Wool Processing

NZ shearer sets new crossbred lamb shearing record

NEW Zealand shearer Aiden Copp on Saturday became the latest shearer to set world records on both sides of the Tasman Sea with a new record for Merino crossbred lambs achieved in a Riverina shed…Read More

Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand, August 19, 2019

Growing NSW shearing school gets hands-on with politicians

N inspiring shearing school in New South Wale’s New England region introducing rural youth to a career in the wool industry is looking for new students…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2019

Sheep meat processors bid on reduced AuctionsPlus offering

SHEEP meat processors were active again on mainly light lambs and mutton sheep in a reduced online offering last week…Read More

Sheep Central, 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

MLA releases videos to help sheep and cattle producers use breeding values

MEAT & Livestock Australia has released a series of timely tips and tools for wool, sheep meat and commercial beef producers looking to buy high-performing sires to improve productivity in their flock or herd…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

Western Australian Merino breeders reminded to use their Yardstick

WESTERN Australian Merino sheep producers have been reminded to access the latest objective measurement information captured by the Yardstick sire evaluation project…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

Live sheep importer looks to South Africa as WA trade resumes

LIVE sheep shipments to the Middle East from Western Australia will resume this month after an extended trade moratorium amid increased concerns exporters are looking elsewhere for supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, September 13, 2019

Australian wool market records biggest weekly gains

AUSTRALIA’S wool market has staged a record turnaround following improvements in Chinese bank sector liquidity and reports of high American clothing retail demand and increased clothing imports from China to avoid tariff increases…Read More

Sheep Central, September 13, 2019

Farm invasion bill passes Federal Parliament

New laws that will strengthen farmer protections against escalating animal rights activism and harassment have passed the Federal Parliament, introducing tougher penalties for convictions…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 13, 2019

Wool volatility prompts measured forward market response

THE unprecedented volatility of Australia’s wool market over the last month has put strain right across the pipeline…Read More

Terry Sim, September 13, 2019

Furry sheep guardians are getting the once over from Paige

SHEEP producers who use alpacas as flock guardians against wild dogs and foxes are needed to help with a University of New England research study…Read More

Sheep Central, September 13, 2019

Remote employment crusader wins national rural women’s award

NEW South Wales remote work advocate, Jo Palmer, has won the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and $10,000 to help build a portal to connect employers with potential employees…Read More

Terry Sim, September 12, 2019

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