‘There’s More to Meat’ campaign highlights processors’ role in regional communities

AMPC today launches a new national campaign, ‘More to Meat’, highlighting the important role red meat processors play in regional communities, the national meat supply chain, and the industry’s significant contribution to the national economy…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 2022

Kikuyu pastures kicking goals across Australia

THE success of well-managed perennial kikuyu pastures in helping livestock producers to resolve production and environmental problems has led to the growth of a Western Australian-based business as a leading supplier of kikuyu seed and management know-how across Australia…Read More

Guest Author, August 8, 2022

Tasmanian clip wins latest Elders supreme award at Sheepvention

A WOOL-GROWING family soon to celebrate 200 years on the same property in central Tasmania has won their first Elders Southern Supreme Clip award, taking out the 2021/22 award from a top field of grower clients…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

Merino rams make $26,000 and Corriedales $5500 at Hamilton

MERINO rams sold to a top of $26,000 and Corriedales to $5500 at the annual Sheepvention ram sale this week…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

Howie advises sheep and lamb producers to look forward

WITH only a few weeks left before feed and sun regularly match up, now is the time to look at taking an opportunity position on trading lambs or buying in your breeders, Stockco business development manager Chris Howie is advising in his regular livestock market wrap…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

Pawsome opportunities to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

AUSTRALIA’S biosecurity detector dog program is hoping to get a big boost with the training and hiring of about 30 extra handlers…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

New taskforce to run exotic disease readiness exercises

AUSTRALIA’S peak farmer body has supported a new taskforce to assess the nation’s exotic disease preparedness, while calling for long-term biosecurity funding and the screening of all inbound passengers from high-risk areas such as Indonesia…Read More

Sheep Central, August 4, 2022

Funding to train 100 new shearing industry workers

A $175,000 State Government grant to boost specialist shearing industry training and grow the worker pool was announced at Hamilton Sheepvention Rural Expo…Read More

Sheep Central, August 4, 2022



Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

29.00
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6900
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

08 Aug 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $12.00
Australian Agricultural Co $1.90
Graincorp $7.67
Ridley $1.67
Woolworths $38.41
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

7.83
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1388
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

08 Aug 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $12.00
Australian Agricultural Co $1.90
Graincorp $7.67
Ridley $1.67
Woolworths $38.41
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

What readers are saying

Wool wedding suits lead to Geelong mill purchase

About bloody time I say. This made my day. We need so much more of this attitude. Australia has the skill, the quality products and ability. We just need....

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Funding to train 100 new shearing industry workers

Well done, but with limited placements they need to offer these to people that are more than likely to stay in the industry, rather than to the high achievers....

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MEQ Probe unlocks $300,000 in IMF premiums at Gundagai

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News

Tasmanian clip wins latest Elders supreme award at Sheepvention

A WOOL-GROWING family soon to celebrate 200 years on the same property in central Tasmania has won their first Elders Southern Supreme Clip award, taking out the 2021/22 award from a top field of grower clients…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

Merino rams make $26,000 and Corriedales $5500 at Hamilton

MERINO rams sold to a top of $26,000 and Corriedales to $5500 at the annual Sheepvention ram sale this week…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

Howie advises sheep and lamb producers to look forward

WITH only a few weeks left before feed and sun regularly match up, now is the time to look at taking an opportunity position on trading lambs or buying in your breeders, Stockco business development manager Chris Howie is advising in his regular livestock market wrap…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

Pawsome opportunities to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

AUSTRALIA’S biosecurity detector dog program is hoping to get a big boost with the training and hiring of about 30 extra handlers…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2022

Markets

Online offerings drop 27pc, with Merino and first cross prices down

Numbers eased last week through AuctionsPlus commercial sheep and lamb sales, with the 50,058 head offered down 27pc on the previous week. Results were mixed, with Merino and first cross categories back on the previous week, while other categories strengthened…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2022

Livestock prices tipped to fall as herd, flock rebuilds slow

AUSTRALIA’S official government commodity forecaster is expecting livestock prices to fall over the next financial year, as the pace of herd and flock rebuilds fuelled by successive above-average rainfall years begins to slow…Read More

James Nason, June 7, 2022

Chris Howie on chops, ewes, lambs and AUS-MEAT

KING Island chops, online sheep selling issues, buying opportunities, lamb price predictions, AUS-MEAT’s dispute settlement role and advice for job seekers all get an airing in Chris Howie’s latest market wrap…Read More

Guest Author, April 7, 2022

Only shedding lambs survive price dive on AuctionsPlus

LAMB prices generally fell on AuctionsPlus last week as the number of commercial sheep and lambs on the online platform increased 17 percent to 121,947 head…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Lamb Production

On-animal sensors show potential for detecting wild dog attacks on sheep

A three-year project has highlighted the potential of on-animal sensors for detecting predation by wild dogs…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

Triple bottom line benefits from exclusion fencing for northern NSW community

Some of the finest wool growing country in the nation will soon benefit from protection from wild dog predation once the Moona-Winterbourne exclusion fence in the Walcha region of northern NSW is completed…Read More

Sheep Central, June 13, 2022

MLA genetics forum to focus on sustainability

BREEDING animals for climate change will be among the themes covered by the 2022 Meat & Livestock Australia Livestock Genetics Forum in Adelaide next month…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Wool and beef outperform lamb in benchmark analysis

AUSTRALIA’S leading prime lamb producers generated historically high profits on the back of higher prices and a better season in 2020/21…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Wool Production

Can real Mexicans help fill the shearer shortage?

WITH a shortage of shearers struggling to keep up with the revival of the Queensland wool industry, a new proposal is looking to real Mexicans — not just workers from the south — to help fill the labour deficit…Read More

Eric Barker, July 8, 2022

Ask for Data Quality Scores before buying rams this selling season

DATA underpins good genetic evaluation, or in other words, the better the data a breeder has when breeding or buying rams, the better informed their decisions will be…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

On-animal sensors show potential for detecting wild dog attacks on sheep

A three-year project has highlighted the potential of on-animal sensors for detecting predation by wild dogs…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

Triple bottom line benefits from exclusion fencing for northern NSW community

Some of the finest wool growing country in the nation will soon benefit from protection from wild dog predation once the Moona-Winterbourne exclusion fence in the Walcha region of northern NSW is completed…Read More

Sheep Central, June 13, 2022

Processing

‘There’s More to Meat’ campaign highlights processors’ role in regional communities

AMPC today launches a new national campaign, ‘More to Meat’, highlighting the important role red meat processors play in regional communities, the national meat supply chain, and the industry’s significant contribution to the national economy…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 2022

New technologies emerging to measure carcase quality traits

OBJECTIVE carcase quality measurement technology is being used and tested by 25 red meat processing facilities across Australia in partnership with MLA, to drive adoption…Read More

Sheep Central, July 25, 2022

Fletcher’s meat back on rail after horror month for logistics

A MAJOR sheep meat abattoir in central New South Wales has its products back on the rail after a horror month of landslips and derailments caused by widespread flooding…Read More

Eric Barker, July 22, 2022

Real meat businesses are investing in plant protein

THE Australian plant-based protein sector is experiencing exponential growth, with a most unlikely industry sector — real meat processors — leading the way in pioneering investments…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 21, 2022

Trade

Australian wool exporters highlight market crisis

AUSTRALIA’S wool market could be hit hard in coming weeks by a growing cash flow, bale dumping and shipment crisis…Read More

Terry Sim, April 22, 2022

Sea freight rates are spiralling to record highs

MEAT processors are battling another round of spiralling sea freight shipment rates for chilled and frozen containers leaving Australia this year, further undermining margins. ..Read More

Jon Condon, April 5, 2022

Senators debate Australia’s relationship with China

AUSTRALIA’S handling of its relationship with China and the ensuing collateral damage to trade is again under scrutiny after the cancellation of a 10th Australian abattoir’s export license by Chinese authorities last week…Read More

James Nason, February 7, 2022

Lifting certified non-mulesed wool kgs is a way forward

SEASON-HIGH wool prices show lifting non-mulesed wool production is increasingly a good strategy to raise grower returns and demand for Australian wool worldwide, according to Schneider Australia’s southern region wool..Read More

Terry Sim, February 4, 2022

Property

Well developed New England aggregation makes $80m

A QUEENSLAND family with extensive grazing interests has secured Upton Farms on the New England for a figure believed to be around $80 million, making it among the largest grazing property transactions in New South Wales…Read More

Guest Author, April 14, 2022

Neighbour factor to drive farm property sales

Established farms buoyed by strong returns, low interest rates and the option to grow efficiency through scale, are expected to continue to drive the rural property market in 2022…Read More

Guest Author, February 24, 2022

Property: Farming scale on sale with Nicoletti’s Apache

ANOTHER large-scale offering from Western Australia’s John Nicoletti is up for sale to kick off action in the big end of the market for cropping and sheep grazing property…Read More

Liz Wells, January 17, 2022

Farran wool-growing legacy to continue after farm sale

WOOL grower Andrew Farran will continue his long-standing philanthropic contributions to agriculture and education, aided by the sale of the Edenhope district property Yiddinga…Read More

Terry Sim, November 15, 2021

AgCarbon Central

Minister launches app to help sheep producers to cut carbon

A NEW app to help sheep producers and their workers reduce their carbon footprint was launched at Hamilton’s Sheepvention Rural Expo by Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills and Higher..Read More

Terry Sim, August 1, 2022

Welcome to AgCarbon Central

Welcome to AgCarbon Central, Australian agriculture’s dedicated online gathering-point for news, analysis and opinion across the rapidly emerging carbon industry…Read More

Jon Condon and James Nason, July 27, 2022

Sheep sustainability report’s potential for market comparisons

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry released its first annual report on sustainability today and already producers are seeing the potential for documenting the sector’s progress in key areas…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2022

Federal Government launches carbon farming review

THE newly elected Albanese Government has taken the 10th anniversary of Australia’s carbon market to announce a review of some of the controversial methods used to generate credits…Read More

Eric Barker, July 1, 2022

Beef Central

Ekka show ring hears plenty of F-words + PICS

Numbers were down in the cattle section, with organisers and competitors offering some F-words to explain why...Read More

Horror shooting rocks Queensland cattle community

A 59-year-old is being held in police custody following yesterday morning’s horror shooting at the boundary of a remote property near Collinsville, which left three members of a cattle grazing..Read More

New taskforce to enhance Australia’s biosecurity preparedness

The Federal Government has announced that a new Commonwealth taskforce will be established to ensure Australia is fully prepared to respond swiftly to growing biosecurity threats...Read More

Recruitment: Three tips to building positive workplace culture

Workplace culture is often seen as an issue primarily relevant to large corporate companies. However, a positive culture can be beneficial for any kind of organisation, right down to the..Read More

Grain Central

Moree SAP taking shape, listings test interest

The listing of two industrial lots in the proposed Moree Special Activation Precinct is set to test interest in the project which has been touted as a major new grains..Read More

Westchester relists reduced Riverina offering

Westchester Group has relisted a 6,753ha section of Riverina irrigated cropping property Cobran Station for sale...Read More

Kimberley gin gets closer with lease signing

A site for the proposed Kimberley Cotton Company gin has been leased at Kununurra, with operations expected to commence in 2025...Read More

Elimatta sells at auction, sets new Walgett record

Northern NSW dryland cropping property Elimatta has set a new price record for the Walgett district by selling for $10.1 million at auction. ..Read More

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