TFI releases new forward lamb contracts up to 880c/kg

MAJOR export processor Thomas Foods international has finalised new late Winter/Spring forward lamb contracts and kill space availability as it plans plant maintenance and upgrades at its Tamworth and Lobethal facilities…Read More

Terry Sim, June 17, 2021

Tattykeel Certified red tags work for record $988 Aussie White ewes

A UNIQUE red Tattykeel Certified ear tag has potentially added more than $300 to the price of the most expensive commercial ewes sold in Australia…Read More

Terry Sim, June 18, 2021

WA moving to optional ear marking and branding by 2022

EAR marking of sheep and earmarking and branding of cattle are set to become optional in Western Australia in 2022 following consultation with WA producers and industry stakeholders…Read More

James Nason, June 17, 2021

Pooginook Merino to share its journey to no breech modification + VIDEO

THE journey of New South Wales Pooginook Poll and Merino studs to no breech modification will be outlined in a webinar next week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2021

Wool prices surge as buying strength diversifies

MORE wool sold for more money in Australian auctions this week, as evidence of a broader cross-section of buyers continued a record run of price benchmark rises in recent weeks…Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2021

Recruitment: Top 10 tips for getting the best out of your employees

MOST companies claim that their employees are important, yet many fail to fully utilise the intelligence and creative talents of their people…Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2021

Food labelling inquiry to meat synthetic proteins head on

SHEEP Producers Australia has welcomed a Senate Inquiry into food labelling labelling laws, in a push for minimum standards to protect red meat brands against plant-based and synthetic proteins…Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2021



Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

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Elders $11.71
Australian Agricultural Co $1.36
Graincorp $5.15
Ridley $1.14
Woolworths $42.67
Wellard $0.06
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Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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Goat Graph

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News

TFI releases new forward lamb contracts up to 880c/kg

MAJOR export processor Thomas Foods international has finalised new late Winter/Spring forward lamb contracts and kill space availability as it plans plant maintenance and upgrades at its Tamworth and Lobethal facilities…Read More

Terry Sim, June 17, 2021

Tattykeel Certified red tags work for record $988 Aussie White ewes

A UNIQUE red Tattykeel Certified ear tag has potentially added more than $300 to the price of the most expensive commercial ewes sold in Australia…Read More

Terry Sim, June 18, 2021

WA moving to optional ear marking and branding by 2022

EAR marking of sheep and earmarking and branding of cattle are set to become optional in Western Australia in 2022 following consultation with WA producers and industry stakeholders…Read More

James Nason, June 17, 2021

Pooginook Merino to share its journey to no breech modification + VIDEO

THE journey of New South Wales Pooginook Poll and Merino studs to no breech modification will be outlined in a webinar next week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2021

Markets

More scanned in-lamb Merino ewes are snapped up online

MORE scanned in-lamb Merino ewes helped increase the AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings last week, with the overall offering increasing for the first time since April…Read More

Sheep Central, June 7, 2021

AuctionsPlus online wool sales lift with renewed demand

AUCTIONSPLUS online wool sales increased slightly last week as demand also increased for most Merino and crossbred wools at physical auctions…Read More

Sheep Central, June 7, 2021

Chris Howie’s market wrap: Sheep feed shortage and keen trade lamb demand

RELIANCE on the season has never been more evident with sheep feed in short supply, reports Chris Howie, with a dramatic increase in immature lambs being drafted for sale in the south, and ewe and lamb units being offered. ..Read More

Chris Howie, June 2, 2021

Merino lamb and ewe prices improve on AuctionsPlus

ONLY Merino categories enjoyed average price increases in online trading on the AuctionsPlus platform last week…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

Lamb Production

Latest sheep and goat research insights at MeatUp forums

SHEEP, goat and beef producers will get the latest regionally relevant insights from research, development and adoption (RD&A) programs funded by Meat & Livestock Australia at upcoming MeatUp forums.  ..Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

Weather and mice say order hay and feed now

AUSTRALIAN farmers are being urged not to hold back ordering hay if they believe they will need high-quality feed this winter…Read More

Sheep Central, May 17, 2021

Ouyen saleyards upgrade set to lift capacity

VICTORIAN Mallee town Ouyen expects to increase its sheep saleyard throughput after a $111,000-plus upgrade that was officially opened yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2021

Most sheep producers to rebuild flocks without buying ewes

MOST Australian sheep producers intend to maintain or increase their breeding ewe flock without buying in over the next 12 months, a recent survey has indicated…Read More

Sheep Central, April 14, 2021

Wool Production

WoolProducers leader spruiks Australian wool initiatives

AUSTRALIA’S sheep sustainability framework would demonstrate the nation’s wool is ethically and sustainably produced, WoolProducers Australia president Ed Storey has told the International Wool Textiles Organisation’s annual congress…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

AWI fails to provide legal advice on Olsson election ticket decision

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has failed to provide to the Senate separate legal advice supposedly supporting and then disallowing New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson running a joint candidate ticket in the 2019 AWI director election…Read More

Terry Sim, May 17, 2021

This genetic option to mulesing can keep quality wool on Merinos

MERINO breeders selecting for high follicle density can breed a high wool and meat-producing dual purpose sheep that would not need to be mulesed, according to South Australian breeder Andrew Michael…Read More

Terry Sim, March 31, 2021

WoolProducers is ‘Raising the Baa’ for industry youth … again

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia is seeking new nominations for its ‘Raising the Baa’ Leadership in Agriculture Program…Read More

Sheep Central, March 31, 2021

Processing

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

SafeWork NSW and NSW Farmers called out on shearing safety

NEW South Wale’s work safety regulator and NSW Farmers will have “blood on their hands” if a wool shed worker dies from shearing machine ‘lock-up’, according to a national shearing industry leader…Read More

Terry Sim, May 21, 2021

Could bullet train technology be the shot for lamb processing?

RED meat researchers are looking at how the magnetic conveying technology used in bullet trains to get millions of Japanese commuters home safely might be used in the lamb processing sector…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2021

Trade

British consumers want more Australian lamb and beef, at a price

HALF of the Britons surveyed in a recent poll would buy Australian lamb and beef more often if it was stocked in United Kingdom supermarket shelves more frequently at cheaper prices…Read More

Sheep Central, June 7, 2021

Midfield’s Union Station lamb is champion national brand

WARRNAMBOOL processor Midfield Meat International’s Union Station brand has been recognised as Australia’s best branded lamb at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Awards…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

ABARES calculates cost of agricultural trade protection

PROTECTIONIST agricultural trade measures have the potential to cost the Australian economy $1 trillion over 30 years, according to an ABARES research paper released today…Read More

Sheep Central, April 19, 2021

Limited global lamb supplies supporting Australian prices

AUSTRALIAN lamb exports dropped 20 percent year-on-year in the 12 months to March, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, April 19, 2021

Property

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

Ag land prices to enter no-to-low price growth phase

AUSTRALIAN agricultural land is entering a new price phase with low-to-no growth in median prices forecast over the next 18 months, according to a new industry report…Read More

Sheep Central, September 14, 2020

Beef Central

JBS concludes deal to buy Europe’s Vivera plant-based food manufacturer

JBS, the world’s largest protein company and second-largest food producer, has finalised a deal to purchase Europe’s third-largest plant-based food manufacturer, Vivera...Read More

Call for universal framework to showcase ag’s carbon credentials

Australian agriculture needs to develop a standard framework that showcases the industry’s sustainability and decarbonisation credentials if it is to stay competitive in the global marketplace...Read More

Recruitment: Top 10 tips for getting the best out of your employees

Somewhere in their mission statements and values, most companies claim that their employees are important, yet many fail to fully utilise the intelligence and creative talents of their people...Read More

Animal welfare recognised in Australian trade agreement for the first time

Animal welfare will have its own chapter in the agreement, according to details released by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade this week...Read More

Grain Central

Ag sector underpins Australia’s economic recovery from Covid

Australia’s agricultural sector has been a shining light of solid performance throughout the Covid pandemic, setting records for production and exports and helping underpin the nation’s economic recovery...Read More

Australian rice a big winner in UK trade agreement

The Australian Government has secured a landmark market access outcome for Australian rice growers in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom announced yesterday evening...Read More

Wide Open Ag looks at repatriating OatUP manufacture to WA

WA company Wide Open Agriculture is looking at introducing domestic processing of oats grown in WA to help satisfy growing Australian and international demand for its OatUP oat milk...Read More

Leigh Creek urea project passes capital raising milestone

The Leigh Creek Energy urea project in South Australia has successfully completed an $18 million capital raising...Read More

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