Wool leader urges pain relief after activist priorities named

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers must take a holistic approach to current and future animal welfare challenges, but be cognisant of global market trends, according to WoolProducers Australia president Ed Storey…Read More

Terry Sim, October 21, 2020

Working dog records broken at online UK sale

A NEW world record price of £20,000 or A$36,600 has been set for a working dog at an online auction in England…Read More

Terry Sim, October 21, 2020

SustainaWOOL asks growers to declare sheep freeze branding

AUSTRALIA’S wool integrity scheme SustainaWOOL has moved to accommodate a lack of market acceptance of sheep freeze branding as a ‘non-mulesed’ practice…Read More

Terry Sim, October 21, 2020

Website takes the mystery out of Halal meat purchasing

A recently-launched consumer website designed to verify whether or not a sample of red meat has been processed under Halal conditions is already generating more than ten thousand hits each week. ..Read More

Jon Condon, October 21, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 Oct 2020

THUNDERSTORMS were reported in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland, while a trough and cold front produced moderate falls in eastern parts of Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 21, 2020

MLA Feedback podcast covers consumers, pastures and season tips

CONSUMERS, wet season tips, the value of pasture annuals and industry resilience feature in the latest monthly Meat & Livestock Australia Feedback podcast…Read More

Sheep Central, October 21, 2020

NZ shearers and wool handlers jump into trans-Tasman bubble

SEVERAL wool industry workers are among the New Zealanders who have used the new NZ-New South Wales trans-Tasman COVID-19 bubble to work in Australia’s eastern states…Read More

Terry Sim, October 19, 2020



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $11.95
Australian Agricultural Co $1.08
Graincorp $3.84
Ridley $0.79
Woolworths $38.62
Wellard $0.06
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ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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960
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EMI

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Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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9.99
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Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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893
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What readers are saying

Wool leader urges pain relief after activist priorities named

The incompetence of Australia's wool leadership is well illustrated in the long-festering mulesing issue. Their failure to act promptly and decisively in the face of mounting calls from the market....

Donald Cameron
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SustainaWOOL asks growers to declare sheep freeze branding

Dr Paul Swan, Congratulations on separating no breech modifications from freeze branding. It is critical to keep it simple and fully transparent. No smoke and mirrors; just full disclosure....

Jim Gordon
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Wool leader urges pain relief after activist priorities named

Ed, I am sorry, very confusing. You say and I quote, “Mr Storey said this highlighted the need for Australian producers to adopt best practice animal welfare practices for....

Jim Gordon
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SustainaWOOL asks growers to declare sheep freeze branding

“After three rounds of consultation, the AWEX board in April unanimously agreed to maintain the NWD’s current definitions for non-mulesed and mulesed wool, which meant growers could nominate wool....

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News

Wool leader urges pain relief after activist priorities named

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers must take a holistic approach to current and future animal welfare challenges, but be cognisant of global market trends, according to WoolProducers Australia president Ed Storey…Read More

Terry Sim, October 21, 2020

Working dog records broken at online UK sale

A NEW world record price of £20,000 or A$36,600 has been set for a working dog at an online auction in England…Read More

Terry Sim, October 21, 2020

SustainaWOOL asks growers to declare sheep freeze branding

AUSTRALIA’S wool integrity scheme SustainaWOOL has moved to accommodate a lack of market acceptance of sheep freeze branding as a ‘non-mulesed’ practice…Read More

Terry Sim, October 21, 2020

Website takes the mystery out of Halal meat purchasing

A recently-launched consumer website designed to verify whether or not a sample of red meat has been processed under Halal conditions is already generating more than ten thousand hits each week. ..Read More

Jon Condon, October 21, 2020

Markets

Young Merino ewes make to $382 at Jerilderie sale

AUCTIONEERS started bidding high and bids flowed freely at the 18th annual John Wells Memorial store sheep sale at Jerilderie, New South Wales on Friday…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 5, 2020

AuctionsPlus sheep clearances stay high as demand continues

STORE sheep and lamb prices remained high, but slipped for Merino lines in an increased offering on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2020

Online wool bale sales follow auction prices down

ONLINE wool sales declined in Australia last week as physical auction prices slipped back…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2020

Auction price volatility continues to trouble forward market

THE spot auction wool market reversed its upward trend and gave back almost half of the hard-fought gains of the previous two weeks…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 5, 2020

Lamb Production

Lambex organisers drop plans for 2021 event

AUSTRALIA’S premier sheep and lamb conference, LambEx, has been cancelled for the second consecutive year to retain the event’s position as the industry’s leading face-to-face gathering…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2020

Former Sheep CRC CEO calls for more research collaboration

AUSTRALIA’S agricultural research and development sector was not short of money, but needed more collaboration to tackle the industry’s big opportunities and issues, according to former Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

Churchill fellows to study livestock ID and regenerative ag

WESTERN Australian government officers will investigate livestock identification and regenerative agriculture practices overseas to fulfil their 2020 Churchill Fellowship obligations…Read More

Sheep Central, September 30, 2020

New fodder industry leader is focused on year-round quality

AUSTRALIA’S fodder industry needed to focus on producing better products year-round for livestock producers, according to the sector’s new leader…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Wool Production

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

It’s not too late for mulesing with pain relief – Olsson

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation should host more international brands and retailers to showcase the industry’s mulesing-based production system, according to New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson…Read More

Terry Sim, October 2, 2020

Former Sheep CRC CEO calls for more research collaboration

AUSTRALIA’S agricultural research and development sector was not short of money, but needed more collaboration to tackle the industry’s big opportunities and issues, according to former Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 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

PGA committee chairman urges feedback on AWI’s WoolQ

WESTERN Australia’s Pastoralists and Grazier Association has come out in support of a move to end Australian Wool Innovation spending on its digital information and wool trading platform WoolQ…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

Lamb and sheep prices to stay high on reduced production

AUSTRALIAN lamb and sheep prices could remain historically high this year, but are not expected to return to the levels of early 2020, according to the latest industry projections…Read More

Sheep Central, September 29, 2020

Farmers say regional Victoria can’t wait for metro Melbourne

VICTORIAN farmers have called for the State Government to empower the regions in the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing an Agriculture Workers’ Code and easing meat processor workforce restrictions…Read More

Sheep Central, September 21, 2020

Online wool conference to connect growers with retail

INTERNATIONAL wool processing group Schneider will hold a world-first conference in October to connect growers with consumers and brands…Read More

Sheep Central, September 18, 2020

Property

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

Sheep potential in recent grazing property sales

Benchmark price for Monaro’s Mooresprings | Above expectations price for Yass’s Jindalee | Last Clark & Tait property under contract..Read More

Sheep Central, April 23, 2020

Beef Central

Ag Dept pressed on ASEL 3.0 implementation readiness

Senior Agriculture Department officials have assured livestock exporters that new Australian Standards for Export of Livestock 3.0 (ASEL 3.0) will be in place by November 1, amid concerns the Government..Read More

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

New chair for North Australia Beef Research Council | Richard Eldershaw joins Sandalwood | AuctionsPlus departure | Popular Lakes Creek plant manager saluted | Two new directors join Herefords Australia..Read More

Cattle Council names AGM candidates | Reforms still progressing: CPA

The names of candidates standing for positions on the Cattle Council of Australia board, to be voted on at the upcoming AGM on November 18, have been released...Read More

Twiggy applauded for RM Williams ‘buy back’

Flagship Australian bush clothing brand and bootmaker R.M. Williams has returned to 100 percent Australian ownership after confirmation of its purchase by an investment company owned by mining and cattle..Read More

Grain Central

Australia on track for above-average winter crop: Rabobank

Australia is on track for a major recovery in grain production, with the winter harvest set to come in at an above-average 47.4 million tonnes, according to Rabobank's later crop..Read More

Authorities work behind the scenes to mitigate China trade stoush

While Chinese Government ministers are still refusing to take calls from their Australian counterparts, department-to-department-level communication is continuing as normal, according to Australian ag trade officials...Read More

Recruitment: Future looks bright for women in agriculture

Women look set to take on a bigger role in the agricultural sector, with more women than men now studying agriculture and environment-related courses...Read More

Cool finish limits slide in WA winter crop yield potential, now pegged at 13Mt

Dry spring conditions through the heart of the WA wheatbelt have stripped about 1.5Mt from the state’s winter crop estimates in the past month, according to GIWA's latest crop report..Read More

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