Deniliquin sheep sell solidly as punters wait on promised rain

SCANNED in-lamb Merino ewes made to $280 and unjoined lines sold to $270 a head at Deniliquin’s January store sheep sale on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, January 20, 2020

Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes

NON-MULESED Merino sheep breeders and an international processor have this week come out in opposition to proposed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration…Read More

Terry Sim, January 20, 2020

Scanned Merino ewes sell for average $25 premium online

ONLINE sheep buyers paid an average $25 premium for scanned in-lamb Merino ewes above prices for unscanned station mated or joined ewes over the past four years, an AuctionsPlus analysis has found…Read More

Sheep Central, January 20, 2020

Promise of rain lifts AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb sales

FORECAST rain helped lift AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rates last week, with buyers bidding up up to $246 for Merino ewe hoggets and to $240 for first cross ewe lambs…Read More

Sheep Central, January 20, 2020

New workshop to build skills in livestock producers

UP-AND-COMING livestock producers ready to build their skills and confidence to manage a modern agricultural business can now access a new workshop supported by Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, January 20, 2020

AWEX issues tips for classing bushfire-affected wool

TIPS for classing wool from sheep affected by recent bushfires have been released by the Australian Wool Exchange…Read More

Sheep Central, January 20, 2020

MLA moves to longer term bushfire rebuild response

MEAT & Livestock Australia has shifted to a longer term operational response to assist in the rebuild for livestock producers affected by bushfires, after dropping a proposal for a $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund…Read More

Terry Sim, January 17, 2020


Volatility makes for light forward wool trading
Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, January 17, 2020

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What readers are saying

Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes

There is only one process that results in non-mulesed sheep - no modification at all. Just use good genetics. Let's not muddy the waters again. How can we sign....

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Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes

In respect to the NWD, can I suggest we listen very carefully to what our customers are telling us? Our arrogance on this issue has already led to unnecessary....

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New workshop to build skills in livestock producers

Why is MLA becoming a training institution? Is this what we pay our livestock levies for? Aren't there training organisations who are better equipped to do this than....

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Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes

A sheep is either mulesed or not mulesed, just as a sheep is either pregnant or not. No sheep is half pregnant, nor half mulesed. Those who mulese, use various....

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News

Deniliquin sheep sell solidly as punters wait on promised rain

SCANNED in-lamb Merino ewes made to $280 and unjoined lines sold to $270 a head at Deniliquin’s January store sheep sale on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, January 20, 2020

Merino breeders and processor oppose wool declaration changes

NON-MULESED Merino sheep breeders and an international processor have this week come out in opposition to proposed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration…Read More

Terry Sim, January 20, 2020

Scanned Merino ewes sell for average $25 premium online

ONLINE sheep buyers paid an average $25 premium for scanned in-lamb Merino ewes above prices for unscanned station mated or joined ewes over the past four years, an AuctionsPlus analysis has found…Read More

Sheep Central, January 20, 2020

Promise of rain lifts AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb sales

FORECAST rain helped lift AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rates last week, with buyers bidding up up to $246 for Merino ewe hoggets and to $240 for first cross ewe lambs…Read More

Sheep Central, January 20, 2020

Markets

Strong finish to Australian wool market for 2019

AUSTRALIA’S auction wool market finished strongly this week after trade tensions between China and the United States eased and there was more clarity around Brexit with the United Kingdom election..Read More

Terry Sim, December 20, 2019

Early Christmas present for wool forward market

WOOL auctions this week delivered a little Christmas cheer to end a year that almost all participants in the pipeline are glad is behind us…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, December 20, 2019

Pre-Christmas mutton price correction might be short-lived

MUTTON prices crashed in Australian saleyards this week amid reports of a pullback in demand by major market China and processors with ample pre-Christmas supplies ceasing buying in anticipation of a price correction and import order renegotiations…Read More

Terry Sim, December 18, 2019

AuctionsPlus wool sales lift after US-China trade deal news

AUCTIONSPLUS online wool sales increased after the announcement of a United State-China trade deal last Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, December 18, 2019

Lamb Production

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

Wool growers urged to seek assistance after bushfires

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s general manager of research, Dr Jane Littlejohn, has urged wool growers not to be silent if they needed assistance after recent bushfires…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2020

Former contractor offers exclusion fencers some handy tips

A VETERAN fencing contractor says the return of netting fencing is revitalising production options in inland areas, but warns in some cases poor construction and inadequate maintenance standards may be limiting the potential benefits…Read More

James Nason, December 20, 2019

Drought-affected farmers urged to apply for pest and weed grants

DROUGHT-AFFECTED Australian farmers can apply to access $10 million in federal pest and weed control grants in the second round of a federal government program…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

Wool Production

Manion wool foundation organising Gippsland sheep feed

BUSHFIRE-HIT East Gippsland sheep producers will soon receive up to 30 tonnes of sheep pellets in a special donation organised by the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation…Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2020

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

Wool growers urged to seek assistance after bushfires

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s general manager of research, Dr Jane Littlejohn, has urged wool growers not to be silent if they needed assistance after recent bushfires…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2020

Could wearable robots make sheep shearing easier?

WEARABLE robotics could be a solution to easing the back-breaking labour of shearing Australia’s sheep flock…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

Processing

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

Could wearable robots make sheep shearing easier?

WEARABLE robotics could be a solution to easing the back-breaking labour of shearing Australia’s sheep flock…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

This Hand says don’t give consumers reasons not to buy wool

GIVING consumers a reason not to buy wool, despite the fibre’s positives, only succeeds in reducing global wool consumption, especially from Australia, according to Australian exporter leader Matt Hand…Read More

Terry Sim, December 20, 2019

Queensland looks at ways to get more wool in the bag

QUEENSLAND’S wool industry is exploring new ways to get their sheep shorn despite failing shed and yard infrastructure in some areas. Some western Queensland graziers are putting shedding or cleanskin..Read More

Terry Sim, December 11, 2019

Trade

Manion wool foundation organising Gippsland sheep feed

BUSHFIRE-HIT East Gippsland sheep producers will soon receive up to 30 tonnes of sheep pellets in a special donation organised by the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation…Read More

Sheep Central, January 16, 2020

AWEX proposes two non-mulesed categories on wool declaration

WOOL from sheep treated with freeze branding will be defined in an alternative ‘non-mulesed’ category under a proposal by the Australian Wool Exchange put to the industry this week…Read More

Terry Sim, January 15, 2020

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

Former Wellard boss plans new live export venture

FORMER Wellard CEO Mauro Balzarini has unveiled plans to develop a new livestock export venture, based on “cleaner, smarter” LNG-powered livestock vessels that he says will significantly improve animal welfare and environmental performance…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2020

Property

$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

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

Beef Central

Rains prompts late fodder plant, but far from drought-breaking

Widespread, but patchy falls over the drought regions of eastern Australia in the past week will prompt late summer crop planting, but fell well short of ending the big dry...Read More

Webinar: What does US/China trade deal mean for global meat trade?

The implications for the global meat industry from last week’s phase-one trade agreement between the US and China will come under scrutiny in a webinar being held on Thursday morning...Read More

Farmers welcome flow of bushfire relief

NSW Farmers’ President James Jackson has welcomed the rapid response by the NSW Government to distribute $75,000 grants to bushfire-affected primary producers...Read More

Setting fires to avoid fires

Despite having proven effective at reducing wildfire risks, prescribed burns have been stymied by perceived and real risks, regulations and resource shortages. A new analysis highlights ways of overcoming those..Read More

Grain Central

Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but far from drought-breaking

Widespread, but patchy falls over the drought regions of eastern Australia in the past week will prompt late summer planting, but fell well short of ending the big dry...Read More

Bushfires, drought escalate calls for a national fodder database

The fodder industry has ramped-up calls for a database to provide better insight into stocks and demand, as the growing need for livestock feed drains hay supplies...Read More

Recruitment: Employability skills job candidates will need in 2020

Whether you’re currently employed or actively searching for a new career, employability skills have a strong correlation to success on-the-job...Read More

Drought, bushfires trigger moves to strengthen farming resilience in 2020

The long-running drought and catastrophic fires that have impacted much of Australia will shape the policy focus of agricultural industry leaders in 2020, highlighting the need to build greater resilience..Read More

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