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Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

COLD fronts and troughs produced moderate falls in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania early in the week, while a coastal trough and onshore flow produced locally heavy rain in parts of New South Wales and Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 19, 2019

Suspected wool theft prompts call for improved shed security

AN alleged theft of fine Merino wool worth about $18,000 has prompted a call for growers to lift security on their properties, especially those in isolated areas…Read More

Terry Sim, June 19, 2019

Corowa saleyards sets a new national lamb price record of $350

EXTRA heavy lamb prices jumped to record levels this week with a line of feedlot lambs at the Corowa saleyards in New South Wales setting a new national peak of $350…Read More

Terry Sim, June 18, 2019

Sheep meat prices to lift as export volumes and earnings dip

A FORECAST 11 percent fall in the value of livestock-derived exports underpins the latest prediction of a 5pc drop in Australia’s 2019-20 agricultural export earnings to $45 billion. The latest..Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2019

New sheep and cattle ‘fit for transport’ signs going up

NEW ‘fit for transport’ signs will soon be displayed at all Victorian saleyards and livestock scales to remind producers, agents and transporters of their animal welfare obligations for stock consigned to saleyards, abattoirs and scales…Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2019

Sheep skin values holding better than lambs – MLA

LAMB skin prices have fallen significantly this month due to easing wool prices and global demand, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported…Read More

Sheep Central, June 19, 2019

Latest NSW sheep gross margin analysis is encouraging

A SELF-REPLACING 18 micron Merino operation has come out on top in the latest gross margin analysis of sheep operations in New South Wales…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2019

AWEX on-farm eBale trials to kick off in Victoria and NSW

ON-FARM trials of Australia’s unique wool bale identification system – eBale — have been expanded to include the eastern states following grower interest in wool clip traceability…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2019

UWA sheep temperament research finds stress gene link

WESTERN Australian research has raised the prospect of a genetic test for sheep temperament that could also have implications for human stress assessment…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2019

Fines risk for non-compliant WA sheep and goat movements

WESTERN Australian sheep and goat owners not complying with the state’s traceability laws will risk fines of up to $500 in a statewide crackdown on stock movements starting next month…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2019

Fall in online sheep and listings helps demand

A FALL in online sheep and lamb listings helped clearance rates on AuctionsPlus last week. Stock agents offered 49,990 sheep and lambs on AuctionsPlus, a fall of 9573 head, but a 75 percent clearance rate was reached…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2019

Forward wool market aligns with physical auction price levels

FORWARD wool market prices traded down again last week in sympathy with the physical auctions…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, June 17, 2019

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