Lamb producers’ share of retail dollar edges higher

AUSTRALIAN lamb producers’ share of the retail dollar spend for their product has edged higher in the March quarter, after hitting near-record lows in December…Read More

Jon Condon, May 22, 2024

Cottage industry fear for Western Australian wool sector

WOOL-GROWING could become a cottage industry in Western Australia with declining services if production dropped because of the live sheep trade phaseout, according to sector leaders…Read More

Sheep Central, May 22, 2024

Young Aussie shepherds selected for world competition

TWO Aussies have been selected to represent the nation in the sheep industry in the sector’s Olympic-style event – the World Young Shepherds Competition – from this weekend…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2024

Nominations are open for national wool broker award

NOMINATIONS have opened for Australia’s national wool broker award after a Covid-enforced recess…Read More

Sheep Central, May 22, 2024

Wool hub sets 2025 property traceability target

MORE than 90 percent of Australia’s wool is expected to be traced to property of origin by July 2025 via the nation’s new traceability hub…Read More

Sheep Central, May 22, 2024

Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 22 May 2024

SEVERAL cold fronts affected Tasmania and much of Victoria during the week, and the strongest front on 17 May brought showers and some snow to elevated areas…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 21, 2024

Eckard to deliver Schroder lecture at Hamilton’s Sheepvention

CARBON farming expert Professor Richard Eckard will present the second Peter Schroder Lecture at the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society’s Sheepvention Rural Expo this year…Read More

Sheep Central, May 22, 2024

Lions hay and pellet shipment reaches King Island farmers

LIONS Australia charity Need for Feed completed a mercy shipment of hay and fodder for King Island farmers over the weekend, with the help of a last minute $75,000 boost from the Tasmanian Government…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Elders HY24 earnings at $38.4M down 54pc from HY23

LEADING Australian agribusiness Elders today released its half-year results for the six months to March 31, which included underlying earnings before interest and tax of $38.4 million, down 54 percent from the HY23 figure of $82.8M…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

Joined and scanned in-lamb ewe prices lift on AuctionsPlus

DEMAND was strongest for joined and scanned in-lamb ewes on AuctionsPlus last week, with most category prices firm to higher…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

More productive livestock, not eating less red meat, is way to lower emissions

WHILE many headlines push the message that pushing consumers to eat less red meat is an effective way to reduce global emissions, a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Report suggests improving livestock productivity is a far more power lever to pull…Read More

James Nason, May 20, 2024

PAPPutty launched for wild dog and fox control

A NEW welfare-positive lethal trap device to improve wild dog and fox control has been launched…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2024

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