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Top Kelpie cattle dog genetics sell to $12,000 at NSW sale + VIDEO

Terry Sim, 26 June 2017

KELPIES made up to $12,000 in a record-breaking Working Stock Dog Futurity and Sale at Murrurundi, New South Wales, at the weekend.

Ararat Abattoirs granted $800,000 for processing upgrade and expansion

Sheep Central, 26 June 2017

ARARAT Abattoirs has been granted $800,000 by the Victorian Government for a processing line upgrade and expansion that will safeguard 300 jobs and create another 30 positions.

Lamb marking time at Eumerella Park – no yards needed

Terry Sim, 26 June 2017

WHO remembers marking lambs in the corner of a paddock, no yards, just Mum and Dad, the kids and a few good dogs to keep it all together? For the Mullins family at Ripponhurst south of Hamilton it is a recent and pleasant memory.

Kiwi blade shearer rounds off UK tour with Royal Highland Show victory

Guest Author, 26 June 2017

NEW Zealand shearer Allan Oldfield has rounded-off a successful season in the United Kingdom with victory in the Royal Highland Show blade shearing final in Edinburgh yesterday.

US wheat varieties added to perennial grazing wheat project

Sheep Central, 26 June 2017

DUAL purpose perennial grain-grazing crops are a step closer with the addition of new American wheat varieties to a NSW research project.

Faster, cheaper DNA test for sheep poll/horn status available next month

Sheep Central, 26 June 2017

SHEEP breeders will next month have access to a faster, more accurate DNA test for parentage and poll/horn status that includes new features to detect a range of genetic defects.

PETA sponsors prize for vegan wool creation in US competition

Sheep Central, 23 June 2017

VEGAN wool is the aim of a new prize being sponsored by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals at the 2018 Biodesign Challenge in the United States.

Have handpiece will travel – NZ shearing champions tour the UK

Guest Author, 23 June 2017

NEW Zealand’s shearing team of world champions, Hawke’s Bay guns John Kirkpatrick and Rowland Smith will shear seven test matches on a four-week CP Wool tour of the UK starting next week.

Recruitment: Hints to help a new recruit shine

Jon Condon, 23 June 2017

YOU have selected the most suited and ‘cream-of-the-crop’ new employee and you’re getting ready to welcome the new addition to your team. Getting the final steps right is crucial to ensuring your new recruit flourishes in their role.

Wool prices lift for smallest seasonal bale offering

Terry Sim, 23 June 2017

WOOL prices surged for the smallest seasonal bale offering this year at auctions in Sydney and Melbourne this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator rose 27 cents to 1533c/kg clean as brokers offered 22,298 bales.

Latest in EID equipment and software at Bendigo showcase

Sheep Central, 23 June 2017

SHEEP producers will be able to see the latest in electronic identification equipment and software at a showcase in Bendigo next Tuesday, June 27.

Last call for inaugural Australian wool medal nominations

Sheep Central, 23 June 2017

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has answered the call to nominate its outstanding achievers for the first Australian Wool Industry Medals. Nominations for the medals close today and Federation of Australian Wool Organisations secretary Bianca Heaney said the response to the inaugural medals initiative has been fantastic.

Forward prices for wool expected to contract next week

Guest Author, 23 June 2017

IT was an interesting week on the wool forwards market. Volume was moderate in a week where unprecedented spring levels where paid.

Sheep meat and wool earnings help keep export returns above average

Sheep Central, 22 June 2017

INCREASES in wool, lamb, beef, live cattle and dairy export earnings are forecast to keep Australia’s gross value of farm production above average next financial year.

Old lamb prices fall, but new season lambs make 660-700c/kg-plus

Terry Sim, 21 June 2017

SALEYARD lamb prices fell further early this week and some processors dropped over-the-hook lamb and mutton rates as supply and quality declined. However, early new season lambs are still making to 700c/kg in saleyards and more than 800c/kg online through AuctionsPlus.

Sheep meat and beef industry taskforce to drive DEXA adoption

Sheep Central, 21 June 2017

RED meat industry peak councils representing grass-fed cattle and sheep producers, lotfeeders and processors will establish an objective carcase measurement adoption and commercialisation taskforce to assist in managing the various aspects of OCM uptake.

Elders dominates 2017 ALPA South Australian young auctioneers final

Sheep Central, 21 June 2017

ELDERS Jamestown livestock manager Jack Coleman will get a final go at winning a national ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition title next year after taking out his second state title yesterday.

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 June 2017

Sheep Central, 21 June 2017

Low pressure troughs and an associated cloudband produced moderate rainfall in coastal areas of Western Australia, while moist onshore flow produced moderate rainfall in coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales.

Fit to load data shows livestock industry takes welfare seriously

James Nason, 20 June 2017

The number of animals reported as arriving at export abattoirs in an unfit condition to load indicates Australian livestock producers, agents and transporters are mostly taking their responsibilities under Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock seriously.

First livestock consultant interns graduate as a new class starts

Sheep Central, 20 June 2017

THE first interns to complete the inaugural Livestock Consulting Internship program graduated from the two-year program last Thursday, marking a significant milestone along their career path as livestock consultants.

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