Chris Howie on chops, ewes, lambs and AUS-MEAT

KING Island chops, online sheep selling issues, buying opportunities, lamb price predictions, AUS-MEAT’s dispute settlement role and advice for job seekers all get an airing in Chris Howie’s latest market wrap…Read More

Guest Author, April 7, 2022

Only shedding lambs survive price dive on AuctionsPlus

LAMB prices generally fell on AuctionsPlus last week as the number of commercial sheep and lambs on the online platform increased 17 percent to 121,947 head…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Solid wool price gains in highly competitive market

AUSTRALIA’S wool price benchmark this week made its largest weekly increase since October last year…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Forward wool market offers rise as auction prices lift

WOOL buyers lifted forward market offers as the spot auction delivered its strongest week since June 2021 and the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator rose 42 cents…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, February 4, 2022

Improved demand lifts saleyard trade lamb prices

SHEEP and lamb prices mostly improved at major eastern states saleyard markets today as Omicron impacts eased among processor workforces, especially in Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, January 31, 2022

Opportunity knocks at Deniliquin sheep sale

ONCE-BUOYANT Riverina sheep prices were sharply devalued on Friday when a 30,000-strong penning of store ewes and lambs met insipid demand at Deniliquin…Read More

Murray Arnel, January 24, 2022

Joined ewes and Merino wethers sell well online

AUCTIONSPLUS’ online joined ewe offering doubled last week to 12,321 head, meeting firm to stronger demand…Read More

Sheep Central, January 24, 2022

Hamilton sets new records for sheep and lambs

EXPORT and trade lamb prices have held up in the last week of sales before Christmas despite a record weekly turnoff of sheep and lambs at Hamilton in south-west Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, December 17, 2021

Wool market dips as only select lines sell better

AUSTRALIAN wool prices improved for only selected lines in the last week of 2021 auctions, pushing the clip’s value to $1.132 billion for the year, a rise of $332 million…Read More

Sheep Central, December 17, 2021

Chris Howie: floods, salmonella and lamb pricing

Chris Howie offers his perspective on market trends and opportunities in coming weeks and months, drawing from his own observations and from a wide contact network of producers, agents, processors,..Read More

Chris Howie, December 2, 2021

Former pastry cook Jess has the right lamb recipe

SOUTH-WEST Victoria’s prime lamb turn-off started in earnest this week and Hamilton producer Jess Menzel was more than happy with the record prices for heavy new season lambs…Read More

Terry Sim, November 17, 2021

Online crossbred and Merino wether lamb prices hold

PRICES improved for limited numbers of ewe-lamb units, Merino wethers and shedding breed ewes on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, November 15, 2021

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