Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 10 August 2022

WEEKLY rainfall totals above 50 mm were recorded in most of western and northern Tasmania, in large parts of north-eastern Victoria and eastern inland New South Wales, and in the far west and south-west of Western Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 9, 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

FMD: Sheep and beef producers advised to get livestock valued

AUSTRALIA’S sheep, cattle and goat producers have been advised to get their stock independently valued to ensure compensation is paid in the event of a Foot and Mouth Disease or other emergency animal disease incursion…Read More

Terry Sim, August 8, 2022

Sheep and wool bodies seek clarity on next national EID steps

PEAK sheep and wool producer bodies have reiterated the priority to harmonise business rules between states to achieve an effective national electronic identification system for small stock…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 2022

‘There’s More to Meat’ campaign shows processors’ regional role

THE Australian Meat Processor Corporation today launches its new national campaign, More to Meat, highlighting the important role red meat processors play in regional communities, the national red meat supply chain and the national economy…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 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

Unjoined ewe prices lift on AuctionsPlus in smaller offering

UNJOINED ewe prices lifted, but wether lamb and joined ewe values took a hit on AuctionsPlus last week in a smaller overall offering…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 2022

Goat prices ease for bigger July offering on AuctionsPlus

GOAT prices eased on AuctionsPlus during July, mirroring the trend across sheep and cattle markets in the last month…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 2022



Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

29.00
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6980
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

10 Aug 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $11.92
Australian Agricultural Co $1.87
Graincorp $7.64
Ridley $1.70
Woolworths $38.15
Wellard $0.08
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

7.83
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

1388
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

10 Aug 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $11.92
Australian Agricultural Co $1.87
Graincorp $7.64
Ridley $1.70
Woolworths $38.15
Wellard $0.08
Source: ASX

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News

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 10 August 2022

WEEKLY rainfall totals above 50 mm were recorded in most of western and northern Tasmania, in large parts of north-eastern Victoria and eastern inland New South Wales, and in the far west and south-west of Western Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 9, 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

FMD: Sheep and beef producers advised to get livestock valued

AUSTRALIA’S sheep, cattle and goat producers have been advised to get their stock independently valued to ensure compensation is paid in the event of a Foot and Mouth Disease or other emergency animal disease incursion…Read More

Terry Sim, August 8, 2022

Sheep and wool bodies seek clarity on next national EID steps

PEAK sheep and wool producer bodies have reiterated the priority to harmonise business rules between states to achieve an effective national electronic identification system for small stock…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 2022

Markets

Online offerings drop 27pc, with Merino and first cross prices down

Numbers eased last week through AuctionsPlus commercial sheep and lamb sales, with the 50,058 head offered down 27pc on the previous week. Results were mixed, with Merino and first cross categories back on the previous week, while other categories strengthened…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2022

Livestock prices tipped to fall as herd, flock rebuilds slow

AUSTRALIA’S official government commodity forecaster is expecting livestock prices to fall over the next financial year, as the pace of herd and flock rebuilds fuelled by successive above-average rainfall years begins to slow…Read More

James Nason, June 7, 2022

Chris Howie on chops, ewes, lambs and AUS-MEAT

KING Island chops, online sheep selling issues, buying opportunities, lamb price predictions, AUS-MEAT’s dispute settlement role and advice for job seekers all get an airing in Chris Howie’s latest market wrap…Read More

Guest Author, April 7, 2022

Only shedding lambs survive price dive on AuctionsPlus

LAMB prices generally fell on AuctionsPlus last week as the number of commercial sheep and lambs on the online platform increased 17 percent to 121,947 head…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Sponsored Content

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

A new breed of financier sets out to enhance the profits of paddocks

The livestock industry is one in which the earning opportunities require a more specialised breed of financier – one that can apply a deep understanding of life on the land to better meet the individual needs of progressive producers. It is for this reason that a collective of industry experts have launched a new lending solution: Legacy Livestock…Read More

Sponsored Content, August 1, 2022

Sponsored content now published on Sheep, Beef and Grain Central

In line with most other Australian private sector digital and print news media, Sheep Central now publishes occasional advertisers’ sponsored editorial content, supplied directly by companies providing goods and services to the Australian meat & livestock industry…Read More

Sponsored content, August 1, 2022

New DNA test to identify hypotrichosis gene in sheep

SHEEP breeders now have access to a DNA test to identify carriers of the hypotrichosis gene, which causes lambs to be born with little or no hair on the head and legs, and in some cases, develop thick, leathery skin…Read More

Sheep Central, July 12, 2022

Lamb Production

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

MLA genetics forum to focus on sustainability

BREEDING animals for climate change will be among the themes covered by the 2022 Meat & Livestock Australia Livestock Genetics Forum in Adelaide next month…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Wool and beef outperform lamb in benchmark analysis

AUSTRALIA’S leading prime lamb producers generated historically high profits on the back of higher prices and a better season in 2020/21…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Wool Production

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

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

Processing

‘There’s More to Meat’ campaign shows processors’ regional role

THE Australian Meat Processor Corporation today launches its new national campaign, More to Meat, highlighting the important role red meat processors play in regional communities, the national red meat supply chain and the national economy…Read More

Sheep Central, August 8, 2022

New technologies emerging to measure carcase quality traits

OBJECTIVE carcase quality measurement technology is being used and tested by 25 red meat processing facilities across Australia in partnership with MLA, to drive adoption…Read More

Sheep Central, July 25, 2022

Fletcher’s meat back on rail after horror month for logistics

A MAJOR sheep meat abattoir in central New South Wales has its products back on the rail after a horror month of landslips and derailments caused by widespread flooding…Read More

Eric Barker, July 22, 2022

Real meat businesses are investing in plant protein

THE Australian plant-based protein sector is experiencing exponential growth, with a most unlikely industry sector — real meat processors — leading the way in pioneering investments…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 21, 2022

Trade

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

Sea freight rates are spiralling to record highs

MEAT processors are battling another round of spiralling sea freight shipment rates for chilled and frozen containers leaving Australia this year, further undermining margins. ..Read More

Jon Condon, April 5, 2022

Senators debate Australia’s relationship with China

AUSTRALIA’S handling of its relationship with China and the ensuing collateral damage to trade is again under scrutiny after the cancellation of a 10th Australian abattoir’s export license by Chinese authorities last week…Read More

James Nason, February 7, 2022

Lifting certified non-mulesed wool kgs is a way forward

SEASON-HIGH wool prices show lifting non-mulesed wool production is increasingly a good strategy to raise grower returns and demand for Australian wool worldwide, according to Schneider Australia’s southern region wool..Read More

Terry Sim, February 4, 2022

Property

Well developed New England aggregation makes $80m

A QUEENSLAND family with extensive grazing interests has secured Upton Farms on the New England for a figure believed to be around $80 million, making it among the largest grazing property transactions in New South Wales…Read More

Guest Author, April 14, 2022

Neighbour factor to drive farm property sales

Established farms buoyed by strong returns, low interest rates and the option to grow efficiency through scale, are expected to continue to drive the rural property market in 2022…Read More

Guest Author, February 24, 2022

Property: Farming scale on sale with Nicoletti’s Apache

ANOTHER large-scale offering from Western Australia’s John Nicoletti is up for sale to kick off action in the big end of the market for cropping and sheep grazing property…Read More

Liz Wells, January 17, 2022

Farran wool-growing legacy to continue after farm sale

WOOL grower Andrew Farran will continue his long-standing philanthropic contributions to agriculture and education, aided by the sale of the Edenhope district property Yiddinga…Read More

Terry Sim, November 15, 2021

AgCarbon Central

Minister launches app to help sheep producers to cut carbon

A NEW app to help sheep producers and their workers reduce their carbon footprint was launched at Hamilton’s Sheepvention Rural Expo by Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills and Higher..Read More

Terry Sim, August 1, 2022

Welcome to AgCarbon Central

Welcome to AgCarbon Central, Australian agriculture’s dedicated online gathering-point for news, analysis and opinion across the rapidly emerging carbon industry…Read More

Jon Condon and James Nason, July 27, 2022

Sheep sustainability report’s potential for market comparisons

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry released its first annual report on sustainability today and already producers are seeing the potential for documenting the sector’s progress in key areas…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2022

Federal Government launches carbon farming review

THE newly elected Albanese Government has taken the 10th anniversary of Australia’s carbon market to announce a review of some of the controversial methods used to generate credits…Read More

Eric Barker, July 1, 2022

Beef Central

CPC and ACC move into goat diversifications

The rise of Australia’s goatmeat industry has moved into corporate cattle companies, with two large Queensland-based producers recently making significant investments into small stock...Read More

National Biosecurity Strategy released

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt has used an address at the National Press Club today to launch Australia’s first National Biosecurity Strategy, outlining actions for all Australians to..Read More

Five considerations before signing renewable energy contracts

With landowners told to expect more approaches from renewable energy companies, Beef Central has been looking into some of the contract considerations...Read More

Can’t get to the Ekka? You can still experience the show’s best beef at these regional pubs

Once-a-year, steak lovers from around Queensland and northern New South Wales get the chance to experience the “best of the best” beef from one of the Ekka’s premier cattle competitions..Read More

Grain Central

Brisbane mobile loaders bulk up shipping capacity

Australian company Arrow Commodities and broker RainAg are using separate mobile shiploaders to boost Brisbane's grain-export capacity...Read More

Port of Newcastle persists with container ambitions

The Port of Newcastle has continued its push into the container trade with the arrival of two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes last week...Read More

Grain Central’s August 2022 news quiz

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

Proliferation of slugs prompts GRDC workshop series

GRDC is running a series of workshops across south-eastern Australia to help growers minimise the impact of increased and expanding slug populations on winter crops...Read More

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