attracted, according to Nuffield..Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $10.91
Australian Agricultural Co $1.10
Graincorp $3.87
Ridley $0.78
Woolworths $37.24
Wellard $0.07
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EMI

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9.74
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Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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What readers are saying

New NVD versions coming for your goats, sheep and cattle

I sold some sheep this week using an (electronic) eNVD. I created the consignment, but it wouldn't allow me to fill in the second part of page. So it....

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Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

Perhaps Natasha, you have come along at just the right moment in the history of the wool industry. Once COVID-19 fades away, as all pandemics eventually do, the great....

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Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

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Sheep industry needs people with diverse knowledge and skills

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News

Drought drops New Zealand lamb drop and flock

NEW Zealand’s lamb turn-off is expected to be down more than four percent this year after drought conditions impacted the country’s flock…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Bushfire recovery program expands to help more Victorian farmers

MORE Victorian farmers are expected to be eligible for bushfire recovery assistance with the expansion of the Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grant Program…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Seasonal climate outlook October-December 2020

OCTOBER to December is likely to be wetter than average for much of mainland Australia and northern and eastern Tasmania…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 25, 2020

Recruitment: Key points for employers in job interviews

When hiring new staff there are a number of issues that need to be dealt with by a business owner or senior manager before a recruitment interview process begins. It’s much harder to retro-fit this important information into a recruitment process after the fact, says business advisor James Price…Read More

James Price*, JPAbusiness, September 25, 2020

Markets

Sheep buying into central west NSW and Riverina continues

PRICES for young Merino ewes surged on AuctionsPlus in a reduced online offering last week, driven by continued strong buying into the central west and Riverina regions of New South Wales…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Australian wool prices rebound at auctions

AUSTRALIAN wool prices have posted their biggest weekly gains since September last year, driven by low global raw wool stocks at processors…Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2020

Online wool sales boom as demand returns to market

ONLINE wool sales boomed this week with the AuctionsPlus offer board selling 1468 bales up to Thursday…Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2020

Forward wool market bids spring into life with auctions

BIDS on the forward wool market sprang back into life with the auction market this week, with forward bids on the first day of sales closing at cash levels and flowing into early next year.
..Read More

Simon Hood, Southern Aurora Markets, September 25, 2020

Lamb Production

New fodder industry leader is focused on year-round quality

AUSTRALIA’S fodder industry needed to focus on producing better products year-round for livestock producers, according to the sector’s new leader…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Sheep industry needs people with diverse knowledge and skills

GREATER alignment between education and career path development in the sheep industry is necessary to ensure people with a diverse range of knowledge and capabilities are attracted, according to Nuffield..Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020

Search on for NSW growers mulesing sheep without pain relief

NEW South Wales wool growers who mules sheep without pain relief are being sought to test current animal cruelty legislation, following the failure of a bill aimed at regulating mulesing in the state…Read More

Terry Sim, September 25, 2020

ICMJ webinar to outline the red meat path to carbon neutrality

PRACTICAL steps for Australia’s red meat industry to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 will be laid out at the next Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ) webinar on September 30…Read More

Sheep Central, September 23, 2020

Wool Production

Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

NOW is the time for Merino producers to prepare for the industry’s recovery and produce sheep that can be accredited as non-mulesed, don’t require heavy chemical use and grow high quality premium-priced wool, according to Natasha Favaloro…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Search on for NSW growers mulesing sheep without pain relief

NEW South Wales wool growers who mules sheep without pain relief are being sought to test current animal cruelty legislation, following the failure of a bill aimed at regulating mulesing in the state…Read More

Terry Sim, September 25, 2020

Grower’s proposed WoolQ resolution rejected by AWI

A WOOL grower’s move to end Australian Wool Innovation spending on the WoolQ data and trading platform has been blocked, but might not be completely thwarted…Read More

Terry Sim, September 23, 2020

Merino wool recognised as asthma and allergy-friendly

MERINO wool has been officially recognised as asthma and allergy friendly, according to Australian Wool Innovation…Read More

Sheep Central, September 23, 2020

Processing

VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

COMPETITION for livestock, especially lambs and sheep, is expected to increase at eastern state saleyards with the easing of workforce capacity restrictions on Victorian red meat processors. Victorian Premier Daniel..Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020

VIC Premier can’t confirm easing of meat processor restrictions

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel today said he couldn’t confirm any announcements would be made this Sunday on the easing of COVID-19 workforce restrictions on meat processors…Read More

Terry Sim, September 24, 2020

South American giant eyes off Australian sheep meat investment

SHEEP meat is the first target of South American processing giant Athena Foods’ investment in Australian red meat processing as part of an expansion move driven by a planned public listing on the New York Stock Exchange. ..Read More

Jon Condon, September 23, 2020

AWEX calls for wool classer code review submissions

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has just over a month to make submissions to the Australian Wool Exchange’s latest wool classing code of practice review…Read More

Sheep Central, September 23, 2020

Trade

Lamb and sheep prices to stay high on reduced production

AUSTRALIAN lamb and sheep prices could remain historically high this year, but are not expected to return to the levels of early 2020, according to the latest industry projections…Read More

Sheep Central, September 29, 2020

Farmers say regional Victoria can’t wait for metro Melbourne

VICTORIAN farmers have called for the State Government to empower the regions in the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing an Agriculture Workers’ Code and easing meat processor workforce restrictions…Read More

Sheep Central, September 21, 2020

Online wool conference to connect growers with retail

INTERNATIONAL wool processing group Schneider will hold a world-first conference in October to connect growers with consumers and brands…Read More

Sheep Central, September 18, 2020

Promote non-mulesed wool as a product – NewMerino

NON-MULESED Merino wool promotion linking supply with provenance would be a powerful market differentiation tool for Australia’s industry, according to NewMerino owner Peter Vandeleur…Read More

Terry Sim, September 16, 2020

Property

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

Property: $14m Terrica deal grows Grimwade & Gordon sheep estate

THE 15,990 hectare Terrica aggregation in southern Queensland’s Traprock region has been added to the impressive grazing property portfolio of BRW rich-lister Michael Gordon and well-known sheep breeders Will and George Grimwade…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, August 25, 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 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

Beef Central

Let’s be ‘braver’ with R&D fund allocation decisions, urges MLA MD

The red meat industry needs to be ‘braver’ with its research and development fund allocation decisions, in an era of ‘fewer, bigger, bolder’ R&D projects, MLA managing director Jason Strong..Read More

Australian Beef Sustainability Steering Group appointment

A Queensland beef producer and food manufacturer has been appointed to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework steering group, replacing retiring member Greg Campbell. ..Read More

Farms of the future: Why cattle are better than tanks

A paddock filled with grass and cattle on a family farm versus silver tanks filled with microbes owned by a handful of mega corporations – which is the more appealing..Read More

Plans floated to create Territory Livestock Ranger squad

The Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association has floated plans to establish a 16-officer strong Northern Territory Livestock Ranger group...Read More

Grain Central

Recruitment: Three key considerations for employers in job interviews

When hiring new staff, there is a number of issues that need to be dealt with by a business owner or senior manager before a recruitment interview process begins...Read More

Hail, lodging hit promising winter crops in southern NSW

A destructive hail storm that swept across a wide swathe of farming country in the Junee region of southern NSW on Tuesday shredded cereal crops, pulverised pastures and stripped canola..Read More

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. Those planning such a career should plan to acquire the skills required...Read More

Grain sector faces new opportunities, challenges on the way to 2030

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate..Read More

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