Farmer optimism lifts and biosecurity concerns fade – Rabobank

OPTIMISM is growing among Australian farmers, but a third of those surveyed in the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey still expected economic conditions to worsen with the impacts of excess rain and flooding…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2022

Datamars buys NZ stock handling equipment manufacturer Prattley

ANIMAL management solutions company Datamars has bought New Zealand-based livestock handling equipment manufacturer Prattley Industries, as part of its Datamars Livestock business…Read More

Sheep Central, September 20, 2022

NZ banking group to buy StockCo Australia

Livestock finance provider StockCo has this morning announced that its shareholders StockCo NZ and Elders have entered into an agreement with NZ banking group Heartland Group Holdings Limited under which Heartland will acquire StockCo’s Australian business…Read More

James Nason, April 1, 2022

Courtney and 33 other rural leaders step up

MIXED farmer Courtney Mraz has a lot on her plate, but she has still stepped up to help women in agriculture by joining the Australian Rural Leadership Program…Read More

Terry Sim, March 23, 2022

Elders expects pre-tax annual earnings to rise 20-30pc

RURAL services provider Elders Limited has issued a trading update to the ASX, flagging an expected 20-30 percent rise in pre-tax earnings for its current 2022 financial year, versus previous year’s performance…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Chris Howie: COVID coughs and cashflow catches a cold

The COVID impact that washed through lamb and cattle supply chains in January has compounded with every part having its own frustrations and trials, reports Chris Howie…Read More

Chris Howie, March 9, 2022

Chris Howie: Use EID for sheep and cattle baselines

STOCKCO business development manager Chris Howie outlines how easy it is to baseline performance in sheep flocks and cattle herds using electronic identification in his regular industry wrap…Read More

Chris Howie, February 4, 2022

Victoria’s top young auctioneers to fight it out at Pakenham

VICTORIA’S latest cohort of top up-and-coming livestock sellers will battle it out in the 2021 ALPA Victoria Young Auctioneers Competition final at Pakenham next week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 2, 2022

Future Farmers to open farm ownership pathways for youth

National Australia Bank has launched its Future Farmers package, designed to help the next generation of farmers purchase or lease their first farm by providing tailored lending solutions…Read More

Guest Author, January 28, 2022

Farmers still confident despite COVID and floods

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are generally confident that high commodity prices, low interest rates and good seasonal conditions will continue in the year ahead, Rabobank’s latest rural confidence survey has shown…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2021

Sheep, cattle and machinery sales give record AuctionsPlus result

ONLINE selling platform AuctionsPlus hasn’t had a big year in sales of camels, baby formula, wine or water, but sheep, cattle, machinery and goats are another story…Read More

Sheep Central, July 23, 2021

Lotfeeder Stockyard secures industry’s first sustainability-linked loan

QUEENSLAND grain-fed beef producer Stockyard Group has entered into a unique sustainability-driven loan with Commonwealth Bank, linking environmental, animal welfare and workplace safety performance directly with the applicable interest rate…Read More

Beef Central, July 22, 2021

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