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New National Vendor Declarations now available

SHEEP, cattle and goat producers and other value chain stakeholders are reminded that new versions of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declarations for all species are now available, identified by version number 0720…Read More

Sheep Central, July 2, 2020

Wool outstrips price losses among all fibres in 2019-20 year

Wool has taken the greatest hit of all fibre prices in the past financial year, falling 36 percent to the end of June. While fibre prices have fallen across the board, wool’s decline was the biggest with some individual micron prices falling by 57pc…Read More

Fiona Myers, July 1, 2020

COVID-19 second wave could impact sheep meat, wool demand

While a largely recovered Australian dollar explains some of the downward pressure, weak global demand fundamentals for some commodities will be an issue over the coming months, National Australia Bank says in its latest monthly Rural Commodities Wrap…Read More

Sheep Central, July 1, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 July 2020

Several cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, while a trough and low pressure system produced moderate falls in parts of the southeast…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 1, 2020

WoolProducers seeks temporary halt to wool and sheep levies

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia wants wool and sheep transaction levy collection halted for 12 months from August this year to help producers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic…Read More

Terry Sim, June 29, 2020

New National Wild Dog Action Plan provides blueprint for best practice management

The National Wild Dog Action Plan has so far returned a cost-benefit ratio of between 6:1 and 16.5:1 for each dollar invested, stakeholders were told during the launch of the latest 2020-30 updated action plan today…Read More

Sheep Central, June 29, 2020

On-the-spot fines not on with new mulesing pain relief rules

VICTORIAN sheep producers will not be issued with ‘on-the-spot’ fines under new regulations that mandate pain relief for mulesing from Wednesday this week…Read More

Terry Sim, June 29, 2020

Forward wool market levels trend lower

FORWARD wool markets traded marginally lower last week, with bidding from exporters keen to cover some of the forward sales providing hedge opportunities for growers into the spring…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, June 29, 2020

Rain likely in seasonal climate outlook July-September 2020

AUGUST to October is likely to be wetter than average for most of the eastern mainland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and parts of western and south-eastern Western Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 26, 2020

Red meat sector is well-placed to meet demand says MLA head

Australian agriculture tends to be its own worst enemy when it comes to thinking about the future. The loudest voices are often from those looking to criticise. But the reality is the red meat industry has a lot to look forward to…Read More

James Nason, June 25, 2020

Foreign ownership of livestock farmland declines

THE area of Australian agricultural land held by foreign interests for livestock production declined modestly during the 12 months ended June 30 last year…Read More

Jon Condon, June 25, 2020

Recruitment: ICMJ’s online careers expo extends to three days

The Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association will host a three-day digital careers expo, with a range of online activities now planned starting with an industry advice panel on Wednesday July 8…Read More

Sheep Central, June 26, 2020

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