Australian machine shearers win trans-Tasman test in Bendigo

AUSTRALIA’S top machine shearers have reclaimed the trans-Tasman crown with a convincing win at the 2022 Australian Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in Bendigo last night…Read More

Terry Sim, November 26, 2022

Processors want all sheep and farmed goats sold with EID by 2025

AUSTRALIA’S meat processors want all sheep, lambs and farm goats leaving properties to a new location on and after 1 January 2025 to have an electronic tag…Read More

Terry Sim, November 25, 2022

$30m anticipated for award-winning wool property Avington

AROUND $30m is anticipated for an award-winning luxury wool producing enterprise in central Victoria’s Macedon Ranges…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, November 25, 2022

Australian wool growers book auction space as market lifts

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market lifted this week to break a downward spiral, sparking more interest from growers to sell…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2022

MLA members elect three board directors at 2022 AGM

THREE directors, including two new ones and another returning, were elected to the board of Meat & Livestock Australia during the producer-owned industry service delivery company’s annual general meeting yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2022

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Sheep Central publishes an occasional summary of appointments, departures and achievements occurring across the red meat and livestock supply chain…Read More

Jon Condon, November 25, 2022

State of the Climate report indicates wetter north, drier south

THE State of the Climate Report 2022 has found changes to weather and climate extremes are happening at an increased pace across Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 24, 2022

ACCC finds most quad bike dealers comply with safety standards

MOST new quad bikes at dealers assessed by Australia’s consumer law regulators have been found to be compliant with the national safety standard that has been in force since October last year…Read More

Sheep Central, November 24, 2022

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 23 November
Bureau of Meteorology, November 23, 2022
Shearers and wool handlers are set for Bendigo trans-Tasman face-off
Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, November 23, 2022


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NSW ag minister rebuffs calls for mulesing regulation

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News

Australian machine shearers win trans-Tasman test in Bendigo

AUSTRALIA’S top machine shearers have reclaimed the trans-Tasman crown with a convincing win at the 2022 Australian Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in Bendigo last night…Read More

Terry Sim, November 26, 2022

Processors want all sheep and farmed goats sold with EID by 2025

AUSTRALIA’S meat processors want all sheep, lambs and farm goats leaving properties to a new location on and after 1 January 2025 to have an electronic tag…Read More

Terry Sim, November 25, 2022

Australian wool growers book auction space as market lifts

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market lifted this week to break a downward spiral, sparking more interest from growers to sell…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2022

MLA members elect three board directors at 2022 AGM

THREE directors, including two new ones and another returning, were elected to the board of Meat & Livestock Australia during the producer-owned industry service delivery company’s annual general meeting yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2022

Markets

AAM Group to leave Regional Livestock Exchanges network

INVESTOR and agri project manager AAM Group will no longer manage the Regional Livestock Exchanges saleyard network across Eastern Australia from the end of September, following developments announced earlier today…Read More

Sheep Central, September 9, 2022

AuctionsPlus listings hit lowest level in 19 months

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings this week saw the lowest offering since January 2021, with just 32,257 head offered. Lamb offerings were hit with the impacts of selective buying, while the joined ewe market registered higher prices and mixed clearance rates…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2022

Wool market slumps first week back after three-week recess

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market moved substantially down this week, with the main price benchmark dropping 45 cents…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2022

Auction and forward wool markets start season slow

THE forward wool market remained quiet as auctions recommenced this week after a three-week recess. Exporters reported one of the quietest breaks on record with minimal activity coming from offshore…Read More

Terry Sim, August 12, 2022

Sponsored Content

Hand jetting a viable cost-effective approach to flystrike

WET conditions and hot temperatures are often the signals to keep an active eye out for flystrike, and getting ahead of the game makes good sense…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 14, 2022

Supporting northern Australia’s abundant ag opportunities

FORMER stock and station agent Trent McIndoe said he never initially envisaged a career in banking, but 20 years after an accepting an approach from Rabobank, he is “still loving it”…Read More

Guest Author, September 5, 2022

20 years of using Racewell sheep handlers + VIDEO

Having a good sheep handler is becoming more and more important for a modern sheep business, according to leading sheep and prime lamb seedstock producer Tom Bull…Read More

Sponsored content, August 10, 2022

Kikuyu pastures kicking goals across Australia

THE success of well-managed perennial kikuyu pastures in helping livestock producers to resolve production and environmental problems has led to the growth of a Western Australian-based business as a leading supplier of kikuyu seed and management know-how across Australia…Read More

Sponsored Content, August 8, 2022

Lamb Production

Harvestaire makes move with eye on expansion

A Perth-based business is moving to larger premises to improve its ability to warehouse and manufacture header parts, and make ‘over-engineered’ lamb cradles with the offcuts…Read More

Liz Wells, September 9, 2022

Pain relief ‘huge priority’ for Victorian lamb producers

FOR south-west Victorian prime lamb producers Tim and Georgie Leeming, removing adverse animal husbandry practices and administering pain relief are huge priorities, deeply embedded in their personal beliefs and business case…Read More

Sheep Central, August 17, 2022

On-animal sensors show potential for detecting wild dog attacks on sheep

A three-year project has highlighted the potential of on-animal sensors for detecting predation by wild dogs…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

Triple bottom line benefits from exclusion fencing for northern NSW community

Some of the finest wool growing country in the nation will soon benefit from protection from wild dog predation once the Moona-Winterbourne exclusion fence in the Walcha region of northern NSW is completed…Read More

Sheep Central, June 13, 2022

Wool Production

Non-mulesed wool adds colour to yarn’s positive path

Demand for yarn made from Australian wool has surged, and is offering growers a chance to become a known part of the supply chain…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2022

Booster awareness lifts hopes for flystrike vaccine

A VACCINATION in early spring with a booster soon after is looking like the delivery method for a vaccine to counter flystrike being developed by CSIRO…Read More

Liz Wells, August 18, 2022

Can real Mexicans help fill the shearer shortage?

WITH a shortage of shearers struggling to keep up with the revival of the Queensland wool industry, a new proposal is looking to real Mexicans — not just workers from the south — to help fill the labour deficit…Read More

Eric Barker, July 8, 2022

Ask for Data Quality Scores before buying rams this selling season

DATA underpins good genetic evaluation, or in other words, the better the data a breeder has when breeding or buying rams, the better informed their decisions will be…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

Processing

Geothermal energy trial aims to cut Victorian processor’s costs

A HEAT pump hot water generation trial and revamped power supply could see a Victorian red meat processing company cut its annual energy and utility costs by more than $500,000…Read More

Sheep Central, August 26, 2022

Red Meat R&D: The trends that will drive innovation

AMPC’s inaugural Innovation Showcase program being staged in Melbourne in October will focus on what is next for the red meat processing industry and will provide valuable insights on how businesses can unlock new opportunities…Read More

Sheep Central, August 18, 2022

Two shearing records fall under the cutters of British pair

A PAIR of British sheep shearers have set new national records during a successful attempt on the country’s two stand nine-hour lamb shearing record on Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, August 14, 2022

Welsh shearer to make attempt on British nine-hour lamb record

EXPERIENCED Welsh shearer Lloyd Rees will attempt to break the current nine-hour solo British lamb shearing record this month…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2022

Trade

Search is on for Livestock Exporter Young Achiever of the Year

THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council has opened nominations for the Livestock Exporter Young Achiever Award, supported by Nutrien Ag Solutions…Read More

Sheep Central, September 9, 2022

Three top young wool brokers to vie for national award

THREE finalists have been selected from a strong field of entries in the National Council of Wool Brokers of Australia’s broker award…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2022

Australia’s ewe flock is growing, but so is sheep meat demand

AUSTRALIA’S ewe flock is continuing to grow – up another 717,000 ewes since October last year — but producers should not be worried about the nation producing too many lambs for domestic and world sheep meat markets…Read More

Sheep Central, August 9, 2022

Australian wool exporters highlight market crisis

AUSTRALIA’S wool market could be hit hard in coming weeks by a growing cash flow, bale dumping and shipment crisis…Read More

Terry Sim, April 22, 2022

Property

$30m anticipated for award-winning wool property Avington

AROUND $30m is anticipated for an award-winning luxury wool producing enterprise in central Victoria’s Macedon Ranges…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, November 25, 2022

Handburys list impressive mid-north South Australia holding

ONE of South Australia’s biggest mixed-farming aggregations has come to market with the listing of the Handbury family’s Saltbush Ag holding…Read More

Emma Alsop, November 16, 2022

Cherylton Farms offers scale in southern WA

Property builder and investor, Julian Walter’s mixed cropping and livestock property, Cherylton Farms, has come on the market, offering an impressive 8554-hectare parcel in Western Australia’s southern region…Read More

Emma Alsop, November 4, 2022

Poon Boon offers rare organic opportunity

AFTER about 70 years of ownership in two generations, David and Janine Quinane have listed their 3103-hectare mixed farming property at Poon Boon in New South Wales…Read More

Emma Alsop, October 14, 2022

AgCarbon Central

VIC farm up for at least $16m, with $2m wind farm premium

A MIXED farming property in Victoria’s Western District has been put on the market, with the long-term income from 10 proposed wind turbines attached to the asking price…Read More

Eric Barker, November 2, 2022

Carbon markets: Twiggy questions integrity as ACCU trading slows

TRADING volumes of Australian Carbon Credit Units have continued to slow in recent weeks as the industry awaits the findings of some major reforms…Read More

Eric Barker, October 12, 2022

Weekly property review: Is carbon potential coming into buyer calculations?

The market for grazing properties that include potential or existing carbon projects is seen as relatively immature due to few transactions and limited transparency. This week’s property review examines whether it is a matter of time before capturing carbon is added to the value of Australian grazing land…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, September 23, 2022

Carbon markets: trading slows with review uncertainty

CARBON trading has slowed in recent weeks as the Federal Government’s review of the carbon farming framework heads into a public submission phase. The price of Australian Carbon Credit Units..Read More

Eric Barker, September 14, 2022

Beef Central

Challenges galvanising northern cattle producers and exporters from Darwin to Vietnam

Biosecurity threats, market disruptions and the dangers of misguided government policy are helping to galvanise relationships across Australia’s northern livestock export industry, according to NT Cattlemen’s Association president David Connolly...Read More

Meet the eight candidates standing for Cattle Australia’s southern region

Today Beef Central features bios and candidate statements from the eight nominees who are standing for the three vacant southern region positions on the inaugural Cattle Australia Board...Read More

Beef supply chains Mort & Co and Hancock Ag win national export awards

The beef industry has cleaned up at the 60th annual Australian Export Awards, with Hancock Agriculture and Mort & Co winning separate sections...Read More

Recruitment: Hiring during times of business growth

A recent MYOB business enterprise survey revealed there is a hunger among smaller businesses to grow their enterprises and employ more staff. Here's some food for thought regards recruitment when..Read More

Grain Central

New help for WA grain growers to cut emissions

Western Australian grain growers now have access to industry-specific data to help calculate on-farm greenhouse gas emissions..Read More

Tasmania’s Vaucluse exceeds $100M for Proterra

One of Tasmania’s largest irrigated and dryland cropping aggregations has sold, reportedly for more than $100 million...Read More

Recovery measures need to factor in users: MDBA

Murray-Darling Basin Authority CEO Andrew McConville believes farming communities need to be considered when measures are put forward to claw back the water recovery shortfall...Read More

Viterra exports first new-season SA grain

Viterra has kicked off its new-crop shipment program with a cargo of wheat loaded at Thevenard and bound for China...Read More

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