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Seasonal climate outlook Nov-Jan 2020

November to January is likely to be wetter than average for nearly all of Australia, with a greater than 65 pc chance in most areas, but drier than average for parts of western Tasmania…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 29, 2020

Wool exporters lose millions in Indian and Chinese defaults

AUSTRALIAN wool exporters have lost millions of dollars in cancelled and renegotiated contracts with Indian and Chinese customers this year after the dramatic drop in wool prices due to global COVID-19 impacts…Read More

Terry Sim, October 28, 2020

Sheep producers set to flock to ‘Rams’ movie screenings

AUSTRALIAN sheep industry identities aren’t sheepish about the release of the homegrown movie ‘Rams’ hitting Village Roadshow cinemas on Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, October 28, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 October 2020

SURFACE troughs and a low pressure system have triggered widespread thunderstorms across the eastern half of Australia and thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the Northern Territory…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 28, 2020

La Niña weather pattern to limit ‘downside’ lamb price risk – NAB

AUSTRALIA’S positive seasonal outlook is expected to limit downside risk in lamb prices, according to the latest NAB Rural Commodities Wrap…Read More

Sheep Central, October 28, 2020

AuctionsPlus reports huge online sheep stud sale growth

AUSTRALIA’S sheep breeders and ram buyers have embraced online sales this year, driving huge growth in AuctionsPlus activity as the COVID-19 pandemic limited on-property sales and buyer attendance…Read More

Sheep Central, October 28, 2020

Agriculture Victoria offers young farmers access to mentors

YOUNG Victorian farmers have a week to apply under a mentoring program developed by Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, October 28, 2020

Numnuts win confirms retailer support for lamb pain relief

MAJOR British supermarket chain Tesco has flagged its future support of pain relief for lamb castration and tail docking with its recognition of Numnuts at an annual agtech summit. Tesco..Read More

Terry Sim, October 26, 2020

White Dorper ewes top AuctionsPlus sales at $427

FEATURE sales in Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia boosted AuctionsPlus’ online sheep and lamb offering by more than 30,000 last week…Read More

Sheep Central, October 26, 2020

The wool trade: a long-time hostage to intransigence

WOOL growers and Australian Wool Innovation should get behind the proposed mulesing alternative – sheep freeze branding, according to Western District wool grower Andrew Farran…Read More

Andrew Farran, October 26, 2020

Senators told options are being sought to update livestock tag technology

EARLY background research is being conducted into possible alternatives to ‘1990s-era’ animal traceability technology currently in use across the red meat industry, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong told a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra last week…Read More

Jon Condon, October 26, 2020

Rain brings Broken Hill sheep home from agistment

SHEEP from the Broken Hill district on both sides of the South Australian-New South Wales border are returning home to green feed following a six-month agistment on the plains and outer slopes of north-west NSW…Read More

Henry Wells, October 26, 2020

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