Home-bred first cross ewes sell to $502 at Corowa

SHEEP breeders with repeat buyer interest on their home-bred, mulesed and Gudair-vaccinated lines fared best at Corowa’s annual first cross ewe sale yesterday, as prices soared to $502…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 22, 2021

Shearing contractors plan for visa worker relief

SHEARING contractors and wool producers are hoping the Federal Government will work to fast-track improved visa access for United Kingdom shearers and shed staff under new free trade and visa arrangements…Read More

Terry Sim, October 22, 2021

Wool auction prices surge, yielding a $26,700 bale

IMPROVED competition from China lifted Australian wool prices this week and a bale of ultrafine fleece sold for 15,000c/kg – the highest auction price in the nation for more than six years…Read More

Terry Sim, October 22, 2021

Lift in wool auction prices improves forward trading

WOOL’S auction market continued its sawtooth pattern this week, with most Merino types finding seasonal highs before consolidating into Wednesday’s close…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 22, 2021

Recruitment: Employee turnover – how to ‘stop the hop’

IN an era when job-hopping is becoming more common, keeping talented employees in the fold has become a foremost business challenge for employers – and it applies as much in the meat and livestock industry as any other…Read More

Sheep Central, October 22, 2021

WA southern pastoral project deadline is near

WESTERN Australia’s southern pastoralists have only to the end of the month to be involved in a project investigate long-term solutions for improving rangeland condition and livestock profitability…Read More

Sheep Central, October 22, 2021

MLA ad makes lamb sales, not walls, to win awards

MEAT & Livestock Australia’s ‘Make Lamb Not Walls’ campaign has been awarded a number of accolades at Effie Australia’s online ceremony last night, including gold for ‘Outsmarting Covid.’..Read More

Sheep Central, October 21, 2021


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Sheep Central, October 20, 2021
Long-term biosecurity funding model needed
Sheep Central, October 20, 2021

Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

22 Oct 2021 (updated 10am daily)
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Elders $11.46
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $6.19
Ridley $1.35
Woolworths $40.29
Wellard $0.10
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ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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925
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EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

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1339
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SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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9.24
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Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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875
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What readers are saying

Long-term biosecurity funding model needed

Congratulations to NSW Farmers for pushing to get stronger biosecurity at our borders. All other state farmer organisations and our national bodies should be on red alert on....

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New AWI position to lift EU wool advocacy funding

Much has been made of the CEO moving to an overseas position. As sheep producers we will not know what is behind the move, we can only speculate. What we....

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New AWI position to lift EU wool advocacy funding

Mr Olsson writes "with a strong anti-farming element now showing its hand in various parts of the UN and EU, wool now will have to earn its place in....

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Black Sheep Foods launches plant-based ‘lamb’ in US

All lamb and beef, is plant-based; that is how it should be marketed. The poor flavour-deprived vegetarians and vegans will be in awe of how these newly developing products....

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News

Home-bred first cross ewes sell to $502 at Corowa

SHEEP breeders with repeat buyer interest on their home-bred, mulesed and Gudair-vaccinated lines fared best at Corowa’s annual first cross ewe sale yesterday, as prices soared to $502…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 22, 2021

Shearing contractors plan for visa worker relief

SHEARING contractors and wool producers are hoping the Federal Government will work to fast-track improved visa access for United Kingdom shearers and shed staff under new free trade and visa arrangements…Read More

Terry Sim, October 22, 2021

Wool auction prices surge, yielding a $26,700 bale

IMPROVED competition from China lifted Australian wool prices this week and a bale of ultrafine fleece sold for 15,000c/kg – the highest auction price in the nation for more than six years…Read More

Terry Sim, October 22, 2021

Lift in wool auction prices improves forward trading

WOOL’S auction market continued its sawtooth pattern this week, with most Merino types finding seasonal highs before consolidating into Wednesday’s close…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 22, 2021

Markets

Rain-soaked Merino ewes sell to $345 at Deniliquin

YOUNG Merino ewes peaked at $345 a head at the Deniliquin spring store sheep sale on Friday in a subdued market where limited lots made more than $300 a head…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 18, 2021

Chris Howie: Spring update and averages vs the top price

Chris Howie offers his perspective on market trends and opportunities in coming weeks and months, drawing from his own observations and from a wide contact network of producers, agents, processors, industry associates and leaders developed during his extensive career as a livestock agent…Read More

Chris Howie, October 4, 2021

Wool market records losses across all sectors this week

THE Australian wool market has suffered falls this week, with losses across all Merino, crossbred and oddment sectors…Read More

Sheep Central, October 1, 2021

New season lamb numbers rise online as prices trend down

AN increasing supply of new season lambs represented 63pc of the AuctionsPlus catalogue this week, with price averages trending downward across five of the six lamb categories. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2021

Lamb Production

Top working dogs to compete for $20,000 in Carcoar challenge

AUSTRALIA’S top sheep and cattle working dog handlers will compete for the nation’s biggest prize purse of $20,000 in a series of trials at Carcoar in November…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2021

Victorian farmer disqualified from owning sheep

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has been disqualified from owning sheep for ten years after he pleaded guilty to three charges of animal cruelty…Read More

Sheep Central, July 23, 2021

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

AWI WoolPoll supplementary levy rate of 2.5pc is ‘unnecessary’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s inclusion of 2.5 percent as the supplementary rate in the coming WoolPoll levy ballot has been branded as unnecessary and unjustified…Read More

Terry Sim, July 16, 2021

Wool Production

New AWI position to lift EU wool advocacy funding

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is standing solid behind former chief executive officer Stuart McCullough’s appointment to a new international role despite already outlaying hundreds of thousands of dollars to overseas marketing advisers…Read More

Terry Sim, October 18, 2021

Littleproud criticised for inviting AWI candidates to wool forum

AGRICULTURE Minister David Littleproud is under fire for potentially politicising a wool ‘thought leader’ roundtable tomorrow by inviting two candidates in the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director election and ignoring the trade…Read More

Terry Sim, October 6, 2021

Automated sheep handler aims to reduce shearing injuries + VIDEO

AN AUTOMATED sheep cradle has been developed to replace the “catch and drag” in the shearing shed – as the industry aims to reduce injuries…Read More

Eric Barker, September 29, 2021

Setting up for success through lifetime ewe management

SHEEP producers in the western region of New South Wales are being encouraged to join a small group of like-minded farmers in their local area to participate in a Lifetime Ewe Management course…Read More

Sheep Central, September 29, 2021

Processing

Red meat worker vaccinations on track with Victorian mandate

AUSTRALIA’s peak red meat processor body is confident its Victorian members will meet the October 15 deadline for authorised workers to have their first COVID-19 vaccination…Read More

Terry Sim, October 6, 2021

Sheep processors push for higher uptake of electronic NVDs

LIVESTOCK processors across the country are pushing for a higher uptake of electronic National Vendor Declarations, saying too much time is wasted fixing up paper NVDs…Read More

Eric Barker, October 4, 2021

Early results in on Gundagai’s world-first lamb IMF grid

A LAMB producer has achieved a 43c/kg carcase weight premium for a high intramuscular fat consignment in the first results from the Gundagai Meat Processors world-first IMF grid offering…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Kilcoy Global Foods buys VIC lamb and beef processor Hardwicks

QUEENSLAND grain-fed beef export processor Kilcoy Global Foods has finalised its purchase of Victorian beef and lamb processor Hardwicks Meats and informed of the change of ownership this morning…Read More

Jon Condon, July 2, 2021

Trade

MLA leader calls for red meat unity to lift profits and productivity

AUSTRALIA’S red meat and livestock industry must continue to unite along the supply chain to improve sector profitability and productivity, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong said this week…Read More

Sheep Central, October 6, 2021

DAWE investigating new reports of alleged ESCAS non-complaince in UAE

A second complaint in the space of a week involving Australian sheep and allegations of non-compliance of Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System requirements (ESCAS) in the Middle East is being investigated by the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment…Read More

Terry Sim, August 4, 2021

Nation’s largest wool handler AWH plans Hamilton store

AUSTRALIA’S largest warehouse provider, AWH, plans to have a new wool store in operation in the Victorian city of Hamilton by early next year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Property

Weekly property review: Goat land boom – no kidding!

THE value of western division land in New South Wales and Queensland has risen sharply in recent times on the back of strong pricing across most commodity classes, including meat goats…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, October 13, 2021

Why farming assets create wealth but don’t pay for themselves

A COMMON outcry amongst the farming community is that the price of farms and properties seems out of context with the income they can generate. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2021

Hewitt consolidates organic sheep operation with NSW purchase

HEWITT Cattle Australia has secured a second prime farming enterprise in New South Wales as it moves to consolidates its organic sheep operations…Read More

Linda Rowley, August 30, 2021

Hewitt secures Riverina’s Tubbo Station in $40m-plus deal

HEWITT Cattle Australia, backed by Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has paid more than $40 million for the historic Tubbo Station wool growing property in the New South Wales’ Riverina…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, August 16, 2021

Beef Central

Gadafi, Darwin’s fair dinkum Aussie Halal butcher

One of the bonuses of working in the live export industry is that you get to meet some really interesting people from totally different cultures. Mohammad Gadafi Haji Mokti (Gadafi)..Read More

Dr Temple Grandin reflects on 50 years as an animal behaviour educator

Looking back over 50 years as an animal welfare educator, advocate and innovator, Dr Temple Grandin - arguably the best known individual working in the global beef industry - shared..Read More

Recruitment: Dealing with employee turnover – how to ‘stop the hop’

In an era when job-hopping is becoming more common, keeping talented employees in the fold has become a foremost business challenge for employers – and it applies as much in..Read More

Daylight saving: Shining light on a “dark topic” for the bush

Like clockwork, daylight saving time has again been making headlines, highlighting an issue that perhaps inflames city-country divides more than any other...Read More

Grain Central

Pure Grain links into malting barley supply chain

Expanding Moree-based business Pure Grain is bringing new efficiency and traceability to the malting barley supply chain for Asahi's Yatala brewery...Read More

GrainCorp buys stake in agtech company Hone

GrainCorp has bought into agtech start-up Hone, which has developed handheld testing technology as a spin-off of medical imaging research...Read More

AGF Seeds expands with purchase of Smyth Seeds

AGF Seeds at Smeaton has purchased Smyth Seeds of Benalla in a move which will help it increase its range and operational area in south-eastern Australia...Read More

Scientists seek solution to ‘sand slug’ restricting Murray River water flows

River-flow experts are looking to find a solution to a giant ‘sand slug’ that is adding to the problem of restricted water flows at the Barmah Choke on the Murray..Read More

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