Don’t push it on new lamb definition + VIDEO

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers are being advised to treat the new lamb definition as breathing space for lambs breaking permanent teeth just before or during transit to saleyards or processors…Read More

Terry Sim, June 14, 2019

Australian wool growers hold stocks as auction prices slide

AUSTRALIAN wool growers passed in more than 20 percent of bales offered nationally this week as major Chinese buyers stood out of the market…Read More

Sheep Central, June 14, 2019

DEXA plus robotics cost payback in three years on lamb

MEAT processor JBS Australia paid back its lamb chain investment in DEXA carcase measurement and robotics technology at its Bordertown plant in three years, the Hereford Australia’s Breed Forum was told yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, June 13, 2019

Vegie burgers and sustainability are natural meat opportunities

AUSTRALIA’S red meat sector should not over-react to animal activism or veganism, but nor should it underestimate the advent of alternative proteins or the importance of sustainability, the first Herefords Australia Beef Forum was told at Hamilton yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, June 13, 2019

ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

The ACCC has raised concerns about Landmark’s proposed acquisition of Ruralco, asking for stakeholder comment on the competition impact a merged national agency business might have on the agriculture sector…Read More

Sheep Central, June 13, 2019

Recruitment: Where is the gender balance up to in Australian ag?

Latest listings on Jobs Central: Trainee Manager – Smithfield Cattle Co Plant/Infrastructure Maintenance, Couple – ValeraVale Livestock Health Supervisor – Mort & Co Livestock Movement Supervisor – Mort & Co..Read More

Jon Condon, June 14, 2019

Ag to explore the potential of virtual and augmented reality technology

From the mining sector to the military, augmented and virtual reality, known as mixed reality, is being used in a range of settings that have the potential to be applied to Australian agriculture from on-farm, through processing and in retail…Read More

Sheep Central, June 13, 2019



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
Today
0.6915
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

16 Jun 2019 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $5.93
Australian Agricultural Co $1.09
Graincorp $8.15
Ruralco $4.17
Ridley $1.26
Woolworths $32.29
Wellard $0.02
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Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

845
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1947
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-9
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

680
Source: MLA

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Brisbane butcher shop targeted in ‘meat is murder’ protest

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News

Don’t push it on new lamb definition + VIDEO

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers are being advised to treat the new lamb definition as breathing space for lambs breaking permanent teeth just before or during transit to saleyards or processors…Read More

Terry Sim, June 14, 2019

Australian wool growers hold stocks as auction prices slide

AUSTRALIAN wool growers passed in more than 20 percent of bales offered nationally this week as major Chinese buyers stood out of the market…Read More

Sheep Central, June 14, 2019

DEXA plus robotics cost payback in three years on lamb

MEAT processor JBS Australia paid back its lamb chain investment in DEXA carcase measurement and robotics technology at its Bordertown plant in three years, the Hereford Australia’s Breed Forum was told yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, June 13, 2019

Vegie burgers and sustainability are natural meat opportunities

AUSTRALIA’S red meat sector should not over-react to animal activism or veganism, but nor should it underestimate the advent of alternative proteins or the importance of sustainability, the first Herefords Australia Beef Forum was told at Hamilton yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, June 13, 2019

Markets

Lamb prices dip as supply lifts, and US demand and skin values falter

LAMB prices stepped back from record levels this week, as weather-disrupted supplies from Tasmania resumed, yardings at some major centres rose and export price resistance grew…Read More

Terry Sim, June 5, 2019

Chris Howie’s market wrap – May 2019

OVERALL the southern sheep and lamb job has been excellent, with prices breaking through previous thresholds in the last week of May, Chris Howie writes in his latest wrap up of sheep and cattle markets across southern Australia…Read More

Chris Howie, June 5, 2019

AuctionsPlus online wool sales steady as auction prices lift

AUCTIONSPLUS online wool sales were steady last week, as prices recovered on the physical auction market…Read More

Sheep Central, June 4, 2019

New South Wales’ Riverina region leads sheep and lamb buyback

NEW South Wales producers and processors continued to dominate sheep and lamb buying on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2019

Lamb Production

Matching stocking rate to pasture productivity is crucial

MORE than 25 percent of pasture productivity could be lost by not matching stocking rate to carrying capacity during dry times, according to grazing consultant Bart Davidson…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

WA sheep producers warned about early return to grazing

WESTERN Australian livestock producers have been urged to continue their supplementary feeding programs, despite widespread – yet variable – rainfall over the past week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

Smaller flock and strong demand to keep lamb and mutton prices up

FORECAST drops in sheep meat production and strong demand should keep lamb and mutton prices historically high throughout 2019, with potential “additional upside” if improved seasonal conditions improve, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, June 4, 2019

Sheep CRC and Neogen finalise DNA service delivery agreement

SHEEP DNA services delivery to the Australian industry will continue next month under a new arrangement finalised today…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2019

Wool Production

Matching stocking rate to pasture productivity is crucial

MORE than 25 percent of pasture productivity could be lost by not matching stocking rate to carrying capacity during dry times, according to grazing consultant Bart Davidson…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

WA sheep producers warned about early return to grazing

WESTERN Australian livestock producers have been urged to continue their supplementary feeding programs, despite widespread – yet variable – rainfall over the past week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

Sheep CRC and Neogen finalise DNA service delivery agreement

SHEEP DNA services delivery to the Australian industry will continue next month under a new arrangement finalised today…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2019

WoolProducers Australia names new Raising the Baa participants

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia has selected seven people from the industry to undertake its 2019 ‘Raising the Baa – Leadership in Agriculture’ program…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2019

Processing

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

Victoria and Tasmania lead AWEX National Wool Declaration uptake

ALMOST 70 percent of Australia’s wool growers are declaring the mulesing status of their wool and about 13pc of the national clip is coming from non-mulesed flocks…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Victorian saleyards and abattoirs exceeding 90pc EID tag read rates

VICTORIAN saleyards and abattoirs are continuing to scan electronic sheep and goat identifications at read rates of more than 90 percent, according to Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Trade

Livestock export industry conference heads to Townsville

In a time of change and re-calibration for the livestock export industry, around 400 delegates are expected to attend the sector’s national conference in Townsville in October…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

Wellard issues debt restructure update, Balazarini ceases director role

The Board of publicly listed livestock shipping company Wellard Limited has advised the ASX today it is considering options to restructure its balance sheet, including the possible sale of a vessel, after the end of a standstill period triggered increased debt repayment commitments…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2019

Lamb prices dip as supply lifts, and US demand and skin values falter

LAMB prices stepped back from record levels this week, as weather-disrupted supplies from Tasmania resumed, yardings at some major centres rose and export price resistance grew…Read More

Terry Sim, June 5, 2019

Chris Howie’s market wrap – May 2019

OVERALL the southern sheep and lamb job has been excellent, with prices breaking through previous thresholds in the last week of May, Chris Howie writes in his latest wrap up of sheep and cattle markets across southern Australia…Read More

Chris Howie, June 5, 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

Recruitment: Where is the gender balance up to in Australian ag?

More women than ever before are now choosing professions in the agricultural sphere, fulfilling roles which are highly technical, and developing and displaying extremely advanced skillsets. With this in.. Read More

DEXA payback contingent on automation, Hereford conference told

The financial payback to justify installation of DEXA equipment in meat processing plants was driven by opportunities in robotics and automation, rather than advances in meat yield, a Herefords.. Read More

Red meat industry needs to sharpen response to changing consumer preferences

MLA managing director Jason Strong told yesterday's Herefords Australia forum that the red meat sector should not over-react to animal activism or veganism or the advent of alternative proteins,.. Read More

ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

The ACCC has raised concerns about Landmark’s proposed acquisition of Ruralco, asking for stakeholder comment on the competition impact a merged national agency business might have on the agriculture.. Read More

Grain Central

Conservation farming stalwart’s pivotal part in Australia’s no-till story

One of the ‘founding fathers’ of no-till farming, Jeff Esdaile, continues to be a passionate advocate of the low disturbance, stubble retention farming system that has revolutionised Australian crop.. Read More

Riverina rice harvest wraps up with small crop, strong yields + VIDEO

Low water availability and high water prices have seen just 54,000 paddy tonnes of rice harvested in the Riverina this season, a fraction of the 2018 crop of 623,000.. Read More

ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

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