Chris Howie’s market wrap: First sucker lambs hit saleyards

TRADE enquiry for the first new season’s lambs has been very good with first-draft suckers at the Forbes’ saleyards making $9.50-$10/kg, plus clean fresh skins worth $10-$12. ..Read More

Chris Howie, August 2, 2021

AWI funding boost for flystrike vaccine research

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has approved an extra $650,000 in funding for a collaborative project with CSIRO to fast-track further investigations into the development of a flystrike vaccine. ..Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 2021

The cost of Australia’s pests was $390 billion in past 60 years

DELIBERATELY or accidentally introduced invasive species have cost the Australian economy almost $390 billion in the last 60 years, a new analysis has revealed…Read More

Sheep Central, August 1, 2021

Dogs vs drones: unlocking the benefits of AI mustering

Drones are being put to the test against working dogs to muster sheep as part of new UNSW Canberra and Charles Sturt University research…Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 2021

Larger online sheep and lamb listings meet strong demand

AUCTIONSPLUS sheep and lamb listings increased for the second consecutive week, up four percent from last week to 57,578 head…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2021

Online wool sales top at 2500c/kg for 14.6 micron bale despite recess

WHILE the annual recess for physical selling centres continued this week, the AuctionsPlus offer board remained active…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2021

RSPCA Australia calls for sheep exporter’s suspension

RSPCA Australia has called on the Australian Government to strip the export licence from live sheep exporter Livestock Shipping Services, claiming it has breached live export regulations 44 times…Read More

Sheep Central, July 30, 2021


Seasonal climate outlook August-October 2021
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English shearer sets new nine-hour lamb record of 872
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What readers are saying

Three-day Wool Connect conference planned for September

This is the sort of event AWI or an educational institution such as RIST should be initiating. Australia, asleep at the wheel yet again. And we wonder why Australia no....

Peter Small
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Merino wethers gain weight in industrial hemp feed trial

They got the munchies and put on weight. No big surprise there.....

Glenn Nix
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NSW Farmers welcomes crackdown on biosecurity breaches

Sounds great, but just try to get someone to take action against those who breach property biosecurity. I have sent details about a livestock/property biosecurity issue to police, Federal....

Geoff Purcell
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Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes

Hear hear Dirk, a monumental amount of valuable time wasted on what should have been a very simple and straightforward decision. It beggars belief that such a simple process....

Jonathan Lillie
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News

The cost of Australia’s pests was $390 billion in past 60 years

DELIBERATELY or accidentally introduced invasive species have cost the Australian economy almost $390 billion in the last 60 years, a new analysis has revealed…Read More

Sheep Central, August 1, 2021

Dogs vs drones: unlocking the benefits of AI mustering

Drones are being put to the test against working dogs to muster sheep as part of new UNSW Canberra and Charles Sturt University research…Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 2021

RSPCA Australia calls for sheep exporter’s suspension

RSPCA Australia has called on the Australian Government to strip the export licence from live sheep exporter Livestock Shipping Services, claiming it has breached live export regulations 44 times…Read More

Sheep Central, July 30, 2021

ESCAS complaint filed over sheep treatment in Jordan facility

AUSTRALIAN sheep have been withdrawn from a Jordanian slaughter facility after non-compliant handling was reported to exporter Livestock Shipping Services during the Eid festival by animal rights body Animals Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, July 30, 2021

Markets

Chris Howie’s market wrap: First sucker lambs hit saleyards

TRADE enquiry for the first new season’s lambs has been very good with first-draft suckers at the Forbes’ saleyards making $9.50-$10/kg, plus clean fresh skins worth $10-$12. ..Read More

Chris Howie, August 2, 2021

Larger online sheep and lamb listings meet strong demand

AUCTIONSPLUS sheep and lamb listings increased for the second consecutive week, up four percent from last week to 57,578 head…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2021

Online wool sales top at 2500c/kg for 14.6 micron bale despite recess

WHILE the annual recess for physical selling centres continued this week, the AuctionsPlus offer board remained active…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2021

Sheep and lamb prices and clearances lift on AuctionsPlus

PRICES and clearances improved across most sheep and lamb categories on the AuctionsPlus platform last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 26, 2021

Lamb Production

Victorian farmer disqualified from owning sheep

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has been disqualified from owning sheep for ten years after he pleaded guilty to three charges of animal cruelty…Read More

Sheep Central, July 23, 2021

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

AWI WoolPoll supplementary levy rate of 2.5pc is ‘unnecessary’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s inclusion of 2.5 percent as the supplementary rate in the coming WoolPoll levy ballot has been branded as unnecessary and unjustified…Read More

Terry Sim, July 16, 2021

No turning back from Nudies to wool for the Mitchells

IF Merino wool prices doubled Glenthompson sheep producers Russell and Fiona Mitchell would not turn back from their flock’s progression away from Merinos, to composites and now to Nudie shedding sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, July 14, 2021

Wool Production

AWI funding boost for flystrike vaccine research

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has approved an extra $650,000 in funding for a collaborative project with CSIRO to fast-track further investigations into the development of a flystrike vaccine. ..Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

Wool growers kick back against AWI’s 2pc levy campaign

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been condemned for recommending growers support a 2 percent levy in the 2021 WoolPoll ballot, without releasing budgetary, wool price and production projections to support its position…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

Processing

Early results in on Gundagai’s world-first lamb IMF grid

A LAMB producer has achieved a 43c/kg carcase weight premium for a high intramuscular fat consignment in the first results from the Gundagai Meat Processors world-first IMF grid offering…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Kilcoy Global Foods buys VIC lamb and beef processor Hardwicks

QUEENSLAND grain-fed beef export processor Kilcoy Global Foods has finalised its purchase of Victorian beef and lamb processor Hardwicks Meats and informed of the change of ownership this morning…Read More

Jon Condon, July 2, 2021

Red Meat R&D: Frenched lamb – no knives, no water

AUSTRALIAN consumers love a classic rack of lamb, especially one that has been beautifully frenched. But frenching cutlets is a resource-intensive task and processors are keen to find an easier way…Read More

Sheep Central, May 27, 2021

Sheep Producers Australia seeks wider lamb IMF grading uptake

SHEEP Producers Australia has come out in support of wider uptake of intramuscular fat measurement by lamb processors and the inclusion of the trait in Aus-meat language…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

Trade

Nation’s largest wool handler AWH plans Hamilton store

AUSTRALIA’S largest warehouse provider, AWH, plans to have a new wool store in operation in the Victorian city of Hamilton by early next year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes

LEADING animal welfare bodies have welcomed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration that distinguish wool from sheep treated with liquid nitrogen or freeze branding from ‘non-mulesed’ lines…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Freeze branding loses ‘non-mulesed’ status on wool declaration

AUSTRALIA’S wool exporters and brokers have supported a revised National Wool Declaration that does not define wool from sheep that have undergone the freeze-branded process as non-mulesed…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

Property

Movement at the station: Recent property listings

A PROPERTY with rarely seen scale in the New South Wales’ Central Tablelands region has returned to the market via expressions of interest with Ray White Emms Mooney…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, July 30, 2021

Historic Minjah property sale underway to MH Premium Farms

Historic south-west Victorian property Minjah is in the process of being sold to the NSW-based company MH Premiums Farms for about $36 million…Read More

Terry Sim, February 17, 2021

Lamb and beef operations choose high rainfall zone to finish stock

SHEEP and beef producers seeking reliable land for livestock finishing are buying into the higher rainfall areas of Victoria, including former dairy regions, according to Elders rural real estate specialist at Camperdown Rob Rickard…Read More

Terry Sim, February 15, 2021

Local farmer syndicate pays $80m for Victoria’s Banongill station

AGRICULTURAL fund manager, Laguna Bay has agreed to sell its flagship Victorian Western District cropping and livestock holding, Banongill Station, for about $80 million to a consortium of local farming families…Read More

Sheep Central, October 27, 2020

Beef Central

The price of pests: Australia’s $390 billion invasive species bill over past 60 years

In the last 60 years alone, deliberately or accidentally introduced invasive species have cost the Australian economy $390 billion, a new analysis has revealed, with that number likely to rise..Read More

COVID forces Ekka’s cancellation, for second year

Due to the extension of the current South East Queensland lockdown and worsening local COVID- 19 outbreak, the 2021 Royal Queensland Show has been cancelled in the best interests of..Read More

Dog deaths linked to contaminated horse meat

A recent spate of dog deaths in Victoria has been traced to a consignment of horses transported from the Northern Territory to be processed for pet meat, according to Primesafe..Read More

Definitions of Meat inquiry submission deadline extended, producers urged to speak up

The deadline for the Senate Enquiry into Definitions of Meat and other Animal products has been extended to the 13th of August providing a great opportunity for all cattle producers..Read More

Grain Central

Bayer to drop Roundup from US lawn and garden market

Bayer has announced it will replace glyphosate-based products in the US residential lawn and garden market with alternative formulations in 2023 as part of a five-point plan to contain its..Read More

NSW farmers can now apply for mouse bait rebates

Farmers in New South Wales can now apply for mouse bait rebates of up to $10,000 per farm business through the Rural Assistance Authority website...Read More

Recruitment: Five ways to build loyalty, not turnover

An engaged employee who feels there’s room to flourish and who is listened to and rewarded accordingly will add considerably to any agribusiness’s bottom line...Read More

Grain Central’s July 2021 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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