Rural achievers recognised in 2021 Australia Day honours list

Victorian meat processor Colin McKenna, Angus cattle industry pioneer and innovator the late Andrew Gubbins, and former secretary of the Federal Department of Agriculture Daryl Quinlivan have been recognised in the 2021 Australia Day Honours List announced this morning…Read More

Sheep Central, January 26, 2021

Call to prioritise rural Australians in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

RURAL Australians should be considered as a target population for prioritisation in the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, according to the National Rural Health Alliance…Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2021

La Niña-fed pasture growth creating sheep worm issues

SHEEP producers in south-west Victoria and the Riverina have been urged to closely monitor worm counts, with strong La Niña-fed pasture growth providing ideal conditions for worms…Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2021

AWI to undertake blockchain wool traceability project

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will collaborate with English digital transparency company Everledger to trial a blockchain system for tracing wool chain of custody from farms to consumers…Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2021

Joined Australian White ewe lambs sell for $527 on AuctionsPlus

AUSTRALIAN White ewe lambs sold to $527, young first cross ewes made $427 and Merino ewes sold for up to $336 on AuctionsPlus last week…Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2021

Recovery in clothing retail sales needed to boost wool prices

WOOL pipeline stocks might be low and a post-pandemic global commodity price supercycle is mooted, but a clothing retail recovery is needed to boost wool prices, according to industry analyst Chris Wilcox…Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2021

Online wool bale sales surge as market lifts

AUCTIONSPLUS sold nearly 2000 bales of wool on its online offer board last week, as demand strengthened, especially for fine Merino wool…Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2021

Fine Merino wool prices surge as the penny drops on supply

FINE wool prices rebounded in auctions this week, with buyers especially chasing Merino lines under 17.5 microns at auctions and in broker’s stores…Read More

Sheep Central, January 22, 2021

Heavy lambs lift as saleyard prices hold above 800c/kg

THE slide in slaughter lamb prices eased slightly later this week but light, trade and heavy lambs in most saleyards continued to make 800c/kg-plus carcase weight…Read More

Sheep Central, January 22, 2021

Bad fly season prompts AWI ‘It’s Fly Time’ flystrike webinar

WOOL growers in some areas were enduring the worst flystrike season in at least five years, according to Australian Wool Innovation’s General Manager of Research Dr Jane Littlejohn…Read More

Sheep Central, January 22, 2021

Buoyant wool auction trend feeds into forward trading

IT was an interesting week for the wool market, with the solid opening to the New Year physical auctions last week expected to be tested…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, January 22, 2021

Recruitment: How to encourage ‘frank and fearless’ feedback from your team

Senior staff members bring considerable experience and insight to your business. If you only tap into those insights during their annual review, you’re missing opportunities to fully utilise the capability of your people…Read More

James Price*, JPAbusiness, January 22, 2021

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