Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

TFI releases $8-plus crossbred lamb contract for Tamworth

AUSTRALIA’S first 2019/20 summer lamb and mutton contracts were released today by Thomas Foods International as the company moves to secure future supplies for its Tamworth plant…Read More

Terry Sim, October 31, 2019

Red meat strategy launched, structure still a work in progress

THE Red Meat 2030 plan released today outlines a strategy for Australia’s red meat sector for the next 10 years. How the industry governance bodies that will deliver that strategy will be structured over that period is still in question…Read More

James Nason, October 16, 2019

Red Meat 2030 plan aims to double red meat sales value in 10 years

A PLAN to guide and grow Australia’s red meat industry over the next 10 years has been released this morning, setting an ambitious goal to double the value of industry sales to $57 billion and triple the amount of capital invested in the sector within the next decade…Read More

Sheep Central, October 16, 2019

How the red meat sector backs Foodbank’s vital protein program

LEARN how a collaborative protein program is uniting generous companies in the meat and freight industry to help tackle Australia’s hunger problem…Read More

Sheep Central, October 14, 2019

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

Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – September 2019

IT SEEMS everything happens at once in a normal year; however, this year, we have three extremes of seasonal experiences across the country — drought, maintenance rainfall and a normal spring, writes Chris Howie in this month’s southern sheep and cattle market wrap and look at opportunities ahead…Read More

Chris Howie, October 2, 2019

Otways sheep farmer Alison Stone to lead meat regulator

EXPERIENCED public servant and Otways sheep farmer Alison Stone has been appointed as the new chair of state meat processing and food safety body Primesafe…Read More

Sheep Central, October 3, 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

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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