Former farmhand and firefighter wins wool broker award

FORMER farm hand and firefighter Tamara Pabst has won the 2024 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award, impressing judges with her personal and industry skillset…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2024

Lamb prices lift to 1000c/kg as the quality search continues

LAMB contracts of 850c/kg for immediate to August delivery of 20-32kg crossbred lambs have been offered by processors this week as supplies for good slaughter lambs tighten amid expectations of a late sucker turnoff…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Glenburnie Merino stud wins national fleece competition

WALCHA’S Glenburnie Merino and Poll Stud has taken out the grand champion title at the 2024 Australian Fleece Competition in Bendigo on its second attempt…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

DPIRD Lambex 2024 tour places closing soon

WESTERN Australian producers have another week to sign up for a special tour associated with the Lambex 2024 convention in Adelaide next month…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Chinese wool top makers dominate and prices stall

CHINA’S biggest top makers dominated bidding in wool auctions across Australia this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Forward wool trading muted as auction market struggles

THE wool spot market struggled to find a level this week as we move closer to the mid-year recess…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, July 19, 2024

Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Now, more than ever, employees are choosing red meat industry supply chain workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. ..Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Elders northern clip award winner honours Riverina mentor

WINNING THE 2024 Elders Clyde McKenzie Northern Clip of the Year award had special significance for Riverina wool growers John and Susan Graham…Read More

Sheep Central, July 17, 2024



Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

34.75
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6706
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

22 Jul 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-3.90
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

875.6
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1107
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

22 Jul 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

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News

Glenburnie Merino stud wins national fleece competition

WALCHA’S Glenburnie Merino and Poll Stud has taken out the grand champion title at the 2024 Australian Fleece Competition in Bendigo on its second attempt…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Recruitment: The importance of workplace culture for business success

Now, more than ever, employees are choosing red meat industry supply chain workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. ..Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 16 July 2024

WEEKLY rainfall totals of 25-50 mm were recorded across Tasmania, the south-west coast of Western Australia, small areas of the south-east coast of South Australia, a large area of central and north-eastern Victoria, and isolated pockets of inland New South Wales and central Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 16, 2024

Economic conditions at top of farmers’ biggest challenges

MOST Australian farmers surveyed in a special Roy Morgan poll say their biggest challenge they are facing is economic conditions, followed by government policy, then labour and weather…Read More

Sheep Central, July 17, 2024

Markets

Lamb prices lift to 1000c/kg as the quality search continues

LAMB contracts of 850c/kg for immediate to August delivery of 20-32kg crossbred lambs have been offered by processors this week as supplies for good slaughter lambs tighten amid expectations of a late sucker turnoff…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Chinese wool top makers dominate and prices stall

CHINA’S biggest top makers dominated bidding in wool auctions across Australia this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 19, 2024

Forward wool trading muted as auction market struggles

THE wool spot market struggled to find a level this week as we move closer to the mid-year recess…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, July 19, 2024

Lamb prices and clearances lift in bigger AuctionsPlus offering

LAMB and joined ewe prices and clearances generally improved with a 19 percent lift in the AuctionsPlus offering to 36,659 head last week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2024

Sponsored Content

Strong demand launches first National SheepMaster ram sale

Strong growth in demand from commercial lamb producers and stud breeders has led to the launch of the first National SheepMaster Invitational Ram Sale in Dubbo on 28 February. ..Read More

Sponsored content, February 19, 2024

Managing worms means more than just drenching

WE can no longer manage worms just by using drenches; pasture management is key. Monitoring worm egg counts and drenching only when required reduces the exposure of the parasite to the drenches that still work…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 27, 2023

Unearth the possibilities of your agricultural business with FarmEye

RCS has provided producers with cutting-edge tools and insights for agricultural economic analysis since 1993. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to what we see as the future of business analysis: FarmEye…Read More

Sponsored Content, October 9, 2023

Ballandean Station: A legacy of agriculture and sustainability

Situated on the eastern edge of Sundown National Park, Ballandean Station not only preserves its historical charm but also thrives as a modern mixed farming and grazing enterprise utilising pasture improvement and Agricon Products’ nutrition and supplementation program…Read More

Guest Author, September 25, 2023

Lamb Production

Weatherley starts new research, development and adoption role

MEAT & Livestock Australia has appointed former Integrity Systems chief executive officer Dr Jane Weatherley as its new general manager of research, development and adoption…Read More

Sheep Central, July 17, 2024

Need for Feed fodder arrives for Merino livestock producers

WESTERN Victorian livestock producers will receive more than 1000 bales of hay and silage from the Lions Club’s Need for Feed project after a convoy of trucks arrived in Merino west of Hamilton on the weekend…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2024

Transport regulator urges safety after 14 livestock incidents this year

AUSTRALIA’S National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is urging livestock supply chain stakeholders to follow safer transport practices, following 14 crashes involving livestock in the first four months of 2024…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Grower selling slows in falling market

PRICES for prompt and new-crop wheat and barley have fallen by up to $15 per tonne in the past week to curb grower interest in selling…Read More

Liz Wells, July 12, 2024

Wool Production

Need for Feed fodder arrives for Merino livestock producers

WESTERN Victorian livestock producers will receive more than 1000 bales of hay and silage from the Lions Club’s Need for Feed project after a convoy of trucks arrived in Merino west of Hamilton on the weekend…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2024

UQ blowfly research offers potential to avoid mulesing

A CHEMICAL-FREE method of controlling flystrike in sheep with the potential to reduce or eliminate the need for mulesing or combat cattle ticks and buffalo fly is a step closer, according to University of Queensland research…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Grower selling slows in falling market

PRICES for prompt and new-crop wheat and barley have fallen by up to $15 per tonne in the past week to curb grower interest in selling…Read More

Liz Wells, July 12, 2024

Call to recognise fodder as a national resilience tool

A NEW fodder sourcing web page for livestock producers battling the difficult season has been launched by the sector’s peak body…Read More

Sheep Central, July 8, 2024

Processing

Elders northern clip award winner honours Riverina mentor

WINNING THE 2024 Elders Clyde McKenzie Northern Clip of the Year award had special significance for Riverina wool growers John and Susan Graham…Read More

Sheep Central, July 17, 2024

Welsh shearer sets British record with 791 ewes in nine hours

WELSH shearer Meirion Evans has set a new British sheep shearing record of 791 ewes shorn in nine hours…Read More

Sheep Central, July 17, 2024

New Zealand shearers are victors in rare continental test

A NEW Zealand shearing team has beaten their French adversaries in a rare continental test at the weekend…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, July 15, 2024

Texans take top honours at Australian National Meat Judging Competition

A MEAT judging from Clarendon College from Texas in the United States has won the 2024 ICMJ National Championship with the University of Queensland coming in second place for the third year in a row…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2024

Trade

Former farmhand and firefighter wins wool broker award

FORMER farm hand and firefighter Tamara Pabst has won the 2024 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award, impressing judges with her personal and industry skillset…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2024

Wellard to sell one of its two remaining livestock export carriers

PUBLICLY-listed livestock vessel charterer Wellard Limited has confirmed it is selling its MV Ocean Ute vessel for US$12 million…Read More

Sheep Central, July 17, 2024

WA flock downturn confirmed in producer intentions survey

WESTERN Australia’s flock downturn has been confirmed in the latest Sheep Producer Intentions survey figures, with wool and sheep meat producers surveyed in the state reporting the strongest negative sentiments…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2024

ICMJ students urged to tackle value-based marketing challenge

STUDENTS attending the Intercollegiate Meat Judging annual conference in Wagga Wagga have been encouraged to consider focusing their careers on the challenge of helping to make value-based pricing in Australian livestock markets a reality…Read More

James Nason, July 8, 2024

Property

$10 million-plus for expansion potential in Tasmania

THIS week’s property review includes a wrap up of recently completed sales in Tasmania and Queensland…Read More

By property editor Linda Rowley, July 12, 2024

Queensland’s Darriveen on sale for first time in 70 years

A QUEENSLAND property on sale for the first time in 70 years heads up the recent ‘Movement on the station’ listings this week…Read More

By property editor Linda Rowley, July 12, 2024

Central western Queensland powerhouse makes $25.5m

THIS week’s property review includes this wrap up of recently completed sales and details on interesting recent listings across the country…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, July 5, 2024

Weekly property review: Buyers on renewable energy projects

INVESTMENT in renewable energy is on the rise, but in a developing market it is difficult to gauge how potential purchasers are responding to rural holdings listed with established projects in place…Read More

By property editor Linda Rowley, July 5, 2024

AgCarbon Central

Denmark to bring in $144.5/head methane tax

DENMARK has become the latest country to make plans for taxing livestock methane emissions – with its government making a deal with its dairy industry to implement a $144.5 (672 krone)/cow/year tax by 2030…Read More

Sheep Central, July 1, 2024

Coalition to ditch 2030 emissions target: what does it mean for ag?

THE Federal Opposition has set the tone for its next election campaign, pledging to reverse the Federal Government’s 2030 emissions target…Read More

Eric Barker, June 11, 2024

MLA’s Carbon EDGE program heads to Tasmania for the first time

MEAT & Livestock Australia will run two Carbon EDGE program workshops in Tasmania for the first time next month…Read More

Sheep Central, June 7, 2024

‘Silver bullet’ needed for livestock producers to reduce emissions

LIVESTOCK producers will need an easily adopted and managed “silver bullet” to achieve substantive sustainable carbon emission reductions on farms, Paraway’s ‘Net Zero: Better for Business’ field day was told last week…Read More

Terry Sim, May 29, 2024

Beef Central

“We have wasted decades”: Jeff Kennett calls for National Agriculture Plan

Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has railed against the rising cost of manufacturing and doing business in Australia, warning that some companies “will not make it through this period”...Read More

Carbon, interest rates and insurance on topic at valuers conference + PICS

Queensland property valuers have gathered in Toowoomba today to discuss the road ahead after a couple of years of booming values...Read More

Recruitment: Recognising the importance of workplace culture for business success

Now, more than ever, employees are choosing red meat industry supply chain workplaces where they feel valued and believe in the overall mission of the business. It's not surprising, then,..Read More

Avoiding the full force of cold weather on cows

With a winter blast forecast for eastern Victoria, reducing the impacts of cold weather on cattle is essential to both animal production and welfare...Read More

Grain Central

Nufarm buys Yield10’s camelina sativa investment

Nufarm has agreed to buy US company Yield10's investment in the development of camelina sativa as a potential cover crop and biofuel source...Read More

Save Our Darling Downs opens office in Dalby

A farmer group has today opened an office in Dalby to provide support to those pushing back against a potential expansion of Arrow Energy's coal-seam gas operations on the Darling..Read More

Senate committee recommends national ban of GAB carbon-capture

A senate committee investigating a proposal to pump waste carbon dioxide into an aquifer of the Great Artesian Basin has recommended a national ban on the practice...Read More

CSBP, Incitec get slices of Powering the Regions pie

The latest round of Powering the Regions funding includes grants for Incitec's Phosphate Hill plant and CSBP's Kwinana facility. ..Read More

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