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AWI takes Australia’s drought wool story to the world + VIDEO

A SIX-MINUTE Australian Wool Innovation Woolmark video highlighting the plight of drought-stricken Australian wool growers has given international industry stakeholders a unique insight into the reasons behind the nation’s falling clip…Read More

Terry Sim, April 24, 2019

Shearer’s daughter Tahlia wins national wool classer competition

YOUNG New South Wales wool classer Tahlia Delaney is not expecting to have any trouble filling her shed work schedule this autumn and into winter…Read More

Terry Sim, April 23, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 April 2019

A SERIES of cold fronts has tracked across southern Australia, producing moderate falls in some areas. Onshore flow, and an upper level low and surface trough brought moderate falls to parts of eastern Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, April 24, 2019

Rangeland goats sell online in first AuctionsPlus offering since 2016

GOATS were offered on the the AuctionsPlus online saleyard platform for the first time since 2016 last week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 24, 2019

Social media support helps NSW Police recover stolen sheep

DOHNE sheep stolen from near Orange a week ago have been found shorn after a post on the Rural Crime-NSW Police Force Facebook page was shared more than 200 times…Read More

Sheep Central, April 24, 2019

Online wool buying strengthens as auction market improves

ONLINE wool buying strengthened last week as Australia’s physical auction market lifted last week, with 268 bales selling on AuctionsPlus…Read More

Sheep Central, April 24, 2019

Pre-Easter buying rush lifts crossbred and Merino wool prices

PRE-EASTER buying lifted prices for fine and Medium Merino wool in Melbourne auctions and crossbred lines nationally this week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Recruitment: Don’t underestimate the value of an exit interview

SOME of the most honest and priceless feedback comes from employees that are leaving an organisation. Although it is typically too late to save that employee, they can provide helpful information for managers to consider improving the work environment for others…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm management software

VICTORIAN engineer turned entrepreneur Jock Lawrence has returned home to his farming roots on a mission to simplify the farm management recording system. ..Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Call for analysis of VIC sheep EID system before national roll-out decision

SHEEP Producers Australia has proposed an independent analysis of Victoria’s mandatory electronic ear tag identification system for sheep and goats prior to consideration of its national roll-out…Read More

Sheep Central, January 30, 2019

‘Smart’ NSW sheep producers will use EID tags – Vallance

“SMART” New South Wales farmers who usually sell sheep and lambs into Victoria will be putting electronic ear tags in their livestock, Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock president Leonard Vallance said today…Read More

Terry Sim, December 12, 2018

Farm management software – nice to have or need to have?

Have you ever stood back at the enormous milk section in a Coles or Woolworths and thought ‘woah, where do I start’? Well, imagine if you had never tasted milk. You front up to the fridges and become overwhelmed with the labels, colours, brands and claims all over the place. The same experience could be said for looking at the spectrum of Australian based farm management software programs now available to producers…Read More

Jon Condon, November 29, 2018

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