Setting up for success through a lifetime ewe management course

Sheep producers in the Western region of New South Wales are being encouraged to join a small group of likeminded farmers in their local area to participate in a Lifetime Ewe Management course – something that Western Local Land Services is now accredited to deliver…Read More

Sheep Central, September 29, 2021

Patrick-MUA stoush compounds pain for ag exporters

Agricultural exporters say planned stoppages will make a bad situation worse for them as Australia’s largest stevedore Patrick and the MUA fail to renew their workplace agreement which lapsed early last year…Read More

Guest Author, September 28, 2021

Electric trucks on the radar as industry pushes for planning

ELECTRIC trucks are on the radar of the transport industry, with the Australian Trucking Association and the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) to push for a long-term plan to transition from the diesel motor…Read More

Eric Barker, September 28, 2021

3.4 million sheep followed MSA pathways in 2020-21

MORE than 3.4 million sheep and lambs followed MSA pathways through 17 MSA-licenced processing facilities last financial year, MSA’s 2020-21 MSA Annual Outcomes Report released today shows. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

New AgTech to measure meat quality in lamb  

A TEAM of medical engineers and livestock researchers has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to develop an instant, high-resolution scan of intramuscular fat in lamb carcases…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

Border Collie sells for $30k, breaking breed record + VIDEO

A NEW South Wales Border Collie has broken a record for the breed, selling in an online auction for more than $30,000…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

TFI’s new Murray Bridge plant starts to rise from the ground + VIDEO

CONSTRUCTION of Thomas Foods International’s new meat processing plant in South Australia’s south-east corner has reached a new milestone, with the first above-ground building works starting recently…Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2021


Forward wool trading continues at premiums to spot prices
Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, September 27, 2021

Industry Dashboard

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Elders $12.25
Australian Agricultural Co $1.43
Graincorp $6.37
Ridley $1.35
Woolworths $39.06
Wellard $0.09
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EMI

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Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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More certified non-mulesed fine Merino wool required

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News

Patrick-MUA stoush compounds pain for ag exporters

Agricultural exporters say planned stoppages will make a bad situation worse for them as Australia’s largest stevedore Patrick and the MUA fail to renew their workplace agreement which lapsed early last year…Read More

Guest Author, September 28, 2021

Electric trucks on the radar as industry pushes for planning

ELECTRIC trucks are on the radar of the transport industry, with the Australian Trucking Association and the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) to push for a long-term plan to transition from the diesel motor…Read More

Eric Barker, September 28, 2021

3.4 million sheep followed MSA pathways in 2020-21

MORE than 3.4 million sheep and lambs followed MSA pathways through 17 MSA-licenced processing facilities last financial year, MSA’s 2020-21 MSA Annual Outcomes Report released today shows. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

New AgTech to measure meat quality in lamb  

A TEAM of medical engineers and livestock researchers has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to develop an instant, high-resolution scan of intramuscular fat in lamb carcases…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

Markets

New season lamb numbers rise online as prices trend down

AN increasing supply of new season lambs represented 63pc of the AuctionsPlus catalogue this week, with price averages trending downward across five of the six lamb categories. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2021

Chris Howie’s market wrap: The season, bloodlines and ‘flash’ sales

ONLINE bidding interfaces have reintroduced the opportunity for local communities to hold “flash sales” in smaller saleyard locations decommissioned in favour of larger regional centres…Read More

Chris Howie, September 2, 2021

Chris Howie’s market wrap: First sucker lambs hit saleyards

TRADE enquiry for the first new season’s lambs has been very good with first-draft suckers at the Forbes’ saleyards making $9.50-$10/kg, plus clean fresh skins worth $10-$12. ..Read More

Chris Howie, August 2, 2021

Larger online sheep and lamb listings meet strong demand

AUCTIONSPLUS sheep and lamb listings increased for the second consecutive week, up four percent from last week to 57,578 head…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2021

Lamb Production

Victorian farmer disqualified from owning sheep

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has been disqualified from owning sheep for ten years after he pleaded guilty to three charges of animal cruelty…Read More

Sheep Central, July 23, 2021

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

AWI WoolPoll supplementary levy rate of 2.5pc is ‘unnecessary’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s inclusion of 2.5 percent as the supplementary rate in the coming WoolPoll levy ballot has been branded as unnecessary and unjustified…Read More

Terry Sim, July 16, 2021

No turning back from Nudies to wool for the Mitchells

IF Merino wool prices doubled Glenthompson sheep producers Russell and Fiona Mitchell would not turn back from their flock’s progression away from Merinos, to composites and now to Nudie shedding sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, July 14, 2021

Wool Production

Setting up for success through a lifetime ewe management course

Sheep producers in the Western region of New South Wales are being encouraged to join a small group of likeminded farmers in their local area to participate in a Lifetime Ewe Management course – something that Western Local Land Services is now accredited to deliver…Read More

Sheep Central, September 29, 2021

AWI funding boost for flystrike vaccine research

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has approved an extra $650,000 in funding for a collaborative project with CSIRO to fast-track further investigations into the development of a flystrike vaccine. ..Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

Processing

Early results in on Gundagai’s world-first lamb IMF grid

A LAMB producer has achieved a 43c/kg carcase weight premium for a high intramuscular fat consignment in the first results from the Gundagai Meat Processors world-first IMF grid offering…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Kilcoy Global Foods buys VIC lamb and beef processor Hardwicks

QUEENSLAND grain-fed beef export processor Kilcoy Global Foods has finalised its purchase of Victorian beef and lamb processor Hardwicks Meats and informed of the change of ownership this morning…Read More

Jon Condon, July 2, 2021

Red Meat R&D: Frenched lamb – no knives, no water

AUSTRALIAN consumers love a classic rack of lamb, especially one that has been beautifully frenched. But frenching cutlets is a resource-intensive task and processors are keen to find an easier way…Read More

Sheep Central, May 27, 2021

Sheep Producers Australia seeks wider lamb IMF grading uptake

SHEEP Producers Australia has come out in support of wider uptake of intramuscular fat measurement by lamb processors and the inclusion of the trait in Aus-meat language…Read More

Sheep Central, May 24, 2021

Trade

DAWE investigating new reports of alleged ESCAS non-complaince in UAE

A second complaint in the space of a week involving Australian sheep and allegations of non-compliance of Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System requirements (ESCAS) in the Middle East is being investigated by the Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment…Read More

Terry Sim, August 4, 2021

Nation’s largest wool handler AWH plans Hamilton store

AUSTRALIA’S largest warehouse provider, AWH, plans to have a new wool store in operation in the Victorian city of Hamilton by early next year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

AWI refuses to release report on WoolQ platform’s future

WOOL grower bodies have urged senators to seek a private briefing with Australian Wool Innovation about its online trading and tools platform WoolQ after the company refused to release a key report…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes

LEADING animal welfare bodies have welcomed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration that distinguish wool from sheep treated with liquid nitrogen or freeze branding from ‘non-mulesed’ lines…Read More

Terry Sim, July 21, 2021

Property

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

Hewitt consolidates organic sheep operation with NSW purchase

HEWITT Cattle Australia has secured a second prime farming enterprise in New South Wales as it moves to consolidates its organic sheep operations…Read More

Linda Rowley, August 30, 2021

Hewitt secures Riverina’s Tubbo Station in $40m-plus deal

HEWITT Cattle Australia, backed by Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has paid more than $40 million for the historic Tubbo Station wool growing property in the New South Wales’ Riverina…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, August 16, 2021

Movement at the station: Recent property listings

A PROPERTY with rarely seen scale in the New South Wales’ Central Tablelands region has returned to the market via expressions of interest with Ray White Emms Mooney…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, July 30, 2021

Beef Central

Patrick-MUA stoush compounds pain for ag exporters

Stoppages and work bans scheduled to take place at Patrick container terminals during October are expected to add further costs in time and money to Australian agricultural exporters. The action..Read More

Primary producer concession information added to Registration Checker app

Users of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Registration Checker app can now check for primary producer concessions across all eastern states and South Australia...Read More

MSA grading hits 53pc of national cattle kill in 2020-21

MSA’s 2020-21 MSA Annual Outcomes Report released today show that an important milestone was reached for the first time last financial year, with 3.3 million carcases graded, representing 53pc of national..Read More

The hunt for a wet October: drought hotspots needing rain

While record crops and a surplus of grass in NSW have been the tale of 2021, water is running out and herd numbers are on the decline in large parts..Read More

Grain Central

Patrick-MUA stoush compounds pain for ag exporters

Agricultural exporters say planned stoppages will make a bad situation worse for them as Australia’s largest stevedore Patrick and the MUA fail to renew their workplace agreement which lapsed early..Read More

Fertiliser prices hit 13-year high

As farmers look to purchase inputs for the coming season prices, fertilizer prices have increased to levels not seen since the 2008 boom period...Read More

Farmers move to lock in inputs amid high prices, supply disruption: Rabobank

Widespread global disruption to supply is set to see Australian farmers move to lock in fertiliser and other inputs early for the season ahead, despite global fertiliser prices at near-decade..Read More

Port of Newcastle launches EOI for potential empty-container park

Port of Newcastle has opened an expressions-of-interest campaign to gauge the potential for establishing an empty container park in suburban Newcastle at Mayfield...Read More

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