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Australia’s declining wool supply might help demand ‘super-cycle’

Terry Sim, 20 April 2018

AUSTRALIA’S declining wool supply might continue to underpin and possibly extend the current ‘super-cycle’ of demand being enjoyed by growers, leading market analyst Chris Wilcox said today.

Demand pushes wool benchmark to near-record level

Sheep Central, 20 April 2018

SUPPLY concerns and strong demand for fewer high-yielding lines helped push wool prices to a near-record benchmark level this week.

Recruitment: Replacement demand driving ag employment

Sheep Central, 20 April 2018

EMPLOYMENT opportunities in agriculture are largely being driven by the replacement of older, retiring workers, moreso than the creation of new jobs, according to a recent report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Littleproud and farmers can Shorten live sheep suspension plan

Sheep Central, 19 April 2018

FEDERAL Labor leader Bill Shorten’s call to suspend Middle East live sheep shipments has been rejected by Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and Western Australian farmers.

Ag department review to consider live sheep export inspector general

Terry Sim, 19 April 2018

MINISTER for Agriculture David Littleproud has included examination of an inspector general role for the live sheep export industry in a review of his Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Littleproud releases terms for live sheep regulator review

Sheep Central, 19 April 2018

RESPECTED former public servant Philip Moss will undertake a review into the capabilities, investigative capacity and culture of Australia’s live animal exports regulator, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

RSPCA begins battle for daily live sheep export footage

Terry Sim, 18 April 2018

AUSTRALIA’S live animal export trade should resist putting cameras on-board vessels to record conditions, according to Pastoralists and Graziers Association president Tony Seabrook.

Live sheep export opponent rejects welfare improvements

Terry Sim, 18 April 2018

EXPORTER measures to improve welfare standards for live sheep shipments into the Middle East have been dismissed as misleading by animals rights group Animals Australia.

NSW Farmers welcomes re-think on puppy farm laws

Sheep Central, 18 April 2018

NSW Farmers has welcomed confirmation that the position of working dogs on the state’s farms is protected, with the government’s decision to abandon additional regulation on dog breeders.

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 Apr 2018

Guest Author, 18 April 2018

Several cold fronts tracked across southeastern Australia, generating moderate falls, while broad low pressure troughs generated showers and storms in the coastal northern tropics.

Calm Merino ewes beat nervous Nellies in lamb stakes

Sheep Central, 17 April 2018

CALM Merino ewes have been shown to wean 10-19 percent more lambs than nervous mothers in Western Australian research.

Crossbred wool sells well online as auctions resume

Sheep Central, 17 April 2018

CROSSBRED wool sold well on AuctionsPlus last week as physical auctions resumed after the Easter recess.

Live export review terms released as trade continues

Terry Sim, 16 April 2018

MINISTER for Agriculture David Littleproud has announced the terms of reference for his short, sharp review into sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern summer.

NSW MP expects live sheep trade to come to a vote

Terry Sim, 16 April 2018

NEW South Wales Liberal MP Sussan Ley is committed to finding an end-date to live sheep exports, decided ultimately by a parliamentary vote.

AuctionsPlus sheep offerings increase in poor season

Sheep Central, 16 April 2018

ONLINE sheep offerings on AuctionsPlus lifted by 70 percent in Australia last week, with increased listings in all states except Western Australia.

Young farmers wanted for ag advisory council

Sheep Central, 16 April 2018

VICTORIA’S young farmers are being encouraged to nominate for a government advisory council to help shape the future of agriculture in the state.

NSW on higher state of alert as dry conditions continue

Sheep Central, 16 April 2018

CONTINUING dry conditions across New South Wales will have a major negative impact on the state’s cropping and livestock sectors this year, NSW Department of Primary Industries’s leader on climate applications and digital agriculture Dr Anthony Clark said.

Australian sheep banned from Qatari abattoir + VIDEO

Sheep Central, 15 April 2018

AUSTRALIAN sheep have been banned from a Qatari abattoir after alleged breaches of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) were reported.

Live sheep vessel the Awassi Express delayed by ventilation works

Terry Sim, 13 April 2018

LIVE sheep export ship, the MV Awassi Express, is expected to be delayed for several days from leaving Fremantle port while its ventilation systems are adjusted.

Turkey-bound sheep ship underway with ‘no trade ban’ stance confirmed

Terry Sim, 13 April 2018

A LIVE export sheep ship was approved to depart Fremantle for Turkey this week under special permit conditions, as Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud confirmed the Coalition Government will not ban the trade.

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