First sheep sustainability report card at Bendigo

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry will get its first sustainability report card at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo on 15 July…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Woolproducers’ Jo Hall to chair IWTO Growers Forum

ANIMAL welfare, biosecurity, competition for land use and labour shortages have been identified as key issues by the International Wool Textiles Organisation’s Grower Forum, under the leadership of WoolProducers Australia chief executive officer Jo Hall…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Australia’s premier sheep and wool show is back

AUSTRALIA’S biggest sheep and wool show returns to Bendigo this month for the first time in three years…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Crossbred and Merino wether lambs struggle online

CROSSBRED and Merino wether lamb prices slumped on AuctionsPlus last week, while prices improved for Merino wethers and joined Merino and shedding breed ewes…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Sheepvention ram sale welcomes pens of three rams

HAMILTON’S Sheepvention ram sale has been opened up to groups of three rams to help lift entries at the popular expo on 31 July-2 August after a two-year COVID hiatus…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Recruitment: Know the importance of workplace culture

LARGE or small, each business along the red meat and livestock supply chain is defined by its company culture – the unique identifier of its principles and values…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Latest on rangeland rehabilitation at White Cliffs day

RANGELAND rehabilitation, soil carbon and property planning will be covered at a field day at White Cliffs, in western New South Wales this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Higg decision gives lift to new AWI three-year strategic plan

AUSTRALIAN WOOL Innovation’s new strategic plan for the next three years has been given a boost with action on the Higg Index labelling system that has favoured man-made fibres over wool in garments…Read More

Terry Sim, July 1, 2022



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $12.97
Australian Agricultural Co $2.13
Graincorp $9.33
Ridley $1.74
Woolworths $35.98
Wellard $0.08
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Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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What readers are saying

Mulesing ban action prompts warning to sheep breeders

Freeze branding will not save the day and is simply another temporary solution for a problem that will continue to be there unless long-term breeding solutions are undertaken by....

Tim Leeming
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Nanotechnology shows promise for flystrike control

Dr James is on the right track when he speaks about the need to breed fly-proof sheep. Those who have followed the genetic solution to breeding sheep that are fly-proof....

Doug Wright
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National sheep EID system progress welcomed

Bloody hell this is frustrating. Four years as a regional chair of SALRC for Western Victoria whereby my committee at the time raised the importance of a national improved....

Tim Leeming
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Mulesing ban action prompts warning to sheep breeders

Congratulations to Andrew's comments. Jo Hall's comments are simply a tactic to try to stop debate on the issue. Shame on WPA for not helping the industry to go....

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News

First sheep sustainability report card at Bendigo

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry will get its first sustainability report card at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo on 15 July…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Woolproducers’ Jo Hall to chair IWTO Growers Forum

ANIMAL welfare, biosecurity, competition for land use and labour shortages have been identified as key issues by the International Wool Textiles Organisation’s Grower Forum, under the leadership of WoolProducers Australia chief executive officer Jo Hall…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Australia’s premier sheep and wool show is back

AUSTRALIA’S biggest sheep and wool show returns to Bendigo this month for the first time in three years…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Crossbred and Merino wether lambs struggle online

CROSSBRED and Merino wether lamb prices slumped on AuctionsPlus last week, while prices improved for Merino wethers and joined Merino and shedding breed ewes…Read More

Sheep Central, July 4, 2022

Markets

Online offerings drop 27pc, with Merino and first cross prices down

Numbers eased last week through AuctionsPlus commercial sheep and lamb sales, with the 50,058 head offered down 27pc on the previous week. Results were mixed, with Merino and first cross categories back on the previous week, while other categories strengthened…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2022

Livestock prices tipped to fall as herd, flock rebuilds slow

AUSTRALIA’S official government commodity forecaster is expecting livestock prices to fall over the next financial year, as the pace of herd and flock rebuilds fuelled by successive above-average rainfall years begins to slow…Read More

James Nason, June 7, 2022

Chris Howie on chops, ewes, lambs and AUS-MEAT

KING Island chops, online sheep selling issues, buying opportunities, lamb price predictions, AUS-MEAT’s dispute settlement role and advice for job seekers all get an airing in Chris Howie’s latest market wrap…Read More

Guest Author, April 7, 2022

Only shedding lambs survive price dive on AuctionsPlus

LAMB prices generally fell on AuctionsPlus last week as the number of commercial sheep and lambs on the online platform increased 17 percent to 121,947 head…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Lamb Production

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

Paddock-ready technologies to shine in NSW ‘Big Tech, Big Ideas’ event

Livestock producers in NSW have a fantastic opportunity to hear from agtech founders and see demonstrations on the latest paddock-ready technology at the upcoming Big Tech Big Ideas field day and conference…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2022

MLA genetics forum to focus on sustainability

BREEDING animals for climate change will be among the themes covered by the 2022 Meat & Livestock Australia Livestock Genetics Forum in Adelaide next month…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Wool and beef outperform lamb in benchmark analysis

AUSTRALIA’S leading prime lamb producers generated historically high profits on the back of higher prices and a better season in 2020/21…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Wool Production

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

Paddock-ready technologies to shine in NSW ‘Big Tech, Big Ideas’ event

Livestock producers in NSW have a fantastic opportunity to hear from agtech founders and see demonstrations on the latest paddock-ready technology at the upcoming Big Tech Big Ideas field day and conference…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2022

WoolProducers offers more opportunities

WOOLPRODUCERS Australia is offering more opportunities for young industry participants to do an online Australian Institute of Company Director (AICD) course…Read More

Sheep Central, March 23, 2022

La Niña weather prompts QLD flystrike warning

QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers have been urged to remain vigilant for flystrike as La Niña weather conditions continue…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Processing

Real meat businesses are investing in plant protein

THE Australian plant-based protein sector is experiencing exponential growth, with a most unlikely industry sector — real meat processors — leading the way in pioneering investments…Read More

Emma Alsop, March 21, 2022

Red meat R&D: ‘Spot’ the robotic dog goes on patrol + VIDEO

MEET ‘Spot’ the dog – a disconcertingly life-like robot being used to test uses of automated guided vehicle (AGV) technology in the meat processing industry…Read More

Sheep Central, February 25, 2022

AWEX pitches NWD Ceased Mulesing wool deadline

AUSTRALIAN wool exporters and brokers have seemingly managed to delay the loss of the Ceased Mulesing (CM) description on the National Wool Declaration until potentially 2024…Read More

Terry Sim, February 2, 2022

Colley supports NWD changes despite CM contracts

WOOL growers contracted with Australia’s largest independent broker AWN are among those with the most to lose with a phasing out of the Ceased Mulesing description from the National Wool Declaration…Read More

Terry Sim, February 2, 2022

Trade

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

Sea freight rates are spiralling to record highs

MEAT processors are battling another round of spiralling sea freight shipment rates for chilled and frozen containers leaving Australia this year, further undermining margins. ..Read More

Jon Condon, April 5, 2022

Senators debate Australia’s relationship with China

AUSTRALIA’S handling of its relationship with China and the ensuing collateral damage to trade is again under scrutiny after the cancellation of a 10th Australian abattoir’s export license by Chinese authorities last week…Read More

James Nason, February 7, 2022

Lifting certified non-mulesed wool kgs is a way forward

SEASON-HIGH wool prices show lifting non-mulesed wool production is increasingly a good strategy to raise grower returns and demand for Australian wool worldwide, according to Schneider Australia’s southern region wool..Read More

Terry Sim, February 4, 2022

Property

Well developed New England aggregation makes $80m

A QUEENSLAND family with extensive grazing interests has secured Upton Farms on the New England for a figure believed to be around $80 million, making it among the largest grazing property transactions in New South Wales…Read More

Guest Author, April 14, 2022

Neighbour factor to drive farm property sales

Established farms buoyed by strong returns, low interest rates and the option to grow efficiency through scale, are expected to continue to drive the rural property market in 2022…Read More

Guest Author, February 24, 2022

Property: Farming scale on sale with Nicoletti’s Apache

ANOTHER large-scale offering from Western Australia’s John Nicoletti is up for sale to kick off action in the big end of the market for cropping and sheep grazing property…Read More

Liz Wells, January 17, 2022

Farran wool-growing legacy to continue after farm sale

WOOL grower Andrew Farran will continue his long-standing philanthropic contributions to agriculture and education, aided by the sale of the Edenhope district property Yiddinga…Read More

Terry Sim, November 15, 2021

Beef Central

McDonald’s makes second attempt with plant-based burger pattie

Global burger giant McDonald’s is making a second attempt to introduce a plant-based burger pattie to its Australian menus, under what it describes as a limited trial launched yesterday...Read More

Nominations open for 2022 Howard Yelland Award

The Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) and Marcus Oldham College are inviting nominations for the 2022 Howard Yelland Award, which recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to..Read More

Fake tractor sales top ag losses in online scams

Australian farmers and agriculture businesses lost over $1.5 million to scammers targeting the agriculture industry last year, an ACCC report released this morning reveals...Read More

FMD spreads to Bali

The risk of foot-and-mouth disease reaching Australian shores has increased with confirmation the outbreak in Indonesia has reached the tourist hotspot of Bali...Read More

Grain Central

NeuRizer signs $1.5B urea offtake agreement

NeuRizer has signed a $1.5 billion offtake agreement with South Korea’s Daelim Co Ltd to supply 500,000 tonnes of urea per year from the company’s South Australia NeuRizer Urea Project..Read More

Grain Central’s July 2022 news quiz

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

Fake tractor sales top ag losses in online scams

In 2021, Australian farmers and agriculture businesses lost over $1.5 million to scammers targeting the agriculture industry, an ACCC report released this morning reveals...Read More

New agtech to ensure more uniform pulse classification

South Australian husband and wife team Andrew Hannon and Anna Falkiner are working towards creating a more uniform pulse classification system, with their artificial intelligence-based technology, Cropify...Read More

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