Agribusiness

Tough decisions needed as farm production slumps 4pc to $58 billion

AUSTRALIA’S farm production is expected to decline by 4pc to $58 billion in 2018-19 and tough decisions were needed to lift this to $100 billion by 2030, the ABARES Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra was told today…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2019

AWI and WoolProducers disagree over chair and director tenure proposals

DISAGREEMENT over director and chair tenure is stopping Australian Wool Innovation and industry bodies from agreeing on the implementation of key recommendations from the AWI review of performance and governance…Read More

Terry Sim, March 1, 2019

Ruralco board backs Nutrien’s $469m takeover offer

Ruralco has today confirmed it has entered into an agreement with Nutrien Ltd, under which the Canadian agri-giant has agreed to acquire 100pc of Ruralco shares for a cash price of $4.40 per share…Read More

Sheep Central, February 27, 2019

Global grass and seed giant to extend its reach in Australia and NZ

THE world’s biggest pasture grass and clover seed company – DLF Seeds — is set to increase its market reach after it received important Australian and New Zealand regulatory approvals for its NZ$421 million acquisition of PGW Seeds this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2019

Four red meat reform options released, one month to have your say

RETAIN the existing red meat Memorandum of Understanding; abandon it altogether and let the ‘law of the jungle’ dictate industry affairs; merge organisations like MLA, AMPC and Livecorp and their peak industry councils; or establish a new ‘future-focused’ organisation to oversee all red meat R&D and industry advocacy…Read More

James Nason, February 14, 2019

Former AA Co MD Jason Strong appointed to lead MLA

MEAT & Livestock Australia has appointed experienced industry professional Jason Strong as its new managing director…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2019

Grassroots research body MerinoLink appoints new chief executive officer

MERINO research organisation MerinoLink has appointed well-known shearing contractor sector leader Jason Letchford as its new chief executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2019

Chris Howie’s sheep and beef market wrap: Opportunities emerging

FORMER Elders national livestock manager Chris Howie offers his take on southern livestock market trends in January, drawing from both his own observations and from a wide contact network of producers, agents, processors, industry associates and leaders developed during his extensive career as a livestock agent. ..Read More

Chris Howie, February 1, 2019

Australian sheep industry ambassadors wanted

YOUNG Australian sheep men and women are being urged to apply for the Sheep Industry Ambassador award and potentially win a study tour of New Zealand…Read More

Guest Author, January 29, 2019

Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business

At the core of every successful agribusiness is a team of good leaders making good decisions. When you set out to identify future leaders to move your business forward, how do you know what to look for?..Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2019

Sheep operations fare best in ABARES drought impact report

AVERAGE farm business profits in Australia’s sheep industry are expected to be positive in 2018-19, compared with forecast negative results for the beef, grains, and dairy industries…Read More

Sheep Central, December 19, 2018

Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing, getting younger and engaging more women, according to an analysis released this week by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Sciences…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2018

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