Former AWI chairman Merriman recommended for re-election

FORMER Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman and fellow long-serving director David Webster have been recommended for re-election through a process being questioned for its lack of independence and transparency…Read More

Terry Sim, October 14, 2019

Sheep meat markets put solid base to Deniliquin sheep sale + VIDEO

IT was a case of spot the agent through the dust when Deniliquin’s Landmark, Elders and Rodwells agencies conducted their annual spring sheep sale last Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 14, 2019

How the red meat sector backs Foodbank’s vital protein program

LEARN how a collaborative protein program is uniting generous companies in the meat and freight industry to help tackle Australia’s hunger problem…Read More

Sheep Central, October 14, 2019

Kiwi shearers beat Aussie blades to retain trans-Tasman supremacy

NEW ZEALAND has reinforced its world blade shearing champion status by keeping its unbeaten trans-Tasman record with a win over Australia at the Waimate Shears New Zealand Spring shearing and..Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, October 14, 2019

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb sale clearance rate lifts

A COMPLETE clearance of first cross ewe lambs, Merino wethers and shedding breed lambs was achieved in AuctionsPlus online sales last week…Read More

Sheep Central, October 14, 2019

Sheep CRC story ‘a road map for high-impact research’

A HISTORY of Australia’s Sheep CRC has been lauded as a potential road map for other industries to deliver high-impact research…Read More

Sheep Central, October 14, 2019

Not enough wild dog fencing wire and posts? Crowdfund it

CROWD funding has proved to be a unique solution for a wild dog fence project that needed just a little more wire and posts for completion…Read More

Sheep Central, October 14, 2019


Australian wool market rises, but with a warning
Sheep Central, October 11, 2019
Forward wool trading dries up around market volatility
Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 11, 2019

Industry Dashboard

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Elders $6.03
Australian Agricultural Co $1.00
Graincorp $7.89
Ridley $1.06
Woolworths $37.33
Wellard $0.050
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EMI

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1543
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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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880
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What readers are saying

Former AWI chairman Merriman recommended for re-election

This whole process stinks to high heaven. The fact that the AWI board thinks it's levy payers (stakeholders) are a lot of fools reflects very strongly on its own....

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Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – August 2019

Some good free advice here; it's all about relationships.....

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Merino flock shines as Victorian Sustainability Awards finalist

What a great positive story. I particularly loved point 4 results 🐨🦘🌿Congratulations to the Finnigan family .....

Natarsha O’Donnell
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Biochar sheep, beef and crop options to feature in farm tour

I cannot make it to the farm tour, but would like to be kept up to date with this exciting technology; the biochar and the dung beetles. I’m in....

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News

Former AWI chairman Merriman recommended for re-election

FORMER Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman and fellow long-serving director David Webster have been recommended for re-election through a process being questioned for its lack of independence and transparency…Read More

Terry Sim, October 14, 2019

Sheep meat markets put solid base to Deniliquin sheep sale + VIDEO

IT was a case of spot the agent through the dust when Deniliquin’s Landmark, Elders and Rodwells agencies conducted their annual spring sheep sale last Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 14, 2019

How the red meat sector backs Foodbank’s vital protein program

LEARN how a collaborative protein program is uniting generous companies in the meat and freight industry to help tackle Australia’s hunger problem…Read More

Sheep Central, October 14, 2019

Kiwi shearers beat Aussie blades to retain trans-Tasman supremacy

NEW ZEALAND has reinforced its world blade shearing champion status by keeping its unbeaten trans-Tasman record with a win over Australia at the Waimate Shears New Zealand Spring shearing and..Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, October 14, 2019

Markets

Online wool sales follow lacklustre auction demand trend

ONLINE wool sales dropped in Australia last week as the physical auction prices suffered a sharp decline…Read More

Sheep Central, October 9, 2019

Young Merino ewes sell to $285 at Elders Jerilderie sale + VIDEOS

A LINE of heavy cutting medium wool Merino ewes has sold for $285 to make the Wettenhall family’s Cara Pty Ltd back-to-back winners of the highly prized John Wells Memorial Shield at the Elders Jerilderie annual sheep sale last Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 7, 2019

Bigger AuctionsPlus sheep and offering finds buyers at higher prices

MERINO ewe and wether prices increased for a bigger AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering last week…Read More

Sheep Central, October 7, 2019

Australian wool growers hold as auction prices take another dive

AUSTRALIAN wool growers refused to sell clips en masse this week as prices take another dive and the auction market lost all of the gains of the past three weeks…Read More

Sheep Central, October 4, 2019

Lamb Production

NSW urges general livestock vaccinations against anthrax

NEW South Wales authorities are encouraging the state-wide vaccination of livestock against anthrax as high-risk conditions persist across the state. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land..Read More

Terry Sim, October 9, 2019

SA livestock carrier convicted and fined $5000 for sheep cruelty

A SOUTH Australian livestock transporter who threw live and dead sheep off his truck into a pile has been convicted on animal cruelty charges and fine $5000 in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court…Read More

Sheep Central, October 8, 2019

New Zealand 2019 lamb crop predicted to dip 2.4 percent

NEW Zealand’s lamb crop is estimated to fall 2.4 percent this year, with a decline in the number of breeding ewes, according to the country’s annual stock number survey…Read More

Sheep Central, October 9, 2019

Post driver attachment wins feedlot innovator award

AN excavator attachment that allows drill stem posts to be driven through concrete aprons and hard surfaces has won the Innovator of the Year award at the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association annual conference in Dalby…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 7, 2019

Wool Production

NSW urges general livestock vaccinations against anthrax

NEW South Wales authorities are encouraging the state-wide vaccination of livestock against anthrax as high-risk conditions persist across the state. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land..Read More

Terry Sim, October 9, 2019

Merino flock shines as Victorian Sustainability Awards finalist

A VICTORIAN Merino flock aiming to be carbon neutral by 2025 but with a strong focus on sheep welfare is a finalist in the Premier’s 2019 Sustainability Awards…Read More

Terry Sim, October 9, 2019

Victorian Government extends quad bike and side-by-side rebate

VICTORIA’S quad bike rebate has been extended for nine months and to small operators for the first time, to help Victorian farmers improve safety on their properties…Read More

Terry Sim, October 7, 2019

Revamped app offers more power for feeding decisions

A significant upgrade to a NSW DPI Drought Feeding App is allowing sheep and cattle producers across eastern and southern Australia to make more informed decisions about drought feeding options..Read More

Alastair Rayner, October 7, 2019

Processing

SA livestock carrier convicted and fined $5000 for sheep cruelty

A SOUTH Australian livestock transporter who threw live and dead sheep off his truck into a pile has been convicted on animal cruelty charges and fine $5000 in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court…Read More

Sheep Central, October 8, 2019

WA shearer Damien Boyle shows Kiwis how to shear Merinos..again

WESTERN Australian shearer Damien Boyle has made the best of a holiday with the family in New Zealand by winning the New Zealand Merino Shears Open shearing title in Alexandra – for the eighth time in 10 years…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, October 7, 2019

Proposed new processing developments: Port Pirie update

MEETING demand for niche red meat processing and service kill capacity in South Australia is a key driver behind a proposed new $70 million abattoir development at Port Pirie…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

Proposed new processing developments: Guyra update

LOCAL investors have funded an advanced concept design, feasibility study, development application and land purchase for a proposed abattoir at Guyra in New South Wales…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

Trade

KLTT live export shipment prompts animal rights ire in South Africa

MAJOR Middle East sheep importer the Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading Company is hitting hurdles in its attempt to supplement limited Australian supplies with a South African shipment…Read More

Sheep Central, October 9, 2019

SA livestock carrier convicted and fined $5000 for sheep cruelty

A SOUTH Australian livestock transporter who threw live and dead sheep off his truck into a pile has been convicted on animal cruelty charges and fine $5000 in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court…Read More

Sheep Central, October 8, 2019

New Zealand 2019 lamb crop predicted to dip 2.4 percent

NEW Zealand’s lamb crop is estimated to fall 2.4 percent this year, with a decline in the number of breeding ewes, according to the country’s annual stock number survey…Read More

Sheep Central, October 9, 2019

Australian wool growers hold as auction prices take another dive

AUSTRALIAN wool growers refused to sell clips en masse this week as prices take another dive and the auction market lost all of the gains of the past three weeks…Read More

Sheep Central, October 4, 2019

Property

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

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

Beef Central

State of the red meat industry report 2019 released

The 2019 State of the Red Meat Industry report provides an update on production, consumption and export figures and the economic significance of the industry...Read More

CSIRO and Hungry Jacks bite into plant-based burger market

V2FOOD, a partnership between CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures and Hungry Jack's founder Jack Cowin, has launched its first plant based alternative meat product as the centrepiece of Hungry Jack’s new..Read More

NT cattlemen welcome rejection of Non-Pastoral Use permit changes

Northern Territory cattle producers have welcomed news the NT Government will not proceed with proposed amendments to Non-Pastoral Use permits...Read More

How the red meat industry is backing Foodbank’s vital protein program

How a collaborative protein program is uniting generous companies in the meat and freight industry to to help tackle Australia's hunger problem...Read More

Grain Central

Funding go-ahead for NSW dams

The Federal and NSW governments have announced a $1 billion water infrastructure package for dam construction and upgrades in drought-affected NSW...Read More

Recruitment: Research reveals what young ag recruits want in their careers

Millenials are the workers that form the basis for the future, so it is important to understand what makes them click and tick...Read More

People on the move in the grains and cropping sector

Who is on the move in the Australian grains and cropping industry? Catch up with our latest update of industry appointments, rewards, retirements and achievements...Read More

Plant burger launches Australia’s v2food with export in sights

v2food's plant-based meat has launched in Australia this week as the centrepiece of Hungry Jack’s new Rebel Whopper burgers, and if its rapid take-off is anything to go by, it..Read More

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