Lions hay and pellet shipment reaches King Island farmers

LIONS Australia charity Need for Feed completed a mercy shipment of hay and fodder for King Island farmers over the weekend, with the help of a last minute $75,000 boost from the Tasmanian Government…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Elders HY24 earnings at $38.4M down 54pc from HY23

LEADING Australian agribusiness Elders today released its half-year results for the six months to March 31, which included underlying earnings before interest and tax of $38.4 million, down 54 percent from the HY23 figure of $82.8M…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Joined and scanned in-lamb ewe prices lift on AuctionsPlus

DEMAND was strongest for joined and scanned in-lamb ewes on AuctionsPlus last week, with most category prices firm to higher…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

More productive livestock, not eating less red meat, is way to lower emissions

WHILE many headlines push the message that pushing consumers to eat less red meat is an effective way to reduce global emissions, a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Report suggests improving livestock productivity is a far more power lever to pull…Read More

James Nason, May 20, 2024

PAPPutty launched for wild dog and fox control

A NEW welfare-positive lethal trap device to improve wild dog and fox control has been launched…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Recruitment: Environmental roles among fields in red meat processing

A NEW testimonial prepared as part of the meat processing industry’s More to Meat campaign has highlighted the vast spectrum of work skills now required across the red meat processing industry and agriculture in general…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Forward wool markets remain illiquid despite auction improvement

FORWARD wool markets remain frustratingly illiquid despite the better wool auction market last week, with a solid opening on Tuesday and most microns gaining ground on Wednesday…Read More

Guest Author, May 20, 2024

Animal Justice Party solid behind deal claim, Watt in denial

ANIMAL Justice Party leader Louise Pfeiffer is standing behind an AJP claim that it delivered the ‘knockout blow’ to the live sheep trade via a preference deal with the Albanese Government, as Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt continues to deny any deals were done…Read More

Terry Sim, May 17, 2024


Charleville’s Raceview Station sold for $21 million
Property editor Linda Rowley, May 17, 2024
Sheep and wool are ‘sacrificial lambs’ on live export – Moses
Moses and Son managing director Martin Moses, May 16, 2024

Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

Aust. Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) - $/tonne of CO2 equiv.

Today

33.95
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

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0.6693
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ASX Market Index

20 May 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-5.86
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

647.6
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1134
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

20 May 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

What readers are saying

Sheep and wool are ‘sacrificial lambs’ on live export – Moses

The government is doing its best to turn Australia into a third world country. How are they going to pay for all the unemployment and mental health issues these....

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Sheep and wool are ‘sacrificial lambs’ on live export – Moses

I'm fully sympathetic with you Australian sheep farmers. Being a New Zealand sheep farmer myself, we had to endure our live export of sheep back in the late 80s.....

Steve Simpkin
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Sheep and wool are ‘sacrificial lambs’ on live export – Moses

Oh please Katrina, just for one minute consider that maybe you might have the cow by the tail on this issue. You obviously need some education in how the....

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Sheep and wool are ‘sacrificial lambs’ on live export – Moses

It ceases to amaze me how city slickers who obviously know nothing about farming have the balls to tell us what we should do. I am yet to see....

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News

Lions hay and pellet shipment reaches King Island farmers

LIONS Australia charity Need for Feed completed a mercy shipment of hay and fodder for King Island farmers over the weekend, with the help of a last minute $75,000 boost from the Tasmanian Government…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Elders HY24 earnings at $38.4M down 54pc from HY23

LEADING Australian agribusiness Elders today released its half-year results for the six months to March 31, which included underlying earnings before interest and tax of $38.4 million, down 54 percent from the HY23 figure of $82.8M…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

PAPPutty launched for wild dog and fox control

A NEW welfare-positive lethal trap device to improve wild dog and fox control has been launched…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Recruitment: Environmental roles among fields in red meat processing

A NEW testimonial prepared as part of the meat processing industry’s More to Meat campaign has highlighted the vast spectrum of work skills now required across the red meat processing industry and agriculture in general…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Markets

Joined and scanned in-lamb ewe prices lift on AuctionsPlus

DEMAND was strongest for joined and scanned in-lamb ewes on AuctionsPlus last week, with most category prices firm to higher…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Forward wool markets remain illiquid despite auction improvement

FORWARD wool markets remain frustratingly illiquid despite the better wool auction market last week, with a solid opening on Tuesday and most microns gaining ground on Wednesday…Read More

Guest Author, May 20, 2024

Wool auctions finish the week on higher note

COMPETITION increased for later lots in wool auctions this week as buyers bid for limited offerings…Read More

Sheep Central, May 17, 2024

Lamb prices and sale clearances lift on AuctionsPlus

MOST lamb category prices improved on AuctionsPlus last week after rain across many areas of eastern Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, May 13, 2024

Sponsored Content

Strong demand launches first National SheepMaster ram sale

Strong growth in demand from commercial lamb producers and stud breeders has led to the launch of the first National SheepMaster Invitational Ram Sale in Dubbo on 28 February. ..Read More

Sponsored content, February 19, 2024

Managing worms means more than just drenching

WE can no longer manage worms just by using drenches; pasture management is key. Monitoring worm egg counts and drenching only when required reduces the exposure of the parasite to the drenches that still work…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 27, 2023

Unearth the possibilities of your agricultural business with FarmEye

RCS has provided producers with cutting-edge tools and insights for agricultural economic analysis since 1993. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to what we see as the future of business analysis: FarmEye…Read More

Sponsored Content, October 9, 2023

Ballandean Station: A legacy of agriculture and sustainability

Situated on the eastern edge of Sundown National Park, Ballandean Station not only preserves its historical charm but also thrives as a modern mixed farming and grazing enterprise utilising pasture improvement and Agricon Products’ nutrition and supplementation program…Read More

Guest Author, September 25, 2023

Lamb Production

Feedgrain Focus: Dry south lifts prices

WHEAT, barley and sorghum have traded steady to higher in the past week as dry conditions across southern Australia tighten near-term supply amid ongoing export demand…Read More

Liz Wells, May 17, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Traded volume lifts in south

ALONGSIDE rapid progress in the sowing of eastern Australia’s winter crop, volume traded has picked up in the southern market, mostly from trading companies selling warehoused stock…Read More

Liz Wells, May 13, 2024

First Sheep Genetics podcasts hit the airways

MEAT & Livestock Australia has launched its new Sheep Genetics podcast to help producers make the best use of the genetic tools available…Read More

Sheep Central, May 6, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Cereals rally as northern plant kicks in

DEMAND from exporters lifted values for wheat and barley in the New South Wales and Queensland markets last week…Read More

Liz Wells, May 6, 2024

Wool Production

Feedgrain Focus: Dry south lifts prices

WHEAT, barley and sorghum have traded steady to higher in the past week as dry conditions across southern Australia tighten near-term supply amid ongoing export demand…Read More

Liz Wells, May 17, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Traded volume lifts in south

ALONGSIDE rapid progress in the sowing of eastern Australia’s winter crop, volume traded has picked up in the southern market, mostly from trading companies selling warehoused stock…Read More

Liz Wells, May 13, 2024

First Sheep Genetics podcasts hit the airways

MEAT & Livestock Australia has launched its new Sheep Genetics podcast to help producers make the best use of the genetic tools available…Read More

Sheep Central, May 6, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Cereals rally as northern plant kicks in

DEMAND from exporters lifted values for wheat and barley in the New South Wales and Queensland markets last week…Read More

Liz Wells, May 6, 2024

Processing

Quarterly national lamb slaughter highest on record – ABS

AUSTRALIA has recorded its highest quarterly lamb slaughter on record from January to March this year of almost 7 million head…Read More

Sheep Central, May 17, 2024

Women’s shearing workshop overwhelmed by interest

WORLD record shearer Catherine Mullooly has helped fill a two-day shearing workshop in Victoria within 24 hours, highlighting the growing role of women on the handpiece in Australian wool sheds…Read More

Sheep Central, May 10, 2024

Trailblazing Aussie shearer Jeanine sets first Merino ewe record

NEW South Wales’ Jeanine Kimm has battled cold temperatures to be the first Australian woman to set an official world shearing record and the first female to do it with Merino sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, May 6, 2024

Italian wool industry bankrolls global standards initiative

LEADING Italian wool processors and brands have offered to fund the creation of global traceability and sustainability standards for the natural fibre and increased advocacy in the European Union…Read More

Terry Sim, May 3, 2024

Trade

Animal Justice Party solid behind deal claim, Watt in denial

ANIMAL Justice Party leader Louise Pfeiffer is standing behind an AJP claim that it delivered the ‘knockout blow’ to the live sheep trade via a preference deal with the Albanese Government, as Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt continues to deny any deals were done…Read More

Terry Sim, May 17, 2024

Farmer leaders walk out on Watt over 2028 sheep trade phaseout

AUSTRALIAN farmer, live export and sheep sector leaders walked out on Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt at the CropLife agricultural industry budget breakfast in Canberra this morning in protest at the Albanese Government’s proposed phaseout of the live sheep trade by 2028…Read More

Sheep Central, May 15, 2024

Confirmation of AJP preference deal done on live sheep exports

THE Animal Justice Party has confirmed it did a preference deal with the Albanese Government to secure its policy to phase out live sheep exports by sea, just months after Agriculture Minister Murray Watt claimed at Senate Estimates he had no knowledge of such deals…Read More

Terry Sim, May 13, 2024

Australian agriculture plans live sheep export fight back

USE of the Australian Farmers’ Fighting Fund, a political campaign and legal challenges were being considered to defeat the Albanese Government’s proposed live sheep export phaseout by 2028, Sheep Central..Read More

Terry Sim, May 13, 2024

Property

Charleville’s Raceview Station sold for $21 million

THIS week’s property review includes this wrap up of recently completed sales and some interesting recent listings across the country…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, May 17, 2024

Weekly property review: Financial issues that impact buying decisions

In this week’s property review, Rabobank’s Brad James talks about a range of financial issues that can impact rural property buying decisions…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, May 10, 2024

Western Australia’s Walt Portfolio on sale for around $50 million

AROUND $50 million is anticipated for a portfolio of cropping and grazing farms in a sought-after, high rainfall region in Western Australia…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, May 10, 2024

New England finishing factory makes $30m-plus

THIS week’s property review includes this wrap up of recently completed sales and some interesting recent listings across the country…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, May 3, 2024

AgCarbon Central

More productive livestock, not eating less red meat, is way to lower emissions

WHILE many headlines push the message that pushing consumers to eat less red meat is an effective way to reduce global emissions, a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Report suggests improving livestock productivity is a far more power lever to pull…Read More

James Nason, May 20, 2024

No emissions target coming to agriculture, Beef 2024 told

THE Federal Government says it will not make a specific emissions target for agriculture in its pursuit of net zero emissions by 2050…Read More

Sheep Central, May 13, 2024

Financial institutions are driving red meat sustainability demands

THE main drivers for reporting of sustainability credentials in Australian red meat value chains are not consumers but banks and Government, which are under pressure to implement their own sustainability reporting requirements, according to a newly published study…Read More

James Nason, May 6, 2024

Paraway Pastoral to hold ‘Net Zero: Better for Business’ field day

ONE of Australia’s largest sheep producers Paraway Pastoral will hold a free ‘Net Zero: Better for Business’ field day at its Victorian Wimmera property Barton Station next month…Read More

Sheep Central, April 26, 2024

Beef Central

Administrator sale of Kimberley Meat Co another sad chapter in northern processing attempts

The fire-sale of assets surrounding the Kimberley Meat Co beef processing plant near Broome in WA’s remote northwest marks another sad chapter in the history of Northern Australian meat processing...Read More

Elders reports $14.4 profit after tax in HY24 results

Australian agribusiness Elders today released its half year results for the six months to 31 March 2024, which includes $38.4 million underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) and an announcement..Read More

NACN Biosecurity Brief – Protecting Australia from the Top

The Northern Australian Coordination Network (NACN) is an initiative that brings together the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments with key industry partners, to further develop our capabilities..Read More

Brian Pastures Research Facility 2024 Field Day

A major field day to be held at Brian Pastures Research Facility on Wednesday, 29 May will showcase a number of research projects currently being undertaken on site. ..Read More

Grain Central

Sowing nears finish as need for rain becomes urgent

Planting of Australia’s canola, wheat and barley crops is racing towards an early finish, as hopes build for widespread rain by early June, and at the outer limit of the..Read More

NSW rice harvest winds down after mixed season

The Riverina rice harvest is nearly over and forecast to yield 600,000t from an above-average season, in contrast to a challenging one in the much smaller Northern Rivers region. ..Read More

Elders HY24 earnings at $38.4M down 54pc from HY23

Elders today released its results for the six months to March 31, which include underlying earnings before interest and tax of $38.4M, down from $82.8M in HY23...Read More

Indonesia’s PKT in talks to buy Incitec Pivot Fertilisers

Incitec Pivot is in advanced negotiations with Indonesian PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur for the potential sale of its fertiliser business...Read More

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