Month: August 2017

Do you have what it takes to be a wildlife carer?

Ever thought about having some cuddle time with wombat joeys? Lindy Butcher’s been looking after native animals for more than 20 years and outlines a few things you need to consider. Source: ABC Livestock Do you have what it takes to be a wildlife carer?

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 01, 2017

The dollar was pressured early in the session, with mixed U.S. data taking its toll, and allowing the DXY to touch fresh 14-month lows. The greenback later recovered some later in the session, though not markedly so. EUR-USD pulled back from 1.1839 after failing to take out Monday’s trend high, while USD-JPY slipped briefly under… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Damaged by Trump Whitehouse

OVERVIEW The US Dollar has continued to tumble today after communications from chief Anthony Scaramucci is sacked. British Pound is steady as UK house prices outperform expectations in July. UK manufacturing soars on a major jump in new export orders.  Royal Bank of Australia leaves interest rates unchanged, however, cites a strong Dollar as hampering… Read more »

Ruralco spreads wings in drone space with MLA and CSIRO partnerships

Ruralco has moved to establish a dominant position in the rural drone and technology market by announcing two significant new strategic partnerships this week. The post Ruralco spreads wings in drone space with MLA and CSIRO partnerships appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Ruralco spreads wings in drone space with MLA and… Read more »

A Look at the positive long leading indicatos

Several weeks ago I wrote that I was turning neutral on the 12+ forecast, due to the downturns in 3 of the 4 original long leading indicators. So I thought I would follow up by noting the ones that remain positive.   I already noted that real M1 is still quite positive:  Source: XE… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 2 Aug 2017

A series of cold fronts and low pressure systems tracked across southern Australia over the past week, with rain limited to isolated thunderstorms and moderate falls recorded in the southwest and southeast of Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 2 Aug 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Roma store 1 Aug 2017: Prices ease on drying weather, grain cost

The variables of forthcoming climate indications and grain costs elevating is key to the slide of up to 20c/kg. The post Roma store 1 Aug 2017: Prices ease on drying weather, grain cost appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 1 Aug 2017: Prices ease on drying weather, grain cost

NVLX Wodonga 1 Aug 2017: Prices ease for typical winter offering

Cattle prices continued to ease with bidding from processors, feedlots and restockers at lower levels. Uncertainty appeared to slow store buyer demand which in turn eased the pressure on feedlots and domestic processors over light weight categories. The post NVLX Wodonga 1 Aug 2017: Prices ease for typical winter offering appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Ruralco and CSIRO partner to create ‘innovation ecosystem’

Drones, long-range sensors and geospatial tools will be applied to Australian agriculture through a partnership of the CSIRO with ASX-listed agribusiness, Ruralco. The post Ruralco and CSIRO partner to create ‘innovation ecosystem’ appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ruralco and CSIRO partner to create ‘innovation ecosystem’

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 01, 2017

EUR-USD remained in a oscillation in the low 1.18s, reflecting a broader consolidation in the common currency following recent outperformance. A sub-forecast Eurozone manufacturing PMI for July had little impact on the forex market, with the 56.6 headline reading still a relatively high level, indicating robust expansion, while the new business reading was particularly encouraging…. Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Early spring bull sale prices boosted by a frantic week

This past week would arguably be the best ever seen for vendors in the seedstock industry, with 13 bull auctions recorded by Beef Central producing an average price of $10,302 for the 654 bulls sold. Genetics editor Geoff Phillips examines what’s behind it, and whether it will continue through the spring selling season. The post… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 01, 2017

The narrow trade-weighted dollar index hit a new low at 92.64, which is the lowest level seen in 17 months. EUR-USD, which the index correlates closely with, logged a new 30-month peak at 1.1846 in the early Asia-Pacific session, while USD-JPY logged a six-week low at 110.18. The latest cabinet drama in Washington was blamed… Read more »

Bull buying basics: Objectivity breeds better results

Buying bulls is an important business decision, but it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. According to Tropical Beef Technology Services technical officer Tim Emery, bull selections can have consequences in herds for up to 15 years. The post Bull buying basics: Objectivity breeds better results appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Genetics honour to CQ Brahman breeder Alf Collins

Veteran Queensland Brahman breeder Alf Collins Sr was saluted by his peers recently when he was awarded the 2017 Helen Newton Turner Medal during the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics conference in Townsville. The post Genetics honour to CQ Brahman breeder Alf Collins appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Schooner resurfaces as barley with ability to be Australia’s Maris Otter

Schooner barley could resurface as a malting variety of significance to the craft brewing sector, based on its flavour characteristics, making it the Australian equivalent of the prized English variety, Maris Otter. The post Schooner resurfaces as barley with ability to be Australia’s Maris Otter appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Schooner… Read more »

Rubber to meat rail in potentially game-changing new Morven livestock hub

A $4 million Federal grant to build a cattle spelling, store weighing and rail loading facility at Morven could trigger big changes in how cattle from central and south western Queensland move to finishing systems and abattoirs in the State’s south east corner. The post Rubber to meat rail in potentially game-changing new Morven livestock… Read more »

CSIRO and Ruralco enter into digital agriculture partnership

DRONES, long-range sensors and geospatial tools will be applied to Australian agriculture through a partnership of the CSIRO with ASX-listed agribusiness, Ruralco. The post CSIRO and Ruralco enter into digital agriculture partnership appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central CSIRO and Ruralco enter into digital agriculture partnership

Chinese capital injection into progressive Argyle meats business

Progressive NSW branded beef and lamb supply chain, Argyle Foods Group says it has secured a large capital injection from a Hong Kong company to be used in part to finance the development of a large further-processing facility in China. The post Chinese capital injection into progressive Argyle meats business appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Nuffield’s ‘destination conference’ set for Darwin

Registrations are now open for the Nuffield Australia National Conference to be held for the first time in Darwin, from Tuesday 19 September to Thursday 21 September 2017. The post Nuffield’s ‘destination conference’ set for Darwin appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Nuffield’s ‘destination conference’ set for Darwin

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jul 31, 2017

After attempting to move higher early in the N.Y. session on Monday, the dollar fell back once again, resulting in a fresh DXY low of 92.92, levels last seen in May of 2016. EUR-USD printed new 2.5 year highs, trading over its 200-week moving average, on its way to 1.1831 highs. USD-JPY faded on the… Read more »

Trial tests canola meal for beef steers

Charles Sturt University (CSU) research is evaluating the use of canola meal, a by-product of oil production, as a supplementary feed ration for beef steers. The post Trial tests canola meal for beef steers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Trial tests canola meal for beef steers

Wagga sale 31 July 2017: Mixed price trends for 2900 head

The trade market struggled to find a stable base due to a combination of seasonal variations, a glut of box meat and consumer resistance at the shop front. The post Wagga sale 31 July 2017: Mixed price trends for 2900 head appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 31 July 2017:… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Dollar Slumps Ahead of Key Economic Data

OVERVIEW The Pound hit a fresh 10-month high but has disappointing UK mortgage approvals in July. Eurozone core inflation hits a 4-year high that energizes the Euro. The Sterling is in the limelight as we enter a major week of UK data. South African Rand slumps as Moody’s rating agency points out political interference. U.S…. Read more »