Historic Keilira Station stays in McBride hands

ICONIC South Australian sheep and cattle station Keilira will remain in McBride hands after the A.J. & P.A. McBride family company purchased it from a partnership of five family members…Read More

By property editor Linda Rowley, February 23, 2024

NZM pilot program is measuring wool’s ecological outcome

VICTORIAN Merino breeder Rick Luhrs is among a select group of Australian growers assessing the ecological outcomes of their farm management through soil analysis…Read More

Sheep Central, February 23, 2024

Competing ideas and effective policy needed at the VFF

WESTERN District sheep producer Peter Small puts the case for tolerance of competing ideas rather than elitism and effective member-centric policy development as the Victorian Farmer Federation faces internal division…Read More

Guest Author, February 23, 2024

Victorian ultrafine wool growers win with 10.2 micron bale

VICTORIAN ultrafine wool growers the Sandlant family at Pyrenees Park have won the prestigious Loro Piana Record Bale Award for the seventh consecutive time with a 10.2 micron entry…Read More

Sheep Central, February 23, 2024

Wool market holds as China returns after holidays

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market was overall unchanged this week, after five consecutive selling series of losses…Read More

Sheep Central, February 23, 2024

Only light forward wool trading as most auction values hold

AUSTRALIA’S spot auction and forward wool markets were on repeat this week, with significant falls in superfine wools, weakness in the fine wools and medium Merinos firm…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, February 23, 2024

Recruitment: Filling empty seats can help your bottom line

IN today’s competitive agri-employment market, it’s more important than ever to have a talented and engaged workforce and having key roles unfilled can have a negative impact on any business’ bottom line…Read More

Dr Ray Johnson, February 23, 2024

Queensland sheep and goat producers can $1600 EID support

QUEENSLAND’S peak farmer body has called for wider support for fairer cost-sharing arrangements for the proposed national sheep and goat electronic identification rollout after producers were told to expect no more than $1600 in support…Read More

Sheep Central, February 21, 2024

Live sheep trade uncertainty as new markets emerge

UNCERTAINTY around the Federal Government’s proposed live sheep export by sea phaseout timetable is impacting investment just as new sheep and cattle markets are emerging…Read More

Terry Sim, February 21, 2024

Growing flock at Tolga Farm bucks WA sheep trend

MIXED farmers Brendon and Gabrielle Savage have increased their sheep numbers by 50 percent to buck the Western Australian flock trend exacerbated by concerns Australia’s live export market will close…Read More

Liz Wells, February 21, 2024

Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 20 Feb 2024

WEEKLY rainfall totals greater than 150 mm were recorded west of the Top End of the Northern Territory and its central areas, along the south coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and in areas of northern Queensland..Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 20, 2024

Processors handle record lamb slaughter in 2023

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat processors have managed the nation’s highest slaughter of lambs ever in 2023, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, February 21, 2024

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