Ag achievers recognised in 2020 Australia Day awards

A former National Farmers Federation president, the current AgForce Queensland president, and Australia’s first indigenous woman to manage a cattle station station are among identities from the agricultural sector to receive Australia Day Awards in 2020…Read More

Sheep Central, January 26, 2020

NZ shearing quartet set new women’s record of 2066 lambs

A FOUR-STAND women’s shearing record of 2066 lambs in nine hours yesterday has been lauded by one of the greatest of record-breakers as one of the great moments in shearing in New Zealand…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, January 24, 2020

Lamb prices lift before Australia Day on quality, rain and hope

SLAUGHTER lamb prices pushed closer to an indicator level of 800 cents a kilogram this week, months earlier than last year, as saleyard trade and heavy line prices generally rose by $5-$25 a head…Read More

Sheep Central, January 24, 2020

Delegate plans first Monaro Stationhand Challenge

STATION hands of all ages will get to test their skills for a cash and prize pool valued at $2500 in the inaugural Monaro Stationhand Challenge at the Delegate show in March…Read More

Terry Sim, January 24, 2020

Recruitment: How to improve employee engagement

Employee engagement levels can have a significant impact on the productivity and overall success of operations in any industry. Because most projects rely on continuity and collaboration between workers with different kinds of skills, it is necessary for them to be fully engaged in order to be most efficient. Here’s some tips for improving employee engagement…Read More

Sheep Central, January 24, 2020

Wool price drop tempered by renewed top maker interest

WOOL prices consolidated downward in Australian auctions this week, although helped by renewed top maker interest…Read More

Sheep Central, January 24, 2020

Rollercoaster wool prices disrupt orderly marketing

THE rollercoaster spot wool market continued this week, maintaining disruption along the pipeline…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, January 24, 2020

Tag exemption, transport and welfare help for fire-affected stock

AGRICULTURE Victoria has introduced a livestock tagging exemption to help bushfire-affected Victorian producers who move their sheep, goats or cattle for sale, agistment or slaughter…Read More

Sheep Central, January 23, 2020

Transparency in fodder and grain supply data needed

GREATER transparency in grain and hay stocks information would assist bushfire and drought recovery as well as supply chain sustainability and livestock market volatility, according to supporters of a national database concept proposed by the grains and fodder sectors…Read More

Terry Sim, January 22, 2020

AMG completes deal to purchase Cootamundra abattoir

VETERAN meat processor Joe Catalfamo’s Australian Meat Group has confirmed its purchase of the mothballed Cootamundra beef and sheepmeat abattoir on the NSW southwest slopes. AMG managing director Gilbert Cabral..Read More

Jon Condon, January 22, 2020

Proposed wool declaration changes generate mixed reaction

MORE opposition and some support for proposed changes to mulesing status definitions on Australia’s National Wool Declaration has emerged as an industry consultation period continues…Read More

Terry Sim, January 22, 2020

Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but aren’t drought-breaking

THE national rainfall map for the past week paints an uplifting picture, particularly for the drought-stressed farming regions of Queensland and New South Wales where there have been widespread, but patchy falls…Read More

Neil Lyon, Grain Central, January 22, 2020

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