New merged ag entity to become wool and livestock force

UP TO 30 percent of Australia’s wool clip and livestock numbers is set to sold by a North American company, with the launching of a rebranded merged Ruralco-Landmark entity today…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

WoolProducers Australia rejects unfounded mulesing ban claims

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election campaign has descended into rumour-mongering, with suggestions candidates running against AWI’s preferred ‘ticket’ wanted to ban mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2019

Strong FY2019 result for Elders Ltd despite drought

AUSTRALIAN agribusiness Elders Limited this morning released its financial results for the 12 months to September 2019, showing a strong performance despite widespread drought conditions, underlined by a statutory net profit after tax of $68.9 million…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

Record prices for Bendigo first cross ewes + VIDEO

PRIME lamb producers intensified their search for quality breeding stock and bid season-high prices for all young ewe categories at the Bendigo Independent Agents First Cross Sale on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, November 11, 2019

New South Wales and Victoria dominate online store sheep buying

NEW South Wales sheep and lamb buyers have continued their online buying dominance, purchasing more than 60 percent of last week’s AuctionsPlus listings…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

Zoetis achieves $100,000 target for Beyond Blue

LEADING animal health company, Zoetis, has hit its yearly target to raise $100,000 to support mental health in rural Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

MSA underpins quality lamb and beef marketing

THE benefits of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program to major processors are far-reaching and span from on-farm production to the end consumer, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $6.55
Australian Agricultural Co $0.99
Graincorp $7.54
Ridley $1.16
Woolworths $38.05
Wellard $0.05
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Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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757
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EMI

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-4.95
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Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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880
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What readers are saying

New merged ag entity to become wool and livestock force

Mr Norton must surely know the capacity of Northern Hemisphere countries to purchase iconic Australian agribusiness companies in Australia. This is not entirely due to the amount of subsidies....

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New merged ag entity to become wool and livestock force

Mr Small, That’s $33 billion of a projected $88 billion in income.” He said many USA and Canadian companies use the base of their customers “subsidised income” to buy iconic....

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New merged ag entity to become wool and livestock force

Well, we have the announcement of the amalgamation of Landmark, (the re-branded Dalgetys) and Ruralco, also an amalgamation of smaller outfits. Those of us who have long memories can....

Peter Small
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Increasing discounts for wool from mulesed sheep ‘inevitable’

Glenn, you are on the right track; it's all a load of nonsense and a con job. 1. No one in the world can tell the difference between wool from....

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News

New merged ag entity to become wool and livestock force

UP TO 30 percent of Australia’s wool clip and livestock numbers is set to sold by a North American company, with the launching of a rebranded merged Ruralco-Landmark entity today…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

WoolProducers Australia rejects unfounded mulesing ban claims

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election campaign has descended into rumour-mongering, with suggestions candidates running against AWI’s preferred ‘ticket’ wanted to ban mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2019

Strong FY2019 result for Elders Ltd despite drought

AUSTRALIAN agribusiness Elders Limited this morning released its financial results for the 12 months to September 2019, showing a strong performance despite widespread drought conditions, underlined by a statutory net profit after tax of $68.9 million…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

Record prices for Bendigo first cross ewes + VIDEO

PRIME lamb producers intensified their search for quality breeding stock and bid season-high prices for all young ewe categories at the Bendigo Independent Agents First Cross Sale on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, November 11, 2019

Markets

Bendigo first cross ewe lambs hit $374, ewes to $370 + VIDEO

WELL-GROWN first cross ewe lambs have sold for up $374 at the Bendigo Blue Ribbon sale today, exceeding the top price for 1.5 year-old ewes at the annual breeder fixture…Read More

Murray Arnel, November 8, 2019

Wool grower price reserves kick in as auction demand softens

AUSTRALIAN wool growers’ selling reserves kicked in as the auction market dipped again this week, with brokers passing in 17.6 percent of the 34,084 bales offered…Read More

Sheep Central, November 8, 2019

Risk strategy needed as wool market volatility continues

BIDDING on the wool forward market was steady at the start of the week, with trading confined to the early New Year…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, November 8, 2019

Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – October 2019

A SIGNIFICANT lamb, sheep and cattle supply shortage is looming in southern Australia from the end February, Chris Howie says in his monthly update of southern livestock market trends and emerging opportunities…Read More

Guest Author, November 6, 2019

Lamb Production

WoolProducers Australia rejects unfounded mulesing ban claims

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election campaign has descended into rumour-mongering, with suggestions candidates running against AWI’s preferred ‘ticket’ wanted to ban mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2019

National campaign wants you to dob in a farm biosecurity champion

AS still more international visitors with undeclared and potentially disease-ridden animal and plant material are denied entry to Australia, the nation is looking inward for its 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year…Read More

Sheep Central, November 6, 2019

Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

NSW DPI warns of toxic failed crop hay risk for livestock

HAY from failed crops with high nitrate levels could be kill livestock this year, recent testing data from the NSW Department of Primary Industries has shown…Read More

Sheep Central, October 31, 2019

Wool Production

WoolProducers Australia rejects unfounded mulesing ban claims

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election campaign has descended into rumour-mongering, with suggestions candidates running against AWI’s preferred ‘ticket’ wanted to ban mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2019

AWI director says little to fear with shareholder expulsion clauses

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation director Don Macdonald believes wool growers and industry bodies have little to fear from expulsion clauses proposed for the AWI Constitution…Read More

Terry Sim, November 8, 2019

AWI-MLA amalgamation fear prompts wool body election stance

A FEAR that Australian Wool Innovation might be amalgamated with Meat & Livestock Australia has prompted an independent industry body to oppose AWI-backed candidates in the coming AWI director election…Read More

Sheep Central, November 8, 2019

Increasing discounts for wool from mulesed sheep ‘inevitable’

ITALIAN wool processor Vitale Barberis Canonico will not buy wool grown by its exclusive Wool Excellence Club members from surgically mulesed sheep or those treated with breech freeze branding from 2021…Read More

Terry Sim, November 8, 2019

Processing

Victorian classer Alice wins wool industry ambassador award

CENTRAL Victorian wool classer Alice McKay has been awarded the Prime Super & Shearer Woolhandler Training Inc Wool Classing Ambassador Award for 2019 for excellence in wool handling and in-shed..Read More

Terry Sim, November 4, 2019

Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

TFI releases $8-plus crossbred lamb contract for Tamworth

AUSTRALIA’S first 2019/20 summer lamb and mutton contracts were released today by Thomas Foods International as the company moves to secure future supplies for its Tamworth plant…Read More

Terry Sim, October 31, 2019

‘Big discounts’ possible for wool from mulesed sheep

AUSTRALIA’S wool bodies should focus on marketing the environmental and ethical sustainability of wool and promote non-mulesing among growers, according to international processor Giovanni Schneider…Read More

Terry Sim, October 23, 2019

Trade

Increasing discounts for wool from mulesed sheep ‘inevitable’

ITALIAN wool processor Vitale Barberis Canonico will not buy wool grown by its exclusive Wool Excellence Club members from surgically mulesed sheep or those treated with breech freeze branding from 2021…Read More

Terry Sim, November 8, 2019

Lamb wholesaler stays in administration with debts over $5m

A Queensland-based meat wholesale business remains in voluntary administration this week, after creditors expressed opposition to a Deed of Company Arrangement proposed during a meeting on Friday…Read More

Jon Condon, November 8, 2019

Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

TFI releases $8-plus crossbred lamb contract for Tamworth

AUSTRALIA’S first 2019/20 summer lamb and mutton contracts were released today by Thomas Foods International as the company moves to secure future supplies for its Tamworth plant…Read More

Terry Sim, October 31, 2019

Property

Well-equipped NSW sheep feeding property offers options

AN EXTENSIVE capital expenditure program has turned the Mogal Plain Aggregation at Tottenham in central New South Wales into a premier mixed farming operation capable of feeding close to 10,000 sheep…Read More

Liz Wells, November 6, 2019

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

Beef Central

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Oakey manager Pat Gleeson leaves NH Foods | New operations director at ACC | Lotfeeder Mort & Co appoints chief executive | CSIRO Climate Science appoints new director | 46..Read More

Kay’s Cuts: Faux meat ain’t the real thing

The US beef industry is not sitting back and watching plant-based 'meat' sales grow. In fact, it has been on the attack for months and its campaign to prohibit the..Read More

Strong FY2019 result for Elders despite drought

Australian agribusiness Elders Limited this morning released its financial results for the 12 months to September 2019, showing a strong performance despite widespread drought conditions, underlined by a statutory net..Read More

Landmark and Ruralco rebrand announced

Merged rural service companies Ruralco and Landmark will have their agricultural retail businesses rebranded as Nutrien Ag Solutions, it was announced today...Read More

Grain Central

Cagey product labelling exploits consumer GMO fears

There has been a proliferation of product labels seeking to cash in on consumer concerns over GMOs, even on products that would never even be considered for genetic modification,..Read More

Strong FY2019 result for Elders despite drought

Australian agribusiness Elders Limited this morning released its financial results for the 12 months to September 2019, showing a strong performance despite widespread drought conditions, underlined by a statutory net..Read More

Recruitment: Workplace safety remains key industry priority, statistics show

Despite greater attention being placed on workplace health and safety across the sector, agriculture remains the most dangerous places to work in Australian industry...Read More

Ag tech offers new rural job opportunities: AgTeCH2019

The ag tech revolution may be replacing some traditional work roles on farms, but at the same time it has the potential to open new employment opportunities, attract newcomers to..Read More

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