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No choking on Merino ewe prices at a very dusty Deniliquin sale

EWE buyers choking on dust were undeterred to pay up to $276 for young Merino ewes at the Deniliquin ewe sale today…Read More

Murray Arnel, October 11, 2019

Sheep producers sought to value lamb benefits of native vegetation

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers can help researchers put a property value on the lamb survival benefits of native vegetation through a nationwide survey…Read More

Sheep Central, October 11, 2019

Victorian wool operation wins at sustainability awards

A FAMILY-OWNED fine wool operation in south-west Victoria has won its category in the state’s prestigious Premier’s Sustainability Awards.   ..Read More

Sheep Central, October 11, 2019

Australian wool market rises, but with a warning

AUSTRALIA’S wool market lifted again this week, but with a warning that many wool growers now stood prepared to resist price declines by withdrawing supply…Read More

Sheep Central, October 11, 2019

Forward wool trading dries up around market volatility

THE roller coaster ride continued in Australia’s spot wool market again this week, rallying off a dramatic pull-back last week…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 11, 2019

NSW anthrax vaccination initiative has federal support

VICTORIA and Queensland are yet to follow New South Wales’ lead in urging statewide vaccinations against anthrax by livestock producers, despite heightened awareness of an increased infection risk nationally…Read More

Terry Sim, October 11, 2019

Sheep Producers Australia opens up board nomination process

SHEEP Producers Australia has opened up its board selection process to allow nominations from individuals without an endorsement from a state farming organisation…Read More

Sheep Central, October 11, 2019

Recruitment: Research reveals what young ag recruits want

MANY companies along the Australian sheep meat or wool supply chain will look at putting on fresh and young talent as part of their 2020 recruitment strategies, to allow newcomers to learn the ropes from experienced co-workers and build core experience as part of a sustainable business. Here are some insights into how to harness their talents and retain younger recruits…Read More

Sheep Central, October 11, 2019

NSW urges general livestock vaccinations against anthrax

NEW South Wales authorities are encouraging the state-wide vaccination of livestock against anthrax as high-risk conditions persist across the state. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land..Read More

Terry Sim, October 9, 2019

Sheep pain relief petition gets 200,000-plus signatures

PROPOSED New South Wales legislation mandating pain relief for sheep surgical procedures and the phasing out of mulesing will be supported by an international petition with more than 200,000 signatories this week…Read More

Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Victoria floats sheep mulesing definition change ‘by stealth’

OPPOSITION is mounting this week to a proposed change “by stealth” of the definition of sheep mulesing in Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, September 16, 2019

Sheep carcase trait accuracy to benefit from new DNA test

SHEEP carcase and eating quality trait breeding value accuracies are expected to be the biggest benefactors of a new multi-trait DNA test now available to Australian sheep producers…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

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