Shearer’s daughter Tahlia wins national wool classer competition

YOUNG New South Wales wool classer Tahlia Delaney is not expecting to have any trouble filling her shed work schedule this autumn and into winter…Read More

Terry Sim, April 23, 2019

Pre-Easter buying rush lifts crossbred and Merino wool prices

PRE-EASTER buying lifted prices for fine and Medium Merino wool in Melbourne auctions and crossbred lines nationally this week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the value of an exit interview

SOME of the most honest and priceless feedback comes from employees that are leaving an organisation. Although it is typically too late to save that employee, they can provide helpful information for managers to consider improving the work environment for others…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm management software

VICTORIAN engineer turned entrepreneur Jock Lawrence has returned home to his farming roots on a mission to simplify the farm management recording system. ..Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Holiday makers warned on exotic disease outbreak potential of food scraps

HOLIDAY makers have been reminded to dispose of food scraps carefully over the Easter break to minimise any potential for the introduction and spread of an exotic animal disease in Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Forward wool trading sparse as auction market seeks direction

FORWARD wool trading was again sparse this week, as the spot auction market closed for the Easter break still uncertain of direction…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, April 18, 2019

NSW and Victorian ultrafine wool producers excel in Zegna awards

NEW SOUTH Wales wool growers David and Angie Waters have won the prestigious Ermenegildo Zegna Superfine Wool Trophy for the third consecutive year with a 15.2 micron bale produced under difficult conditions…Read More

Terry Sim, April 17, 2019



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
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0.7130
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ASX Market Index

24 Apr 2019 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $6.16
Australian Agricultural Co $1.10
Graincorp $9.08
Ruralco $4.39
Ridley $1.37
Woolworths $31.59
Wellard $0.05
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

725
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1947
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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-6.89
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 2.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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636
Source: MLA

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News

Shearer’s daughter Tahlia wins national wool classer competition

YOUNG New South Wales wool classer Tahlia Delaney is not expecting to have any trouble filling her shed work schedule this autumn and into winter…Read More

Terry Sim, April 23, 2019

Pre-Easter buying rush lifts crossbred and Merino wool prices

PRE-EASTER buying lifted prices for fine and Medium Merino wool in Melbourne auctions and crossbred lines nationally this week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the value of an exit interview

SOME of the most honest and priceless feedback comes from employees that are leaving an organisation. Although it is typically too late to save that employee, they can provide helpful information for managers to consider improving the work environment for others…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm management software

VICTORIAN engineer turned entrepreneur Jock Lawrence has returned home to his farming roots on a mission to simplify the farm management recording system. ..Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Markets

Pre-Easter buying rush lifts crossbred and Merino wool prices

PRE-EASTER buying lifted prices for fine and Medium Merino wool in Melbourne auctions and crossbred lines nationally this week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Forward wool trading sparse as auction market seeks direction

FORWARD wool trading was again sparse this week, as the spot auction market closed for the Easter break still uncertain of direction…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, April 18, 2019

Crossbreds sell well as online wool sales follow auction trend

WOOL buyers showed limited interest in the AuctionsPlus online catalogue last week as the market remained dominated by low-yielding fleece lines…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2019

AuctionsPlus online sheep and lamb numbers almost double with rain

AUSTRALIA’S online sheep and lamb offerings last week almost doubled as recent rainfall, and high saleyard prices and strong wool demand boosted the confidence of sellers and buyers…Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Lamb Production

Free sub clover test call to map high oestrogen cultivar areas

A FREE test service to determine the oestrogen content of sub clover pastures is being offered to southern Australian sheep producers keen to maximise their lamb production…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2019

Perennial ryegrass pastures in high rainfall areas hit by plant deaths

SHEEP and beef producers are being advised to assess the extent of plant deaths in their pastures before releasing stock from feedlots and sacrifice paddocks, and especially in high rainfall..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Farm and domestic water security is focus of Victorian workshops

FARM and domestic water security will be the focus of a series of Agriculture Victoria workshops over coming weeks…Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Sheep rivalling cattle as western Qld restocks after rain

SHEEP are re-emerging as an attractive restocking option after recent rain for properties in Queensland’s central west that converted to cattle during the low wool price years of the 1990s and 2000s…Read More

James Nason, April 12, 2019

Wool Production

Free sub clover test call to map high oestrogen cultivar areas

A FREE test service to determine the oestrogen content of sub clover pastures is being offered to southern Australian sheep producers keen to maximise their lamb production…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2019

Perennial ryegrass pastures in high rainfall areas hit by plant deaths

SHEEP and beef producers are being advised to assess the extent of plant deaths in their pastures before releasing stock from feedlots and sacrifice paddocks, and especially in high rainfall..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Registrations open for AWI’s 2019 National Merino Challenge

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has opened registrations from the industry’s next generation for the 2019 National Merino Challenge in Sydney in May…Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Farm and domestic water security is focus of Victorian workshops

FARM and domestic water security will be the focus of a series of Agriculture Victoria workshops over coming weeks…Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Processing

NSW and Victorian ultrafine wool producers excel in Zegna awards

NEW SOUTH Wales wool growers David and Angie Waters have won the prestigious Ermenegildo Zegna Superfine Wool Trophy for the third consecutive year with a 15.2 micron bale produced under difficult conditions…Read More

Terry Sim, April 17, 2019

Australian Wool Industry Medal nominations wanted

WORTHY Australian wool industry individuals are being sought by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations to nominate for the 2019 Australian Wool Industry Medal…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2019

Senators probe merit of CCTV cameras in meat processing plants

SHOULD CCTV cameras be made mandatory in Australian red meat processing plants? The question arose during Senate Estimates in Canberra last week when members of the Rural and Regional Affairs..Read More

Jon Condon, April 11, 2019

Crossbred wool continues to buck quality-driven price slide

CROSSBRED wools bound for the fake fur and knitwear trade in China reached record price levels at auctions this week, although the industry’s benchmark indicator slipped lower…Read More

Sheep Central, April 12, 2019

Trade

Pre-Easter buying rush lifts crossbred and Merino wool prices

PRE-EASTER buying lifted prices for fine and Medium Merino wool in Melbourne auctions and crossbred lines nationally this week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

NSW and Victorian ultrafine wool producers excel in Zegna awards

NEW SOUTH Wales wool growers David and Angie Waters have won the prestigious Ermenegildo Zegna Superfine Wool Trophy for the third consecutive year with a 15.2 micron bale produced under difficult conditions…Read More

Terry Sim, April 17, 2019

Australian Wool Industry Medal nominations wanted

WORTHY Australian wool industry individuals are being sought by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations to nominate for the 2019 Australian Wool Industry Medal…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2019

Queensland stock agent wins national young auctioneers competition

QUEENSLAND stock agent Anthony O’Dwyer has won the 2019 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition at his first attempt as the state’s representative at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Anthony, 25,..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Property

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

Property: No ceiling in sight for climbing ag land prices

Agricultural land prices in Australia are set to continue to climb over the next two years with no peak in sight, according to a new report issued by Rabobank. This is driven in the most part, the report says, by projected continuing high demand for ag properties, which in most regions will continue to far outstrip supply…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2018

Property: Hassad’s $70m-plus Telopea Downs sale sets Vic record

QATAR-owned Hassad Australia has offloaded its 47,677ha Telopea Downs Station in western Victoria for more than $70 million, in what could be the largest single farm transaction in the state’s history…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, August 16, 2018

Beef Central

How successful was the Grill’d burger chain’s ‘Meatless Monday’?

Beef Central ventured into Grill'd burger restaurants on Monday to observe the customer response to the company's 'Meatless Monday' promotion, and sample a couple of the much-hyped Beyond vege.. Read More

Recruitment: Don’t under-estimate the importance of the exit interview

Some of the most honest and priceless feedback comes from employees that are leaving an organisation. Although it is typically too late to save that employee, they can provide.. Read More

GDL Dalby’s Anthony O’Dwyer wins Australia’s national young auctioneer title

Anthony O’Dwyer from Grant Daniel Long in Dalby, Qld, will represent Australia in the International Livestock Auctioneers Competition at the Calgary Stampede, Canada after winning the 2019 National Young.. Read More

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Hancock, NAPCo appoint new station managers | Woolies meat head moves on | New southern Qld/NSW cattle buyer for Mort & Co | Inspector-General to oversee live animal exports.. Read More

Grain Central

Improved connectivity top priority in GrainGrowers’ election asks

Ahead of next month's federal election, GrainGrowers has released its list of election asks, which include improved telecommunications connectivity, and wider applications for farm management deposits...Read More.. Read More

Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the importance of the exit interview

Exit interviews can be an extremely effective way to obtain open, honest feedback that employers can use to make necessary improvements to enhance company image, aid retention and recruitment...Read More

Agricultural risk prevention better than cure: AFI

The Australian Farm Institute's latest report calls on government to look at the benefits of risk mitigation instead of distress payments to farmers. ..Read More.. Read More

Israel crop-monitoring platform expands to Australia

Global crop-monitoring platform Taranis is expanding into the Australian market through a partnership with distributor Landmark Australia and agrichemical company ADAMA Australia...Read More.. Read More

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