Approval expected for last live sheep shipment before 3-month ban

AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is expected to approve the last live sheep shipment to the Middle East before a three-month prohibition despite a ‘last-minute’ submission by animal rights group Animals Australia to halt it…Read More

Terry Sim, May 24, 2019

Lamb prices hit $320 at Griffith, $315 at Wagga Wagga

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise later this week as processors reportedly considered limiting slaughter targets in coming weeks to match expected supplies and price levels…Read More

Terry Sim, May 24, 2019

Wool prices plummet as global retail and buyer confidence weakens

AUSTRALIAN growers withheld almost a third of the wool offer at auction this week as prices fell further this week amid low market confidence hit by the China-United States tariff dispute and gloomy retail conditions overseas…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2019

Forward wool markets hit by China-US trade tensions

IF the weekends election results taught us anything, it is that even with all the predictive tools, surveys and polling it is difficult to foresee the future…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, May 24, 2019

Deadline looming for UNE sheep and wool scholarships

AGRICULTURE students have until the end of the month to apply for the well-regarded Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) undergraduate Scholarship…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2019

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Murray Arnel joins Sheep Central and Beef Central reporting team

Beef Central and Sheep Central are very pleased to announce that respected and highly experienced cattle and sheep market commentator Murray Arnel is joining our editorial team from this week…Read More

Jon Condon and James Nason, May 22, 2019



Industry Dashboard

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Elders $6.51
Australian Agricultural Co $1.14
Graincorp $7.95
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Ridley $1.32
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Wellard $0.04
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News

Approval expected for last live sheep shipment before 3-month ban

AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is expected to approve the last live sheep shipment to the Middle East before a three-month prohibition despite a ‘last-minute’ submission by animal rights group Animals Australia to halt it…Read More

Terry Sim, May 24, 2019

Lamb prices hit $320 at Griffith, $315 at Wagga Wagga

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise later this week as processors reportedly considered limiting slaughter targets in coming weeks to match expected supplies and price levels…Read More

Terry Sim, May 24, 2019

Wool prices plummet as global retail and buyer confidence weakens

AUSTRALIAN growers withheld almost a third of the wool offer at auction this week as prices fell further this week amid low market confidence hit by the China-United States tariff dispute and gloomy retail conditions overseas…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2019

Forward wool markets hit by China-US trade tensions

IF the weekends election results taught us anything, it is that even with all the predictive tools, surveys and polling it is difficult to foresee the future…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, May 24, 2019

Markets

Lamb prices hit $320 at Griffith, $315 at Wagga Wagga

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise later this week as processors reportedly considered limiting slaughter targets in coming weeks to match expected supplies and price levels…Read More

Terry Sim, May 24, 2019

Wool prices plummet as global retail and buyer confidence weakens

AUSTRALIAN growers withheld almost a third of the wool offer at auction this week as prices fell further this week amid low market confidence hit by the China-United States tariff dispute and gloomy retail conditions overseas…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2019

Forward wool markets hit by China-US trade tensions

IF the weekends election results taught us anything, it is that even with all the predictive tools, surveys and polling it is difficult to foresee the future…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, May 24, 2019

Saleyard trade and heavy lamb prices continue to climb

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week putting further pressure on domestic and export processors seeking quality supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Lamb Production

Deadline looming for UNE sheep and wool scholarships

AGRICULTURE students have until the end of the month to apply for the well-regarded Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) undergraduate Scholarship…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2019

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 2019

Victoria and Tasmania lead AWEX National Wool Declaration uptake

ALMOST 70 percent of Australia’s wool growers are declaring the mulesing status of their wool and about 13pc of the national clip is coming from non-mulesed flocks…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Wool Production

Deadline looming for UNE sheep and wool scholarships

AGRICULTURE students have until the end of the month to apply for the well-regarded Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) undergraduate Scholarship…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2019

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 2019

Victoria and Tasmania lead AWEX National Wool Declaration uptake

ALMOST 70 percent of Australia’s wool growers are declaring the mulesing status of their wool and about 13pc of the national clip is coming from non-mulesed flocks…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Processing

Saleyard trade and heavy lamb prices continue to climb

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week putting further pressure on domestic and export processors seeking quality supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Victoria and Tasmania lead AWEX National Wool Declaration uptake

ALMOST 70 percent of Australia’s wool growers are declaring the mulesing status of their wool and about 13pc of the national clip is coming from non-mulesed flocks…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Victorian saleyards and abattoirs exceeding 90pc EID tag read rates

VICTORIAN saleyards and abattoirs are continuing to scan electronic sheep and goat identifications at read rates of more than 90 percent, according to Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

New Zealand-born shearer sets eight hour Merino ewe record

NEW ZEALAND-BORN shearer Lou Brown has put in the quickest-ever day of Merino shearing to smash a world record which has withstood at least four other attempts since it was set 16 years ago…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, April 29, 2019

Trade

Approval expected for last live sheep shipment before 3-month ban

AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is expected to approve the last live sheep shipment to the Middle East before a three-month prohibition despite a ‘last-minute’ submission by animal rights group Animals Australia to halt it…Read More

Terry Sim, May 24, 2019

Saleyard trade and heavy lamb prices continue to climb

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week putting further pressure on domestic and export processors seeking quality supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 2019

Victoria and Tasmania lead AWEX National Wool Declaration uptake

ALMOST 70 percent of Australia’s wool growers are declaring the mulesing status of their wool and about 13pc of the national clip is coming from non-mulesed flocks…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Property

TFI’s Texas Downs sale to test value of Lower Darling country

ANOTHER corporate investor is set to exit the Menindee district in western New South Wales with Thomas Foods International’s listing of its 5278-hectare property Texas Downs…Read More

Liz Wells, April 30, 2019

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

Beef Central

Angus 2019: Wider premiums for higher marbling cattle predicted

Predictions of higher price premiums back to producers in future for higher marbling emerged in a high level panel session at the Angus Through the Ages 100 year celebration.. Read More

JBS launches plant-based burger line in Brazil

JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, is launching a plant-based burger in Brazil, joining other major animal protein competitors Cargill and Tyson in the emerging meat substitute space...Read More

Recruitment: Five ways to motivate staff and improve their engagement

Finding staff who are motivated and willing to go the extra mile can be tough for employers in the beef industry – whether it be in cattle production, lotfeeding.. Read More

JBS in mood for growth in Certified Organic beef program +VIDEO

With certified organic livestock premiums soaring to 110c/kg in some categories recently, JBS is in an expansionary mood two and a half years after establishing its first beef program.. Read More

Grain Central

Two more shipments of Canadian wheat to Australia approved

The Australian Government has confirmed a further two shipments of Canadian wheat have been approved for import into Australia...Read More.. Read More

WA’s historic State Barrier Fence to be extended 660km

A 660-kilometre extension to the historic State Barrier Fence in Western Australia has begun, creating a boundary to protect the south-eastern farming regions from the impact of wild dogs,.. Read More

US$16 billion for US farmers impacted by China/US trade war

The US will provide up to US$16 billion in support programs to assist US farmers impacted by trade damage from the US/China trade dispute...Read More.. Read More

Dalgrains position clarified amid counterparty caution

The financial position of Dalgrains has been clarified by Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants, with partner Adam Ward last week appointed as its liquidator...Read More.. Read More

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