Sheep meat prices to track delayed African Swine Fever recovery

A DELAYED Chinese recovery from African Swine Fever, strong ongoing global lamb and mutton demand, and higher beef prices point to continued high prices for Australian sheep producers this decade,..Read More

Terry Sim, March 5, 2021

WoolProducers confirms Trust in Australian Wool campaign launch

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia will launch a ‘Trust in Australian Wool’ campaign on 18 March complete with its own handbook, interactive website, and links to other sites and resources…Read More

Terry Sim, March 5, 2021

Bianca is milking Merinos for her latest research project

MERINO milk quality and its impact on ram reproductive potential is the next project of University of Adelaide researcher Bianca Agenbag…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

Consumers enlisted to flesh out goat meat quality parameters

GOAT meat quality parameters and consumer preferences will be fleshed out with a new research study at the University of New England…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

Recruitment: Don’t overlook ‘Baby Boomers’ to boost your workforce

Employing the right staff can be a challenge for small agribusinesses. Getting the right cultural fit, using the relevant recruitment tools and knowing how much to pay are just a few of the hurdles when it comes to expanding your team. Many businesses have started benefiting from employing staff aged over 50, the so-called ‘Baby Boomer’ generation…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

Crossbred wool prices improve, but mixed Merino results

AUSTRALIA’S wool market generally held firm this week, with crossbred prices improving while Merino micron results were mixed, across the auctions in Melbourne, Sydney and Fremantle…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

Physical and forward wool markets trade sideways

THE physical wool auction and forward markets continued their sideways movement this week and all micron groups traded the week within narrow bands…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, March 5, 2021



Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

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Elders $11.63
Australian Agricultural Co $1.14
Graincorp $4.37
Ridley $0.97
Woolworths $38.61
Wellard $0.06
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Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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EMI

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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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10.48
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Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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813
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What readers are saying

Non-mulesed wool sale moves continue despite NASC knockback

Good effort Paul, well done. You had an idea and went with it. Congratulations. Someone needs to save us -- the industry -- from ourselves. If AWEX has the....

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Non-mulesed wool sale moves continue despite NASC knockback

Paul, brokers obviously try to respond to what their clients ask. But the important thing from the trade's position is to make as much non-mulesed (NM) wool available as....

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Landline’s popular Kerry Lonergan axed by ABC

It is time the people of Australia, through our elected government, ceased funding the Leftist movement put to us from the ABC. Could we please raise some much needed....

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Along with the four brokers confirming their commitment to a non-mulesed wool catalogue, every other broker contacted offered support for a NM catalogue in week 40. All the brokers....

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News

Sheep meat prices to track delayed African Swine Fever recovery

A DELAYED Chinese recovery from African Swine Fever, strong ongoing global lamb and mutton demand, and higher beef prices point to continued high prices for Australian sheep producers this decade,..Read More

Terry Sim, March 5, 2021

WoolProducers confirms Trust in Australian Wool campaign launch

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia will launch a ‘Trust in Australian Wool’ campaign on 18 March complete with its own handbook, interactive website, and links to other sites and resources…Read More

Terry Sim, March 5, 2021

Bianca is milking Merinos for her latest research project

MERINO milk quality and its impact on ram reproductive potential is the next project of University of Adelaide researcher Bianca Agenbag…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

Consumers enlisted to flesh out goat meat quality parameters

GOAT meat quality parameters and consumer preferences will be fleshed out with a new research study at the University of New England…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

Markets

Quality ewes attract strong interest at Elders Wycheproof sale

IN the absence of an early Autumn break, quality lines of store sheep met strong inquiry from greener parts of the country, at the Wycheproof on Friday, with first cross ewe lambs selling to a saleyard record of $390…Read More

Murray Arnel, March 1, 2021

First cross ewe and composite lamb prices lift in AuctionsPlus sales

STORE sheep and prices generally fell further in online sales last week, despite the AuctionsPlus offering dropping 13 percent to 84,228 head…Read More

Sheep Central, March 1, 2021

Online wool sales contract as auction offering balloons

ONLINE wool sales contracted on AuctionsPlus last week as more clips were offered at physical auctions and the Australian currency strengthened…Read More

Sheep Central, March 1, 2021

Australian Merino growers hold clips as wool prices drop

AUSTRALIAN growers passed in almost 20 percent of the wool offered at auctions this week as the prices for all Merino lines fell this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 26, 2021

Lamb Production

Jerilderie auction sets new bar in working dog values

STRONG demand pushed working dog prices to a new level at the annual Jerilderie auction on Saturday, with almost half the dogs making $10,000 or more…Read More

Terry Sim, March 1, 2021

New WA feed mill to target sheep and cattle pellet market

A NEW feed mill is to be built at Cuballing in the Western Australian wheatbelt to supply 180,000 tonnes per year of pellets for sheep and cattle…Read More

Liz Wells, Grain Central, February 24, 2021

Giant winter crop predicted for Australia

AUSTRALIA’S winter crop production will be the second biggest harvest on record, the national commodity forecaster has predicted…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2021

MLA allows livestock producers to take stock of its research projects

AUSTRALIA’S sheep, goat and beef producers can review Meat & Livestock Australia’s range of completed and in-progress research, development and adoption projects via a new online resource…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2021

Wool Production

Jerilderie auction sets new bar in working dog values

STRONG demand pushed working dog prices to a new level at the annual Jerilderie auction on Saturday, with almost half the dogs making $10,000 or more…Read More

Terry Sim, March 1, 2021

WA Merino breeder Steven Bolt to lead 2021 WoolPoll

WESTERN Australian Merino breeder Steven Bolt has been elected as chairman of the 2021 WoolPoll Panel…Read More

Terry Sim, February 26, 2021

Short-tailed Merino ewes were ‘the buy of the day’ at Parkdale

TRANGIE wool grower Tim Burns has paid just $230 for the first offering of short-tailed Merino ewes in Australia and he believes he got the deal of the day…Read More

Terry Sim, February 24, 2021

NSW dog owners get deadly tick disease alert

NEW South Wales dog owners are being advised to be alert, but not alarmed, after a deadly tick disease was reported in dogs brought into the state from the Northern Territory…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2021

Processing

COVID-19 halts New Zealand’s ‘shearing Olympics’ for first time

NEW Zealand’s prestigious Golden Shears shearing and wool handling event has been cancelled for the first time in its 60-year history after COVID-19 restrictions escalated in the country…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, March 1, 2021

Most shearing contractors back 15pc pay rate increase

EXPERIENCED shedhands, wool pressers, cooks, crutchers and sheep shearers are included in pay rate increases to help shearing contractors retain staff over the next two months…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2021

Contractor association proposes 15pc increase in shearing rate

PEAK wool grower body, WoolProducers Australia, has assured its members there has been no official increase in the award for shearers and shed hands, despite an increased pay rate proposal put before contractors…Read More

Sheep Central, February 1, 2021

Cost of arthritis in lambs defined in trim severity project

LAMB producers have lost up to $18 a carcase due to trimming because of arthritis, according to a trim severity scoring system being developed by Gundagai Meat Processors…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2020

Trade

Woolworths restructures red meat business across Australia

Australia’s largest supermarket retailer, Woolworths, is restructuring its red meat business, forming a stand-alone business called GreenStock. The move is designed to better organise the company’s end-to-end meat supply chain, it said…Read More

Jon Condon, February 26, 2021

Tasmania is National Wool Declaration leader, but WA lags

MORE than three quarters of Australia’s wool growers are completing the National Wool Declaration on their clip specis, with Tasmania leading the way with an uptake of more than 90 percent…Read More

Sheep Central, February 22, 2021

Latest analysis shows undeclared wool risks price discount

WOOL from sheep whose mulesing status is not declared has been discounted by up to 9c/kg recently and the price gap to non-mulesed wool is widening as the Australian auction market improves…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2021

Search is on for Australia’s best branded lamb and beef

QUEENSLAND’S annual search for Australia’s best branded lamb and beef products is on again despite market disruption and the COVID-19 pandemic. Entries opened yesterday for the Royal Queensland Food and..Read More

Sheep Central, February 3, 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

Sweeping changes, as Teys Australia transitions into new management era

A SERIES of senior management changes are about to unfold at Teys Australia, representing the biggest transitional adjustment seen since the Teys Brothers processing business merged with Cargill Australia almost..Read More

CCA announces new Policy Council members

The members of Cattle Council of Australia's new Pilot Policy Council have met in Canberra for the first time this week...Read More

Dramatic fall in South American exports to China this year could lift global beef prices

Beef exports out of South America could fall by anywhere from 7pc to 10pc this year, with a further 5pc next year, stakeholders participating in this week’s ABARES 2021 online..Read More

Golden scholarship opportunity for young ag uni student

A great opportunity exists for young students enrolled in a tertiary course in agriculture or a related discipline to receive not only financial but valuable industry support  through the Trevor..Read More

Grain Central

What will the Inland Rail mean for the grain industry?

The 1700-kilometre Inland Rail project under construction between Melbourne and Brisbane will open up new logistics opportunities for the grain industry...Read More

Golden scholarship opportunity for young ag uni student

opportunity exists for young students enrolled in a tertiary course in agriculture or a related discipline to receive not only financial but valuable industry support  through the Trevor Schoorl Memorial..Read More

Murray-Darling Water Efficiency Program to close

The Federal Government is replacing its Water Efficiency Program with an Off-farm Efficiency Program for state-based projects and for farmers as a means of providing water for environmental purposes...Read More

NSW to lift ban on use of GM crops from July

New South Wales is to lift its moratorium on GM crops in July. The news has drawn mixed but mostly positive responses from voices in industry, research and lobby groups...Read More

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