NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Elders makes $187m bid to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

AS the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

THE Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) has bestowed its 2019 Howard Yelland Beef Industry Award on Beef Central’s founders and publishers, Jon Condon and James Nason…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Vegan activism, animal welfare and sustainability on VFF Livestock agenda

VEGAN activism, glyphosate use, animal welfare and mulesing will be among the issues discussed at the Victorian Farmers Federatrion Livestock Group’s annual meeting in Melbourne on July 24…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Rabobank award winner manages transition from Queensland to Victoria

A QUEENSLAND wool grower’s son working in Victoria has taken out the 2019 Rabobank Business Development Prize from a field of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading young farmers…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Livecorp live sheep export dehumidification trial data under scrutiny

DATA captured during a $2.2 million dehumidification trial on a livestock export vessel is now being analysed, Livecorp said last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Wool growers urged to trade forward to counter global conditions

WOOL growers would be prudent to consider forward marketing into the New Year as global conditions and market indicators point to a continued decline in prices…Read More

Simon Hood, Southern Aurora Markets, July 15, 2019



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What readers are saying

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

Absolutely Tom. Well said. Additionally why does Mr Wood continually state that we have to continue to mules when he acknowledges that the market clearly is demanding non-mulesed wool? Surely..

Deane Goode
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Elders makes $187m bid to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

Elders was a fine old company, 'modernised' without a proper balance of downside risk against upside opportunity. Some of its processes are, in my experience, amateurish and board choices..

Jack Clancy
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NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

Good work NSW producers; a bit of common sense. Mr Wood seems to continually contradict himself. It’s not socialism, it’s being proactive for a luxury natural product. Let’s just..

Tom Gardner
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Livecorp live sheep export dehumidification trial data under scrutiny

This is one of the potentially most valuable pieces of research for the live sheep export industry that I have come across. One of the most dangerous times for heat..

Chris Hughes
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News

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Elders makes $187m bid to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

AS the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

THE Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) has bestowed its 2019 Howard Yelland Beef Industry Award on Beef Central’s founders and publishers, Jon Condon and James Nason…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Vegan activism, animal welfare and sustainability on VFF Livestock agenda

VEGAN activism, glyphosate use, animal welfare and mulesing will be among the issues discussed at the Victorian Farmers Federatrion Livestock Group’s annual meeting in Melbourne on July 24…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Markets

Wool growers urged to trade forward to counter global conditions

WOOL growers would be prudent to consider forward marketing into the New Year as global conditions and market indicators point to a continued decline in prices…Read More

Simon Hood, Southern Aurora Markets, July 15, 2019

Trade lamb prices surge and Ballarat sets $354 Victorian record

LAMB prices continued to surge in saleyards this week, despite lower numbers being offered for fewer active buyers at some centres…Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

Australian wool prices lift in sale sales before mid-year recess

AUSTRALIAN wool prices have managed to lift by up to 40 cents in the last week of auctions before the annual mid-year three-week recess…Read More

Sheep Central, July 12, 2019

Wool market lift continues with early online AuctionsPlus sales

A LIFT in Australia’s wool auction market last week has translated into rejuvenated demand for lines offered online, AuctionsPlus has reported…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2019

Lamb Production

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Vegan activism, animal welfare and sustainability on VFF Livestock agenda

VEGAN activism, glyphosate use, animal welfare and mulesing will be among the issues discussed at the Victorian Farmers Federatrion Livestock Group’s annual meeting in Melbourne on July 24…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Rabobank award winner manages transition from Queensland to Victoria

A QUEENSLAND wool grower’s son working in Victoria has taken out the 2019 Rabobank Business Development Prize from a field of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading young farmers…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

NSW Farmers’ sheep flocks back mandatory pain relief for mulesing

MORE than 80 percent of sheep producers responding to a NSW Farmers survey have supported mandating pain relief for on-farm surgical mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

Wool Production

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Vegan activism, animal welfare and sustainability on VFF Livestock agenda

VEGAN activism, glyphosate use, animal welfare and mulesing will be among the issues discussed at the Victorian Farmers Federatrion Livestock Group’s annual meeting in Melbourne on July 24…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

NSW Farmers’ sheep flocks back mandatory pain relief for mulesing

MORE than 80 percent of sheep producers responding to a NSW Farmers survey have supported mandating pain relief for on-farm surgical mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

Sheep Producers Australia backs mandatory pain relief

A CONTROVERSIAL WoolProducers Australia policy initiative to mandate pain relief for surgical mulesing in Australia has been supported by the nation’s peak sheep producer body…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2019

Processing

Growing NSW shearing school gets hands-on with politicians

N inspiring shearing school in New South Wale’s New England region introducing rural youth to a career in the wool industry is looking for new students…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2019

Woodward Foods in expansion mood after Chinese investor deal

VICTORIAN lamb and beef processor Woodward Foods has completed a deal to sell a 49pc minority shareholding in the diversified business to a substantial Hong Kong-based Chinese investor. The completion of the deal will provide a capital base for Woodward to embark on an expansion plan for beef and sheep meat production, targeted primarily at China. ..Read More

Jon Condon, June 18, 2019

Goat meat pricing helps TFI as sheep and lamb supplies drop

RECORD goat meat pricing has helped major meat processor Thomas Foods International maintain its usual winter slaughter schedule despite waning lamb and sheep supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 29, 2019

Saleyard trade and heavy lamb prices continue to climb

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week putting further pressure on domestic and export processors seeking quality supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Trade

Livecorp live sheep export dehumidification trial data under scrutiny

DATA captured during a $2.2 million dehumidification trial on a livestock export vessel is now being analysed, Livecorp said last week…Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Former live sheep exporter is closing its South Australian office

DISGRACED former live sheep exporter Emanuel Exports has decided to close the eastern states offices of its subsidiary EMS Rural Exports…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2019

Australia’s first $10/kg new season lamb contract welcomed

AUSTRALIA’S first $10 a kilogram contract price for new season lambs is expected to offer security to flock owners planning lot-feeding and restocking budgets…Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2019

WPA director resigns over sheep mulesing pain relief plans

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has lost its NSW Farmers board member over the national body’s policy to mandate pain relief for the surgical mulesing of sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, July 3, 2019

Property

Historic Kadlunga sale will add to Collinsville Merino operations

THE historic Kadlunga aggregation in South Australia’s Clare Valley has been bought in an off-market buyer-initiated deal by Collinsville Merino Stud’s George and Sophie Millington. The 3923ha aggregation near Mintaro..Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

TFI’s Texas Downs sale to test value of Lower Darling country

ANOTHER corporate investor is set to exit the Menindee district in western New South Wales with Thomas Foods International’s listing of its 5278-hectare property Texas Downs…Read More

Liz Wells, April 30, 2019

Merino breeders buy Victorian showcase Mt Fyans for $37 million

NEW South Wales stud Merino breeders Ian and Camilla Shippen have paid $37 million for Mt Fyans, one of the largest and most highly regarded agricultural holdings in Victoria’s Western District…Read More

Linda Rowley, December 7, 2018

Weekly Property Review: Is it possible to fence in value?

IS the growing momentum being seen in investment in exclusion fencing for wild dog and kangaroo control yet being reflected in property values? Property editor Linda Rowley puts the question to a number of rural land valuers and other stakeholders…. ..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, November 29, 2018

Beef Central

Webinar: Smarter finance for smart farmers

A free webinar discussing a suite of attractive low-interest farm business loan options launched recently by the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be held on Thursday, August 1...Read More

Adelaide Uni student claims top meat judging prize, as ICMJ celebrates 30 years

More than 150 students from tertiary institutions across Australia and overseas, 38 coaches, multiple industry sponsors, supporters and alumni attending the 2019 Inter-Collegiate Meat Judging annual event in Wagga.. Read More

Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will.. Read More

Beef Central’s founders honoured with national industry accolade

The Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) has bestowed its 2019 Howard Yelland Beef Industry Award on Beef Central’s founders and publishers, Jon Condon and James Nason...Read More.. Read More

Grain Central

LAMP kit thwarts spread of two invasive grasses

A team of NSW DPI scientists has developed a portable tool to test plant DNA and help land managers keep ahead of serrated tussock and Chilean needle grass outbreaks... Read More

Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will.. Read More

Tight spot supplies of urea point to drought hangover

Supplies of urea have tightened following general rain across much of southern Australia, where season prospects are consolidating and farmers are busy top-dressing crops with improved yield prospects...Read More

Grants for mental health initiatives in rural Australia

Grants are available for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and increase help-seeking for people within rural, regional and remote communities who are at.. Read More

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