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Goat research project offers subsidised pregnancy scanning

AUSTRALIAN goat meat producers are working with researchers to boost productivity and meet growing export demand as they measure herd reproduction rates in local production systems…Read More

Sheep Central, September 9, 2019

Dubbo goats sell $10-$15 cheaper with less restocker demand

GOATS sold up to $10-$15 cheaper at Dubbo’s quarterly goat sale last week as continued dry conditions limited restocker activity…Read More

Sheep Central, August 19, 2019

Agriculture Victoria canvasses sheep and goat duty options

VICTORIAN sheep and goat producers are being asked to have their say on potentially increasing the 12-cent sale duty or levy they are charged when an animal is sold…Read More

Terry Sim, August 16, 2019

Queensland police seek goat musterers chased from property

QUEENSLAND police are seeking public assistance to identify people involved with the alleged unauthorised mustering of goats on a property in the state’s south-west…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2019

Bourke council is confident goat abattoir closure is short-term

DROUGHT and recent rain have been blamed for the closure of the Bourke goat abattoir in western New South Wales, but its operators have refused to speculate when it could resume operations…Read More

Terry Sim, May 31, 2019

Goat meat pricing helps TFI as sheep and lamb supplies drop

RECORD goat meat pricing has helped major meat processor Thomas Foods International maintain its usual winter slaughter schedule despite waning lamb and sheep supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 29, 2019

From $10 a lamb to $10 a kilogram, high prices are OK – Strong

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers should not be concerned about the ability of domestic and export markets to pay the current high prices for lamb and mutton, Meat & Livestock Australia director Jason Strong said last night…Read More

Terry Sim, July 22, 2019

Australia’s first $10/kg new season lamb contract welcomed

AUSTRALIA’S first $10 a kilogram contract price for new season lambs is expected to offer security to flock owners planning lot-feeding and restocking budgets…Read More

Terry Sim, July 8, 2019

Chris Howie’s market wrap – June 2019

A PARADIGM shift is underway with lamb production set to follow the cattle lot-feeding trend in coming years, writes Chris Howie in this month’s update of southern Australian livestock market trends and opportunities…Read More

Chris Howie, July 3, 2019

Elders agents scoop SA young auctioneers competition

ELDERS Naracoorte stock agent Josh Reeves has taken out the 2019 ALPA South Australian Young Auctioneers Competition after a successful auctioneer school run by the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2019

Lamb prices dip as supply lifts, and US demand and skin values falter

LAMB prices stepped back from record levels this week, as weather-disrupted supplies from Tasmania resumed, yardings at some major centres rose and export price resistance grew…Read More

Terry Sim, June 5, 2019

Chris Howie’s market wrap – May 2019

OVERALL the southern sheep and lamb job has been excellent, with prices breaking through previous thresholds in the last week of May, Chris Howie writes in his latest wrap up of sheep and cattle markets across southern Australia…Read More

Chris Howie, June 5, 2019

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