Will young Merino or crossbred ewes make up to $500 after the break?

COULD young commercial Merino and crossbred ewes make up to $500 when it rains? Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders president Peter Meyer raised the prospect at a St Arnaud field day yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, March 22, 2019

Good wool prices hold, but quality and strong dollar drops benchmark

LOWER quality wools and an unfavourable $A-US exchange rate combined to force Australia’s wool price benchmark down further this week, although lines of good specification continued to hold value…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Federal Government to fund $2.2 million research into making sheep ships cooler

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government will grant the live export industry $2.2 million into dehumidification research to reduce heat stress on livestock vessels…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee feedback

WE’VE all been there ourselves; on the receiving end of feedback and we certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere along the sheep and wool supply chain, there are important aspects to consider when delivering feedback to employees…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Forward and spot auction wool markets suffering pipeline risk

IT was a disappointing week all round for the spot and the forward markets, although the week started firmly with reports of modest demand following last week’s retraction in prices…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, March 22, 2019

Australia’s goat meat exports down, supply and new consumer challenges ahead

AUSTRALIA’S goat meat market supply chain faces challenges, despite positive export prospects, Meat & Livestock Australia’s latest Goatmeat Global Snapshot has indicated…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Applications called for second round of Smart Farming Program grants

SMART Farming Partnership grants of up to $4 million are now available for projects that improve the sustainability of Australian agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019



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Elders $5.82
Australian Agricultural Co $0.95
Graincorp $9.19
Ruralco $4.40
Ridley $1.35
Woolworths $30.63
Wellard $0.05
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What readers are saying

AWI leader Garnsey’s claim of review agreement cooperation refuted by Littleproud

From a commercial Merino breeder: Mr David Littleproud and Mr Joel Fitzgibbon, please don’t weaken on this issue. If you can’t change the culture, give us a choice on..

Jim Gordon
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WoolProducers Australia claims victory in no grower vote on governance issues

This may or may not be a good outcome; we have to take WoolProducers Australia's word for it. But the concerning issue stems from a question of how representative WPA..

Andrew Farran
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Animal welfare groups seek new mulesing phase-out timeline from AWI

People against farm animals and welfare groups are always ready to speak to the media and have some publicity. They should not; however, be advising wool growers on how..

susan finnigan
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Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

Producers will adopt research when they see positive results demonstrated to them, as in the paired paddock phosphate sites in Victoria. They are rightly very skeptical about other extension..

Colin Earl
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Markets

Will young Merino or crossbred ewes make up to $500 after the break?

COULD young commercial Merino and crossbred ewes make up to $500 when it rains? Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders president Peter Meyer raised the prospect at a St Arnaud field day yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, March 22, 2019

Good wool prices hold, but quality and strong dollar drops benchmark

LOWER quality wools and an unfavourable $A-US exchange rate combined to force Australia’s wool price benchmark down further this week, although lines of good specification continued to hold value…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Forward and spot auction wool markets suffering pipeline risk

IT was a disappointing week all round for the spot and the forward markets, although the week started firmly with reports of modest demand following last week’s retraction in prices…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, March 22, 2019

Scanned in-lamb ewes and selected dry ewes meet strongest online demand

SCANNED in-lamb crossbred and Merino ewes and lines suitable for immediate joining attracted the strongest competition from restocking sheep breeders in online sales last week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 18, 2019

Lamb Production

Federal Government to fund $2.2 million research into making sheep ships cooler

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government will grant the live export industry $2.2 million into dehumidification research to reduce heat stress on livestock vessels…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Applications called for second round of Smart Farming Program grants

SMART Farming Partnership grants of up to $4 million are now available for projects that improve the sustainability of Australian agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Three new contracts have been signed in recent weeks with lamb processors across Australia for the installation of Dual-Energy X-ray (DEXA) carcase scanning systems, while an additional beef system is also likely to be installed in coming months…Read More

Jon Condon, March 20, 2019

Same-day on-farm test for sheep footrot moves a step closer

ON-FARM same-day footrot testing is a step closer after successful testing of a new method on several sheep properties across Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, March 18, 2019

Wool Production

Federal Government to fund $2.2 million research into making sheep ships cooler

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government will grant the live export industry $2.2 million into dehumidification research to reduce heat stress on livestock vessels…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Applications called for second round of Smart Farming Program grants

SMART Farming Partnership grants of up to $4 million are now available for projects that improve the sustainability of Australian agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

AWI leader Garnsey’s claim of review agreement cooperation refuted by Littleproud

MINISTER for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud has refuted a claim by Australian Wool Innovation chair Colette Garnsey that he co-operated with the levy-funded body to reach a consensus with grower groups on key recommendations by an Ernst-Young review of AWI’s performance and governance…Read More

Terry Sim, March 20, 2019

WoolProducers Australia claims victory in no grower vote on governance issues

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has claimed it has not disenfranchised its grower members by negotiating with Australian Wool Innovation to avoid a contentious extraordinary meeting over governance issues…Read More

Terry Sim, March 20, 2019

Processing

More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Three new contracts have been signed in recent weeks with lamb processors across Australia for the installation of Dual-Energy X-ray (DEXA) carcase scanning systems, while an additional beef system is also likely to be installed in coming months…Read More

Jon Condon, March 20, 2019

Blades of Glencoe shearers and wool handlers strike a blow for mental health

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry made its mental health and suicide support network that much bigger last weekend, when blade shearers, rousabouts and farmers from across the nation and overseas swapped stories and shearing blows at the Blades of Glencoe Shearathon…Read More

Terry Sim, March 13, 2019

Australian shearers take out trans-Tasman test at 2019 Golden Shears

AUSTRALIA’S shearing team of Jason Wingfield, Daniel McIntyre and new member Callum O’Brien has defeated New Zealand in the trans-Tasman shearing test at the Golden Shears International Shearing and Woolhandling Championships at Masterton in New Zealand at the weekend…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, March 4, 2019

AWEX enlists classers in campaign against light and overweight bales

AUSTRALIA’S wool classers are being asked to report underweight and overweight bales in an attempt to cut down on the number of bales outside the industry’s acceptable range of 120-204kg…Read More

Sheep Central, March 4, 2019

Trade

Federal Government to fund $2.2 million research into making sheep ships cooler

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government will grant the live export industry $2.2 million into dehumidification research to reduce heat stress on livestock vessels…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

Exporters welcome new livestock shipment standards, WA graziers urge caution

SHEEP and cattle exporters have welcomed the final report into a review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) via sea, but Western Australian graziers believe its recommendations should not be implemented without considering economic impacts…Read More

Sheep Central, March 20, 2019

More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Three new contracts have been signed in recent weeks with lamb processors across Australia for the installation of Dual-Energy X-ray (DEXA) carcase scanning systems, while an additional beef system is also likely to be installed in coming months…Read More

Jon Condon, March 20, 2019

New conditions on Middle East live sheep exports proposed

LIVE sheep exports from Australia to the Middle East would be formally banned in June, July and August this year in a new law, as part of proposed conditions released for comment by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources…Read More

Sheep Central, March 18, 2019

Property

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

Property: No ceiling in sight for climbing ag land prices

Agricultural land prices in Australia are set to continue to climb over the next two years with no peak in sight, according to a new report issued by Rabobank. This is driven in the most part, the report says, by projected continuing high demand for ag properties, which in most regions will continue to far outstrip supply…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2018

Property: Hassad’s $70m-plus Telopea Downs sale sets Vic record

QATAR-owned Hassad Australia has offloaded its 47,677ha Telopea Downs Station in western Victoria for more than $70 million, in what could be the largest single farm transaction in the state’s history…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, August 16, 2018

Beef Central

$400k grants announced to help flood affected NW Qld producers

Cattle producers affected by last month's devastating flood event in North Western Queensland will be able to access grants $400,000 under new assistance measures unveiled by Prime Minister Scott.. Read More

Recruitment: Eight points to note when giving employee feedback

We’ve all been there ourselves. We have received feedback and certainly know the way it’s delivered impacts the way it’s received. For managers of agribusinesses anywhere along the red meat.. Read More

MSA program changes address indicus content, cooking styles, new cuts

A series of changes will take place within Meat Standards Australia later this year, as the now 20-year-old grading system continues to evolve to meet changing consumer tastes and.. Read More

Rain sparks surge in oat plantings

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week...Read More.. Read More

Grain Central

NSW irrigator fined $190,000

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has today fined a northern NSW irrigator almost $190,000, after he pleaded guilty to pumping water in breach of an embargo.. Read More

Stalled approvals point to soft start for next southern NSW gin

A new gin being built by Southern Cotton and Queensland Cotton in Coleambally is still on track to open next year, but is not expected to be fully operational.. Read More

Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Online help for people in all walks of agriculture is being trialled to help them focus less on thoughts and matters they cannot control and more on what matters.. Read More

Surge in oat plantings to fill feed gap

Recent rains and drought-induced demand for livestock feed have triggered a surge in oat plantings across the eastern seaboard in the past week...Read More.. Read More

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