Composite and terminal sires in demand as wool prices flounder

Composite and terminal sires could be in hot demand this spring as Merino producers consider turning their backs on fibre production…Read More

Fiona Myers, July 3, 2020

VIC sheep producers now required to use pain relief when mulesing

VICTORIAN producers are now required to administer a registered pain-relieving product when mulesing sheep. The new provisions, which came into effect yesterday, have been introduced as part of the state’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019…Read More

Sheep Central, July 2, 2020

Two directors being sought for SPA board

Nominations have opened for two Sheep Producers Australia board positions, to be decided at this year’s annual general meeting in November…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2020

New season wool prices start on a positive note

AUSTRALIAN wool prices started on a positive note in the first auctions of the 2020/21 season this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2020

Sheep meat market under considerable pressure

DESPITE tight supply, sheep and lamb prices have taken a nosedive across Australia this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2020

New National Vendor Declarations now available

SHEEP, cattle and goat producers and other value chain stakeholders are reminded that new versions of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declarations for all species are now available, identified by version number 0720…Read More

Sheep Central, July 2, 2020

Wool outstrips price losses among all fibres in 2019-20 year

Wool has taken the greatest hit of all fibre prices in the past financial year, falling 36 percent to the end of June. While fibre prices have fallen across the board, wool’s decline was the biggest with some individual micron prices falling by 57pc…Read More

Fiona Myers, July 1, 2020



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Elders $10.11
Australian Agricultural Co $1.06
Graincorp $4.12
Ridley $0.77
Woolworths $37.63
Wellard $0.03
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What readers are saying

Composite and terminal sires in demand as wool prices flounder

“There is money in selling excess sheep (as lamb or mutton) as well as wool, and Merino breeders need to face that wool is a minor source of their....

Ross Graham
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Wool outstrips price losses among all fibres in 2019-20 year

Wool demand was in crisis before COVID-19. Unresolved customer concerns over the welfare of Aussie sheep is the real plague that should concern all. Beef and lamb continue to....

Chick Olsson
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WoolProducers seeks temporary halt to wool and sheep levies

Excellent ideas from WoolProducers. All levy cessation is a key to economic survival. Well done, Jo Hall and Ed Storey....

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WoolProducers seeks temporary halt to wool and sheep levies

It makes a lot of sense that the levy be withheld at this time. As the AWI CEO admitted, 60 percent of the wool levy is being....

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News

Composite and terminal sires in demand as wool prices flounder

Composite and terminal sires could be in hot demand this spring as Merino producers consider turning their backs on fibre production…Read More

Fiona Myers, July 3, 2020

VIC sheep producers now required to use pain relief when mulesing

VICTORIAN producers are now required to administer a registered pain-relieving product when mulesing sheep. The new provisions, which came into effect yesterday, have been introduced as part of the state’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019…Read More

Sheep Central, July 2, 2020

Two directors being sought for SPA board

Nominations have opened for two Sheep Producers Australia board positions, to be decided at this year’s annual general meeting in November…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2020

New National Vendor Declarations now available

SHEEP, cattle and goat producers and other value chain stakeholders are reminded that new versions of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declarations for all species are now available, identified by version number 0720…Read More

Sheep Central, July 2, 2020

Markets

New season wool prices start on a positive note

AUSTRALIAN wool prices started on a positive note in the first auctions of the 2020/21 season this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2020

Sheep meat market under considerable pressure

DESPITE tight supply, sheep and lamb prices have taken a nosedive across Australia this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2020

Prior performance underpins new national record for crossbred SIL ewes

Sheep price records continue to fall like ten-pins on AuctionsPlus, with the latest being a new national record-high for crossbred ewes in lamb set during yesterday’s weekly sale…Read More

Jon Condon, July 1, 2020

New season Merino and crossbred lambs push AuctionsPlus offering to 74,000 head

Sheep and lamb numbers continued their uphill trajectory on AuctionsPlus this week, with throughput increasing by 1985 head to total 74,011 head. Merino wether lambs and crossbred lambs reported large increases in listings, as new season lambs are starting to hit the market…Read More

Sheep Central, June 27, 2020

Lamb Production

Future of falling WA sheep flock hinges on a good season

WESTERN Australia’s falling sheep flock has been drained by record meat exports in 2019 and more sales of ewes and lambs to eastern states restockers this year, including via increased online sales…Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2020

Parthenium under control at 15 sites in NSW

aThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has praised the actions of landholders and council weeds officers in detecting parthenium weed with the latest finds in Tamworth, Bendemeer, Blandford, Boggabri,..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Sheep lice product concerns over proposed Elanco-Bayer deal

AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator is seeking market feedback on the sheep lice and pet worm control product implications of Elanco’s proposed acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business. Elanco has entered into..Read More

Sheep Central, May 29, 2020

Loading ramp changes must be guidelines only, say livestock bodies

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and cattle producer councils have voiced significant concern about the potential for new loading ramp safety standards to become mandatory in future…Read More

James Nason, May 22, 2020

Wool Production

Growers call for WoolPoll independence and MLA alignment

INDUSTRY groups and sheep producers have called for the WoolPoll ballot process to be more independent of Australian Wool Innovation and aligned with the five-yearly Meat & Livestock Australia strategic planning cycle…Read More

Terry Sim, June 26, 2020

Wool bodies say no consultation on five-year flystrike strategy

AUSTRALIA’S main wool grower bodies claim the industry’s levy-funded body has released a five-year strategy for flystrike research, development, education, extension and development without consulting them on the strategy’s detail…Read More

Terry Sim, June 22, 2020

Parthenium under control at 15 sites in NSW

aThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has praised the actions of landholders and council weeds officers in detecting parthenium weed with the latest finds in Tamworth, Bendemeer, Blandford, Boggabri,..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

WoolProducers seeks independence in WoolPoll process

PEAK wool grower WoolProducers Australia is pushing for greater independence in the WoolPoll process that decides the levy options growers currently vote on every three years…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Processing

‘Smart’ meat processing vision underpins five-year strategic plan

RED meat processors have set themselves some ambitious goals covering efficiency, technology, sustainability and market access in the Australian Meat Processor Corporation’s 2020-25 strategic plan released yesterday. Against a backdrop..Read More

Jon Condon, June 25, 2020

Will 2021 be the year for lamb payments on IMF and meat yield?

NEW South Wales lamb processor Gundagai Meat Processors could be paying producers on a lean meat yield basis for lambs that meet a minimum intramuscular fat threshold by next year,..Read More

Terry Sim, June 24, 2020

Thomas Foods International buys 50pc stake in Frew Group

SOUTH Australian-based meat processor Thomas Foods International has bought a 50 percent stake in Victoria smallstock operator Frew Group…Read More

Sheep Central, May 28, 2020

Cedar Meats to resume livestock processing tomorrow

WEST Melbourne sheep, goat and calf processor Cedar Meats will resume livestock processing tomorrow, about four weeks after it was closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Trade

Fox & Lillie joins opposition to AWEX on sheep freeze branding

THE Australian Wool Exchange’s inclusion of sheep freeze branding within its non-mulesed category on the National Wool Declaration is unlikely to be reviewed until next year, despite exporter Fox & Lillie joining calls for a re-think…Read More

Terry Sim, June 24, 2020

Live export exemption for Al Kuwait not granted

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has made the decision to not grant Rural Export and Trading (WA) Pty Ltd an exemption to export livestock after 1 June…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2020

WA farmers and RSPCA face off over live sheep export exemption

WESTERN Australian farmers and the RSPCA today faced off over a proposed export exemption for a shipment of sheep delayed by a COVID-19 outbreak on a vessel docked in Fremantle…Read More

Terry Sim, May 28, 2020

Exemption option for WA sheep shipment delayed by COVID-19

A WESTERN Australian live sheep exporter could gain an exemption for an impending shipment despite an approaching Middle East moratorium deadline and an outbreak of COVID-19 on a vessel berthed in Fremantle…Read More

Terry Sim, May 27, 2020

Property

Agricultural land prices to defy COVID-19 economic downturn, says report

AUSTRALIAN agricultural land prices are expected to hold firm through 2020, defying the effects of a severe COVID-19-led global recession, according to a new report compiled by Rabobank. In the..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Sheep potential in recent grazing property sales

Benchmark price for Monaro’s Mooresprings | Above expectations price for Yass’s Jindalee | Last Clark & Tait property under contract..Read More

Sheep Central, April 23, 2020

$6.3 million Marnoo property sale highlights land value increase

SHEEP, lamb and grain prices have helped lift farm prices by up to 30 percent over the past three years in more secure rainfall areas of Victoria’s cropping and livestock farming areas…Read More

Terry Sim, December 16, 2019

SA’s versatile Maylands aggregation tests the property market

PRIZED South Australian grazing and farming aggregation Maylands, spanning 1500 hectares of farmland on the Fleurieu Peninsula is being offered to the market via expression of interest…Read More

Sheep Central, December 5, 2019

Beef Central

Recruitment: The importance of hiring for good cultural fit

Like people, business organisations have personality. Regardless of whether an agribusiness employs one or two staff, or 25, corporate culture defines the collective values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours shared by..Read More

Updated: Webinars and online events for cattle industry stakeholders

A rolling list of upcoming webinars and video conferencing events of relevance to Australia's beef and cattle industry...Read More

Search starts soon for 2021 Zanda McDonald Award winner

Young industry stakeholders aged 21- 35 who are living and working in the agriculture sector in either Australia or New Zealand are invited to nominate for the 2021 Zanda McDonald..Read More

Getting to the meat of measuring beef sustainability

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework is a central part of the Australian beef industry’s approach to ensuring consumers understand there is plenty of objective evidence to prove the industry is..Read More

Grain Central

Rain tops up WA winter crop

Handy rains across parts of the Western Australian cropping zone earlier this week have kept the state’s estimated 8.4 million hectares of winter crop ticking along...Read More

Grain Central’s June 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz...Read More

Merger rebrands Rural Directions as Pinion Advisory

South Australian company Rural Directions, Tasmania's Macquarie Franklin and Victorian firm Sunraysia Environmental have merged to create Pinion Advisory...Read More

New feedmill commissioned, old plants set for redevelopment: Ridley

Ridley commissions its new feedmill near Bendigo in Victoria at an outlay of more than $47m and readies the old Bendigo site and the Goulburn Valley Mooroopna site for redevelopment...Read More

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