WA sheep-cropping farms top global profitability comparison

WESTERN Australia’s top mixed sheep-cropping farms are the most profitable in the world, according to an agri-benchmark report released by Meat & Livestock Australia today…Read More

Terry Sim, May 14, 2021

Chicken and red meat align over plant-based protein labelling

CHICKEN and red meat groups have sided in a show of unity between the two large competing animal protein sectors to call for Australian Governments to regulate to protect against terms such as meat, chicken and beef from being hi-jacked by plant-based alternatives…Read More

James Nason, May 14, 2021

Wool prices slip lower as premium 1PP bales feature in Sydney

AUSTRALIAN wool prices generally fell slightly at auctions this week, with crossbred wool values dropping by up to 40 cents, as the national offering increased by 2213 bales to 49,771 bales…Read More

Sheep Central, May 14, 2021

Strong demand puts Merino and crossbred lambs on equal pegging

LAMB prices surged at saleyards in Victoria early this week, with heavy Merinos and crossbreds at times making equal money on a carcase weight basis…Read More

Sheep Central, May 14, 2021

Movement at the station: Sheep and goat properties feature in listings

THIS week’s property review includes a number of interesting recent listings of interest to sheep and goat producers. Well known poll Merino stud for auction Carbon income on Thargomindah’s Wombula..Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, May 14, 2021

Forward wool trading continues in limited volumes

FORWARD wool market trading continued with limited volumes this week, with firm bidding the spot auction market slipped for the second week in a row…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, May 14, 2021

SafeWork NSW has ‘failed’ on shearing shed safety issue – SCAA

A NEW South Wales shearing contractor fined $16,500 after roustabout Casey Barnes was scalped by an overhead shearing gear shaft in 2017 wants mandatory use of safer equipment in wool sheds…Read More

Terry Sim, May 12, 2021

Producer input sought for survey into 2019-20 busfires’ impact on industry

An online survey for beef and sheep producers affected by the devastating 2019–20 bushfire season will help scientists develop advice and a manual to help farmers recover from fires and mitigate the effect of future fire seasons…Read More

Sheep Central, May 14, 2021

Recruitment: ICMJ ‘sliding doors moment’ a life changer for Sarah Stewart

In the countdown to the 2021 Inter-Collegiate Meat Judging Association Conference at Wagga in July, Beef Central will publish a weekly series of case studies on former ICMJ participants, now forging their careers in the meat and livestock industry. Now in its 30th year, ICMJ has a long and successful reputation of attracting graduates to careers in our industry – and as this profile shows, sometimes from non-traditional backgrounds ….     ..Read More

Sheep Central, May 14, 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 12 May 2021

WIDESPREAD moderate rain fell over western parts of Western Australia, while a cold front, low pressure system and surface trough brought moderate falls to eastern New South Wales, and heavy falls across the South Coast District…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, May 12, 2021

Wool grower body welcomes 2021 Federal Budget commitments

WOOLPRODUCERS Australia has welcomed biosecurity, infrastructure and trade reform funding announced in the 2021 Federal Budget…Read More

Sheep Central, May 12, 2021

International border closure and worker access not addressed in budget

AUSTRALIA’S prolonged international border closure and decreased access to workers has not been addressed in the Federal Budget, according to the nation’s peak meat processor body…Read More

Sheep Central, May 12, 2021

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