New online Livestock Library aims to reduce research repeats

Australia now has an online Livestock Library — a one-stop digital portal to a wide range of Australian scientific publications, conference proceedings and reports on sheep and cattle research. The Livestock Library, announced today by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) and the Beef CRC, will hold on file in perpetuity, the foundations for future sheep research projects, in the form of detailed research papers from the Sheep CRC…Read More

Terry Sim, September 2, 2014

Wangaratta wool manager wins national brokers award

Rex Bennett knows it takes more than just wool to make sheep profitable and he works hard to give his clients all they need to keep their flocks viable. A focus on client servicing in and outside the woolshed has won the Elders’ district wool manager at Wangaratta the 2014 national brokers’ award…Read More

Terry Sim, August 25, 2014

SA livestock carrier convicted and fined $5000 for sheep cruelty

A SOUTH Australian livestock transporter who threw live and dead sheep off his truck into a pile has been convicted on animal cruelty charges and fine $5000 in the Horsham Magistrate’s Court…Read More

Sheep Central, October 8, 2019

Proposed new processing developments: Port Pirie update

MEETING demand for niche red meat processing and service kill capacity in South Australia is a key driver behind a proposed new $70 million abattoir development at Port Pirie…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

Proposed new processing developments: Guyra update

LOCAL investors have funded an advanced concept design, feasibility study, development application and land purchase for a proposed abattoir at Guyra in New South Wales…Read More

James Nason, October 4, 2019

What’s driving new abattoir proposals and are they realistic?

More than 100 abattoirs have closed across Australia since the 1980s, including 16 in the past decade. Against that backdrop, why the sudden interest in building new abattoirs, and are the proposals realistic?..Read More

James Nason, October 2, 2019

Meat processors seek urgent talks with Littleproud over water

PEAK meat processor body the Australian Meat Industry Council is seeking drought support for processors affected by the continuing drought…Read More

Sheep Central, September 27, 2019

Processors facing water supply issues as drought deepens

SEVERAL regional meat processing operations could soon be facing water supply challenges if there is no reprieve to the severe drought conditions gripping eastern and northern Australia…Read More

James Nason and Terry Sim, September 18, 2019

Goat meat pricing helps TFI as sheep and lamb supplies drop

RECORD goat meat pricing has helped major meat processor Thomas Foods International maintain its usual winter slaughter schedule despite waning lamb and sheep supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 29, 2019

Charitable drought and cyclone survivors top Tamworth lamb show

TAMWORTH’S popular spring lamb show has been won by first-time entrants Claudia Kirton and her father Angus in an impressive display of lamb finishing under trying seasonal conditions. Yesterday, after..Read More

Sheep Central, September 4, 2019

Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – August 2019

WHEN livestock, wool or grain prices are good, lock some away, writes Chris Howie in this month’s update of southern livestock market trends and opportunities…Read More

Chris Howie, September 3, 2019

From $10 a lamb to $10 a kilogram, high prices are OK – Strong

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers should not be concerned about the ability of domestic and export markets to pay the current high prices for lamb and mutton, Meat & Livestock Australia director Jason Strong said last night…Read More

Terry Sim, July 22, 2019

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