Pyrenees Park wins 6th Record Bale award with 10.6 micron entry

AUSTRALIAN ultrafine Merino wool producer Pyrenees Park has won Italian processor Loro Piana’s Record Bale award for the sixth consecutive year with a 10.6 micron entry…Read More

Terry Sim, December 2, 2022

New eNVD app could include non-mulesed declarations

A NEW eNVD app launched in Queensland this week will have the potential to incorporate additional pain relief treatment and mulesed/non-mulesed declarations, Meat & Livestock Australia’s subsidiary, Integrity Systems Company said…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

World-first free satellite pasture imagery launched for MLA members

EVERY sheep, goat and cattle producer in Australia can have free access to satellite maps showing weekly changes in ground cover and pasture biomass on their properties – provided they are registered members of Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 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

Recruitment: Should your business consider scrapping staff performance reviews?

Not long back, one of the largest companies in the world stopped using performance reviews across its 330,000 employees. It begs several questions: Are performance reviews worthwhile, or is there something more effective? With all the time it takes to prepare and conduct them, are they actually assisting you to improve your business?..Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

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

Wool auction price slump prompts bale withdrawals

MORE wool growers decided to hold clips back this week as auctions prices slumped for most Merino and crossbred wool categories…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

Forward wool marketing extends into 2023

FORWARD wool market trading extended into next year in another week dominated by global sentiment and rhetoric…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, December 2, 2022



Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

32.00
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6800
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

03 Dec 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $10.38
Australian Agricultural Co $1.75
Graincorp $8.00
Ridley $1.90
Woolworths $34.53
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

19.61
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

1256
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

03 Dec 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $10.38
Australian Agricultural Co $1.75
Graincorp $8.00
Ridley $1.90
Woolworths $34.53
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

What readers are saying

Is the SRS Merino a genetic answer to fewer shearers?

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News

New eNVD app could include non-mulesed declarations

A NEW eNVD app launched in Queensland this week will have the potential to incorporate additional pain relief treatment and mulesed/non-mulesed declarations, Meat & Livestock Australia’s subsidiary, Integrity Systems Company said…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

Recruitment: Should your business consider scrapping staff performance reviews?

Not long back, one of the largest companies in the world stopped using performance reviews across its 330,000 employees. It begs several questions: Are performance reviews worthwhile, or is there something more effective? With all the time it takes to prepare and conduct them, are they actually assisting you to improve your business?..Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 30 November

THUNDERSTORMS, showers, hail and snow in the south-east of Australia at the beginning of the week were followed by settled conditions due to a slow-moving high pressure system centred south of the continent…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 30, 2022

Summer outlook: wetter in east, drier in west

IT’S likely to be wetter than usual along Australia’s east coast – particularly coastal New South Wales, most of Victoria, large areas of Queensland, and northern and eastern Tasmania, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s long-range forecast for the Summer season…Read More

Sheep Central, November 30, 2022

Markets

Wool auction price slump prompts bale withdrawals

MORE wool growers decided to hold clips back this week as auctions prices slumped for most Merino and crossbred wool categories…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

Forward wool marketing extends into 2023

FORWARD wool market trading extended into next year in another week dominated by global sentiment and rhetoric…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, December 2, 2022

Lamb prices struggle as producers lift online numbers

AuctionsPlus vendors were keen to sell lambs in a slightly smaller offering of 143,345 sheep and lambs last week…Read More

Sheep Central, November 28, 2022

AAM Group to leave Regional Livestock Exchanges network

INVESTOR and agri project manager AAM Group will no longer manage the Regional Livestock Exchanges saleyard network across Eastern Australia from the end of September, following developments announced earlier today…Read More

Sheep Central, September 9, 2022

Sponsored Content

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

20 years of using Racewell sheep handlers + VIDEO

Having a good sheep handler is becoming more and more important for a modern sheep business, according to leading sheep and prime lamb seedstock producer Tom Bull…Read More

Sponsored content, August 10, 2022

Lamb Production

World-first free satellite pasture imagery launched for MLA members

EVERY sheep, goat and cattle producer in Australia can have free access to satellite maps showing weekly changes in ground cover and pasture biomass on their properties – provided they are registered members of Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

Feedgrain Focus: South softens as harvest cranks up

SOUTHERN feed wheat and barley prices have dropped around $10-$15 a tonne in the past week, reflecting an improving outlook for harvest and deliveries…Read More

Liz Wells, November 30, 2022

Harvestaire makes move with eye on expansion

A Perth-based business is moving to larger premises to improve its ability to warehouse and manufacture header parts, and make ‘over-engineered’ lamb cradles with the offcuts…Read More

Liz Wells, September 9, 2022

Pain relief ‘huge priority’ for Victorian lamb producers

FOR south-west Victorian prime lamb producers Tim and Georgie Leeming, removing adverse animal husbandry practices and administering pain relief are huge priorities, deeply embedded in their personal beliefs and business case…Read More

Sheep Central, August 17, 2022

Wool Production

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

AWI non-mulesed wool inaction slammed in ANAO submission

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been called out on its lack of targets on mulesing, non-mulesed wool production and sheep welfare, in an animal welfare group submission to the Australian National Audit Office…Read More

Terry Sim, November 30, 2022

Non-mulesed wool adds colour to yarn’s positive path

Demand for yarn made from Australian wool has surged, and is offering growers a chance to become a known part of the supply chain…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2022

Booster awareness lifts hopes for flystrike vaccine

A VACCINATION in early spring with a booster soon after is looking like the delivery method for a vaccine to counter flystrike being developed by CSIRO…Read More

Liz Wells, August 18, 2022

Processing

Pyrenees Park wins 6th Record Bale award with 10.6 micron entry

AUSTRALIAN ultrafine Merino wool producer Pyrenees Park has won Italian processor Loro Piana’s Record Bale award for the sixth consecutive year with a 10.6 micron entry…Read More

Terry Sim, December 2, 2022

McIntyre secures sixth national shearing title at Bendigo

NEW South Wales shearer Daniel McIntyre has retained the title as Australia’s top shearer for a fourth consecutive year at the Australian Shearing and Wool Handling Championships at Bendigo in a quick clean display…Read More

Terry Sim, November 30, 2022

Mark is Australia’s top wool handler after 23 years of trying

IT was a tale of oddments on the way to glory for new Australian wool handling champion Mark Purcell at the national titles in Bendigo on Saturday…Read More

Terry Sim, November 28, 2022

Rookie Kiwi trans-Tasman wool handlers sweep Aussies aside

A ROOKIE New Zealand trans-Tasman wool handling team has scored a stunning win over two vastly experienced Australian internationals in a test match in Australia on Saturday. The test during..Read More

Sheep Central with Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand., November 28, 2022

Trade

Saleyards are still most popular sheep selling pathway

SALEYARDS continue to be the dominant selling route for sheep and lambs in Australia, according to the first Sheep Producer Intentions survey…Read More

Sheep Central, November 28, 2022

Search is on for Livestock Exporter Young Achiever of the Year

THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council has opened nominations for the Livestock Exporter Young Achiever Award, supported by Nutrien Ag Solutions…Read More

Sheep Central, September 9, 2022

Three top young wool brokers to vie for national award

THREE finalists have been selected from a strong field of entries in the National Council of Wool Brokers of Australia’s broker award…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 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

Property

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

$30m anticipated for award-winning wool property Avington

AROUND $30m is anticipated for an award-winning luxury wool producing enterprise in central Victoria’s Macedon Ranges…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, November 25, 2022

Handburys list impressive mid-north South Australia holding

ONE of South Australia’s biggest mixed-farming aggregations has come to market with the listing of the Handbury family’s Saltbush Ag holding…Read More

Emma Alsop, November 16, 2022

Cherylton Farms offers scale in southern WA

Property builder and investor, Julian Walter’s mixed cropping and livestock property, Cherylton Farms, has come on the market, offering an impressive 8554-hectare parcel in Western Australia’s southern region…Read More

Emma Alsop, November 4, 2022

AgCarbon Central

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

VIC farm up for at least $16m, with $2m wind farm premium

A MIXED farming property in Victoria’s Western District has been put on the market, with the long-term income from 10 proposed wind turbines attached to the asking price…Read More

Eric Barker, November 2, 2022

Carbon markets: Twiggy questions integrity as ACCU trading slows

TRADING volumes of Australian Carbon Credit Units have continued to slow in recent weeks as the industry awaits the findings of some major reforms…Read More

Eric Barker, October 12, 2022

Weekly property review: Is carbon potential coming into buyer calculations?

The market for grazing properties that include potential or existing carbon projects is seen as relatively immature due to few transactions and limited transparency. This week’s property review examines whether it is a matter of time before capturing carbon is added to the value of Australian grazing land…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, September 23, 2022

Beef Central

Strong performance seen in Aussie F1 feeders in Japan, but price is a growing issue

The opportunity to see Australian-bred F1 Wagyu cattle on feed in Japan under local conditions, and talk with the yard operators about their performance was one of the real highlights..Read More

Aussie Wagyu live export feeder cattle fill valuable niche in Japan

While markets like Indonesia and Vietnam routinely command the headlines over Australia’s live cattle export trade, Australian-bred Wagyu feeder cattle continue to play a significant part within Japan’s beef supply..Read More

Cattle Australia legal challenge adjourned

Voting to elect the inaugural board of Cattle Australia will proceed through to this Monday’s deadline, after a legal challenge to the process was adjourned in the Supreme Court of..Read More

Plant-based meat substitutes having little impact on domestic consumers, MLA Updates told

While surveys showed up to 17pc of Australian households trialled plant-based meat substitutes over a 12 month period, the curiosity factor is now gone and sales are in decline, producers..Read More

Grain Central

AFL pick, school crop bright spots in NSW harvest

Some better-than-expected wheat quality, a stellar result for a school project, and a farm boy getting an AFL call-up are bringing some cheer to a state hard hit by flooding...Read More

Plans for Geelong’s next terminal take shape

Midway has confirmed it is in final negotiations with parties to operate its proposed grain-export terminal at Geelong, ..Read More

Condamine portfolio offers diverse cropping, grazing mix

Power generation company CS Energy is selling 4447ha of cropping and grazing land on Queensland's Western Downs...Read More

Volatility to prevail says Rabo analyst + PICS

Producers who gathered at Mt Tyson for last week's Rabobank function heard volatility in global markets and trade will continue indefinitely...Read More

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