Buyers suggest wool sale boycott as auctions continue

AUSTRALIAN wool exporters, some brokers and processors are proposing the postponing of auction sales as the market is hit by a lack of competition caused by COVID-19 impacting global supply chains…Read More

Terry Sim, April 3, 2020

Chris Howie’s market wrap – March-April 2020

SHEEP producers who are worrying about the price they paid for feeder and backgrounding lambs are being advised not to panic. by Stockco business development manager Chris Howie in his latest market wrap…Read More

Chris Howie, April 3, 2020

How sheep and bacteria are helping the fight against COVID-19

SHEEP are being enlisted in the battle against the coronavirus COVID-19 and University of Dundee and medical research council unit manager, Dr Paul Davies, outlines how in this article from The Conversation…Read More

By Dr Paul Davies, medical research council unit manager, University of Dundee., April 3, 2020

Australian wool prices crash in biggest fall since August last year

AUSTRALIAN wool prices this week suffered their biggest weekly fall since August last year as disruptions to global supply and consumer supply chains by the COVID-19 pandemic rock the industry…Read More

Sheep Central, April 3, 2020

Volatility and risk converge in the wool market

VOLATILITY and risk came back to the wool market with a bang this week…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, April 3, 2020

Recruitment: Recognising six different bosses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

You’ll likely encounter many different bosses during your working career, and it’s important to be able to identify the personality types you are working with, and be able to deal with ‘the good, the bad and the ugly.’ There are as many types of bosses as there are different personalities, but here are some common stereotypes you may encounter, and the best ways to respond. ..Read More

Sheep Central, April 3, 2020

Local sheep meat research-focussed projects sought by MLA

SHEEP meat and beef producer groups are being invited by Meat & Livestock Australia to submit funding applications for local projects to validate the on-farm benefits of research and development findings…Read More

Sheep Central, April 3, 2020



Industry Dashboard

$A / $US Graph

Updated 7am daily
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0.6060
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ASX Market Index

04 Apr 2020 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.25
Australian Agricultural Co $1.15
Graincorp $3.10
Ridley $0.70
Woolworths $35.50
Wellard $0.04
Source: ASX

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

960
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

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1581
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

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-5.64
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Goat Graph

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

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893
Source: MLA

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News

Buyers suggest wool sale boycott as auctions continue

AUSTRALIAN wool exporters, some brokers and processors are proposing the postponing of auction sales as the market is hit by a lack of competition caused by COVID-19 impacting global supply chains…Read More

Terry Sim, April 3, 2020

How sheep and bacteria are helping the fight against COVID-19

SHEEP are being enlisted in the battle against the coronavirus COVID-19 and University of Dundee and medical research council unit manager, Dr Paul Davies, outlines how in this article from The Conversation…Read More

By Dr Paul Davies, medical research council unit manager, University of Dundee., April 3, 2020

Australian wool prices crash in biggest fall since August last year

AUSTRALIAN wool prices this week suffered their biggest weekly fall since August last year as disruptions to global supply and consumer supply chains by the COVID-19 pandemic rock the industry…Read More

Sheep Central, April 3, 2020

Volatility and risk converge in the wool market

VOLATILITY and risk came back to the wool market with a bang this week…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, April 3, 2020

Markets

Chris Howie’s market wrap – March-April 2020

SHEEP producers who are worrying about the price they paid for feeder and backgrounding lambs are being advised not to panic. by Stockco business development manager Chris Howie in his latest market wrap…Read More

Chris Howie, April 3, 2020

AuctionsPlus Wool sells 477 bales as auction prices steady

AUCTIONSPLUS WOOL sold almost 500 bales of wool last week as prices stabilised in the auction market, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic…Read More

Sheep Central, April 1, 2020

Merino ewe lamb prices lift $6 in big AuctionsPlus offering

MERINO ewe lamb prices average $20 higher on AuctionsPlus last week, as the national online sheep offering stayed historically high…Read More

Sheep Central, March 30, 2020

New online sheep auction platform waives fees during COVID-19

NEW online sheep seller FarmGate Auctions is waiving listing fees for its livestock customers following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic…Read More

Sheep Central, March 30, 2020

Lamb Production

Come to bootcamp with Lambs Alive and Sheep Central + VIDEO

AUSTRALIA’S first online bootcamp for sheep farmers will meet the COVID-19 pandemic head on with a series of free webinars from Lambs Alive and Sheep Central next week to help producers boost returns in today’s markets…Read More

Sheep Central, March 25, 2020

A dogged Kelly is Victoria’s top rural woman

A DUNKELD working dog enthusiast’s passion to boost community spirit and resilience with her four-legged friends has won her the 2020 Victorian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award…Read More

Sheep Central, March 25, 2020

Paddock and ewe management means more lambs at Wirrinourt

APPLYING on-farm research within a new paddock/containment system has transformed the performance of the mixed cropping and sheep enterprise Wirrinourt at Lake Bolac in western Victoria…Read More

Rick Bayne, March 2, 2020

English shepherdess sells collie for world record price of A$37,000

A NEW world record for a sheep dog has been set with a collie bitch selling for £18,900 or just over A$37,000 at the Skipton Auction Mart in England last..Read More

Terry Sim, February 24, 2020

Wool Production

South Australian shearer pleads guilty to sheep cruelty charges

A SOUTH Australian sheep shearer pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 28, 2020

Monaro Stationhand Challenge background details released

MORE details on the inaugural Monaro Stationhand Challenge next week have been released so contestants know what they are getting into and can prepare for the unique event…Read More

Sheep Central, February 28, 2020

Drought recovery and blowflies to feature at Trangie Merino day

DROUGHT recovery, improved flock reproduction, new blowfly chemical resistance strategies and sheep classing are on the agenda for the Macquarie Merino Lifetime Productivity project field day at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre next month…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2020

New sheep and wool podcast launched for Queensland

QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers now have access to a new podcast to keep up to date with the latest trends, research and practices in the wool industry…Read More

Sheep Central, February 13, 2020

Processing

Abattoirs working to reduce closure risk as meat demand soars

Australian meat processors are working to minimise the risk of entire abattoirs being forced to close in the event of one or more employees testing positive to COVID-19…Read More

James Nason, March 18, 2020

Young Aussie shearer stumps up for first record attempt

YOUNG Australian shearer Ethan Harder’s childhood dream of becoming a world record holder is on the verge of reality with an attempt on the solo Merino ewe record for eight hours in Western Australia tomorrow…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand., February 14, 2020

Nation’s main wool handler wants more electronic specis

AUSTRALIA’S biggest wool handler is encouraging wider use of electronic clip specification tools, estimating errors made using a paper-based system cost the industry about $1 million dollars annually…Read More

Terry Sim, February 12, 2020

TFI to start national sheep and beef assurance push

MAJOR red meat exporter Thomas Foods International will undertake roadshows throughout South Australia next month in the first step to increase its national throughput of assured sheep meat and beef…Read More

Sheep Central, February 5, 2020

Trade

New rules include Middle East summer sheep shipment ban

LIVE sheep shipments from Australia to the Middle East will be banned for 3.5 months during the the northern summer months of June to mid-September under tougher new guidelines released by the Federal Government today…Read More

Sheep Central, March 31, 2020

Anger and relief as AWEX keeps non-mulesed definition on NWD

A DECISION to maintain the current interpretation of non-mulesed wool on Australia’s National Wool Declaration has been welcomed by the nation’s peak grower body, but condemned by some breeders and animal welfare interests…Read More

Terry Sim, March 30, 2020

Top young Australian wool brokers sought for 2020 award

THE annual search for Australia’s top young wool brokers is on again, with nominations being sought for the sector’s top award…Read More

Terry Sim, March 30, 2020

Australian wool sales continue as South Africa shuts down

AUSTRALIA’S wool auctions are expected to continue despite the second stage business and personal gathering restrictions announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last night…Read More

Terry Sim, March 25, 2020

Property

$6.3 million Marnoo property sale highlights land value increase

SHEEP, lamb and grain prices have helped lift farm prices by up to 30 percent over the past three years in more secure rainfall areas of Victoria’s cropping and livestock farming areas…Read More

Terry Sim, December 16, 2019

SA’s versatile Maylands aggregation tests the property market

PRIZED South Australian grazing and farming aggregation Maylands, spanning 1500 hectares of farmland on the Fleurieu Peninsula is being offered to the market via expression of interest…Read More

Sheep Central, December 5, 2019

Well-equipped NSW sheep feeding property offers options

AN EXTENSIVE capital expenditure program has turned the Mogal Plain Aggregation at Tottenham in central New South Wales into a premier mixed farming operation capable of feeding close to 10,000 sheep…Read More

Liz Wells, November 6, 2019

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

Beef Central

Beef Central’s beef quiz – March 2020

Been staying up to date? Test your knowledge with Beef Central's March 2020 beef and cattle industry quiz..Read More

Recruitment: Recognising six different bosses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

You’ll likely encounter many different bosses during your working career, and it’s important to be able to identify the personality types you are working with, and be able to deal..Read More

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Tom Maguire departs from Teys Australia | StockCo appoints high-profile business development manager | Former logistics executive to coordinate Govt’s airfreight support package | Sustainability management changes at MLA |..Read More

Green shoots showing, as China beef demand starts to re-emerge

Some early, if tentative green shoots are emerging in Australia’s export beef trade to China, as the Asian giant begins its long recovery from the ravages of coronavirus...Read More

Grain Central

Agfarm to close as search for new owner abandoned

Agfarm looks set to close its doors in coming months as its owners Nutrien Ag Solutions and CHS Inc call time on a sale campaign for the business. ..Read More

Grain Central’s March 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz...Read More

‘Tequila’ plant could be potential source of biofuel

The agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as a biofuel solution to Australia’s transport fuel shortage...Read More

Rice under pressure as drought slashes production, COVID-19 increases demand

The Australian rice industry is struggling to meet domestic demand, hit with the double whammy of a drought-hit shortfall in production and a surge in consumer demand sparked by the..Read More

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