Tell the world how much wool we have says analyst

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry should publish regular estimations of its bale stocks, according to Independent Commodity Services market analyst Andrew Woods…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

MLA reassures consumers on COVID-19 lockdown meat supplies

MEAT & Livestock Australia has assured consumers the Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown processor workforce reductions in Victoria are not anticipated to create domestic product shortages…Read More

Sheep Central, August 6, 2020

Meat Standards Australia program sheep meat adoption lifts

ALMOST 60 percent of Australia’s lambs were slaughtered through Meat Standards Australia-licensed processors last year…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

Small Victorian meat processors exempt from COVID-19 cuts

SMALL Victorian meat processors will be exempted from workforce cuts being enforced as part of Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions coming into force across the state after midnight Friday…Read More

Terry Sim, August 6, 2020

Tough start for wool auction and forward trading markets

IT was another tough August start to the wool auction season with a large fall in auction prices and forward trading dormant during the week…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, August 7, 2020

Wool sells strongly online despite weak auction result

WOOL sold strongly online this week despite Australia’s physical auction market suffering one of its biggest falls in history…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

Victorian meat processor workforce COVID-19 cuts to vary

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews today indicated the State Government was working on tailoring its required workforce cuts to different meat processing sectors under new Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2020



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Tell the world how much wool we have says analyst

How about you, Jim Gordon becoming captain of the team? Whilst I am sure Andrew Woods would also make a good captain. We do need a wool grower who....

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Tell the world how much wool we have says analyst

May I draw readers attention to an article I wrote on Sheep Central on the 14th October 2019, particularly the last paragraph? And yes, Andrew Woods and Jim Gordon, the....

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Tell the world how much wool we have says analyst

Mr Woods, how do we make you captain of the team? Using words like transparency, better planning for the customer,'the industry needs to be up front? ....

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Australian growers back a non-mulesed wool future + VIDEO

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News

Tell the world how much wool we have says analyst

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry should publish regular estimations of its bale stocks, according to Independent Commodity Services market analyst Andrew Woods…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

MLA reassures consumers on COVID-19 lockdown meat supplies

MEAT & Livestock Australia has assured consumers the Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown processor workforce reductions in Victoria are not anticipated to create domestic product shortages…Read More

Sheep Central, August 6, 2020

Meat Standards Australia program sheep meat adoption lifts

ALMOST 60 percent of Australia’s lambs were slaughtered through Meat Standards Australia-licensed processors last year…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

Small Victorian meat processors exempt from COVID-19 cuts

SMALL Victorian meat processors will be exempted from workforce cuts being enforced as part of Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions coming into force across the state after midnight Friday…Read More

Terry Sim, August 6, 2020

Markets

AuctionsPlus premiums answer the ‘scan or not to scan’ question

AUCTIONSPLUS analysis has shown multiple/single pregnancy scanning of Merino ewes generated an average $23/head sale online price advantage over ewe lots with only wet/dry details, over the last six months…Read More

By Michael McManus and Tom Rookyard, AuctionsPlus, July 29, 2020

Full wool Merino ewes carrying multiple lambs make $284

SCANNED in-lamb Merino ewes were in strong demand on AuctionsPlus last week as the national online sheep and lamb offering fell by 27,849 head to 43,054…Read More

Sheep Central, July 27, 2020

Competition needed to sustain lamb markets hit by COVID-19

AUSTRALIAN lamb and sheep prices have been hit by COVID-19 impacts and abattoir maintenance shutdowns in recent weeks, but stock agents have welcomed the resumption of Warrnambool processor Midfield after its voluntary closure earlier this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 24, 2020

Lamb and WA ewe sales growth underpins record AuctionsPlus year

STRONG online store lamb and restocker sales, especially Western Australian ewe offerings, have boosted AuctionsPlus sheep turnover to a record level in 2019-20…Read More

Sheep Central, July 13, 2020

Lamb Production

Wean lambs early for sheep production and pasture benefits

WESTERN Australian sheep producers are being urged to wean lambs no later than 14 weeks after lambing starts to optimise lamb and ewe production, and pasture benefits…Read More

Sheep Central, July 29, 2020

Top sheep and beef cattle research forum goes online on Friday

NEW research that sheep and beef producers can apply directly on their farms will be presented in an online forum this Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, July 29, 2020

NSW DPI steps up parthenium eradication on north coast farm

EFFORTS are underway to eradicate the dangerous weed parthenium from a north coast New South Wales property…Read More

Sheep Central, July 22, 2020

Livestock breeders told to check options as bluetongue zone grows

LIVESTOCK breeders have been advised to consult licensed exporters to confirm eligibility for target markets or advice on alternatives, after Australia’s bluetongue virus transmission zone was extended…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2020

Wool Production

South Australia suffers OJD incursion from WA sheep

SOUTH Australia has suffered a major incursion of Ovine Johne’s Disease via Western Australian sheep sold into its mid-north region…Read More

Terry Sim, July 27, 2020

Mandate pain relief, but don’t ban mulesing in NSW – AWGA

NATIONAL producer body, the Australian Wool Growers Association, supports mandating pain relief when mulesing sheep in New South Wales, but rejects a proposed ban on the flystrike preventative practice in the state…Read More

Sheep Central, July 24, 2020

Wool growers asked for priorities on keeping industry profitable

AUSTRALIA’s wool growers are being asked to state their priorities and ideas on keeping wool profitable via an online survey that will be open until Sunday August 16…Read More

Sheep Central, July 22, 2020

Victorian shearer training gives COVID-19 workers new options

VICTORIA’S rejuvenated shearer and wool handler training courses are offering new work options for workers laid off or at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic business downturn…Read More

Terry Sim, July 13, 2020

Processing

JBS Brooklyn abattoir resumes lamb and beef processing

VICTORIA’S largest meat processing facility – JBS Australia’s Brooklyn abattoir — is gradually returning to full production after suffering a COVID-19 outbreak about three weeks ago…Read More

Terry Sim, July 29, 2020

Midfield flies in meat inspectors to keep lamb and beef chains going

VICTORIAN meat processor Midfield has had to fly in coronavirus-free inspectors from interstate to keep its plant running after a brief closure last week to test all its workers for COVID-19…Read More

Terry Sim, July 29, 2020

Red meat sector supports Premier Andrews’ ‘stay at home’ message

AUSTRALIA’S red meat industry has supported Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ message for workers to stay at home if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, but urged against any industry shutdowns…Read More

Terry Sim, July 27, 2020

Victorian sheep and beef processor Midfield resumes operations

VICTORIAN sheep and beef processor Midfield appears to have avoided any spread of COVID-19 to its Warrnambool abattoir workforce after resuming operations yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, July 24, 2020

Trade

Repeat win for Woodward Foods in QLD branded lamb competition

FAMILY-OWNED Woodward Foods Australia claimed the champion lamb of show title for the second year in a row during the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show branded beef and lamb competition at the Brisbane Showgrounds this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2020

Middle East live sheep moratorium could be shortened, says exporter

A RECENT Middle East live sheep shipment indicated there was a case for shortening the current Northern Summer moratorium, according to the exporter Rural Export and Trading WA…Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2020

Australian wool traceability ‘disconnect’ to be examined

DOMESTIC and global traceability systems for Australian wool and sheep will be reviewed with the help of Federal Government funding. Peak grower body WoolProducers Australia has won funding for a..Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2020

AWN trades Merino & Co and MerinoSnug brand for expansion

AUSTRALIA’S largest independent wool broker AWN has sold its Merino & Co and MerinoSnug brand and operation in a joint venture deal with Western Australian-based company AClink…Read More

Terry Sim, July 6, 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

Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery

While many agribusinesses held off making key staff appointments during the early stages of COVID-19 over the April-May period due to uncertainty, there is now renewed interest in moving forward,..Read More

Australian cattle now officially the most expensive in the world

Australian slaughter cattle are now officially the most expensive among major beef exporting countries in the world...Read More

MSA index, grading compliance continues to improve, despite drought’s shadow

Meat Standards Australia grading compliance and index results have continued to improve during the past financial year, despite the debilitating effects of drought for at least the first nine months..Read More

Baiting link to dingo size increase: UNSW

The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are used, a collaborative study led by UNSW Sydney shows. ..Read More

Grain Central

High wheat production ensures Australia’s grain security in COVID era

As a new round of COVID-19 restrictions raises consumer concerns, Australians have been reassured there is no threat to food security with the nation producing far more wheat than domestic..Read More

Ammonium nitrate stockpile spawns massive Beirut port explosion

Ammonium nitrate, one of the world's most widely used fertilisers, caused the massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday evening that killed at least 78 people and injured..Read More

Allenden Seeds upgrade to respond to Qld grower demand

A Queensland Government grant will enable Allenden Seeds at Goovigen to expand and better service demand from growers in Central and North Queensland...Read More

Grain Central’s July 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

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

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