AUSTRALIA’S move to align its lamb definition with New Zealand gained teeth in Canberra today, with Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud declaring his support for the change at Red Meat 2018.
AUSTRALIA’S wool grower bodies are seeking a full review of, and changes to, the triennial WoolPoll process that determines the compulsory levy that growers pay to fund industry research, development and marketing campaigns.
AUSTRALIA’S paddock to plate lamb story will brought to life in a virtual reality showcase to be taken on the road next year. How Australia produces the world’s most sought-after lamb, from the farm to the consumer, has been brought to life using innovative 360 degree virtual reality technology.
WE may not be able to take metropolitan Australia to the bush to improve urban understanding of how Australian agriculture operates, but thanks to virtual reality and 3D camera technology, we can take the country to the city. On the second National Agriculture Day, Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud told this morning’s Meat &
A weak cold front resulted in light to moderate falls in southeast Australia at the start of the week, while a broad surface troughs across northern Australia produced thunderstorms and showers with moderate falls.
ONLINE wool buying strengthened on AuctionsPlus Wool late last week, as prices for some wool types improved at physical auctions.
MINISTER for Agriculture David Littleproud is expecting to implement a 1.5 percent wool levy from July 1 next year, after the 2018 WoolPoll ballot results was announced last week.
MORE than $20 million in Australian wool grower capital held in the defunct Graziers Investment Company won’t be distributed until the GIC liquidator and Australian Wool Innovation agree over an unresolved stamp duty issue.
WELL-KNOWN western Victorian Merino stud The Mountain Dam has been sold to the Close family’s Kurra-Wirra Pastoral Company for an undisclosed amount.
AN anthrax outbreak on a Swan Hill property has led to the disposal and vaccination of sheep by Agriculture Victoria veterinarians and animal health staff.
PREMIUM lamb consumption and import demand are forecast to continue increasing in Middle East and North Africa markets, particularly in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Meat & Livestock Australia says in its latest global and domestic red meat market snapshots.
THE continued sheep and lamb turn-off in New South Wales boosted AuctionsPlus’ online offering last week, with listings increasing by 9500 nationally to 102,303 and the New South Wales offering rising 18,000 to 70,285.
VOLATILITY continued in the wool auction and forward markets last week, highlighting the value in growers implementing hedging strategies.
BIG wool growers protesting at Australian Wool Innovation’s governance record have played a key role in voting to reduce the compulsory levy on gross clip proceeds by 25 percent to 1.5pc in WoolPoll 2018.
AUSTRALIA’s sheep meat and beef producers are set to enjoy strong prices into next year, supported by a growing global appetite for meat amid limited supply availability, according to Rabobank’s just-released Global Animal Protein Outlook 2019.
MIDDLE East boxed lamb and mutton imports from Australia increased since the suspension of some live sheep trade operators in April this year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia.
AUSTRALIA’S wool production for the current financial year is predicted to be 305 million greasy kilograms, almost 11 percent lower than in 2017-18, due to dry conditions, lower fleece weights and increased slaughter of sheep.
SHEEP Producers Australia will need to elect a new president after current office-holder Allan Piggott was not among the two candidates recommended for election at the 2018 annual general meeting.
PRICES for Australian wool prices improved for all but finer Merino types at auctions this week as buyer confidence improved.
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