Federal boost for wool classers and handlers needs follow up

LIFTING uptake of wool classer and shedhand training is seen as an industry priority after the Federal Government last week announced new additions to the Australia Apprenticeship Priority List…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2023

Bally Glunin Park moves to promote SustainaWOOL scheme

HAMILTON wool growers Michael and Cathy Blake have moved to market their wool exclusively through an exporter/broker to help lift the global profile of the Australian-owned integrity scheme SustainaWOOL…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2023

“Pain killers won’t cut it” in European markets, press club told

AUSTRALIA’S special representative for agriculture has given the Queensland Rural Press Club a rare insight into the animal welfare mentality of some overseas markets, delivering a sobering message about one of the key issues…Read More

Eric Barker, February 3, 2023

Livestock price reset raises issues of contracts and quality

THE recent reset in prices for lambs, mutton, goats and beef cattle is discussed by Stockco national business development manager Chris Howie in his latest industry analysis…Read More

StockCo national business development manager Chris Howie, February 2, 2023

Wool prices lift as major processors raise production levels

WOOL growers reacted positively to a lift in the Australian auction market this week, cutting the passed-in bale rate in half to 6.6 percent as overseas demand strengthened…Read More

Sheep Central, February 3, 2023

Auction price lift sparks forward wool trading action

WOOL traded forward out almost three years close to current cash levels in an unusual week for the market…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, February 3, 2023

Sheep Producers Australia welcomes new director

PROFESSIONAL board consultant and accountant Kerry Harris has been appointed as Sheep Producers Australia’s new non-executive independent director…Read More

Sheep Central, February 2, 2023

Scots shearer Mutch more than enough in US national championships

GLOBE-TROTTING expatriate Scotsman, former world champion shearer and New Zealand-based farmer Gavin Mutch personifies the international nature of sports shearing today…Read More

Sheep Central, February 3, 2023



Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

38.5
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.7070
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

06 Feb 2023 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $9.40
Australian Agricultural Co $1.68
Graincorp $7.39
Ridley $1.91
Woolworths $36.25
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

9.95
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1338
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

06 Feb 2023 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $9.40
Australian Agricultural Co $1.68
Graincorp $7.39
Ridley $1.91
Woolworths $36.25
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

What readers are saying

“Pain killers won’t cut it” in European markets, press club told

I am appalled at Europeans keeping animals in barns. My mulesed sheep are free to roam. Are Europeans pro-flystike? I am offended if they are.....

Glenn Nix
More
Wild dog baits used in collaborative South Australian initiative

The poisoning of any animal with 1080 bait is the most cruel way to kill an animal. The suffering animals endure from this poison is a death sentence over....

Richard Denby
More
Wild dog baits used in collaborative South Australian initiative

It's about time we had an Australia-wide standardised scheme to really do any good with feral problems. It's waste of time, effort and money tiptoeing around with non-aligned programs.....

Gibba Murray
More
Wild dog baits used in collaborative South Australian initiative

It is pleasing to read that there is a renewed effort being made to decrease wild dog, fox and rabbit numbers in Australia, with the obvious positive impact for....

Ian Morris
More

News

Federal boost for wool classers and handlers needs follow up

LIFTING uptake of wool classer and shedhand training is seen as an industry priority after the Federal Government last week announced new additions to the Australia Apprenticeship Priority List…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2023

Bally Glunin Park moves to promote SustainaWOOL scheme

HAMILTON wool growers Michael and Cathy Blake have moved to market their wool exclusively through an exporter/broker to help lift the global profile of the Australian-owned integrity scheme SustainaWOOL…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2023

“Pain killers won’t cut it” in European markets, press club told

AUSTRALIA’S special representative for agriculture has given the Queensland Rural Press Club a rare insight into the animal welfare mentality of some overseas markets, delivering a sobering message about one of the key issues…Read More

Eric Barker, February 3, 2023

Livestock price reset raises issues of contracts and quality

THE recent reset in prices for lambs, mutton, goats and beef cattle is discussed by Stockco national business development manager Chris Howie in his latest industry analysis…Read More

StockCo national business development manager Chris Howie, February 2, 2023

Markets

Sheep and lamb prices struggle as New Year sell-off begins

SHEEP and lamb prices generally either dropped or were unchanged for a larger yarding of 95,008 head on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2023

First 2023 wool prices lift despite big national offering

WOOL prices gained ground this week in the first auctions of 2023 despite one of the biggest national offerings in the past 12 months…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2023

Forward wool market starts tentatively with first auctions

FORWARD wool trading started tentatively with the steady opening of the auction market this week…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, January 13, 2023

Wool auction prices push higher in last sale for 2022

WOOL prices recovered further at auctions across Australia this week, finishing the 2022 calendar year on a positive note underpinned by strong support for Merino types…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2022

Sponsored Content

Oceania beef processors poised to capitalise on beef exports

SENSORX Accuro makes meeting export regulations and consumer demands easy, with accurate fat-to-lean ratios, reliable contamination detection and product traceability. ..Read More

Sponsored Content, January 30, 2023

World-first for Ceres Tags – reusable satellite smart ear tags

CERES Tag – the company that developed the world’s first direct to satellite smart ear tag has now created another first – a re-usable satellite smart ear tag…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 28, 2022

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

Lamb Production

How much downgraded grain will end up in feedlots this year?

THE winter grain harvest has once again been plagued by consistent wet weather and flooding, with high yields and plenty of downgrades reported across large areas. By all reports, most..Read More

Eric Barker, December 16, 2022

TraitSelect livestock app wins prestigious Australian eChallenge

A TRIO of South Australian university students have big plans for their livestock Trait Select app – the winner of the University of Adelaide’s latest eChallenge…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2022

Hay shortage emerges after floods drown growing area

A SHORTAGE of high quality hay across the country has been attributed to a combination of widespread flooding in prime growing areas and high grain prices…Read More

Eric Barker, December 8, 2022

Correct lamb tail length message reinforced at Dunkeld

THE importance of tail length and best practice pain relief in sheep to minimise breech flystrike and other animal health issues was highlighted at a recent seminar at Dunkeld in Victoria…Read More

Lisa Warn, project manager for the MLA PDS project 'Towards non-mulesed sheep', December 7, 2022

Wool Production

NSW Police investigate Merino ewe flock theft near Harden

NEW South Wales Police’s Rural Crime Prevention Team is investigating the theft of almost 300 sheep near Harden recently…Read More

Sheep Central, December 12, 2022

TraitSelect livestock app wins prestigious Australian eChallenge

A TRIO of South Australian university students have big plans for their livestock Trait Select app – the winner of the University of Adelaide’s latest eChallenge…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2022

Correct lamb tail length message reinforced at Dunkeld

THE importance of tail length and best practice pain relief in sheep to minimise breech flystrike and other animal health issues was highlighted at a recent seminar at Dunkeld in Victoria…Read More

Lisa Warn, project manager for the MLA PDS project 'Towards non-mulesed sheep', December 7, 2022

York family plans sheep flock rebuild in WA wheatbelt

WESTERN Australia’s York family at Tammin is planning to rebuild its sheep numbers next year in order to ensure risk is spread in what looks like being another year of high input costs for cropping, and in the face of ongoing issues with herbicide resistance…Read More

Liz Wells, December 2, 2022

Processing

Meat processing research shows good return on investment

A RECENT evaluation of the Australian Meat Processor Corporation’s research and development investments from the 2021-22 financial year indicates the red meat processor R&D body is on track to deliver..Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2023

Wool technology and shearing results will feature at Elmore

WOOL technology and the latest study results on a six-monthly versus annual shearing comparison will be outlined at Elmore next month…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2023

AWN to take largest holding in The New Zealand Merino Co

AUSTRALIAN agri-services wool and livestock business AWN will become the largest single shareholder in The New Zealand Merino Company in a deal set to conclude in April this year…Read More

Sheep Central, January 11, 2023

Growers surge into WoolClip digital platform

UPTAKE of Australia’s world-leading digital on-farm wool platform surged last year, reaching more than 100,000 bales for the first time…Read More

Sheep Central, January 11, 2023

Trade

Sheep and grain exporters support port reform savings

INCREASED productivity at Australia’s container ports is achievable and could save businesses and consumers $605 million each year, according to a Productivity Commission report released this week…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2023

Behind Australia’s record lamb export year of 2022

AUSTRALIA could be set for another record lamb export result in 2023 after a big year in 2022, but global versus domestic demand, workforce capacity and lamb carry-over are expected to be key factors…Read More

Sheep Central, January 11, 2023

Elders Kingston SE claims AuctionsPlus sheep award double

ELDERS Kingston South East branch in South Australia has scored a double in the annual AuctionsPlus throughput awards – winning the top sheep assessor and agency awards for 2011-2022…Read More

Sheep Central, December 8, 2022

World Cup revives Australia’s live sheep prospects in Qatar

SOCCER’S World Cup tournament in Qatar has been as inspiring for the Socceroos as it has been for Australian live sheep exports into the country…Read More

Terry Sim, December 7, 2022

Property

CBRE offers NSW rangeland goat and grazing block Wyoming

A WESTERN New South Wales property that harvests about 4000 rangeland goats annually is being offered by prominent landholder Robert McBride with price expectations of more than $7 million…Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2023

Renowned NZ Romney stud Wairere sells Australian operation

NEW ZEALAND-BASED Romney ram breeding operation, Wairere, has signaled its intention to exit Australia by bringing its Victorian operation to the market…Read More

Emma Alsop, December 14, 2022

CBRE finalises huge Rossander property sale for $35-$40 million

SALE of the renowned Rossander Portfolio properties north of the south-west Victorian seaside city Warrnambool is being finalised at $35-$40 million, the selling agents CBRE Agribusiness confirmed this week…Read More

Sheep Central, December 6, 2022

Transparency needed for carbon to realise potential, says valuer

AS CARBON projects find their place in the country’s agricultural property market, a rural valuer is calling for more transparency from all in the industry to ensure carbon farming realises its potential…Read More

Eric Barker, November 30, 2022

AgCarbon Central

Chubb review recommends changes to carbon credits system

THE long-awaited review of Australia’s carbon crediting framework has this morning been handed down, recommending changes to the way the industry is governed, more transparency and facilitation of co-benefits beyond emissions abatement…Read More

Eric Barker, January 9, 2023

CSIRO report backs ag-based carbon methodologies

AUSTRALIA’S national science agency CSIRO has published an assessment of twelve carbon sequestration technologies and the role they could play in helping Australia reach net zero emissions…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2022

Dutch decision to shut down up to 3000 farms sparks protests

DUTCH Government plans to buy out 2000 to 3000 farms in a bid to comply with controversial targets to reduce nitrogen run-off have sparked more farmer protests…Read More

Eric Barker, December 7, 2022

Transparency needed for carbon to realise potential, says valuer

AS CARBON projects find their place in the country’s agricultural property market, a rural valuer is calling for more transparency from all in the industry to ensure carbon farming realises its potential…Read More

Eric Barker, November 30, 2022

Beef Central

“Pain relief won’t cut it” in European markets, press club told

Australia's special representative for agriculture has given the Queensland Rural Press Club a rare insight into the animal welfare mentality of some overseas markets, delivering a sobering message about one..Read More

Beef Central’s Eric Barker receives excellence in Rural Journalism awards

AgCarbon Central editor and Beef Central journalist Eric Barker has been recognised with three awards for excellence in rural journalism for his reporting aimed at fostering greater awareness and understanding..Read More

Opinion: why methane from cows is being unfairly treated

New South Wales producer George King argues that livestock-related methane emissions are being unfairly treated by governments and pushes for the industry to have input into the climate narrative...Read More

Recruitment: Six ways to attract more people to careers in ag

With Australia's unemployment rate at its lowest in 20 years, it is unlikely there will be a change in the current shortfall of labour in agriculture in the short or..Read More

Grain Central

Ardmore on track to become main phosphate supplier

Australian resource company Centrex is well on the way to replace about 60pc of phosphate rock imports with its Ardmore Phosphate Rock Mine project gaining momentum. ..Read More

Grain Central’s February 2023 news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…..Read More

Coonamble-Gilgandra rail in line for $24M upgrade

The NSW Government has announced funding to upgrade the Gilgandra-Coonamble line to match the axle load limits of the Inland Rail line now being built...Read More

Biniguy grower fined $350,000 for water offences

Fines totalling $353,750 are to be paid for taking water from the Gwydir River east of Moree, and building an unauthorised storage on Binneguy Station...Read More

Get Sheep Central's news headlines emailed to you -
FREE!