Top broker Samantha is living ‘wool 24-hours’

A YOUNG Australian wool broker who has made the industry her life by innovating to service company staff and grower clients has won her sector’s most prestigious award…Read More

Terry Sim, August 23, 2019

Non-mulesed and crossbred wool the bright spots in falling market

NON-MULESED wool again outperformed the generally falling Australian wool market this week, with premiums as high as 200c/kg clean for selected lots. AWEX senior market analyst Lionel Plunkett said the..Read More

Terry Sim, August 21, 2019

Mandatory sheep and goat EID boosts NLIS compliance

MANDATORY Victorian electronic sheep and goat ear tag use and online workshops have boosted overall National Livestock Identification System compliance, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2019

Pasture dieback spread risk prompts NSW DPI warning

NEW South Wales graziers have been advised to be on the lookout for pasture dieback among grass pastures after reports of its spread via hay consignments…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2019

Recruitment: Eight good reasons to listen to your employees

GONE are the days where agribusiness managers spoke and employees just listened. Millennials and Gen-Ys are taught to question things at school and university. For some, it’s a no-brainer that we should listen to our employees…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2019

Young NSW farmers laud ‘life-changing’ coaching program

YOUNG farmers and fishers across New South Wales have been invited to apply for a “life-changing” coaching program run by the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Young Farmer Business Program…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2019

AWGA and WPA seek AWI board nomination process investigation

WOOL growers are calling for an investigation into alleged interference in the director nomination process for the 2019 Australian Wool Innovation election, claiming it is open to manipulation…Read More

Terry Sim, August 21, 2019

Wool price risk – identify, quantify and mitigate it
Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, August 21, 2019
Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 August 2019
Bureau of Meteorology, August 21, 2019


Industry Dashboard

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ASX Market Index

24 Aug 2019 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $6.86
Australian Agricultural Co $1.03
Graincorp $7.82
Ruralco $4.38
Ridley $0.98
Woolworths $35.94
Wellard $0.04
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

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806
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EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1947
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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-6.53
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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902
Source: MLA

What readers are saying

Russell blends innovation and skills to market wool and sheep

This sort of negative comment is typical of the ‘outdated thinking’ that still exists in pockets of the Australian wool industry. Of course it’s possible even at a small....

Andrew Ross
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AWGA and WPA seek AWI board nomination process investigation

Nothing to see here, as usual, everyone in the administration side of the wool industry is using their (our) precious time and resources wisely.....

Michael Chapman
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AWI CEO McCullough condemned for wool sale mechanism comment

Stuart McCullough has been involved with the wool industry for many years. No-one knows the workings and failure of AWI as well as he does. The only downside of....

Richard Beggs
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AWI CEO McCullough condemned for wool sale mechanism comment

Which AWI accomplishments from the past year alone? 28 percent lower wool price? 17pc less wool production? 25pc less wool tax? 1000 less AWI shareholders despite over 5000 more levy payers? You are easily....

Martin Oppenheimer
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News

Top broker Samantha is living ‘wool 24-hours’

A YOUNG Australian wool broker who has made the industry her life by innovating to service company staff and grower clients has won her sector’s most prestigious award…Read More

Terry Sim, August 23, 2019

Non-mulesed and crossbred wool the bright spots in falling market

NON-MULESED wool again outperformed the generally falling Australian wool market this week, with premiums as high as 200c/kg clean for selected lots. AWEX senior market analyst Lionel Plunkett said the..Read More

Terry Sim, August 21, 2019

Mandatory sheep and goat EID boosts NLIS compliance

MANDATORY Victorian electronic sheep and goat ear tag use and online workshops have boosted overall National Livestock Identification System compliance, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2019

Pasture dieback spread risk prompts NSW DPI warning

NEW South Wales graziers have been advised to be on the lookout for pasture dieback among grass pastures after reports of its spread via hay consignments…Read More

Sheep Central, August 23, 2019

Markets

Sheep and lamb prices lift for reduced AuctionsPlus offering

PRICES improved for a reduced online sheep and lamb offering on AuctionsPlus last week, with numbers falling 9000 to 49,800 head…Read More

Sheep Central, August 19, 2019

Wool sellers balk at auction price drops of up to 200 cents

MORE than half the wool scheduled to sell at Australian auctions this week went unsold as growers balked at the biggest market downturn in more than 10 years…Read More

Sheep Central, August 16, 2019

Wool market drop leaves forward marketers faltering

THE wool forward market could provide no solace for buyers nor sellers this week, with the rate of auction price decline leaving sellers out of range and buyers unable to establish an offshore basis…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, August 16, 2019

Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – July 2019

This sheep space is still looking very good with sheep feed appearing in southern areas and even though the drought is still biting hard in many areas the sale price allows some consolation, writes Chris Howie in this month’s update of southern livestock market trends and opportunities ahead…Read More

Chris Howie, August 2, 2019

Lamb Production

WoolProducers seeks new Foot and Mouth Disease trainees

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia is seeking nominations from industry people interested in real-time Foot and Mouth Disease training in Nepal…Read More

Sheep Central, August 19, 2019

Agriculture Victoria canvasses sheep and goat duty options

VICTORIAN sheep and goat producers are being asked to have their say on potentially increasing the 12-cent sale duty or levy they are charged when an animal is sold…Read More

Terry Sim, August 16, 2019

Sheep breeder seeks government commitment on AWI

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government was sent a strong message to commit to full implementation of governance changes within Australian Wool Innovation, during an ANZ Agribusiness lunch panel session at Hamilton’s Sheepvention rural expo this week…Read More

Terry Sim, August 7, 2019

Tom Bull at ICMJ: Lessons from a livestock leader

Tom Bull didn’t have a farm to go home to when he graduated from ag college, and knew he would have to find his own way to succeed in agriculture. 20 years later, it seems safe to say he found it…Read More

James Nason, July 17, 2019

Wool Production

WoolProducers seeks new Foot and Mouth Disease trainees

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia is seeking nominations from industry people interested in real-time Foot and Mouth Disease training in Nepal…Read More

Sheep Central, August 19, 2019

Australia’s wool production tipped to hit lowest level in 95 years

AUSTRALIA’S wool production is forecast to hit its lowest level in almost 100 years this financial year, with market and seasonal conditions not indicating a quick turn-around…Read More

Sheep Central, August 16, 2019

Sheep breeder seeks government commitment on AWI

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government was sent a strong message to commit to full implementation of governance changes within Australian Wool Innovation, during an ANZ Agribusiness lunch panel session at Hamilton’s Sheepvention rural expo this week…Read More

Terry Sim, August 7, 2019

Eight month shearing works for top Elders wool growers

A SWITCH to eight-monthly shearing and containment yard use has helped Tatyoon’s sixth generation fine wool operation Roseville Ridge take out the prestigious Elders Southern Clip of the Year award..Read More

Terry Sim, August 7, 2019

Processing

NZ shearer sets new crossbred lamb shearing record

NEW Zealand shearer Aiden Copp on Saturday became the latest shearer to set world records on both sides of the Tasman Sea with a new record for Merino crossbred lambs achieved in a Riverina shed…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, August 19, 2019

Meat processors condemn illegal abattoir operation

The operators of an alleged illegal slaughterhouse outside Melbourne should face the harshest available penalties, the Australian Meat Industry Council says…Read More

Sheep Central, August 2, 2019

Growing NSW shearing school gets hands-on with politicians

N inspiring shearing school in New South Wale’s New England region introducing rural youth to a career in the wool industry is looking for new students…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2019

Woodward Foods in expansion mood after Chinese investor deal

VICTORIAN lamb and beef processor Woodward Foods has completed a deal to sell a 49pc minority shareholding in the diversified business to a substantial Hong Kong-based Chinese investor. The completion of the deal will provide a capital base for Woodward to embark on an expansion plan for beef and sheep meat production, targeted primarily at China. ..Read More

Jon Condon, June 18, 2019

Trade

AWI CEO McCullough condemned for wool sale mechanism comment

WOOL growers, brokers and exporters have condemned comments by Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough that the industry might consider an emergency strategy or mechanism to manage bale sales…Read More

Terry Sim, August 19, 2019

Elders wool co-ordinator Sam Wan takes service to new level

ELDERS wool technical co-ordinator and auctioneer Samantha Wan has undertaken an array of industry roles while taking her company service role to new levels in technological development…Read More

Sheep Central, August 19, 2019

Russell blends innovation and skills to market wool and sheep

AUSTRALIAN Wool Network’s Russell Macgugan has taken a forward-looking approach to wool marketing in his eight years as a broker, with a strong focus on innovative development of the Merino..Read More

Terry Sim, August 16, 2019

Australia’s wool production tipped to hit lowest level in 95 years

AUSTRALIA’S wool production is forecast to hit its lowest level in almost 100 years this financial year, with market and seasonal conditions not indicating a quick turn-around…Read More

Sheep Central, August 16, 2019

Property

Historic Kadlunga sale will add to Collinsville Merino operations

THE historic Kadlunga aggregation in South Australia’s Clare Valley has been bought in an off-market buyer-initiated deal by Collinsville Merino Stud’s George and Sophie Millington. The 3923ha aggregation near Mintaro..Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

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

Beef Central

Surprising trends in ag research funding analysis

An analysis of investment in national rural research and development over the past decade has revealed, perhaps surprisingly, that overall funding for agricultural research in Australia has increased. The trend…..Read More

Are you getting enough? Red meat should be embracing World Iron Awareness Week

A lack of dietary iron is the world’s most prevalent nutrient deficiency. Iron remains red meat’s most powerful consumer marketing weapon in a nutritional sense, and the Australian beef and..Read More

Last call for young industry stakeholders to enter for the 2020 Zanda McDonald Award

Flying around Australia and NZ in a private jet, and being mentored by some of the greatest leaders in the agriculture industry might sound like a bit of a pipe..Read More

Recruitment: Eight good reasons to listen to your employees

Gone are the days where agribusiness managers spoke and employees just listened. For one thing, millennials and gen-Ys are taught to question things at school and university. For some,..Read More

Grain Central

GM crops: to ban or not to ban? That’s not the question

With SA and Tasmania recently in the news over their GM policies, debate over GM crops continues. Many people’s opinions relate to their views on what constitutes acceptable risk, and..Read More

Former deputy PM, Tim Fischer, dies at 73

Former deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals, Tim Fischer, has died, aged 73...Read More

Landmark, Ruralco deal given green light by ACCC

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of rural services company Ruralco by Nutrien, which operates in Australia through its wholly owned subsidiary, Landmark...Read More

Tasmania’s GM ban stands as SA move largely welcomed

South Australia's move to lift its moratorium on GM crops has been largely welcomed by industry groups, and leaves Tasmania as the only Australian state with a GM ban still..Read More

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