New season lamb prices trend lower as numbers lift and buyers get selective

Sheep Central, 16 August 2017

LAMB prices fell nationally in saleyards early this week as more new season lambs came onto the market. The National Livestock Reporting Service recorded an increase in domestic buyer demand, but less export enquiry, with heavy and extra heavy weight lamb prices falling by up to $22 in New South Wales markets.

Sheep producers are keen to collaborate through Farming Together

Sheep Central, 29 June 2017

AUSTRALIA’S sheep, lamb and wool producers are the nation’s keenest to form collaborations, according to the Farming Together program.

Sheep meat and wool earnings help keep export returns above average

Sheep Central, 22 June 2017

INCREASES in wool, lamb, beef, live cattle and dairy export earnings are forecast to keep Australia’s gross value of farm production above average next financial year.

Strong AuctionsPlus demand pushes first cross ewe prices to $321

Sheep Central, 29 May 2017

FIRST cross ewe lambs sold to $321 and Merino ewe-lamb units made to $242 in online AuctionsPlus sales last week.

Better chilled access to UAE reduces technical trade barriers

Jon Condon, 28 May 2017

AUSTRALIAN sheep meat and beef industries have had a win in improved chilled access to the United Arab Emirates, one of our largest red meat markets in the Middle East region.

Scanned Merino ewes sell to $251, Dohnes to $250, on AuctionsPlus

Sheep Central, 24 April 2017

MERINO and Dohne ewe sales continued to feature on AuctionsPlus last week, as sheep and lamb numbers lifted slightly. Sheep and lamb numbers lifted 403 to 30,486 head of commercial stock last week.

Sheep producers face ‘best year yet,’ Melbourne forum told

Guest Author, 09 March 2017

Sheep producers could be in for their best year yet according to predictions made at an MLA forum in Melbourne today.

Ag minister to spruik Victoria’s sheep EID move at Dubai trade show

Sheep Central, 27 February 2017

VICTORIA’S decision to mandate electronic sheep and goat identification will be used to promote the state’s sheep meat products at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show in Dubai.

Lamb exports rise 3pc, while mutton slips 12pc for 2016

Jon Condon, 12 January 2017

A strong finish to the year saw Australia’s 2016 lamb exports rise 3 percent over the previous year, while mutton exports fell 12pc. Total lamb exports last year reached 242,285 tonnes shipped weight, up from 240,000t the year before. Last year’s trade was back slightly from 2014’s record volume, but 23pc higher than the five-year average.

MSA lamb numbers increase five-fold since 2010

Sheep Central, 16 December 2016

SHEEP meat exporters have fuelled a 500 percent increase in the number of lambs processed through Meat Standards Australia eating quality pathways and standards since 2010-11, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported.