ESCALATION of the growing China-American trade war will hurt the global wool industry, although no direct impact on Australia’s raw wool exports with China is expected at this stage, leading wool market analyst Chris Wilcox said today.
FINANCIAL literacy should be part of the essential criteria to becoming a farmer in Australia, Booth Agriculture co-owner Claire Osborn Booth told delegates at the Nuffield Australia national conference in Melbourne yesterday.
Many people would like to re-use steel posts recovered from old fences, but finding a way to successfully and efficiently straighten them has always been a challenge.
Will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the job opportunities in agriculture in the future? Agricultural Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson offers some questions and answers …
Two nominees with strong nutrition, consumer and strategic marketing skills backgrounds have been put forward by an industry selection committee to fill vacancies on the board of Meat & Livestock Australia.
A RALLYING call for more grass-roots engagement with farmers to arrest the decline in farming body memberships and secure agriculture’s future was made at the Nuffield Australia national conference in Melbourne yesterday.
MEAT & Livestock Australia has announced its managing director Richard Norton will leave to take up a position as Elders’ general manager – network in about 11 weeks.
WESTERN Victorian mixed livestock producer Anthony Close will look outside the sheep industry to investigate how the Merino could be great again.
Cold fronts and troughs produced light to moderate falls over southern coastal regions of Australia, while moderate falls were recorded across western Tasmania, due to a series of strong cold fronts and associated low pressure systems.
THE first live sheep shipment to leave Fremantle since licence suspensions halted the trade three months ago is expected to depart Western Australia within a week.
RISING lamb, wool and mutton prices are set to contribute to a stable $60 billion in Australian farm production this financial year, according to agricultural commodity forecaster ABARES.
AUSTRALIA’S annual State of the Industry Report 2018 for the red meat and livestock industry has highlighted the sector’s key economic and community role and its potential to make a bigger contribution, Red Meat Advisory Council independent chair Don Mackay said yesterday.
BREEDING and feeding sheep for drought and post-drought conditions will be covered in a Bredwell FedWell workshop at Forbes in New South Wales on Friday.
STEADY wool market demand extended into AuctionsPlus sales last week, with 110 bales sold online.
AUSTRALIA’S search for a new rural innovation vision should address wastage, cross-over in research and development spending and ‘patch protection’ in the nation’s food and agriculture sectors, according to Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is withholding key levy income and reserves information from shareholders voting in the 2018 WoolPoll ballot.
VICTORIA’S key farmer body is backing the position of the national industry body WoolProducers Australia in advocating a 1.5 percent wool levy in this year’s WoolPoll.
MERINO ewes sold to $270 and first cross ewes sold to $250 in a reduced online offering on AuctionsPlus last week. Sheep and lamb numbers this week totalled 58,071 head on AuctionsPlus last week, a decrease of 2770.
Rumours have circulated for months that the National Party and National Farmers Federation are pushing for a new so-called agricultural visa for temporary migrants. Now they have gained momentum, and reports indicate an announcement early next week. What does it mean for farmers?
SOUTH Australia’s state government has approved $3.7 million in cattle and sheep industry funds for a range of projects in the State including footrot management, enhanced abattoir surveillance, and Johne’s Disease management programs, as well as contributing to the state’s wild dog strategy.