Month: August 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 9 Aug 2017

A series of cold fronts tracked across southern Australia during the week, producing moderate falls. A complex low pressure system and associated cold fronts brought moderate falls to the southeast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 9 Aug 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Jimmy Wilson moves to CBH top job from BHP

Jimmy Wilson has been named as the new CEO of Western Australian bulk handler and major trading organisation, the CBH Group. The post Jimmy Wilson moves to CBH top job from BHP appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Jimmy Wilson moves to CBH top job from BHP

Merino wool use driving 10pc lift in sports and outdoor fabric volumes

ICONIC Asian luxury department store Lane Crawford has collaborated with Australian Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, The Woolmark Company to launch two wool-rich athleisure collections by Helen Lee and Particle Fever. The post Merino wool use driving 10pc lift in sports and outdoor fabric volumes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Merino wool… Read more »

Farmer MP claims Coles will not buy his sheep

A federal MP, who is farmer, claims Coles will not buy his sheep because of his criticism of the supermarket chain. Source: ABC Livestock Farmer MP claims Coles will not buy his sheep

Roma store 8 Aug 2017: Winter dry reflected in market

All the usual buyers were present and operating in a market rewarding quality, however the dry of winter is now evident. The cow market was mostly affected as growers lighten off and batten down the hatches, hopeful for early spring rain. The post Roma store 8 Aug 2017: Winter dry reflected in market appeared first… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga: General trend weaker in variable market

The volatile market continued this week, as prices varied amongst categories managing a moderate increase in the export run. The post NVLX Wodonga: General trend weaker in variable market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga: General trend weaker in variable market

XE Market Analysis: British Pound At 10-month Versus Euro

OVERVIEW The Dollar is recovering in generally quiet summer markets despite dovish Fed comments. China’s exports and imports grew less than expected in July. South African Rand is unchanged as the market eagerly awaits the Zuma no confidence vote. German exports unexpectedly fell 2.8% in June, the biggest drop in almost 2 years. The BRC… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 08, 2017

The dollar rallied to intra day highs versus the major currencies at mid-morning in N.Y on Tuesday, with the only obvious factors being the record JOLTS job openings figures, and the uptick in the IBD/TIPP economic optimism index. EUR-USD fell to eight-session lows of 1.1716, while USD-JPY has topped 110.83, up from session lows of… Read more »

Proposed project to investigate causes of pasture dieback

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) says it is continuing to work with Central Queensland graziers who are reporting large tracts of pasture dieback on their properties. The post Proposed project to investigate causes of pasture dieback appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Proposed project to investigate causes of pasture dieback

A noisy long leading indicator turns negative

There is a variety of economic commentators I call Doomers.  They haven’t seen a single piece of positive news for the entire duration of the eight year expansion. Everything is always on the cusp of imploding or crashing. Because of their strong point of view, and because of confirmation bias, they attract a loyal —… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 08, 2017

EUR-USD remained directionally challenged, holding a narrow orbit of the 1.1800 level, above last Friday’s post-U.S. payrolls at 1.1728 while comfortably below last Wednesday’s 31-month peak at 1.1910. NZD-USD continued to trade heavily into the RBNZ meeting on Thursday amid expectations for the central bank to lay down some relatively dovish guidance given low inflation… Read more »

Sheepmeat Council of Australia members vote to transit into new body

AUSTRALIAN sheep meat producers will soon be represented by a new body with a skills-based board offering engagement, financing and partnership opportunities, the Sheepmeat Council of Australia announced today. The post Sheepmeat Council of Australia members vote to transit into new body appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheepmeat Council of Australia… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 08, 2017

Narrow ranges have prevailed so far today. USD-JPY saw modest downside drift during the Tokyo session, making a two-session low at 110.54. Bigger than expected declines in both Chinese import and export data put a dent in global growth optimism and weighed on stock markets in the Asia region, in turn catalysing some demand for… Read more »

Senate hears meat industry fails to address bad saleyard behaviour

Senators investigating collusion and anti-competitive behaviour in livestock saleyards say they see no sign the red meat industry is willing to regulate itself. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Senate hears meat industry fails to address bad saleyard behaviour

Focus on maximising returns, supply alliances at Weebolla’s 50th anniversary field day + VIDEO

Maximising returns and capitalising on collaborations were key themes explored at a recent field day held at Weebollabolla Shorthorns near Moree. The occasion, marking the stud’s upcoming 50 anniversary of bull sales, also saw the release of this short video marking the occasion. The post Focus on maximising returns, supply alliances at Weebolla’s 50th anniversary… Read more »

Weekly kill: Steer, cow grids continue to slide

Slaughter cattle grids have continued to slide since we filed last Tuesday weekly kill report, with another 10c/kg washed off many grid offers across Eastern Australia on Friday, or Monday this week. The post Weekly kill: Steer, cow grids continue to slide appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Steer, cow… Read more »

Damn that Aussie dollar

Strength in the Australian dollar is reflecting a lack of confidence in the US dollar, and is making the price of our agricultural exports unattractive to export customers. The post Damn that Aussie dollar appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Damn that Aussie dollar

Feedlot expansion underpins demand for feedgrains, conference told

Demand from the feedlot sector for feed grain is expected to remain strong as the number of cattle on feed in Australia reaches record levels, driven largely by low prices for grain. The post Feedlot expansion underpins demand for feedgrains, conference told appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Feedlot expansion underpins demand… Read more »

Comment: LPA changes protecting industry’s future, says CCA president Howard Smith

Strong on-farm biosecurity practices, demonstrated through a biosecurity plan that includes managing feral animals, weeds and animal diseases, are fundamental to individual businesses and the whole beef supply chain, CCA President Howard Smith argues, as the industry moves towards upcoming changes to the LPA program. The post Comment: LPA changes protecting industry’s future, says CCA… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 07, 2017

The dollar edged slightly higher in N.Y. trade on Monday, though the DXY was unable to top Friday’s one-week gains to 93.77, topping at 93.54. There was no data to drive the FX market, with traders largely taking a wait and see stance ahead of U.S. inflation data later in the week. EUR-USD ranged between… Read more »

Wagga sale 7 Aug: Winter of discontent continues

Cattle prices at Wagga have continued their downward winter run, losing a further 10-65c/kg liveweight this week. There was another price correction for feeder steers of 17-18c. Not all feedlots operated and buyers worked on a price of 270c up to 320c/kg for the top Angus pens. The post Wagga sale 7 Aug: Winter of… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 07, 2017

EUR-USD ebbed back under 1.1800 after a short-lived push above this level, leaving a high at 1.1814. Euro crosses saw a similar price action. EUR-CHF, for instance, briefly popped its head above 1.1500 before dipping back below it. Both EUR-USD and EUR-CHF remain well within their respective ranges of Friday. An unexpected 1.1% m/m dip… Read more »

Pack dates not in question in Super Butcher’s beef special

A sharply-priced beef special being offered by southeast Queensland warehouse retail chain Super Butcher is not being sold under pack-date pressure, Beef Central has been told. The post Pack dates not in question in Super Butcher’s beef special appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Pack dates not in question in Super Butcher’s… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 07, 2017

The dollar has consolidated its post-payrolls gains of Friday, and looks set to remain buoyant with Fed speakers this week likely to affirm rekindled market expectations for further tightening. With the Fed seen heading for quantitative tightening as soon as September, U.S. July inflation data, due on Thursday (PPI figures) and Friday (CPI figures), will… Read more »

Yulgilbar Beef Expo: Staying ahead of the game

Staying ahead of community expectations, cutting red tape and improving productivity were recurring messages that wove a common thread through several speeches at last Friday’s 2017 Yulgilbar Beef Expo. The post Yulgilbar Beef Expo: Staying ahead of the game appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Yulgilbar Beef Expo: Staying ahead of the… Read more »

Online tool for building ag co-operatives

Almost 70 new agri-focussed co-operatives have been started in just the first month of an online co-op builder backed by the Australian Government. The post Online tool for building ag co-operatives appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Online tool for building ag co-operatives

Seasonal conditions and processor capacity impact sheep outlook

Unfavourable seasonal conditions combined with the planned retention of more ewe lambs for flock rebuilding has prompted a number of revisions to MLA’s 2017 Australian Sheep Industry Projections mid-year update. Despite a strong performance for the first half of the year due to limited stock supplies, the first week of July saw the national trade… Read more »

Yulgilbar Beef Expo: Why Australia needs a genetic export secretariat

What would it cost to unlock potentially millions of dollars in genetic export opportunities for Australia’s cattle, sheep and goat industries? About $100,000 is the considered view of veterinarian and artificial breeding expert Ced Wise. The post Yulgilbar Beef Expo: Why Australia needs a genetic export secretariat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

CBH Group to explore blockchain technology for grain sales

West Australian Grain handler the CBH Group is investigating the potential of using blockchain technology to sell grain. Source: ABC Grain CBH Group to explore blockchain technology for grain sales

'Judas' pest management for wild horses

Following the success of the ‘Judas donkey’ pest management program, the technique is being trialled on wild horses in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Judas’ pest management for wild horses

From pharmacy to fashion, Sarah wins Sheepvention young designer award

PHARMACIST Sarah Twyford was a latecomer to fashion design, but she took a big step toward creating her own label last night when she won the Sheepvention Australasian Young Designer Wool Award and scholarship. The post From pharmacy to fashion, Sarah wins Sheepvention young designer award appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Horses bringing people closer to understanding themselves

A Sunshine Coast business is swapping the consulting couch for round yards, using horses to help people build self-confidence and awareness. Source: ABC Livestock Horses bringing people closer to understanding themselves

Merino sheep and beef cattle help manage risk and opportunity

MERINO sheep numbers have risen in the Ritchie family’s Mansfield operation in the last 12 months, consistent with the philosophy of managing risk and opportunity. The post Merino sheep and beef cattle help manage risk and opportunity appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Merino sheep and beef cattle help manage risk and… Read more »

Sheep producers sought for predictive ASKBILL management trial

MORE sheep producers are being sought to participate in pre-commercialisation trials for the predictive web-based management app ASKBILL. The post Sheep producers sought for predictive ASKBILL management trial appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep producers sought for predictive ASKBILL management trial

US Equity and Economic Week in Review: Should We Worry About Somewhat Weaker Personal Spending Figures?

            The employment report was this week’s most notable economic release.  Total jobs increased 209,000 while the unemployment rate was unchanged.  Most importantly, the 3, 6 and 12-month moving averages of monthly job growth are all between 150,000 and 200,000: Source: XE news feed US Equity and Economic Week in Review: Should We… Read more »

International Economic Week in Review: Two Banks Maintain Current Policy

            This week two banks had interest rate decisions, the reserve bank of Australia and the Bank of England.  Australia maintained their current rate policy.  Their statement contained the following analysis of the Australian economy: Source: XE news feed International Economic Week in Review: Two Banks Maintain Current Policy

First cross ewes with lambs sell to $258 on AuctionsPlus

FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to $258 and Merino ewe hoggets to $177 on AuctionsPlus last week. Sheep and lamb numbers increased slightly as patchy rain fell across parts of New South Wales and Victoria. The post First cross ewes with lambs sell to $258 on AuctionsPlus appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Yulgilbar Beef Expo: CCA explains why J-BAS was created

CATTLE Council of Australia biosecurity advisor Justin Toohey has defended the new Johne’s Disease Assurance Score (J-BAS) for cattle, saying the system helps to avoid the “great pain” forced on many producers under the previous Johne’s management system. The post Yulgilbar Beef Expo: CCA explains why J-BAS was created appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Yulgilbar Beef Expo photos +VIDEO

Arguably the strongest speaker lineup ever assembled for a privately-organised beef producer day attracted an audience of close to 500 people to the Yulgilbar Beef Expo and industry forum on Friday. Here’s a short video and some photos of people in the crowd during the information-packed event. The post Yulgilbar Beef Expo photos +VIDEO appeared… Read more »

Buffalo musterers taking to the sky in the Top End

Precision helicopter piloting is as much a part of buffalo mustering as Mad Max-style bull-catching cars. Source: ABC Livestock Buffalo musterers taking to the sky in the Top End

Weekly Indicators: all clear again this week edition

June data started out with a positive employment report, and both ISM manufacturing and services indexes were positive, as were factory orders. Personal income was flat, while personal spending rose slightly. Construction spending fell.   Source: XE news feed Weekly Indicators: all clear again this week edition

First Poll Wagyu sells for $65,000

The first Poll Wagyu calf ever to be offered in Australia sold for $65,000 during a special Wagyu Seedstock sale on AuctionsPlus on Friday. The post First Poll Wagyu sells for $65,000 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central First Poll Wagyu sells for ,000

Easing trend across young cattle on AuctionsPlus

With patchy rain around parts of NSW and Victoria last week, commercial cattle numbers offered on AuctionsPlus fell 8pc to 7387 head, however clearance rates were up 4pc to 52pc. Heifer prices, and most steer values, generally trended down. The post Easing trend across young cattle on AuctionsPlus appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 04, 2017

The dollar rallied sharply in N.Y. trade on Friday, aided by a solid U.S. July jobs report, a narrowed trade deficit, and by talk from White House Economic Advisor Cohn talking up tax incentives to repatriate overseas corporate cash hoards. The DXY rallied to highs of the week, topping at 93.75 from an intra day… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Takes a Breather After Good Employment Data

OVERVIEW US Dollar spikes after non-farm payroll numbers outperform expectations.  RBA says the current Aussie Dollar levels are not a major drag on the economy. Sterling remains on the back foot after BoE meetings yesterday. Canadian unemployment rate drops to 6.3%. HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Takes a Breather… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 04, 2017

EUR-USD continued to hold in a tight range in the upper 1.18s, below Wednesday’s 31-month peak at 1.1910. Selling interest at and above 1.1900 was mentioned on market forums, and good sized offers were reportedly put through EUR-CHF after the cross forayed above 1.1500 in Asia and early London trade. Stronger than expected German manufacturing… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 04, 2017

The dollar majors have been plying narrow ranges for the most part. EUR-USD held in the upper 1.18s, below the 31-month high logged midweek at 1.1910, and Cable settled in the mid 1.31s, consolidating the sharp losses seen yesterday in the wake of the BoE’s guidance yesterday, which largely kicked expectations for a 25 bp… Read more »

Queensland goat breeders' club calls to capitalise on demand

They are rebellious, funny, famous on social media, and now a new push has begun to incentivise increased livestock production of goats in Queensland. Source: ABC Livestock Queensland goat breeders’ club calls to capitalise on demand

Trump: America’s rural heartland sticks by their man

While United States farmers are “nervous” about some of the issues facing them under the Donald Trump administration, there is strong support across rural America for the new president and many of his agricultural policies, The post Trump: America’s rural heartland sticks by their man appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Trump:… Read more »

National sheep and goat electronic tag roll-out expected within two years

GIPPSLAND abattoir owner Robert Radford expects all Australian states to roll-out mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats within two years. The post National sheep and goat electronic tag roll-out expected within two years appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central National sheep and goat electronic tag roll-out expected within two years

Sam, Richard, Rachael and the rams set to make Sheepvention a treasure

HAMILTON’s Sheepvention expo next week will feature more industry celebrities, more working dogs, more sheep and more trade displays, according to organisers. The post Sam, Richard, Rachael and the rams set to make Sheepvention a treasure appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sam, Richard, Rachael and the rams set to make Sheepvention… Read more »

From horses to sheep – MLA investing about $28 million to bring CT to farms

MEAT & Livestock Australia will invest nearly $28 million in new beef and sheep meat eating quality measurement technology in the next five years – including research into on-farm CT scanning of livestock. The post From horses to sheep – MLA investing about $28 million to bring CT to farms appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Asian feed wheat markets provide important backstop for Australia

South-East Asia countries provide a handy, stop-gap market for Australian wheat in years when a glut of lower protein wheat needs to find a home, according to Concordia Agritrading head of grains, Luke Mason. The post Asian feed wheat markets provide important backstop for Australia appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Asian… Read more »

Kay’s Cuts: Japan’s beef bowl tariff blow

Japan’s gyudon beef bowl restaurants, located on every city street corner, will be hardest hit by Japan’s Safeguard tariff triggering, which will see US frozen beef import tariffs soar to 50pc for the next eight months, writes Beef Central’s US columnist, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: Japan’s beef bowl tariff blow appeared first on… Read more »

Redefining lamb is first step and will lead to greater carcase feedback

REDEFINING Australian lamb is the first step in a comprehensive review of the meat and livestock specific language for sheep and lamb, according to the Sheepmeat Council of Australia. The post Redefining lamb is first step and will lead to greater carcase feedback appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Redefining lamb is… Read more »

$28m project to explore ‘next frontier’: objective measurement for eating quality

The objective measurement juggernaut continues to roll on in Australia’s red meat industry with another multi-million research project announced by Meat & Livestock Australia’s Richard Norton at the Yugilbar Beef Expo and Forum in northern NSW today. The post $28m project to explore ‘next frontier’: objective measurement for eating quality appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Beef Central’s beef news quiz – July 2017

Test your knowledge of current Australian beef industry news with Beef Central’s monthly quiz. The post Beef Central’s beef news quiz – July 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef news quiz – July 2017

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 03, 2017

The dollar was again soft through the N.Y. session on Thursday, though the DXY did manage to stay above Wednesday’s 15-month low of 92.55. Incoming U.S. data was mixed, as factory orders recovered, while the services ISM missed the mark. EUR-USD based at 1.1844 at mid-morning, before rallying to 1.1893 highs, under the trend peak… Read more »

Recruitment: Four things new employees want to know about a business before they start

Latest listings on Jobs Central recruitment page: Executive Officer (part-time) Leucaena Network Livestock Supply Chain work wanted Property Manager – Cunningham Cattle Co. Feeding Hands, NT – CPC Chief Financial Officer – Riverina Fresh Pty Ltd Gardener/grounds maintenance – Minderoo Stud Overseer, Rockybank Station – S.Kidman&Co Station Manager – MTM Pastoral Farmhands – Tattykeel General… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Pound Tumbles After Bank of England Meeting

OVERVIEW Sterling plummets after Bank of England cut inflation and growth forecasts. Australian imports climb to record high on the back of stronger Aussie Dollar.  Czech central bank leads Europe with the first interest rate hike in over 5 years. U.S. manufacturing sector struggles in July, printing an 11-month low for the ISM non-manufacturing index…. Read more »

Alice Springs to offer 2500 slaughter cattle in one-off sale  

A group of Central Australian beef producers will test the market for slaughter cattle when they stage a one-off sale of about 2500 bullocks and meatworks cows in Alice Springs later this month. The post Alice Springs to offer 2500 slaughter cattle in one-off sale   appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Alice… Read more »

Dubbo sale 3 August 2017: More offload as season worsens

There were only odd pens of well finished yearlings and grown steers from local areas which have been grain assisted or have come off crops. The cow quality was mixed and there were large numbers of young weaners throughout the yarding as growers make the decision to offload. The post Dubbo sale 3 August 2017:… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 03, 2017

Consolidation ruled the day into the BoE announcement, which in the event sparked a strong sell reaction on sterling. Cable lost a big figure in posting a low at 1.3139, which is a three-session low, before finding a toehold. The BoE’s left the repo rate at 0.25% by a vote of 6-2 at the Monetary… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 03, 2017

EUR-USD has settled lower after hitting a new 31-month high at 1.1910 after the London interbank close yesterday. The pair has since ebbed under 1.1850, opening in London with a softening bias. EUR-CHF has seen a similar price action, also hitting a 31-month peak yesterday, at 1.1524, before coming off the boil. Ditto for EUR-JPY,… Read more »

What moo you mean? Deciphering one moo from the next

One young researcher is trying to figure out what cows are saying, in the hope her findings can help farmers. Source: ABC Livestock What moo you mean? Deciphering one moo from the next

Domestic wholesale beef market in a ‘world of pain’

THE domestic wholesale beef market is in a world of pain at present, pressured by mounting volumes of product backing-up out of a lacklustre export market hit even harder by recent currency movements. On top of that, a vast price gap that’s emerged between beef and competing proteins, is making it even harder to shift… Read more »

New seed distribution centre sets Australian benchmark

PGG Wrightson Seeds is set to open a state-of-the art seed processing and distribution site at Truganina in Victoria on Wednesday, 9 August, 2017. The post New seed distribution centre sets Australian benchmark appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central New seed distribution centre sets Australian benchmark

Ruralco and producers join forces in drone plan

Refining drone technology so that it becomes more suited for livestock producers is a priority for a new innovation partnership. Source: ABC Livestock Ruralco and producers join forces in drone plan

Victorian fox bounty numbers on the decline

The number of fox scalps collected under a Victorian fox bounty declines in recent years. Source: ABC Livestock Victorian fox bounty numbers on the decline

Australia’s city/country divide is not as wide as you may think

Many people assume Australia’s regions are getting a raw deal compared to the big cities. But beneath the oft-told “tale of two Australias” is a more nuanced story. The post Australia’s city/country divide is not as wide as you may think appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Australia’s city/country divide is not… Read more »

$5m govt funding towards John Dee cold storage project

Southern Queensland export beef processor John Dee has secured almost $5 million in Federal Government funding towards the next stage of a major cold storage infrastructure project at the plant, near Warwick. The post $5m govt funding towards John Dee cold storage project appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central m govt funding… Read more »

Technology boosts internet connectivity for downs feedlots

Two large commercial feedlots on Queensland’s Darling Downs are benefitting from greatly improved internet access, since the completion of a telecommunications network delivering high-speed internet services into the region. The post Technology boosts internet connectivity for downs feedlots appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Technology boosts internet connectivity for downs feedlots

Dalby sale 2 Aug 2017: Cheaper market as numbers lift

Numbers lifted by close to 20 percent and the usual panel of buyers were in attendance and most were operating in a generally cheaper market. A large sample of light weight yearling steers to restockers generally experienced good demand, however average prices eased by 8c/kg. The post Dalby sale 2 Aug 2017: Cheaper market as… Read more »

Australia’s city/country divide is not as wide as you may think

New research released today by the Grattan Institute shows that income growth and unemployment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas. Cities and regions both have pockets of disadvantage, as well as areas with healthy income growth and low unemployment. The post Australia’s city/country divide is not as wide as you may think appeared… Read more »

Qld Police name pilot killed in mustering crash

Queensland Police have named the pilot who died yesterday enroute to a mustering job in northwest Queensland. The post Qld Police name pilot killed in mustering crash appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Qld Police name pilot killed in mustering crash

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 02, 2017

The euro stormed to new major trend highs before correcting somewhat. EUR-USD hit a new 31-month peak at 1.1836, and EUR-JPY a 19-month high at 131.40. EUR-CHF was off to the races again, with market participants now feeling confident enough, in contrast to how they felt for most of the time since the Eurozone crisis… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Recent sales and listings of interest across Australia

Broken Hill’s Eaglehawk sets record | Condobolin Burrawang West finds buyer | Breeding future for New England’s Achill West | $9.1m buys CQ’s Tedlands | Hassad’s Clover Downs aggregation makes $27m | Busy eight weeks for Ruralco GDL | Quilpie’s Mogera/Hoomooloo, Mitchell’s Wahcumba under contract | Recently listed: Meandarra’s Adeena/Coorunga, NT’s Broadmere The post Weekly… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 02, 2017

The dollar majors have traded mixed so far today in relatively narrow ranges. One mover of note has been USD-CAD, which has lifted to a 12-day high at 1.2586, with the pair in process of constructing its biggest rebound since early May. A drop in oil prices, with the WTI benchmark tumbling today below $49.0,… Read more »

Southern Qld infrastructure projects bode well for rural property values

Queensland’s Darling Downs region is set to benefit from a number of significant infrastructure projects including the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail. The infrastructure has the ability to drive economic growth, improve supply chain efficiencies, improve productivity and in some instances drive property prices, a… Read more »

Sheepmeat council to vote on Australian lamb definition change next week

AUSTRALIA’S leading sheep meat producer body will next week consider seeking a change to the AUS-MEAT lamb language to align with New Zealand’s definition, which includes lambs who have erupted their first permanent incisors. The post Sheepmeat council to vote on Australian lamb definition change next week appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

AWI is “walking away from’ market for non-mulesed wool – Keniry

FORMER Australian Wool Innovation board member, AWEX and Sheep CRC chairman John Keniry has joined calls for a sheep industry-wide policy on mulesing and animal welfare, and believed AWI is “walking away from” the market for non-mulesed wool. The post AWI is “walking away from’ market for non-mulesed wool – Keniry appeared first on Sheep… Read more »

Grain conference down to business in Melbourne + Pics

The 2017 Australian Grains Industry Conference kicked off in Melbourne today under the theme “Global trends – Is ‘quality’ Australia’s Trump card?”. The post Grain conference down to business in Melbourne + Pics appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain conference down to business in Melbourne + Pics

Italian Wool Excellence Club contract helping to arrest superfine decline

CONTRACTS for sustainably produced high quality traditional style Saxon superfine wool are helping to halt the decline in production of the luxury fibre. The post Italian Wool Excellence Club contract helping to arrest superfine decline appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Italian Wool Excellence Club contract helping to arrest superfine decline

Slow July beef exports reflect lacklustre overseas trade

Tough trading conditions in international markets are reflected in July beef exports released by the Department of Agriculture this morning. The post Slow July beef exports reflect lacklustre overseas trade appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Slow July beef exports reflect lacklustre overseas trade

Buttered bread the canine equivalent of a spoonful of sugar

An animal health program in remote Northern Territory communities takes a novel approach to controlling canine health problems. Source: ABC Livestock Buttered bread the canine equivalent of a spoonful of sugar

Man dies in chopper mustering crash near Cloncurry

Queensland Police are attending the scene of a fatal helicopter crash near Cloncurry. The post Man dies in chopper mustering crash near Cloncurry appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Man dies in chopper mustering crash near Cloncurry

New $5m grains research hub to be built in WA

A $5 million West Australian crop research hub will be a centre for national research into grains pathogens and productivity. Source: ABC Grain New m grains research hub to be built in WA

Humble sandwich increasing Aussie wheat exports to Vietnam

A change to more westernised diets and foods like the iconic banh mi sandwich is helping drive demand for Australian wheat in Vietnam. Source: ABC Grain Humble sandwich increasing Aussie wheat exports to Vietnam

Sheep graziers to get glimpse of future at Sheepvention next week

GRAZIERS will be given a glimpse into the future of farming at Hamilton’s Sheepvention next week via a virtual reality video experience. The post Sheep graziers to get glimpse of future at Sheepvention next week appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep graziers to get glimpse of future at Sheepvention next week

Murray Basin rail upgrades aid farmers, industry

The second stage of the $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project is set to help farmers and businesses who will benefit from the rail upgrades beginning this month. Source: ABC Grain Murray Basin rail upgrades aid farmers, industry