THE Sheep Central, Beef Central and Grain Central teams will be taking a short break from publishing our regular free news emails over the Christmas/New Year period.
However, important news content will continue to be uploaded on all of our websites as it happens over coming weeks.
Our Sheep Central emails will re-commence from Monday, January 16, 2017.
Sheep Central editor Terry Sim would like to thank all those people who supported Sheep Central in 2016 with stories, tips and comments to bring industry news and perspectives to readers. Without your help Sheep Central could not continue to provide coverage that makes a difference to sheep producers, processors, service providers and stakeholders generally.
Since sending out our first daily email five and a half years ago, we have worked hard to establish Beef Central as the leading source of reliable, accurate and relevant national news for Australia’s beef and cattle industry, and as the most targeted and cost-effective advertising platform for companies that service the industry.
Since that time we have expanded our service to readers by including regular contributions from some of the most respected analysts in the global cattle industry including Steve Kay in the United States and Dr Ross Ainsworth in South East Asia, and have introduced dedicated news sections and weekly updates for rural property, recruitment and, in 2016, genetics.
In 2014 we welcomed experienced sheep industry journalist Terry Sim to our full-time editorial team to produce a similar national online daily news service for the Australian wool and sheepmeat industries, and earlier this year we launched Grain Central, written and edited by experienced industry specialists, editor Neil Lyon and commodities editor Henry Wells, with daily grain price and market intelligence updates from Lachstock Consulting.
Also in 2014, Rod Hibberd joined the ‘Centrals’ as our business development manager, joined earlier this year in sales by Sally Inslay, an experienced and respected advertising industry professional based near Toowoomba.
Our ability to deliver original, industry-specific news and important information free-of-charge to a large and growing audience of sheep and wool, beef, and grain industry stakeholders across Australia and overseas is thanks largely to the strong and continued commercial support of our advertisers, and for their support we are extremely grateful.
We hope readers continue to find value in the service we provide and as always welcome any feedback or comments about what we can do better to serve reader’s needs.
We take this opportunity to wish all of our valued readers and advertisers a happy and restful Christmas/New Year period and look forward to keeping you well-informed about important industry news and trends in 2017.
James Nason and Jon Condon – Publishers