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Lamb and mutton prices expected to stay strong in 2018

Sheep Central, 23 January 2018

ONGOING international demand for Australia’s forecast flat to declining sheep meat production is expected to keep lamb and mutton prices strong this year.

Young farmer finds good changeover opportunity with Corriedale ewes

Terry Sim, 22 January 2018

YOUNG Codrington farmer Rem Crowe was happy with his ewe price changeover this year, selling his culls for $130 and buying in replacements for $122-$143.

Wild dog co-ordinators wanted to support QLD exclusion fencing gains

Sheep Central, 22 January 2018

MORE wild dog co-ordinators are being sought in central and south-west Queensland to support the roll-out of exclusion fencing in the region.

Strong interest in ewes in bigger AuctionsPlus offering last week

Sheep Central, 22 January 2018

SHEEP buyers paid up to $253 for first cross ewe lambs and $251 for future Merino breeders in a bigger AuctionsPlus offering online last week.

Young farmer boot camps set to start in Victoria

Sheep Central, 22 January 2018

YOUNG farmers in Victoria’s Mallee, Wimmera and south west regions are being encouraged to sign up now for a two-day intensive business boot camp.

Ewe hogget joinings lift in smaller New Zealand prime lamb flock

Sheep Central, 22 January 2018

NEW Zealand recorded its highest ever average spring lambing percentage in a smaller prime lamb breeding flock in 2017, but more ewe hoggets were joined last year.

Australian pasture and crop seeds bound for icy Norwegian vault

Sheep Central, 21 January 2018

AUSTRALIAN agricultural seeds are destined for a Norwegian ‘doomsday’ vault as part of a global effort to preserve and protect vital stocks of plant material.

Stronger Australian dollar starts to impact wool forward trading levels

Guest Author, 21 January 2018

WOOL’S spot auction market finally succumbed to the pressure of a strong Australian dollar and high price levels, impacting forward trading levels.

Australia’s first multi-vendor unmulesed Merino ewe sale goes online next month

Terry Sim, 19 January 2018

AUSTRALIA’S first multi-vendor non-mulesed Merino ewe sale will be held by AuctionsPlus next month.

New lamb storage research offers tips for tasty tender chops

Sheep Central, 19 January 2018

LAMB barbecue fans take note — new research has found that chilling fresh chops for two weeks is the best ageing option before freezing.

Modiano bids up in $13,160 Elders Gippsland wool fund raiser

Sheep Central, 19 January 2018

WOOL buyers paid double commercial value to help raise more than $13,000 for Air Ambulance equipment in an Elders charity auction in Melbourne yesterday.

Wool prices slip but AWEX benchmark indicator holds above 1800 cents

Sheep Central, 19 January 2018

BUYING was more subdued in Australian wool auction rooms this week as the rising Australian dollar made purchases dearer for overseas buyers.

Survey launched to investigate OJD sheep vaccine effectiveness

Sheep Central, 19 January 2018

SHEEP producers are being encouraged to participate in a new survey to help researchers investigating why the effectiveness of the Gudair vaccine for Ovine Johne’s Disease appears to vary on different properties.

Recruitment: Where are our ag graduates ending up?

Sheep Central, 19 January 2018

A recent agricultural graduate study has found that while there may be a relative abundance of opportunities for graduates, the linkage between potential employer and potential employee is often not readily made.

Higher wool prices more than triple returns for Victorian study farmers

Sheep Central, 18 January 2018

WOOL price increases have improved the competitiveness of Victorian wool-based enterprises in comparison to prime lamb operations in 2016-17.

NZ shearer establishes new nine-hour strong wool ewe record for women

Guest Author, 17 January 2018

WORLD record-breaking New Zealand shearer Kerri-Jo Te Huia has set the standard for other top female shearers in establishing a woman’s nine-hour strong wool ewes record of 452 this week.

Sheep Producers Australia appoints two independent directors

Sheep Central, 17 January 2018

SHEEP Producers Australia has appointed two independent directors to its skills-based board for three-year terms.

Live export supporter Back to chair industry standards review committee

Sheep Central, 17 January 2018

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters have welcomed former senator Dr Chris Back’s appointment to lead a review of Australia’s live export standards.

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018

Sheep Central, 17 January 2018

Persistent thunderstorms produced moderate to locally heavy falls for the Kimberley in Western Australia and the northwest Top End in the Northern Territory. A cold front and associated low produced light to moderate falls in the southwest Western Australia.

Elders trainee program opening strong career pathways

James Nason, 16 January 2018

Twice a year Elders takes on 8 to 10 trainees to undertake 18 months of hands-on training at its branches around Australia, a unique career-building initiative that is opening career pathways to young people firmly set on a career in agribusiness.

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