Recruitment: Four behaviours that define effective leadership

GLOBAL management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. The survey found that just four kinds of behaviour accounted for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness. What are they?..Read More

Sheep Central, September 19, 2019

Sheep pain relief petition gets 200,000-plus signatures

PROPOSED New South Wales legislation mandating pain relief for sheep surgical procedures and the phasing out of mulesing will be supported by an international petition with more than 200,000 signatories this week…Read More

Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Processors facing water supply issues as drought deepens

SEVERAL regional meat processing operations could soon be facing water supply challenges if there is no reprieve to the severe drought conditions gripping eastern and northern Australia…Read More

James Nason and Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Sustainability focus for 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship winners

DROUGHT has prompted New South Wales Merino stud breeder Tom Hooke to look for ways to build more resilience into pastoral sheep production systems…Read More

Sheep Central, September 18, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 September 2019

COLD fronts and surface troughs generated moderate rainfall in south-eastern Australia, while a cold front produced moderate falls in southern, coastal New South Wales, and snow in Canberra at the end of the week…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 18, 2019

Live export value to WA sheep industry highlighted in report

LIVE sheep exports generate about $100 million a year for Australia’s producers, underpinned by about 30 percent of Western Australia’s flock turn-off going into the trade in the past five years, a recent analysis has found…Read More

Sheep Central, September 18, 2019

AuctionsPlus online wool sales bounce back

ONLINE wool sales lifted last week as the physical auction market rebounded with its largest weekly rise ever…Read More

Sheep Central, September 18, 2019


English shearer to aim for a record in memory of his Grace
Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, September 16, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

20 Sep 2019 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $6.67
Australian Agricultural Co $0.99
Graincorp $8.12
Ruralco $4.40
Ridley $1.02
Woolworths $36.83
Wellard $0.05
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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812
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EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

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1535
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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-2.99
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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880
Source: MLA

What readers are saying

Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

We appear to be spectacularly poorly-served in recent years by wool industry leaders. One blunder follows another.,.. The mulseing issue won't go away, and when industry leaders pull their heads....

Donald Cameron
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Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

Deane, to move from a fairly heavy-skinned Riverina bloodline of 7-8 kg/hd, 19-20 micron and a 12 month shearing to plain-bodied sheep and not mulesing all lambs, took us....

Graham Strong
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Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

It’s Deane, actually. The link reflects an antiquated approach to plainness in sheep. Attack the wrinkles with a vengence with breeding. If you lose a smidgen of clean fleece weight,....

Deane Goode
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Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

I agree the definition should not be changed to include non-invasive methods of skin reduction. The industry needs to embrace change and do all it can to recognise the....

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News

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define effective leadership

GLOBAL management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. The survey found that just four kinds of behaviour accounted for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness. What are they?..Read More

Sheep Central, September 19, 2019

Sheep pain relief petition gets 200,000-plus signatures

PROPOSED New South Wales legislation mandating pain relief for sheep surgical procedures and the phasing out of mulesing will be supported by an international petition with more than 200,000 signatories this week…Read More

Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Processors facing water supply issues as drought deepens

SEVERAL regional meat processing operations could soon be facing water supply challenges if there is no reprieve to the severe drought conditions gripping eastern and northern Australia…Read More

James Nason and Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Sustainability focus for 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship winners

DROUGHT has prompted New South Wales Merino stud breeder Tom Hooke to look for ways to build more resilience into pastoral sheep production systems…Read More

Sheep Central, September 18, 2019

Markets

Sheep meat processors bid on reduced AuctionsPlus offering

SHEEP meat processors were active again on mainly light lambs and mutton sheep in a reduced online offering last week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

Australian wool market records biggest weekly gain

AUSTRALIA’S wool market has staged a record turnaround following improvements in Chinese bank sector liquidity and reports of high American clothing retail demand and increased clothing imports from China to avoid tariff increases…Read More

Sheep Central, September 13, 2019

Wool volatility prompts measured forward market response

THE unprecedented volatility of Australia’s wool market over the last month has put strain right across the pipeline…Read More

Terry Sim, September 13, 2019

Wool market builds on last week’s lift in demand

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market has rebounded early this week after positive signs of recovery on the AuctionPlus’ online wool marketing platform late last week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 11, 2019

Lamb Production

Sheep pain relief petition gets 200,000-plus signatures

PROPOSED New South Wales legislation mandating pain relief for sheep surgical procedures and the phasing out of mulesing will be supported by an international petition with more than 200,000 signatories this week…Read More

Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

OPPOSITION is mounting this week to a proposed change “by stealth” of the definition of sheep mulesing in Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, September 16, 2019

Sheep carcase trait accuracy to benefit from new DNA test

SHEEP carcase and eating quality trait breeding value accuracies are expected to be the biggest benefactors of a new multi-trait DNA test now available to Australian sheep producers…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

MLA videos to help sheep producers use breeding values

MEAT & Livestock Australia has released a series of timely tips and tools for wool, sheep meat and commercial beef producers looking to buy high-performing sires to improve productivity in their flock or herd…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

Wool Production

Sheep pain relief petition gets 200,000-plus signatures

PROPOSED New South Wales legislation mandating pain relief for sheep surgical procedures and the phasing out of mulesing will be supported by an international petition with more than 200,000 signatories this week…Read More

Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

OPPOSITION is mounting this week to a proposed change “by stealth” of the definition of sheep mulesing in Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, September 16, 2019

Sheep carcase trait accuracy to benefit from new DNA test

SHEEP carcase and eating quality trait breeding value accuracies are expected to be the biggest benefactors of a new multi-trait DNA test now available to Australian sheep producers…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

WA Merino breeders reminded to use Yardstick

WESTERN Australian Merino sheep producers have been reminded to access the latest objective measurement information captured by the Yardstick sire evaluation project…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

Processing

Processors facing water supply issues as drought deepens

SEVERAL regional meat processing operations could soon be facing water supply challenges if there is no reprieve to the severe drought conditions gripping eastern and northern Australia…Read More

James Nason and Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

English shearer to aim for a record in memory of his Grace

ENGLISH shearer Stu Connor is mounting possibly the bravest of world record challenges as he hunts-down a record of 867 lambs in nine hours next Saturday…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, September 16, 2019

NZ shearer sets new crossbred lamb shearing record

NEW Zealand shearer Aiden Copp on Saturday became the latest shearer to set world records on both sides of the Tasman Sea with a new record for Merino crossbred lambs achieved in a Riverina shed…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, August 19, 2019

Meat processors condemn illegal abattoir operation

The operators of an alleged illegal slaughterhouse outside Melbourne should face the harshest available penalties, the Australian Meat Industry Council says…Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 2019

Trade

Processors facing water supply issues as drought deepens

SEVERAL regional meat processing operations could soon be facing water supply challenges if there is no reprieve to the severe drought conditions gripping eastern and northern Australia…Read More

James Nason and Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Live sheep importer looks to South Africa as WA trade resumes

LIVE sheep shipments to the Middle East from Western Australia will resume this month after an extended trade moratorium amid increased concerns exporters are looking elsewhere for supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, September 13, 2019

Wool bodies silent on Swiss plan to label mulesed sheep garments

NEITHER Australia’s major wool industry bodies nor the Federal Government had planned to notify the nation’s grass roots growers of a Swiss proposal to label garments made from wool harvested..Read More

Terry Sim, September 11, 2019

Pressure to re-open live sheep export whistleblower inquiry

AUSTRALIA’S Department of Agriculture is under pressure to re-open an investigation into the payment of a Pakistani live export ship worker to film sheep suffering on a live export vessel…Read More

James Nason, September 11, 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: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Global management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. The survey found that just four kinds of behaviour..Read More

Kay’s Cuts: What will new EU and Japan trade deals mean for US beef?

The recently signed US-EU grainfed beef quota deal is unlikely to lead to a surge of US beef shipped to the EU, US columnist Steve Kay writes, but the yet-to-take-effect..Read More

NAPCo board appoints new chief executive

Experienced agribusiness manager and company director Richard Brimblecombe has been appointed the new chief executive officer for the North Australian Pastoral Co.  ..Read More

MLA members’ final opportunity to secure full voting entitlements

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) members are being reminded to return their Levies Notice online by 23 September 2019 to ensure they secure their full voting entitlements ahead of MLA’s Annual General..Read More

Grain Central

Nuffield Scholarships for 2020 announced

Twenty-two of Australia’s leading primary producers focused on a more innovative, resilient and sustainable agricultural sector have been awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarships for 2020...Read More

WA harvest estimates drop below average

Continuing warm dry conditions in the northern half of WA's cropping zone and recent frost events in the southern half make it unlikely WA winter crop production will exceed 12.5..Read More

Drought, feedgrain demand factor into mixed commodity outlook: ABARES

The world wheat price is forecast to average 6 per cent lower in 2019–20 at US$218 per tonne while world wheat production is forecast to reach a record 766 million..Read More

Recruitment: What type of employee are you?

Poor performance at work can impact your career progression and may lead to unhappiness in the workplace and lower remuneration. What are employers looking for in an employee?..Read More

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