Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Murray Arnel joins Sheep Central and Beef Central reporting team

Beef Central and Sheep Central are very pleased to announce that respected and highly experienced cattle and sheep market commentator Murray Arnel is joining our editorial team from this week…Read More

Jon Condon and James Nason, May 22, 2019

Activists aside, how do Australians view farm animal welfare?

A STUDY of public attitudes about farm animal welfare suggests that, while a majority of the public think Australian farmers do a good job, consumer attitudes are shifting and Australian agriculture has work to do to ensure its commitment to high animal welfare standards is understood…Read More

James Nason, May 22, 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

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 May 2019

RAINFALL over the past week was recorded in southern Western Australia, the eastern half of the Top End and the Northern Territory’s south, far north and coastal South Australia, south-western and central Victoria, western and northern Tasmania, far north-eastern New South Wales and along the east coast and northern interior of Queensland…Read More

Sheep Central, May 23, 2019

Dry weather impacts Elders half-year profit and earnings

DROUGHT conditions across large parts of eastern Australia have impacted Elders’ half-year results announced today, with statutory net profit down $14 million from the same period last year to $27.4 million…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

AuctionsPlus wool buyers seek yield and strength

ONLINE wool buyers sought high-yielding and sound lines on AuctionsPlus last week as the physical auction market retracted further…Read More

Sheep Central, May 22, 2019



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
Today
0.6800
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ASX Market Index

23 May 2019 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $6.61
Australian Agricultural Co $1.17
Graincorp $7.91
Ruralco $4.42
Ridley $1.30
Woolworths $33.78
Wellard $0.04
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Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

818
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1947
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-1.3
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

680
Source: MLA

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News

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Murray Arnel joins Sheep Central and Beef Central reporting team

Beef Central and Sheep Central are very pleased to announce that respected and highly experienced cattle and sheep market commentator Murray Arnel is joining our editorial team from this week…Read More

Jon Condon and James Nason, May 22, 2019

Activists aside, how do Australians view farm animal welfare?

A STUDY of public attitudes about farm animal welfare suggests that, while a majority of the public think Australian farmers do a good job, consumer attitudes are shifting and Australian agriculture has work to do to ensure its commitment to high animal welfare standards is understood…Read More

James Nason, May 22, 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

Markets

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

AuctionsPlus wool buyers seek yield and strength

ONLINE wool buyers sought high-yielding and sound lines on AuctionsPlus last week as the physical auction market retracted further…Read More

Sheep Central, May 22, 2019

AuctionsPlus sheep and listings go higher as demand increases

MORE store sheep and lambs were offered on AuctionsPlus last week as confidence returned to sellers and buyers…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Lamb prices reach $300 mark months earlier as supplies tighten

LAMB prices surged in more saleyards this week, with demand pushing extra heavyweight rates up around the $300 mark nearly three months earlier than last year…Read More

Terry Sim, May 17, 2019

Lamb Production

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 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

Stock watering place leases up for tender in NSW’s Western Division

STOCK watering place leases are being offered in New South Wales’ western division for the first time in several years…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Wool Production

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 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

Stock watering place leases up for tender in NSW’s Western Division

STOCK watering place leases are being offered in New South Wales’ western division for the first time in several years…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Processing

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

New Zealand-born shearer sets eight hour Merino ewe record

NEW ZEALAND-BORN shearer Lou Brown has put in the quickest-ever day of Merino shearing to smash a world record which has withstood at least four other attempts since it was set 16 years ago…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, April 29, 2019

Trade

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

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 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

Property

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

Property: No ceiling in sight for climbing ag land prices

Agricultural land prices in Australia are set to continue to climb over the next two years with no peak in sight, according to a new report issued by Rabobank. This is driven in the most part, the report says, by projected continuing high demand for ag properties, which in most regions will continue to far outstrip supply…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2018

Beef Central

JBS in mood for growth in Certified Organic beef program +VIDEO

With certified organic livestock premiums soaring to 110c/kg in some categories recently, JBS is in an expansionary mood two and a half years after establishing its first beef program.. Read More

The other big Federal election winner: the democracy sausage

If Australian democracy has a flavour it must be sausage with onion and tomato sauce...Read More.. Read More

Activists aside, how does the general public view farm animal welfare?

A study of public attitudes about farm animal welfare suggests that, while a majority of the public think Australian farmers do a good job, consumer attitudes are shifting and.. Read More

Murray Arnel joins our reporting team

Beef Central and Sheep Central are very pleased to announce that respected and highly experienced cattle and sheep market commentator Murray Arnel is joining our editorial team from this.. Read More

Grain Central

Dalgrains position clarified amid counterparty caution

The financial position of Dalgrains has been clarified by Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants, with partner Adam Ward last week appointed as its liquidator...Read More.. Read More

Manildra explains wheat import position to growers

Manildra Group has issued a letter to Australian growers explaining how and why it will be including high-protein Canadian wheat in the feedstock for its Shoalhaven Starches plant...Read More

Eastern Australian drought costs Incitec Pivot $21m in FH19 results

Drought in eastern Australia has bitten into sales volumes for leading Australian fertiliser company Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), which has this week released its financial results for the half-year.. Read More

Dry weather impacts Elders half-year profit and earnings

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