EU welfare law proposals prompt WPA policy review

PLANS to upgrade European Union animal welfare laws to potentially ban tail docking and castration or introduce mandatory pain relief are pointing WoolProducers Australia toward new policy development…Read More

Terry Sim, December 3, 2021

Avenel Station flock comes to Deniliquin for sale

OLD-FASHIONED face-to-face sheep selling without the back-up of an online interface returned to the Riverina today with the dispersal of the Avenel Station flock at the Deniliquin saleyards…Read More

Terry Sim, December 3, 2021

Farm to customer data integration works for Argyle

PREMIUM lamb and beef processor Argyle Foods Group is utilising the integration of livestock enterprise management platform AgriWebb with blockchain-based track-and-trace provider KPMG Origins to focus on new markets and value-adding opportunities…Read More

Sheep Central, December 3, 2021

Wool auction market firms slightly despite difficulties

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market was slightly dearer this week and the gross value of clips sold this season passed the billion dollar mark to $1,021.81bn, 10 weeks earlier than last year…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2021

Chris Howie: floods, salmonella and lamb pricing

Chris Howie offers his perspective on market trends and opportunities in coming weeks and months, drawing from his own observations and from a wide contact network of producers, agents, processors,..Read More

Chris Howie, December 2, 2021

Forward wool trading improves with auction lift

LAST week’s auction market rally after months of rollercoaster prices was followed by a firm tone this week and more forward trading…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, December 3, 2021

Call to check livestock water quality after flooding

NEW South Wales livestock farmers with flood-affected land are being urged to test stock water quality…Read More

Sheep Central, December 3, 2021



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
Today
0.7100
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

04 Dec 2021 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $11.20
Australian Agricultural Co $1.46
Graincorp $6.83
Ridley $1.35
Woolworths $40.06
Wellard $0.09
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

925
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1346
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

12.14
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

875
Source: MLA

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News

EU welfare law proposals prompt WPA policy review

PLANS to upgrade European Union animal welfare laws to potentially ban tail docking and castration or introduce mandatory pain relief are pointing WoolProducers Australia toward new policy development…Read More

Terry Sim, December 3, 2021

Avenel Station flock comes to Deniliquin for sale

OLD-FASHIONED face-to-face sheep selling without the back-up of an online interface returned to the Riverina today with the dispersal of the Avenel Station flock at the Deniliquin saleyards…Read More

Terry Sim, December 3, 2021

Farm to customer data integration works for Argyle

PREMIUM lamb and beef processor Argyle Foods Group is utilising the integration of livestock enterprise management platform AgriWebb with blockchain-based track-and-trace provider KPMG Origins to focus on new markets and value-adding opportunities…Read More

Sheep Central, December 3, 2021

Wool auction market firms slightly despite difficulties

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market was slightly dearer this week and the gross value of clips sold this season passed the billion dollar mark to $1,021.81bn, 10 weeks earlier than last year…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2021

Markets

Chris Howie: floods, salmonella and lamb pricing

Chris Howie offers his perspective on market trends and opportunities in coming weeks and months, drawing from his own observations and from a wide contact network of producers, agents, processors,..Read More

Chris Howie, December 2, 2021

Former pastry cook Jess has the right lamb recipe

SOUTH-WEST Victoria’s prime lamb turn-off started in earnest this week and Hamilton producer Jess Menzel was more than happy with the record prices for heavy new season lambs…Read More

Terry Sim, November 17, 2021

Online crossbred and Merino wether lamb prices hold

PRICES improved for limited numbers of ewe-lamb units, Merino wethers and shedding breed ewes on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, November 15, 2021

Naracoorte sets first cross ewe price record at $538

FIRST cross ewes sold to a national record price of $538 at the annual Naracoorte 1.5 year-old ewe sale yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, November 12, 2021

Lamb Production

Sheep sustainability framework gets new leader

AUSTRALIA’S world-first sheep sustainability framework is set to be strengthened and its global profile elevated under new chair Queensland producer Verity Morgan-Schmidt…Read More

Terry Sim, November 17, 2021

NZ research refines sheep methane selection value

NEW Zealand researchers believe selection and breeding of low methane-emitting sheep can make a substantial contribution to mitigation of the greenhouse gas at a low cost to industry…Read More

Sheep Central, November 12, 2021

Meat sheep producers battle switch to heavier animals

WHILE meat sheep may be known as less labour intensive, handling has started to become a challenge with fast weight gains and the animals’ ability to jump…Read More

Eric Barker, November 10, 2021

Footrot checks extended to feedlot lambs in WA

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is extending footrot surveillance in abattoirs to include feedlot lamb lines this year…Read More

Sheep Central, November 9, 2021

Wool Production

DPIRD harvests future in 10-year crop-livestock trial

TRIAL crops from a long-term Future Farming Systems cropping-livestock project are being harvested in Western Australia for the first time, providing a unique comparison between various broadacre production approaches…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2021

Defiant wool growers vote to retain 1.5pc levy for 3 years

IN A massive vote of defiance of the current Australian Wool Innovation board, growers have voted overwhelmingly to retain their levy at 1.5 percent of sale proceeds for the next three years…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2021

AWI voting delays as election letters prompt war of words

POSTAL delays have led to some wool growers not yet receiving ballot papers for the 2021 Australian Wool Innovation director elections, with proxy voting due to close in a week’s time…Read More

Terry Sim, November 10, 2021

New AWI position to lift EU wool advocacy funding

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is standing solid behind former chief executive officer Stuart McCullough’s appointment to a new international role despite already outlaying hundreds of thousands of dollars to overseas marketing advisers…Read More

Terry Sim, October 18, 2021

Processing

Intramuscular lamb fat probe gets commercial approval

AUSTRALIAN lamb processors and brands can benchmark product and ensure it meets customer needs following commercial accreditation of a probe that measures intramuscular fat…Read More

Sheep Central, November 17, 2021

Land and Primeline flock sale to fund lamb investment

GUNDAGAI brothers Bill and Tony Barton will offer their Tumut property Kimball and its Primeline ewe flock in a rare offering this month to enable re-investment in their lamb processing business…Read More

Terry Sim, November 17, 2021

AWEX clarifies breech treatments on wool declaration

NATIONAL Wool Declaration definitions for wool from non-mulesed and ceased mulesed flocks, and sheep treated with liquid nitrogen, have been clarified by the Australian Wool Exchange…Read More

Sheep Central, November 15, 2021

Meat Business Women masterclass workshop planned

A MEAT Business Women masterclass next month aims to help women across the Australian and New Zealand meat industries create better connections and engagement with their audiences…Read More

Sheep Central, November 10, 2021

Trade

Review finds live export permit system is inefficient

A REVIEW of the Federal Department of Agriculture’s system for issuing livestock export permits and health certificates has identified several concerns with its processes, including its reliance on outdated IT systems…Read More

James Nason, November 29, 2021

MLA releases latest red meat webinar recordings

MEAT and Livestock Australia has released a series of webinars on red meat and livestock industry innovation, integrity systems and marketing…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2021

Kari is the Livestock Exporter Young Achiever of the Year

AUSTREX animal welfare assurance manager Kari Moffat has won the 2021 Livestock Exporter Young Achiever of the Year Award…Read More

Sheep Central, November 10, 2021

Quality assured lamb price gap to increase – WAAMCO

THE price gap between conventional and certified quality assured/audited ‘attribute’ lamb is expected to widen, according to WAAMCO International chief executive officer Coll MacRury…Read More

Terry Sim, November 9, 2021

Property

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

Avenel/Mt Westwood and Koonaburra stations sell

THE New South Wales Government has added the Avenel/Mount Westwood Station aggregation near Broken Hill and Koonaburra Station near Ivanhoe to its national park area…Read More

Liz Wells, October 26, 2021

Weekly property review: Goat land boom – no kidding!

THE value of western division land in New South Wales and Queensland has risen sharply in recent times on the back of strong pricing across most commodity classes, including meat goats…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, October 13, 2021

Why farming assets create wealth but don’t pay for themselves

A COMMON outcry amongst the farming community is that the price of farms and properties seems out of context with the income they can generate. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2021

Beef Central

Indonesian meat consumption to increase 1321pc by 2050, ABARES

A growing middle class in Indonesia is shifting diets to higher value foods and making it harder for the country to resist importing, while there are still some major trade..Read More

Recruitment: Five tips to secure quality staff in a shrinking resource pool

Hiring the best people for a business is never easy, particularly when there is a small pool to choose from with the particular skills you need. It is fast becoming..Read More

110,000 megalitres of North Queensland water put to tender

A competitive tender process has started for 110,000 megalitres of water in the largely untapped Flinders River catchment of North-West Queensland...Read More

Cattle Baron and The Great Aussie Cattle Quiz – two great Christmas gift ideas from Beef Central

New stock of Beef Central’s popular board games, ‘The Great Aussie Cattle Quiz’ and ‘Cattle Baron’ have arrived, and will make an ideal present to put under this year’s Christmas..Read More

Grain Central

Grain Central’s November 2021 grain and cropping news quiz

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

110,000 megalitres of North Queensland water put to tender

A competitive tender process has started for 110,000 megalitres of water in the largely untapped Flinders River catchment of north-west Queensland...Read More

Irrigators turned to water allocation markets to cope with 2019-20 drought

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Food price turmoil to continue in 2022: Rabobank

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