Modern-day ‘Suez Crisis’ disrupts world trade and sheep exports

THE six-day blockage of the Suez Canal by the MV Ever Given is expected to put pressure on bulk and container sea freight, and live sheep supplies to the Middle East, as shipping lines factor in wait times for some vessels and lengthened routes for others…Read More

Sheep Central, March 30, 2021

No WoolQ revenue after $6.3 million spent over five years

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has spent $6.3 million in growers’ levy funds on the WoolQ Market platform over the past five years but it has failed to generate any revenue, Senate Estimates was told yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, March 24, 2021

AWEX should get out of wool welfare issues says Olsson

WOOL welfare statements should not be made on the Australian Wool Exchange’s National Wool Declaration, according to New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson…Read More

Terry Sim, March 17, 2021

Chris Wilcox to retire from national wool brokers’ role

INTERNATIONALLY respected wool market analyst Chris Wilcox will retire as executive director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia next month…Read More

Sheep Central, March 9, 2021

Sheep meat prices to track delayed African Swine Fever recovery

A DELAYED Chinese recovery from African Swine Fever, strong ongoing global lamb and mutton demand, and higher beef prices point to continued high prices for Australian sheep meat producers this decade, according to independent analysts…Read More

Terry Sim, March 5, 2021

Woolworths restructures red meat business across Australia

Australia’s largest supermarket retailer, Woolworths, is restructuring its red meat business, forming a stand-alone business called GreenStock. The move is designed to better organise the company’s end-to-end meat supply chain, it said…Read More

Jon Condon, February 26, 2021

Tasmania is National Wool Declaration leader, but WA lags

MORE than three quarters of Australia’s wool growers are completing the National Wool Declaration on their clip specis, with Tasmania leading the way with an uptake of more than 90 percent…Read More

Sheep Central, February 22, 2021

Latest analysis shows undeclared wool risks price discount

WOOL from sheep whose mulesing status is not declared has been discounted by up to 9c/kg recently and the price gap to non-mulesed wool is widening as the Australian auction market improves…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2021

Search is on for Australia’s best branded lamb and beef

QUEENSLAND’S annual search for Australia’s best branded lamb and beef products is on again despite market disruption and the COVID-19 pandemic. Entries opened yesterday for the Royal Queensland Food and..Read More

Sheep Central, February 3, 2021

Low crossbred wool returns spark breeding direction questions

LOW bale return figures for crossbred and composite clips have led to prime lamb producers questioning the importance of wool in their enterprises, with some discussing cutting ewe fleece coverage to reduce shearing and crutching frequency…Read More

Terry Sim, February 1, 2021

TFI breaks ground on new Murray Bridge sheep-beef plant

THE first sods have been turned on Thomas Foods International’s new multi-species plant at Murray Bridge that aims to process up to 15,000 sheep and lambs, and 1200 head of beef, daily…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Lamb and wool demand to stay steady into 2021 – Rural Bank

DEMAND for Australian sheep meat is expected to remain steady and wool prices are expected to steadily recover, in the first half of 2021, according to Rural Bank’s Australian agriculture outlook 2021…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

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