Australian Merino Exports rejects Chinese top maker claims

WOOL exporter Australian Merino Exports is continuing to trade into China despite accusations being circulated by Chinese trade bodies on behalf of disgruntled top maker Redsun Wool…Read More

Terry Sim, November 25, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 November 2020

SURFACE troughs produced thunderstorms across the Kimberley in Western Australia and Top End in the Northern Territory, while a surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in southern and eastern Victoria…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 25, 2020

National wool broker award postponed till 2021

AUSTRALIA’S prestigious wool broker award has been postponed until next year due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2020

WA sheep producers warned of toxic weed and ryegrass risk

SHEEP deaths from poisonous weeds and annual ryegrass toxicity has prompted a warning to Western Australia producers in rain-affected areas…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2020

MLA launches new summer and wet season information hubs

SEASONAL on-farm decisions by sheep, cattle and goat producers are being supported by Meat & Livestock Australia’s new summer and wet season information hubs…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2020

Australian Fodder Industry Association appoints new CEO

THE Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) has appointed experienced agricultural executive Paula Fitzgerald as its new chief executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2020

Lamb Legends muster for MLA Summer campaign + VIDEO

AUSTRALIANS will be asked to enjoy Aussie lamb with friends and families this Christmas in a new Summer campaign launched by Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Terry Sim, November 23, 2020



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
Today
0.7370
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

27 Nov 2020 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $10.42
Australian Agricultural Co $1.20
Graincorp $4.48
Ridley $0.92
Woolworths $37.76
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

764
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1189
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

4.19
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

893
Source: MLA

What readers are saying

Feedback sought on Australian Sheep Sustainability Framework

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News

Australian Merino Exports rejects Chinese top maker claims

WOOL exporter Australian Merino Exports is continuing to trade into China despite accusations being circulated by Chinese trade bodies on behalf of disgruntled top maker Redsun Wool…Read More

Terry Sim, November 25, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 November 2020

SURFACE troughs produced thunderstorms across the Kimberley in Western Australia and Top End in the Northern Territory, while a surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in southern and eastern Victoria…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, November 25, 2020

National wool broker award postponed till 2021

AUSTRALIA’S prestigious wool broker award has been postponed until next year due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2020

WA sheep producers warned of toxic weed and ryegrass risk

SHEEP deaths from poisonous weeds and annual ryegrass toxicity has prompted a warning to Western Australia producers in rain-affected areas…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2020

Markets

AuctionsPlus sells first cross ewes with lambs for record $561

FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to a national record of $561 on AuctionsPlus last week. The previous ewe-lamb record of $516 set online earlier this year was beaten by strong bidding for a line of 16-17 month-old first cross ewes at Gunning, New South Wales…Read More

Sheep Central, November 23, 2020

Naracoorte 1st cross ewe lambs make $438 despite virus lockdown

FIRST cross ewe lambs sold to a record price of $438 despite COVID-19 lockdown conditions at the annual Naracoorte sale last Thursday…Read More

Terry Sim, November 23, 2020

Australian growers pull wool as prices drop at auction

AUSTRALIAN wool growers and brokers passed in or withdrew more than a quarter of the bales catalogued for sale in auctions this week as prices dropped lower…Read More

Sheep Central, November 20, 2020

A quiet week for forward wool traders as auction prices dip

IT was a quiet week on the wool forward markets, with activity limited to the nearby months, as the December 19 micron index traded at 1365 cents and 1370 cents prior to auctions opening on Tuesday…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, November 20, 2020

Lamb Production

Livestock carriers urge loading ramp assessments

LIVESTOCK producers and yard managers have been urged to undertake safety assessments of their loading ramps with the release of a new standard developed by Standards Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 23, 2020

Livestock feed makers reminded on imported ingredient approvals

ANIMAL food manufacturers are being reminded to check the approval status of any imported biological ingredients intended for livestock products…Read More

Sheep Central, November 23, 2020

Sam and Andrew are back for more MLA sheep and lamb action

SAM Kekovich’s return and the re-election of South Australian sheep producer Andrew Michael were among the sheepy highlights at the Meat & Livestock Australia annual general meeting yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, November 20, 2020

Feedback sought on Australian Sheep Sustainability Framework

AUSTRALIA’S proposed sheep sustainability framework will improve industry transparency and build consumer trust in wool and sheep meat, according to the project’s leader…Read More

Sheep Central, November 20, 2020

Wool Production

AWI relies on industry-to-industry strategy on China

AUSTRALIA’S wool sector is relying on an industry-to-industry strategy to mitigate any impacts of trade tensions with China, growers were told today…Read More

Terry Sim, November 20, 2020

Shearer training to go virtual with new app launch

SHEARER education is set to go virtual with a new training app enabling student shearers to get the help they need at the tap of a screen…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2020

Agnostic AWI omits non-mulesed details to ‘promote all wool’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has admitted it collaborated with brands committed to using non-mulesing wool, while defending its deliberate omission of this from promotional material and information to growers…Read More

Terry Sim, October 2, 2020

Animal welfare bodies lobby brands and consumers on mulesing

ANIMAL welfare bodies FOUR PAWS and Humane Society International have stepped up their campaigns against mulesing by publishing the names of brands and retailers opposing the sheep flystrike preventative procedure and appealing for consumer support…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2020

Processing

Victorian meat workers to undergo COVID-19 surveillance testing

A QUARTER of workers in Victoria’s larger meat processors will have to be tested for COVID-19 every week, in an initiative announced by the State Government today…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

NZ environmental and carbon reforms feed low farmer confidence

GOVERNMENT-LED environmental and carbon reforms are underpinning the biggest surveyed drop in New Zealand farmer confidence in three years…Read More

Sheep Central, September 30, 2020

VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

COMPETITION for livestock, especially lambs and sheep, is expected to increase at eastern state saleyards with the easing of workforce capacity restrictions on Victorian red meat processors…Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020

VIC Premier can’t confirm easing of meat processor restrictions

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel today said he couldn’t confirm any announcements would be made this Sunday on the easing of COVID-19 workforce restrictions on meat processors…Read More

Terry Sim, September 24, 2020

Trade

Lamb Legends muster for MLA Summer campaign + VIDEO

AUSTRALIANS will be asked to enjoy Aussie lamb with friends and families this Christmas in a new Summer campaign launched by Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Terry Sim, November 23, 2020

MLA surveys indicate positive consumer attitudes to red meat

THROUGH this year’s challenging times, the red meat industry has been able to maintain or grow positive perceptions about its product among consumers, and is starting to hear more positive messages about the industry, a webinar was told this afternoon…Read More

Jon Condon, November 18, 2020

RCEP agreement to deliver tariff reduction for processed wool

THE new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement is expected to bring some benefits to the Australian wool industry value chain and for sheep meat exports…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2020

Jemalong to launch first non-mulesed wool auction catalogue

LEADING New South Wales wool broker Jemalong Wool will next week offer what is believed to be the first segregated non-mulesed section in an Australian auction catalogue…Read More

Terry Sim, November 16, 2020

Property

Local farmer syndicate pays $80m for Victoria’s Banongill station

AGRICULTURAL fund manager, Laguna Bay has agreed to sell its flagship Victorian Western District cropping and livestock holding, Banongill Station, for about $80 million to a consortium of local farming families…Read More

Sheep Central, October 27, 2020

Ag land prices to enter no-to-low price growth phase

AUSTRALIAN agricultural land is entering a new price phase with low-to-no growth in median prices forecast over the next 18 months, according to a new industry report…Read More

Sheep Central, September 14, 2020

Property: $14m Terrica deal grows Grimwade & Gordon sheep estate

THE 15,990 hectare Terrica aggregation in southern Queensland’s Traprock region has been added to the impressive grazing property portfolio of BRW rich-lister Michael Gordon and well-known sheep breeders Will and George Grimwade…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, August 25, 2020

Agricultural land prices to defy COVID-19 economic downturn, says report

AUSTRALIAN agricultural land prices are expected to hold firm through 2020, defying the effects of a severe COVID-19-led global recession, according to a new report compiled by Rabobank. In the..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Beef Central

Sacred Cow film debunks anti-meat myths

There’s a debate out there about whether or not we should be eating meat. But what if we’re arguing about the wrong thing? What if the very animals we’re fighting..Read More

Risk management tools needed for beef industry to grow to its potential, says white paper

The development of risk management tools should be a priority if the Australian red meat industry is to fulfil its future growth potential, a recently published industry white paper suggests...Read More

Beef 2021 gets green light

After months of speculation about whether the event would go ahead as planned next May, it was confirmed this morning that Beef 2021 in Rockhampton is good to go...Read More

ICPA calls for official day to recognise distance education

ICPA Australia is calling on the Federal Government to formally recognise the role that parents play in distance education with the launch of Geographically Isolated Distance Education Day on 1..Read More

Grain Central

Feedgrain Focus: Truck squeeze, weather support prices

Export demand and limited grower selling are helping to support prices this week as the market heeds a dry and extremely hot week ahead for south-eastern Australia which may prompt..Read More

Canola maintains buoyancy amid harvest pressure

Strong canola prices sweetened by bonifications paid for high oil content continue to see Australia’s major winter oilseed as the cash favourite for growers selling at harvest...Read More

Recruitment: Is remuneration a challenge to future ag industry growth?

A significant improvement in remuneration in the agriculture and farming sector needs to take place to attract talent, a recent report suggests...Read More

From pioneering no-till advocate to ag communications guru, John Cameron

No-till advocate, agronomist and agricultural communications specialist, John Cameron, has played an instrumental role in the advancement of farming systems throughout the northern farming zone...Read More

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