VFF seeks government commitments on wild dog control

VICTORIA’S peak farmer body has urged north-west livestock producers to report all wild dog interactions as it seeks government commitments to avoid further attacks on sheep and cattle after the lifting of a dingo ‘unprotection’ order in the region…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2024

Revamped Australian wool integrity scheme should go global

REVAMPED wool integrity program – the Australian Wool Sustainability Scheme – could help increase world demand for the natural fibre, according to a European top maker…Read More

Terry Sim, April 17, 2024

National Feedbase Summary 16 April 2024

NATIONAL biomass levels continue to be dominated by the high levels of growth in northern Australia, with only slight improvements in total standing dry matter levels in eastern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania…Read More

Al Rayner, Cibo Labs, April 17, 2024

Vietnam early-stage wool processing roadmap launched

A ROADMAP for early-stage wool processing development in Vietnam has been agreed to and launched with peak grower body WoolProducers Australia and the Australian Government…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2024

Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 16 April 2024

A STRONG cold front crossed southern South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales with widespread light to moderate rainfall, and snow in some alpine areas…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, April 17, 2024

NFF welcomes staged introduction of environmental reforms

FEDERAL Environment minister Tanya Plibersek yesterday announced the second stage of the government’s Nature Positive Plan, pledging to streamline the process for new renewable energy projects and announcing a new national Environmental Protection Agency…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2024

Drones have sheep welfare and biosecurity inspection advantages

DRONES can provide high quality, accurate information on sheep and cattle welfare, without causing adverse animal welfare effects, a Western Australian study has found…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2024

Supermarket bosses defend prices to Senate inquiry

SUPERMARKET bosses have fronted a senate inquiry into price setting practices and market power held by the industry’s biggest operators…Read More

Eric Barker, April 17, 2024



Industry Dashboard

Carbon Trading Market

Aust. Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) - $/tonne of CO2 equiv.

Today

32
Source: Jarden

$A / $US

Updated 7am daily

Today

0.6435
Source: NAB

ASX Market Index

18 Apr 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

SOI Graph

Southern Oscillation Index (SOI)

Today

-0.86
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

ESTLI

Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator. Ac/kg cwt

Last Week

631.7
Source: MLA's NLRS

EMI

Eastern Market Indicator. c/kg clean

Today

1142
Source: Australian Wool Exchange

Goat

Eastern States 12.1-16kg c/kg cwt

Today

Source: MLA

ASX Market Index

18 Apr 2024 (updated 10am daily)
Company Price Trending
Elders $8.96
Australian Agricultural Co $1.52
Graincorp $7.29
Ridley $2.12
Woolworths $36.64
Wellard $0.06
Source: ASX

What readers are saying

Middle East conflict cuts airfreight options and lamb prices

It's high time that Australia should look beyond traditional markets like the Middle East and USA. Indian subcontinent?....

Rakesh Banga
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Revamped Australian wool integrity scheme should go global

At last, moving in the right direction overall.....

Andrew Farran
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Vic sheep producer under dog attack told not to scare dingoes

Terry, thank you for keeping us informed about the wild dog/dingo situation in the north-west of Victoria. It was our greatest fear that this would happen. In a few....

John and Rhonda Crawford
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Vic sheep producer under dog attack told not to scare dingoes

Where is Mifsud getting 40-260 dingoes from?? Because at last count, there was potentially only 40 left! If he really does have an ecology degree, he would know that....

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News

VFF seeks government commitments on wild dog control

VICTORIA’S peak farmer body has urged north-west livestock producers to report all wild dog interactions as it seeks government commitments to avoid further attacks on sheep and cattle after the lifting of a dingo ‘unprotection’ order in the region…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2024

Revamped Australian wool integrity scheme should go global

REVAMPED wool integrity program – the Australian Wool Sustainability Scheme – could help increase world demand for the natural fibre, according to a European top maker…Read More

Terry Sim, April 17, 2024

National Feedbase Summary 16 April 2024

NATIONAL biomass levels continue to be dominated by the high levels of growth in northern Australia, with only slight improvements in total standing dry matter levels in eastern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania…Read More

Al Rayner, Cibo Labs, April 17, 2024

Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 16 April 2024

A STRONG cold front crossed southern South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales with widespread light to moderate rainfall, and snow in some alpine areas…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, April 17, 2024

Markets

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offerings rebound after Easter

AUCTIONSPLUS commercial sheep and lamb listings jumped 37 percent to 54,396 head last week, in the first full week back after Easter…Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2024

Short-term sheep and lamb trades are out there

BETTER planning around short-term lamb/sheep trades has definitely been the winner since late November, according to RMA Network chief executive officer Chris Howie in his latest industry wrap…Read More

Chris Howie, April 12, 2024

Superfine Merino wools lose out in auctions with currency movements

SUPERFINE wool prices lost ground in an overall unchanged market indicator result at Australian auctions this week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 12, 2024

Forward wool trading takes lead from shaky auction resumption

The wool auction resumption after the Easter recess got off to a shaky start on Tuesday with the finer microns particularly under pressure…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, April 12, 2024

Sponsored Content

Strong demand launches first National SheepMaster ram sale

Strong growth in demand from commercial lamb producers and stud breeders has led to the launch of the first National SheepMaster Invitational Ram Sale in Dubbo on 28 February. ..Read More

Sponsored content, February 19, 2024

Managing worms means more than just drenching

WE can no longer manage worms just by using drenches; pasture management is key. Monitoring worm egg counts and drenching only when required reduces the exposure of the parasite to the drenches that still work…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 27, 2023

Unearth the possibilities of your agricultural business with FarmEye

RCS has provided producers with cutting-edge tools and insights for agricultural economic analysis since 1993. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to what we see as the future of business analysis: FarmEye…Read More

Sponsored Content, October 9, 2023

Ballandean Station: A legacy of agriculture and sustainability

Situated on the eastern edge of Sundown National Park, Ballandean Station not only preserves its historical charm but also thrives as a modern mixed farming and grazing enterprise utilising pasture improvement and Agricon Products’ nutrition and supplementation program…Read More

Guest Author, September 25, 2023

Lamb Production

Feedgrain Focus: North firms, south softens as planting starts

TRADED volume in feed grain in the north remains thin as the market waits for a clearer picture of sorghum quality post-rain to develop…Read More

Liz Wells, April 15, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Prices jump after wet week for sorghum

PRICES for wheat, barley and sorghum have risen by at least $10 per tonne in the past week, with rain on ripe Downs sorghum crops being the big local driver…Read More

Liz Wells, April 8, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Rain firms northern market

PRICES for feed grain in the northern market have lifted this week in response to rain that has stopped or slowed the sorghum harvest and outturn of all grains…Read More

Liz Wells, March 28, 2024

Grassland society commits to fight for its future

THE future of a society that has connected livestock farmers, scientists and agricultural consultants for 65 years is on the line, according to farm consultant Tim Prance…Read More

Sheep Central, March 27, 2024

Wool Production

McCullough’s departure ends controversial post at AWI

FORMER chief executive of Australian Wool Innovation Stuart McCullough has been made redundant, ending his controversial 30-month overseas appointment…Read More

Sheep Central, April 9, 2024

DAFF allows AWI to change scope of mulesed wool recommendation

AUSTRALIA’S Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry has allowed the nation’s wool grower levy funded body to change the scope of a high priority performance review recommendation on consumer attitudes to mulesed wool, denying growers key market knowledge…Read More

Terry Sim, April 3, 2024

Feedgrain Focus: Rain firms northern market

PRICES for feed grain in the northern market have lifted this week in response to rain that has stopped or slowed the sorghum harvest and outturn of all grains…Read More

Liz Wells, March 28, 2024

Grassland society commits to fight for its future

THE future of a society that has connected livestock farmers, scientists and agricultural consultants for 65 years is on the line, according to farm consultant Tim Prance…Read More

Sheep Central, March 27, 2024

Processing

Revamped Australian wool integrity scheme should go global

REVAMPED wool integrity program – the Australian Wool Sustainability Scheme – could help increase world demand for the natural fibre, according to a European top maker…Read More

Terry Sim, April 17, 2024

Vietnam early-stage wool processing roadmap launched

A ROADMAP for early-stage wool processing development in Vietnam has been agreed to and launched with peak grower body WoolProducers Australia and the Australian Government…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2024

Shearer Luke sets new Merino ewe record at 500 in WA

NEW Zealand-born shearer Luke Vernon is officially a world record holder on his first attempt after shearing 500 Merino ewes in eight hours on Friday. The 28 year-old has had..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2024

Luke Vernon eight-hour Merino ewe shearing record underway

THE latest attempt on the solo world eight-hour Merino ewe shearing record is well underway in Western Australia this morning after some nervous moments at the wool weigh-in yesterday afternoon…Read More

Terry Sim, April 12, 2024

Trade

Middle East conflict cuts airfreight options and lamb prices

LIGHT lamb prices dropped by up to $40 a head in Bendigo today as the Iran-Israel conflict interrupted air travel and associated airfreight into the Middle East…Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2024

Australia manages more than half global sheep meat trade in 2023

AUSTRALIAN sheep meat made up more than half of total global trade for the first time in 2023, according to Meat & Livestock Australia global supply analyst Tim Jackson…Read More

Sheep Central, April 8, 2024

ALEC and RSPCA call for DAFF data on Israel live export voyage

AUSTRALIA’S peak livestock exporter body has backed an RSPCA call for improved trade regulator transparency as the vessel MV Bahijah gets set to offload its sheep and cattle cargo in Israel…Read More

Terry Sim, April 5, 2024

Private members motion sparks live export debate

AUSTRALIA’S peak livestock exporter body has condemned the arguments of Labor politicians speaking against a private members motion supporting live sheep exports in Federal Parliament this week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 28, 2024

Property

Top livestock country for sale in NSW and Qld

THIS week’s property review includes a wrap-up of interesting recent listings across New South Wales and Queensland…Read More

Guest Author, April 12, 2024

Dudleigh Aggregation sale ends 115-year Morton family link

MORE than 115 years of Morton family ownership has ended following the sale of prime mixed farming country in New South Wales’ south-west slopes and Riverina regions…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, April 5, 2024

Sheep, cattle and goat options with Queensland properties

SHEEP, cattle and goat development opportunities abound with the listings of two well equipped properties listed for sale in Queensland…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, March 28, 2024

South-east Australian listings offer expansion options

RECENT property listings in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria include land with significant opportunities to increase livestock and crop production…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, March 28, 2024

AgCarbon Central

Nature-based investment needs to increase to $8.1t by 2050, Colliers

A REPORT released by global real estate and professional services company, Colliers, has highlighted developing investment into “nature based solutions” as an opportunity for agriculture in the coming decades…Read More

Sheep Central, March 27, 2024

Federal government to push on with Integrated Farm carbon method

AUSTRALIA’S federal department for climate change plans to progress a new integrated carbon farming methodology later this year after concerns were raised about it pausing the process earlier this week…Read More

Eric Barker, March 20, 2024

Agforce takes Federal Govt to court over GAB carbon capture

QUEENSLAND’S AgForce has filed court proceedings against Federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek after months of opposition to a proposed plan to inject waste CO2 into the Great Artesian Basin…Read More

Eric Barker, March 18, 2024

In a landscape of climate change, what is the issue with soil carbon?

DEBATE is raging about the legitimacy of the new soil carbon industry after a handful of Australian producers broke new ground last year with large-scale issuances of soil carbon credits..Read More

Eric Barker, March 13, 2024

Beef Central

Better access to finance key reason for NCMC considering move away from co-op structure

After operating for 90 years under a cooperative business model, the Northern Cooperative Meat Co processing business near Casino is asking its members to consider a move to an unlisted..Read More

Survey shows farmers will walk away if PALM worker access is further eroded

Farmers are warning they will change what they grow or even walk away from farming if their access to overseas workers is reduced, new survey data from the National Farmers…..Read More

Avian influenza never found in Australia, emphasises CA

The grassfed cattle industry's peak body has emphasised the fact that avian influenza, which is currently impacting US dairy cattle, has never been found in Australian wild birds, poultry or..Read More

Qld to trial farm-gate price monitoring scheme

The scheme will work across industry to collate and analyse farm financial performance, historical data and weekly wholesale and retail pricing data to monitor trends across the top 20 products...Read More

Grain Central

Calls to introduce container levy instead of BPL grow

The push to introduce a container levy as a substitute for the controversial Biosecurity Protection Levy is gaining momentum...Read More

Rain at harvest dashes hopes for record mungbean crop

The mungbean harvest is well advanced, and presenting a mixed bag across key growing regions, with damage caused by rain in southern Qld dashing hopes for a record crop. ..Read More

Namoi FY24 earnings lift amid ownership uncertainty

Namoi Cotton, has announced a growth in earnings for its year to February, amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the company's future ownership...Read More

APVMA to stay in Armidale as independent authority

In its response to Ken Matthews' report, the Federal Government has today announced the APVMA will remain in Armidale as an independent authority. ..Read More

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