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Patrick-MUA stoush compounds pain for ag exporters

Agricultural exporters say planned stoppages will make a bad situation worse for them as Australia’s largest stevedore Patrick and the MUA fail to renew their workplace agreement which lapsed early last year…Read More

Guest Author, September 28, 2021

Electric trucks on the radar as industry pushes for planning

ELECTRIC trucks are on the radar of the transport industry, with the Australian Trucking Association and the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) to push for a long-term plan to transition from the diesel motor…Read More

Eric Barker, September 28, 2021

3.4 million sheep followed MSA pathways in 2020-21

MORE than 3.4 million sheep and lambs followed MSA pathways through 17 MSA-licenced processing facilities last financial year, MSA’s 2020-21 MSA Annual Outcomes Report released today shows. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

New AgTech to measure meat quality in lamb  

A TEAM of medical engineers and livestock researchers has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to develop an instant, high-resolution scan of intramuscular fat in lamb carcases…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

Border Collie sells for $30k, breaking breed record + VIDEO

A NEW South Wales Border Collie has broken a record for the breed, selling in an online auction for more than $30,000…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2021

TFI’s new Murray Bridge plant starts to rise from the ground + VIDEO

CONSTRUCTION of Thomas Foods International’s new meat processing plant in South Australia’s south-east corner has reached a new milestone, with the first above-ground building works starting recently…Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2021

Recruitment: How to ensure performance reviews are beneficial

MANY meat and livestock industry employers may bypass the formal process of performance reviews with their staff, deeming them unnecessary, time-consuming or too much work. ..Read More

Sheep Central, September 25, 2021

Forward wool trading continues at premiums to spot prices

FORWARD wool trading continued last week as the spot auction market rose then splattered again in an overall positive week open cry sales…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, September 27, 2021

LiveCorp defends New England Merino use in live export trials

LIVECORP has defended early research trials into the impacts of sheep and cattle stocking densities during live export despite criticism they were not replicating conditions on vessels…Read More

Terry Sim, September 24, 2021

Defining sheep wellbeing is focus of top livestock researcher

DEFINING objective measures for livestock and their products should be major foci of Australia’s agricultural research sector, according to University of Adelaide researcher Dr Wayne Pitchford…Read More

Terry Sim, September 24, 2021

SALRC told livestock agents can help improve R&D uptake

LIVESTOCK agents must be shown the value in helping producer clients access the latest research results, according to the Southern Australia Livestock Research Council’s 2021 communication-extension specialist award winner Elke Hocking…Read More

Terry Sim, September 24, 2021

Europe and India support China to lift wool prices

DOMINANT Chinese demand with support from Europe and India pushed Australian wool prices higher this week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 24, 2021

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