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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 agricultural seeds are destined for a Norwegian ‘doomsday’ vault as part of a global effort to preserve and protect vital stocks of plant material.
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 non-mulesed Merino ewe sale will be held by AuctionsPlus next month.
LAMB barbecue fans take note — new research has found that chilling fresh chops for two weeks is the best ageing option before freezing.
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.
BUYING was more subdued in Australian wool auction rooms this week as the rising Australian dollar made purchases dearer for overseas buyers.
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.
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.
WOOL price increases have improved the competitiveness of Victorian wool-based enterprises in comparison to prime lamb operations in 2016-17.
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 has appointed two independent directors to its skills-based board for three-year terms.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters have welcomed former senator Dr Chris Back’s appointment to lead a review of Australia’s live export standards.
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.
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.