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Live export summit proposed to end WA sheep shipment ‘ban by default’

Terry Sim, 13 July 2018

A LIVE sheep export summit with Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud and departmental officials has been proposed to resolve the future of 60,000 sheep held in a pre-shipment feedlot in Western Australia.

Animals Australia scores procedural win in live sheep court case

Sheep Central, 13 July 2018

AUSTRALIA’S federal live sheep export regulator has admitted that decisions granting Emanuel Exports approval to export 58,000 sheep to the Middle East on the Al Messilah in June were made unlawfully.

US sheep and goat meat granted access to Japanese market

Sheep Central, 13 July 2018

SHEEP and goat meat from the United States will be allowed into Japan for the first time in more than 14 years, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced.

Australian wool prices dip over quality, supply and exchange rates

Sheep Central, 13 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool prices dipped again this week, with quality and selected wools holding their value, and some crossbreds and Merino types, and lower spec lines dragging the market back.

Leading Sheep to help double QLD sheep flock in 10 years

Sheep Central, 13 July 2018

QUEENSLAND had the potential to double its sheep numbers in 10 years, Leading Sheep advisory panel chairman Don Perkins said today.

Recruitment: Eight things exceptional bosses regularly tell their staff

Sheep Central, 13 July 2018

Whether you’re managing a large commercial feedlot with 30 livestock, mill and office staff, or a lamb or wool enterprise with a crew of only one or two, your employees’ success depends on your leadership. Thankfully, the solution for motivating team-members and squashing any issues is right at the tip of your tongue.

Sheep shipment halted with EMS Rural Exports licence suspension

Terry Sim, 12 July 2018

AUSTRALIA’S Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has suspended the live export licence of another company planning a sheep shipment.  

AWI review report questions directors’ independence

Terry Sim, 11 July 2018

SEVERAL Australian Wool Innovation directors have inherent conflicts of interest and lack independence, AWI reviewer and EY Australia’s Federal Government lead partner Andrew Metcalfe has concluded.

Animals Australia and RSPCA up the ante to stop WA live sheep shipment

Sheep Central, 11 July 2018

AN urgent Federal Court of Australia injunction will be sought to stop a Middle East-bound live sheep shipment from Western Australia if the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources grants approval, Animals Australia said this afternoon.

Cotton seed stocks tighten as drought demand intensifies

Guest Author, 11 July 2018

DROUGHT-HIT graziers and feedlot operators across eastern Australia are putting unprecedented demand on cotton seed supplies, drawing off stocks from the current ginning program almost as quickly as it can be processed.

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14-day rain outlook, 11 July 2018

Sheep Central, 11 July 2018

A series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia during the week, producing moderate falls, while a vigorous southwesterly airflow resulted in damaging winds and moderate falls in Tasmania, the Victorian Alps and Snowy Mountains in New South Wales.

Animals Australia pursues legal options to halt WA live sheep shipment

Terry Sim, 10 July 2018

PEAK animal rights body Animals Australia is pursuing legal options to halt the live export of about 60,000 sheep from Western Australia held in a pre-shipment feedlot near Perth.

SA police search for wool valued at $100,000 stolen at Tintinara

Sheep Central, 10 July 2018

MERINO wool valued at about $100,000 has been stolen from a property at Tintinara in south eastern South Australia.

Lower wool prices curtails AuctionsPlus wool bale sales

Sheep Central, 10 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool grower reluctance to sell clips at lower auction prices also curtailed online sales last week.

Agtech: It’s no game of drones

Guest Author, 09 July 2018

There’s no doubt that in the world of agriculture, drones and robots have got sex appeal. But the bubble surrounding them is clouding our judgement on what agtech is really all about. It’s easy to get distracted by the toys, and forget the tools that matter most, warns Agtech Central columnist, Sam Trethewey.

Review suggestions put AWI chairman Merriman’s future in doubt

Terry Sim, 09 July 2018

AUSTRALIA’S peak wool marketing and research body could soon lose its chairman Wal Merriman and two other board members if shareholders implement maximum 10-year director terms recommended by an AWI performance and governance review.

AWI is in the mood to adopt review suggestions – McCullough

Sheep Central, 09 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s board “mood” is to adopt the recommendations of the body’s latest performance and governance review, AWI chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said today.

South Australia brings in Ovine Johne’s Disease and footrot changes

Sheep Central, 09 July 2018

SOUTH Australia will relax Ovine Johne’s Disease flock and property quarantine restrictions under a new management plan announced late last week.

Wool growers urged to sell forward to protect against price volatility

Sheep Central, 09 July 2018

AUSTRALIAN wool growers have been urged to forward a portion of their clip to manage risk ahead of any slowing of demand.

NZ-based Scots shearer breaks Kiwi stranglehold on English title

Guest Author, 09 July 2018

SCOTTISH-BORN shearer Gavin Mutch has won his second Herdwick Lakeland Shears Open shearing title, breaking a New Zealand stranglehold on the event in northern England. New Zealand shearers had won the final nine times in a row, but on Saturday none reached the five-man final at Cockermouth, Cumbria. The field of 32 included the CP

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