Victorian sheep producers try out new Phone A Vet app

SHEEP producers in Victoria have access to a free mobile phone app that makes veterinarians more accessible, overcomes free advice issues and has obvious exotic disease notification and animal welfare benefits…Read More

Terry Sim, February 17, 2020

Rain in seasonal climate outlook March-May 2020

MANY areas of northern Australia are expected to see above average rainfall in March, but central and southern Queensland are more likely to see below average rainfall from March to May…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 17, 2020

Buyers compete strongly for fewer sheep and lambs online

AUSTRALIA’S online sheep and lamb offering declined again last week, but strong demand kept clearance rates high…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2020

Victoria’s rural women’s award finalists announced

VICTORIAN women with visions to create a working dog school, a food forest, a community toolkit and a learn-to-swim program are finalists in state’s section of the 2020 AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award to be announced in March…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2020

Drought recovery and blowfly strategies to feature at Trangie Merino day

DROUGHT recovery, improved flock reproduction, new blowfly chemical resistance strategies and sheep classing are on the agenda for the Macquarie Merino Lifetime Productivity project field day at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre next month…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2020

Forward wool marketing is an avenue for risk reduction

BUYERS and sellers in the forward wool market retreated to the sidelines as continued uncertainty in the auction room kept players conservative…Read More

Simon Hood, Southern Aurora Markets, February 17, 2020

Australia’s wool market battles with Covid-19 and global impacts

INDUSTRY concerns of a growing Australian wool stockpile and ongoing financing issues are being tempered by reports of Chinese mills coming back online amid the growing coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, February 14, 2020



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $8.15
Australian Agricultural Co $1.26
Graincorp $8.55
Ridley $0.99
Woolworths $43.27
Wellard $0.06
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News

Victorian sheep producers try out new Phone A Vet app

SHEEP producers in Victoria have access to a free mobile phone app that makes veterinarians more accessible, overcomes free advice issues and has obvious exotic disease notification and animal welfare benefits…Read More

Terry Sim, February 17, 2020

Rain in seasonal climate outlook March-May 2020

MANY areas of northern Australia are expected to see above average rainfall in March, but central and southern Queensland are more likely to see below average rainfall from March to May…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 17, 2020

Buyers compete strongly for fewer sheep and lambs online

AUSTRALIA’S online sheep and lamb offering declined again last week, but strong demand kept clearance rates high…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2020

Victoria’s rural women’s award finalists announced

VICTORIAN women with visions to create a working dog school, a food forest, a community toolkit and a learn-to-swim program are finalists in state’s section of the 2020 AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award to be announced in March…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2020

Markets

Fine Tasmanian wool and crossbreds hold market up

SPECIALITY fine wool from Tasmania and higher crossbred prices helped balance the general losses on the Australian auction market this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 14, 2020

Online wool buying improved with auction lift

ONLINE wool-buying activity rose marginally last week, as strong European and Chinese top maker demand boosted AWEX auction sales…Read More

Sheep Central, February 12, 2020

Recent rain lifts Dubbo centre’s lamb prices by up to $18

THE impact of recent rains was quickly felt at the first New South Wales sheep and lamb markets this week…Read More

Terry Sim, February 10, 2020

Rain keeps AuctionsPlus sheep and clearance high

WIDESPREAD rain and encouraging forecasts is maintaining sheep and lamb clearance rates on Australia’s online saleyard, AuctionsPlus…Read More

Sheep Central, February 10, 2020

Lamb Production

Anthrax hits sheep flock in NSW Central Tablelands

NEW South Wales livestock producers are again being urged to vaccinate their stock against anthrax after a case was confirmed in a sheep flock on a property with no previous record of the disease…Read More

Sheep Central, February 13, 2020

Welcome rainfall brings call to review livestock management

WESTERN New South Wales livestock producers are being reminded to review their animal health management following recent rain events…Read More

Sheep Central, February 12, 2020

MLA launches new research e-newsletter for red meat sector

PRODUCERS, researchers and industry stakeholders wanting to keep up to date with the latest in red meat research and development will now have access to a new, easy-to-read e-newsletter focused on the latest Meat & Livestock Australia research…Read More

Sheep Central, February 10, 2020

AWI Breeding Leadership coming to South Australia next week

A NEW group of potential wool industry leaders will commune in South Australia next week for an intensive program of leadership development…Read More

Sheep Central, February 3, 2020

Wool Production

New sheep and wool podcast launched for Queensland

QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers now have access to a new podcast to keep up to date with the latest trends, research and practices in the wool industry…Read More

Sheep Central, February 13, 2020

Australia’s most worm-resistant Merino flock to be sold

AUSTRALIA’S most worm-resistant Merino flock is to be offered for sale by tender by Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development…Read More

Sheep Central, February 10, 2020

Delegate plans first Monaro Stationhand Challenge

STATION hands of all ages will get to test their skills for a cash and prize pool valued at $2500 in the inaugural Monaro Stationhand Challenge at the Delegate show in March…Read More

Terry Sim, January 24, 2020

Transparency in fodder and grain supply data needed

GREATER transparency in grain and hay stocks information would assist bushfire and drought recovery as well as supply chain sustainability and livestock market volatility, according to supporters of a national database concept proposed by the grains and fodder sectors…Read More

Terry Sim, January 22, 2020

Processing

Young Aussie shearer stumps up for first record attempt

YOUNG Australian shearer Ethan Harder’s childhood dream of becoming a world record holder is on the verge of reality with an attempt on the solo Merino ewe record for eight hours in Western Australia tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand., February 14, 2020

Nation’s main wool handler wants more electronic specis

AUSTRALIA’S biggest wool handler is encouraging wider use of electronic clip specification tools, estimating errors made using a paper-based system cost the industry about $1 million dollars annually…Read More

Terry Sim, February 12, 2020

TFI to start national sheep and beef assurance push

MAJOR red meat exporter Thomas Foods International will undertake roadshows throughout South Australia next month in the first step to increase its national throughput of assured sheep meat and beef…Read More

Sheep Central, February 5, 2020

NZ shearing quartet sets new women’s record of 2066 lambs

A FOUR-STAND women’s shearing record of 2066 lambs in nine hours yesterday has been lauded by one of the greatest of record-breakers as one of the great moments in shearing in New Zealand…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 24, 2020

Trade

Australia’s wool market battles with Covid-19 and global impacts

INDUSTRY concerns of a growing Australian wool stockpile and ongoing financing issues are being tempered by reports of Chinese mills coming back online amid the growing coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, February 14, 2020

Animals Australia backs live sheep ban call with report findings

ANIMALS Australia wants Middle East live sheep exports banned from May to October, releasing an analysis suggesting the trade’s value has been overstated and its limitation has benefited mutton exports and processing sector employment…Read More

Terry Sim, February 14, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak keeps red meat workers in China

CHINESE workers from Australian red meat processing plants who returned to China for the country’s Lunar New Year holiday period have been unable to return due to the coronavirus outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, February 12, 2020

Jemalong Wool ahead of most on extended prompts and NWDs

AS Australia’s wool industry faces the challenges of greater transparency and China’s threatening coronavirus outbreak, a regional New South Wales broker is quietly staying ahead of the curve…Read More

Terry Sim, February 10, 2020

Property

$6.3 million Marnoo property sale highlights land value increase

SHEEP, lamb and grain prices have helped lift farm prices by up to 30 percent over the past three years in more secure rainfall areas of Victoria’s cropping and livestock farming areas…Read More

Terry Sim, December 16, 2019

SA’s versatile Maylands aggregation tests the property market

PRIZED South Australian grazing and farming aggregation Maylands, spanning 1500 hectares of farmland on the Fleurieu Peninsula is being offered to the market via expression of interest…Read More

Sheep Central, December 5, 2019

Well-equipped NSW sheep feeding property offers options

AN EXTENSIVE capital expenditure program has turned the Mogal Plain Aggregation at Tottenham in central New South Wales into a premier mixed farming operation capable of feeding close to 10,000 sheep…Read More

Liz Wells, November 6, 2019

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

Beef Central

Entries open for Ekka Wagyu competition  

Australian Wagyu producers will have the chance to stake their claim on more than $10,000 in prize money, with entries for the RNA’s 2020/21 Paddock to Palate Wagyu Challenge presented..Read More

Ruling will force animal rights groups to reconsider covert surveillance tactics

A High Court judgment last week will have undoubted ramifications for the operation models of animal rights groups that rely heavily on illegally obtained video footage for their advertising campaigns,..Read More

Opinion: Time for a global approach to beef advocacy?

As the leaders of the world’s major beef producing countries prepare to visit Australia later this year for the annual International Beef Alliance meeting, is it time for the beef..Read More

Recruitment: Attracting top talent – three key things to remember about your brand

WHETHER you’re a small beef business owner, manager of a large cattle feedlot, or the CEO of a global agribusiness corporation, employer branding is a powerful business tool...Read More

Grain Central

Herbicide breakthrough to offer new tool for combating weed resistance

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Ridley to pay Baiada $1.9 million over feed dispute

Stockfeed miller Ridley Corporation Limited has settled a legal dispute out of court for $1.935 million with major customer and poultry producer Baiada...Read More

Climate change, consumer preferences radically reshape grain industry’s future

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