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Queensland’s sheep, wool and cattle leaders to meet for Charleville forum

Sheep Central, 11 July 2017

QUEENSLAND’S sheep, wool and cattle industry producer leaders will converge on Charleville to meet members and attended a drought support forum later this month.

Dry conditions pull back AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rates

Sheep Central, 10 July 2017

DRIER seasonal conditions have reduced clearance rates of sheep and lambs on the online livestock sale platform AuctionsPlus.

Murdoch University study highlights role of sheep in WA fox survival

Terry Sim, 07 July 2017

YOUNG foxes have lived on sheep meat and native animals in Western Australia’s wheatbelt outside of normal lambing times, Murdoch University research has found.

Old lamb and mutton prices drop as seasonal supply and quality declines

Sheep Central, 05 July 2017

OLD lamb prices continued to slide in saleyards this week, with processors applying additional price pressure through lower carcase grid rates and restockers seeking new season lambs with less weight and dentition risk.

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.

Old lamb prices fall, but new season lambs make 660-700c/kg-plus

Terry Sim, 21 June 2017

SALEYARD lamb prices fell further early this week and some processors dropped over-the-hook lamb and mutton rates as supply and quality declined. However, early new season lambs are still making to 700c/kg in saleyards and more than 800c/kg online through AuctionsPlus.

Victorian sheep and cattle cruelty case a warning to all livestock producers

Sheep Central, 01 June 2017

A VICTORIAN sheep and cattle farmer has been fined $4000 on animal cruelty charges in the Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court.

Sheep students from three states share National Merino Challenge honours

Sheep Central, 29 May 2017

SHEEP-FOCUSED students from across Australia have enjoyed a detailed introduction to the wool industry at the 2017 National Merino Challenge in Melbourne at the weekend.

Lamb and mutton prices jump as rain falls and sellers favour saleyards

Sheep Central, 24 May 2017

LAMB and mutton sheep prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week, as rainfall exacerbated an already tight supply situation. Recent price rises have flushed more lambs off farms and feedlots, and numbers increased at New South Wales, Victorian and Western Australian saleyards.