ALEC sees live sheep export markets still low on DAFF’s list

A DEPARTMENTAL recommendation in 2023 to give health protocols for new live sheep export market a lower priority was not implemented, but exporters still believe the approvals are “down the list”, Sheep Central has been told…Read More

Terry Sim, June 24, 2024

Top-end Merino sire focus rewards Victorian growers

A FOCUS on top-end ram purchases, and selection for consistent quality 16-18 micron wool has paid off for the Elsom family in south-west Victoria. The family’s self-replacing Coryule blood flock..Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

Farmers welcome ‘big stick’ changes in grocery code final report

THE Federal Government has committed to making a series of changes to the way supermarkets interact with suppliers in response to an independent review by former Labor MP Craig Emerson…Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Prices drop as south’s season gains ground

SOFTENING world values, southern rain, and the impending end of free warehousing at GrainCorp have all pushed more grain on to the market last week…Read More

Liz Wells, June 24, 2024

Sheep and wool bodies can live sheep export bill inquiry

AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep and wool producer bodies have described a parliamentary committee decision giving the go-ahead to the Albanese Government’s proposed ban on the live export of sheep by sea as “rushed, unprofessional and thoughtless.”..Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

Online buyers favour lambs over breeding sheep as season bites

MIXED competition met a slightly smaller online offering of sheep and lambs on AuctionsPlus last week, but clearances were noticeably stronger for lamb categories than for breeding sheep…Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

AirAgri ups farmers’ chances of coming home safely every day

ONE SAD fact unites all of us who work in and around agriculture; we have been rocked by the news of someone who has died alone while out on the farm…Read More

Liz Wells, June 24, 2024

Lamb price, production cost, ewes and the future

PROCESSORS might have to look at paying more to encourage out-of-season slaughter weight lambs as producers battle increased costs brought on by challenging seasonal conditions, the 2024 BestWool BestLamb conference in Ballarat heard this week…Read More

Terry Sim, June 21, 2024



Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

34.25
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6641
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

25 Jun 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

3.52
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

715
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1160
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

25 Jun 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

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Hamilton’s Sheepvention Rural Expo cancels 2024 ram sale

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News

Top-end Merino sire focus rewards Victorian growers

A FOCUS on top-end ram purchases, and selection for consistent quality 16-18 micron wool has paid off for the Elsom family in south-west Victoria. The family’s self-replacing Coryule blood flock..Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

Farmers welcome ‘big stick’ changes in grocery code final report

THE Federal Government has committed to making a series of changes to the way supermarkets interact with suppliers in response to an independent review by former Labor MP Craig Emerson…Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

Lamb price, production cost, ewes and the future

PROCESSORS might have to look at paying more to encourage out-of-season slaughter weight lambs as producers battle increased costs brought on by challenging seasonal conditions, the 2024 BestWool BestLamb conference in Ballarat heard this week…Read More

Terry Sim, June 21, 2024

National Feedbase Summary 21 June 2024

National biomass levels have declined slightly over the past month, with as observed by the Bureau of Meterology, rainfall across southern Australia was well below average, particularly in Tasmania and Victoria…Read More

Al Rayner, Cibo Labs, June 21, 2024

Markets

Online buyers favour lambs over breeding sheep as season bites

MIXED competition met a slightly smaller online offering of sheep and lambs on AuctionsPlus last week, but clearances were noticeably stronger for lamb categories than for breeding sheep…Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

Australian wool prices fall despite smaller bale offering

WOOL prices fell at Australian auctions this week despite the bale offering dropping to less than 28,000 bales…Read More

Sheep Central, June 21, 2024

Forward wool trading started solidly early this week

THE wool forward market started the week solidly bid by traders expecting a continuation of the recent positive auction price trend…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, June 21, 2024

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearances improve with tight supply

LAMB and sheep clearance rates improved for a smaller offering of 36,026 head, 9 percent fewer, on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2024

Sponsored Content

Strong demand launches first National SheepMaster ram sale

Strong growth in demand from commercial lamb producers and stud breeders has led to the launch of the first National SheepMaster Invitational Ram Sale in Dubbo on 28 February. ..Read More

Sponsored content, February 19, 2024

Managing worms means more than just drenching

WE can no longer manage worms just by using drenches; pasture management is key. Monitoring worm egg counts and drenching only when required reduces the exposure of the parasite to the drenches that still work…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 27, 2023

Unearth the possibilities of your agricultural business with FarmEye

RCS has provided producers with cutting-edge tools and insights for agricultural economic analysis since 1993. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to what we see as the future of business analysis: FarmEye…Read More

Sponsored Content, October 9, 2023

Ballandean Station: A legacy of agriculture and sustainability

Situated on the eastern edge of Sundown National Park, Ballandean Station not only preserves its historical charm but also thrives as a modern mixed farming and grazing enterprise utilising pasture improvement and Agricon Products’ nutrition and supplementation program…Read More

Guest Author, September 25, 2023

Lamb Production

Feedgrain Focus: Prices drop as south’s season gains ground

SOFTENING world values, southern rain, and the impending end of free warehousing at GrainCorp have all pushed more grain on to the market last week…Read More

Liz Wells, June 24, 2024

Long-term pasture dieback research shows some clear trends

PASTURE dieback trials run for several years and important in understand the long-term impact of treatments are showing some trends…Read More

Sheep Central, June 19, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Southern dry boosts local demand

DRY conditions in South Australia and western Victoria have boosted demand for feed barley to lift up-country prices above weakening export values…Read More

Liz Wells, June 14, 2024

Fungi gives cropping and sheep operation its latest lift

INTRODUCTION of beneficial fungi is boosting yields and building soil carbon on the Nicholson family’s 4000ha mixed-farming operation at Pinnacle, south of Forbes in the Central West of New South Wales…Read More

Liz Wells, June 14, 2024

Wool Production

Feedgrain Focus: Prices drop as south’s season gains ground

SOFTENING world values, southern rain, and the impending end of free warehousing at GrainCorp have all pushed more grain on to the market last week…Read More

Liz Wells, June 24, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Southern dry boosts local demand

DRY conditions in South Australia and western Victoria have boosted demand for feed barley to lift up-country prices above weakening export values…Read More

Liz Wells, June 14, 2024

Fungi gives cropping and sheep operation its latest lift

INTRODUCTION of beneficial fungi is boosting yields and building soil carbon on the Nicholson family’s 4000ha mixed-farming operation at Pinnacle, south of Forbes in the Central West of New South Wales…Read More

Liz Wells, June 14, 2024

Aboriginal practices to be embedded in TAFE ag training

EMBEDDING Aboriginal traditional knowledge and practices into accredited agriculture TAFE training is expected to benefit future agricultural workers, according to the Victorian Government…Read More

Sheep Central, June 14, 2024

Processing

WoolProducers Australia pursues processing options in Vietnam

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia is continuing to pursue early-stage processing opportunities in Vietnam…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2024

PALM change too late to incite shearing industry interest

A CHANGE to the weekly minimum work hour requirement under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme seems to have arrived too late to benefit the shearing industry…Read More

Terry Sim, June 7, 2024

Shearers get quality tips at women’s shearing workshop

QUALITY was the key to keeping shearing jobs in the current more competitive environment, female shearers were told at a two-day Shear N Gear shearing workshop in north-west Victoria last week…Read More

Terry Sim, June 3, 2024

Quarterly national lamb slaughter highest on record – ABS

AUSTRALIA has recorded its highest quarterly lamb slaughter on record from January to March this year of almost 7 million head…Read More

Sheep Central, May 17, 2024

Trade

ALEC sees live sheep export markets still low on DAFF’s list

A DEPARTMENTAL recommendation in 2023 to give health protocols for new live sheep export market a lower priority was not implemented, but exporters still believe the approvals are “down the list”, Sheep Central has been told…Read More

Terry Sim, June 24, 2024

Sheep and wool bodies can live sheep export bill inquiry

AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep and wool producer bodies have described a parliamentary committee decision giving the go-ahead to the Albanese Government’s proposed ban on the live export of sheep by sea as “rushed, unprofessional and thoughtless.”..Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2024

Inquiry backs live sheep export ban, but with more money

THE Albanese Government’s proposed legislation to phaseout live sheep exports by sea should be passed but transition funding should be increased, an advisory report released today has recommended…Read More

Terry Sim, June 21, 2024

Prime Minister called out on ‘keep the sheep’ comments

AUSTRALIA’S peak livestock exporter body has hit back at Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s belittling of the Western Australia sheep industry’s Keep The Sheep campaign messaging…Read More

Sheep Central, June 19, 2024

Property

$40m+ sought for for blue ribbon NSW property

THIS week’s property review includes a wrap-up of interesting recent listings across the country…Read More

By property editor Linda Rowley, June 14, 2024

Feedlot, farming and cropping opportunities for sale

THIS week’s property review includes a wrap-up of interesting recent listings across the country, across Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, June 7, 2024

Property market changing with more supply

SEVERAL years ago, demand for rural property was outstripping supply, but this has reversed, with a flood of properties on the market, as property editor Linda Rowley found in her latest property review….Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, May 31, 2024

Historic Clarevaulx Station sells for almost $33 million

THIS week’s property review includes this wrap-up of recently completed sales and some interesting recent listings across the country…Read More

By property editor Linda Rowley, May 24, 2024

AgCarbon Central

Coalition to ditch 2030 emissions target: what does it mean for ag?

THE Federal Opposition has set the tone for its next election campaign, pledging to reverse the Federal Government’s 2030 emissions target…Read More

Eric Barker, June 11, 2024

MLA’s Carbon EDGE program heads to Tasmania for the first time

MEAT & Livestock Australia will run two Carbon EDGE program workshops in Tasmania for the first time next month…Read More

Sheep Central, June 7, 2024

‘Silver bullet’ needed for livestock producers to reduce emissions

LIVESTOCK producers will need an easily adopted and managed “silver bullet” to achieve substantive sustainable carbon emission reductions on farms, Paraway’s ‘Net Zero: Better for Business’ field day was told last week…Read More

Terry Sim, May 29, 2024

GAB carbon capture project fails to gain government approval

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to take waste CO2 from a power station and pump it into an aquifer of the Great Artesian Basin has failed to gain approval from the Queensland environment department…Read More

Sheep Central, May 27, 2024

Beef Central

Farmers welcome “big stick changes” in Emerson grocery code final report

The Federal Government has committed to making a series of changes to the way supermarkets interact with suppliers in response to an independent review by former Labor MP Craig Emerson...Read More

$14.5m funding for Landcare to support sustainable ag

The Albanese Government has announced $14.5 million funding for Landcare Australia Limited and the National Landcare Network Limited to manage Australia’s natural resources and support the uptake of sustainable agricultural..Read More

Live sheep inquiry labelled a sham during WAFarmers conference opening

The Labor Government's ‘findings’ from a rushed House of Representatives Standing Committee inquiry into the phase out of live sheep exports were handed down this afternoon, as farmers gathered for..Read More

National Feedbase Summary 21 June 2024

National biomass levels have declined slightly over the past month. As observed by the BOM, rainfall across southern Australia was well below average, particularly in Tasmania and Victoria. Higher than…..Read More

Grain Central

Business planning, staff retention focus for WA workshops

The GRDC has announced its WA 2024 Farm Business Updates will be held in Three Springs, Calingiri and Nyabing next month...Read More

ACCC raises concerns over Olam’s offer for Namoi

The ACCC has raised concerns over Olam Agri’s proposed acquisition of Namoi Cotton, claiming it would likely reduce competition in ginning and classing services. ..Read More

Avian influenza H7N8 detected on Hawkesbury egg farm

H7N8 has this week been found at a layer farm in Greater Sydney's Hawkesbury district in the first detection of avian influenza in NSW since 2013...Read More

T-Ports looks to diversify throughput at Lucky Bay, Wallaroo

SA bulk handler T-Ports is gauging interest in companies keen to make use of its surplus port and portside capacity amid renewable energy developments in the Upper Spencer Gulf...Read More

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