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Tell the world how much wool we have, says analyst

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry should publish regular estimations of its bale stocks, according to Independent Commodity Services market analyst Andrew Woods…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

MLA reassures consumers on COVID-19 lockdown meat supplies

MEAT & Livestock Australia has assured consumers the Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown processor workforce reductions in Victoria are not anticipated to create domestic product shortages…Read More

Sheep Central, August 6, 2020

Meat Standards Australia program sheep meat adoption lifts

ALMOST 60 percent of Australia’s lambs were slaughtered through Meat Standards Australia-licensed processors last year…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

Small Victorian meat processors exempt from COVID-19 cuts

SMALL Victorian meat processors will be exempted from workforce cuts being enforced as part of Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions coming into force across the state after midnight Friday…Read More

Terry Sim, August 6, 2020

Tough start for wool auction and forward trading markets

IT was another tough August start to the wool auction season with a large fall in auction prices and forward trading dormant during the week…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, August 7, 2020

Wool sells strongly online despite weak auction result

WOOL sold strongly online this week despite Australia’s physical auction market suffering one of its biggest falls in history…Read More

Sheep Central, August 7, 2020

Victorian meat processor workforce COVID-19 cuts to vary

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews today indicated the State Government was working on tailoring its required workforce cuts to different meat processing sectors under new Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions…Read More

Terry Sim, August 5, 2020

Chris Howie’s livestock market wrap – July 2020

IT is very easy to be dragged into the negative media cycle based around the COVID-19 pandemic, which seems to create some tunnel vision or decision paralysis around problem solving versus opportunity creation, Chris Howie writes this month…Read More

Chris Howie, August 5, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 5 August 2020

COLD fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Western Australia and western Tasmania,while an onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls about the north tropical coast of Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, August 5, 2020

Australian growers back a non-mulesed wool future + VIDEO

AUSTRALIAN wool growers who successfully ceased mulesing have been recruited by major animal welfare groups in the battle to ban the practice on the nation’s sheep properties…Read More

Sheep Central, August 4, 2020

Victorian abattoirs move to clarify new COVID-19 workforce rule

VICTORIAN meat processors were today reorganising to meet and clarify new Stage Four COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that will mean cuts to their workforces by a third of daily peak production capacity levels…Read More

Terry Sim, August 4, 2020

MLA releases new videos for sheep and beef sire selection

NEW videos and producer profiles explaining sheep and beef sire selection traits and the use of genetic tools have been released by Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, August 5, 2020

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