Hay Merino ewes sell to $440 and $20 higher average

MERINO ewes of all ages met strong and consistent demand at New South Wales’ Hay September Sheep Sale on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, September 26, 2022

Poll Dorset ram, Border Leicester ewe win at Melbourne Royal

A POLL Dorset ram from Finley High School in New South Wales has taken out the coveted interbreed champion ram sash in the Melbourne Royal Show sheep competition…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

Rafa and Rabbit were the top dogs at the Henty sheep trials

ADAMINABY yard dog trialler Dean Incher took out the prestigious Hypro Murray Valley Yard Dog Championships at the Henty Machinery Field Days last week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

New season lambs lift AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering

INCREASED new season lamb listings underpinned an 87 percent surge in the AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering last week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

AWI to host webinar on WoolQ platform and traceability

WOOL growers will have an opportunity to get an update on Australian Wool Innovation’s WoolQ platform in a webinar tomorrow evening…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

Top young red meat judges undergo intensive training

AUSTRALIA’S next generation of red meat industry talent is meeting in south-east Queensland this week for an intensive program of professional development and industry training…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

Recruitment: Improving communication in the workplace

MANAGERS and their staff communicate hundreds, perhaps thousands of times every day and the quality of that communication is important to business performance and employee well-being…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

Ag Ministers set 1 January 2025 start for mandatory sheep EID

AUSTRALIA’S State and Federal Governments are working toward mandatory implementation of a national electronic identification system for sheep and goats by 1 January 2025…Read More

Terry Sim, September 22, 2022


Transport backlog builds as wet weather sets in
Eric Barker, September 22, 2022
Biosecurity help for small landholders
Sheep Central, September 23, 2022

Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

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

Today

31.25
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6510
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

26 Sep 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $12.44
Australian Agricultural Co $1.80
Graincorp $8.26
Ridley $2.08
Woolworths $34.48
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

8.24
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

1279
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

26 Sep 2022 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $12.44
Australian Agricultural Co $1.80
Graincorp $8.26
Ridley $2.08
Woolworths $34.48
Wellard $0.07
Source: ASX

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News

Hay Merino ewes sell to $440 and $20 higher average

MERINO ewes of all ages met strong and consistent demand at New South Wales’ Hay September Sheep Sale on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, September 26, 2022

Poll Dorset ram, Border Leicester ewe win at Melbourne Royal

A POLL Dorset ram from Finley High School in New South Wales has taken out the coveted interbreed champion ram sash in the Melbourne Royal Show sheep competition…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

Rafa and Rabbit were the top dogs at the Henty sheep trials

ADAMINABY yard dog trialler Dean Incher took out the prestigious Hypro Murray Valley Yard Dog Championships at the Henty Machinery Field Days last week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

New season lambs lift AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering

INCREASED new season lamb listings underpinned an 87 percent surge in the AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering last week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 26, 2022

Markets

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

AuctionsPlus listings hit lowest level in 19 months

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings this week saw the lowest offering since January 2021, with just 32,257 head offered. Lamb offerings were hit with the impacts of selective buying, while the joined ewe market registered higher prices and mixed clearance rates…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2022

Wool market slumps first week back after three-week recess

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market moved substantially down this week, with the main price benchmark dropping 45 cents…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2022

Auction and forward wool markets start season slow

THE forward wool market remained quiet as auctions recommenced this week after a three-week recess. Exporters reported one of the quietest breaks on record with minimal activity coming from offshore…Read More

Terry Sim, August 12, 2022

Sponsored Content

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

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

Lamb Production

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

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

Wool Production

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

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

Processing

Geothermal energy trial aims to cut Victorian processor’s costs

A HEAT pump hot water generation trial and revamped power supply could see a Victorian red meat processing company cut its annual energy and utility costs by more than $500,000…Read More

Sheep Central, August 26, 2022

Red Meat R&D: The trends that will drive innovation

AMPC’s inaugural Innovation Showcase program being staged in Melbourne in October will focus on what is next for the red meat processing industry and will provide valuable insights on how businesses can unlock new opportunities…Read More

Sheep Central, August 18, 2022

Two shearing records fall under the cutters of British pair

A PAIR of British sheep shearers have set new national records during a successful attempt on the country’s two stand nine-hour lamb shearing record on Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, August 14, 2022

Welsh shearer to make attempt on British nine-hour lamb record

EXPERIENCED Welsh shearer Lloyd Rees will attempt to break the current nine-hour solo British lamb shearing record this month…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2022

Trade

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

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

Property

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

Property: Sheep grazing operations feature in latest sales

THIS week’s property review includes a wrap up of recently completed sales and passed-in properties, many suited to sheep and mixed farming…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, September 16, 2022

New England’s Plumthorpe aggregation could make circa $80m

AROUND $80 million is anticipated for the historic northern New South Wales’ Plumthorpe aggregation, described as one of the most prestigious groupings of properties in Australia…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, September 9, 2022

Weekly property review: Finance approvals process comes under fire

THE process of gaining finance approvals when buying a rural property has come under fire from some rural sales specialists who claim documentation delays are costing time and money. ..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, August 10, 2022

AgCarbon Central

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

Carbon markets: trading slows with review uncertainty

CARBON trading has slowed in recent weeks as the Federal Government’s review of the carbon farming framework heads into a public submission phase. The price of Australian Carbon Credit Units..Read More

Eric Barker, September 14, 2022

Renaming regenerative agriculture could open doors

SHOULD the term ‘regenerative agriculture’ be changed to encourage more growers to adopt the practices encompassed within the emerging industry?..Read More

Emma Alsop, September 6, 2022

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

Beef Central

Shifting land-use could pressure Australian beef production

COMPETING land use could pressure Australian beef and lamb production capacity in coming years, a recent analysis shows. The battle for Australia’s land use is heating up with cropping, livestock…..Read More

Switzerland votes down proposed ban on factory farming

Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to ban intensive livestock farming, with a public referendum held at the weekend...Read More

ICMJ partners with Mort & Co to train future meat leaders

The ICMJ Mort & Co Intensive Education and Development Week brings together university students selected from the talented pool of participants at the ICMJ National Conference and Competition, held in..Read More

Australians feel good about red meat industry and want to learn more, survey shows

Perceptions and trust of the red meat industry are strong among metropolitan Australians, as is the desire to learn more about how the beef and lamb industries operate, according to..Read More

Grain Central

Louis Dreyfus Asia buys Emerald Grain

Louis Dreyfus is buying Emerald Grain and its assets, which include seven up-country storage sites and Melbourne's only grain terminal...Read More

Recognition, learning at Australian Agronomy Conference + PICS

The 20th Australian Agronomy is being held in Toowoomba and its 400 delegates are hearing the latest in research and ideas, and applauding some of their peers' achievements...Read More

Crop-duster dies in Canaga plane crash

A pilot died at the scene after the agricultural aircraft he was using to spray herbicide crash landed in a paddock near Chinchilla...Read More

New CQ storage to open for bumper harvest

Work is under way on a new 100,000t storage site at Mt McLaren in time to aid in the storage and distribution of CQ's expected bumper 2022 crop...Read More

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