Month: September 2017

Melons, potatoes to grow at Twiggy's Minderoo Station

The man well known for making his fortune through iron ore mining, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest, has turned his attention on home-station, Minderoo, to fruit and vegetables. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Melons, potatoes to grow at Twiggy’s Minderoo Station

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 06, 2017

The dollar perked up slightly in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, aided overall by an improved risk backdrop, and by news from Washington, where there may be agreement, at least tempoarily, to extend the debt limit, and providing hurricane relief funding. EUR-USD ran into sellers at 1.1950, later posting a 1.1912 low. USD-JPY meanwhile, rallied toward… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Canadian Dollar Surges After BoC Hike

OVERVIEW Loonie sharply stronger as Bank of Canada hikes interest rates. The US Dollar remains stable as traders sit on their hands. Euro continues to outperform other major currencies. Pound settles after biggest spike since the last two months yesterday.  HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: Canadian Dollar Surges After BoC Hike

Angus Australia to host regional forums

Angus Australia is hosting a series of regional forums across Australia during October, allowing people to catch up on latest technologies available to breeders. The post Angus Australia to host regional forums appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Angus Australia to host regional forums

XE Market Analysis: North America – Sep 06, 2017

The euro rallied against the dollar and other currencies. EUR-USD traded at three-session highs in coming within a few pips of 1.1950. There wasn’t a specific catalyst, and gains have come despite underwhelming German manufacturing orders data. Market narratives pointed to position jigging into tomorrow’s ECB meeting, even though a move toward QE tapering appears… Read more »

Weekly property review: Goats drive property surge in some western areas

Goats – once considered the poor cousins of the livestock sector – are becoming a serious sideline to beef and sheep operations, and excellent prices mean more marginal western country suitable for running goats is now much more attractive to investors, reports property editor Linda Rowley. The post Weekly property review: Goats drive property surge… Read more »

Property: Has NT market peaked? Recent sales suggest confidence still strong

Although the general perception for the NT pastoral market is that things may have peaked, there are still sales taking place that suggest strong confidence in the northern beef industry’s foreseeable future, says Herron Todd White’s Frank Peacocke. The post Property: Has NT market peaked? Recent sales suggest confidence still strong appeared first on Beef… Read more »

New catalogue for improving grazing land launched

A team of expert economists and extension officers at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has launched a catalogue of best practices for maintaining and improving the condition of grazing lands. The post New catalogue for improving grazing land launched appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New catalogue for improving grazing… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 06, 2017

Narrow ranges have prevailed during Asian trading in to the London interbank opening. The USD index is net unchanged, and both EUR-USD and USD-JPY are near their respective New York closing levels of yesterday. AUD-USD provided some colour, taking a 40-plus pip dip after Australian Q2 GDP came in slightly below expectations, albeit at a… Read more »

2017 Rising Champion finalists announced

Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has announced the state finalists for the 2017 NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion. The post 2017 Rising Champion finalists announced appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 2017 Rising Champion finalists announced

Grainfed beef exports hit record

Australian beef exports in August totalled almost 99,000 tonnes shipped weight (swt) – a 22 percent increase year-on-year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. The post Grainfed beef exports hit record appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Grainfed beef exports hit record

The Merino man behind the mirror: AWI’s Wal Merriman

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has admitted observing a focus group of performance-recording Merino breeders from behind a one-way mirror in Sydney in June this year without their knowledge. The post The Merino man behind the mirror: AWI’s Wal Merriman appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central The Merino man behind the… Read more »

CQUni and Telstra to open Outback data flows

A new research initiative between Telstra and CQUniversity will explore the interconnection of data systems within low-bandwidth remote locations. The post CQUni and Telstra to open Outback data flows appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CQUni and Telstra to open Outback data flows

Hindus lead complaints against latest MLA spring lamb ad

MEAT & Livestock Australia is holding firm in the face of about 30 complaints against its latest spring lamb advertisement, which has offended at least one religious group. The post Hindus lead complaints against latest MLA spring lamb ad appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Hindus lead complaints against latest MLA spring… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Sep 2017

A surface trough with thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the South West Land Division. A series of vigorous cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Sep 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6… Read more »

NSW vets working to contain footrot outbreaks across state before rain

NEW South Wales authorities are calling for help from all sheep producers to halt the spread of footrot across the state, with Central West Local Land Services reporting an estimated 150,000 sheep on about 45 quarantined properties in the region have the hoof disease. The post NSW vets working to contain footrot outbreaks across state… Read more »

NFF welcomes ANZ ministerial agreement on quad bike safety system

A COMMITMENT to fast-track a five-star safety rating system for quad bikes from Australian and New Zealand ministers has been welcomed by the National Farmers’ Federation. The post NFF welcomes ANZ ministerial agreement on quad bike safety system appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NFF welcomes ANZ ministerial agreement on quad bike… Read more »

Fitzroy River National Park plan concerns cattle industry

The Kimberley cattle industry is worried about the implications of the proposed Fitzroy River National Park. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Fitzroy River National Park plan concerns cattle industry

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 05, 2017

The dollar remained under pressure through the N.Y. session on Tuesday, with risk-off firmly in place following the weekend N. Korea nuke test. In addition, U.S. politics, and hurricane concerns remain, with immigration, the debt ceiling, budget, and tax reform all up in the air, as the dysfunctional U.S. Congress returns to work from a… Read more »

Mutton shipments jump in August to exceed five-year average

A RISE in sheep slaughter in August and strong overseas demand has lifted mutton exports by more than 50 percent from year-ago levels, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported. The post Mutton shipments jump in August to exceed five-year average appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Mutton shipments jump in August to… Read more »

Roma store 7 Sep 2017: Prices firm to stronger

Quality was good and young cattle were plentiful as prices held firm if not stronger with supply and demand generating bids from all directions. Fewer cattle off oats are being yarded as oats crops finish. The post Roma store 7 Sep 2017: Prices firm to stronger appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Oz and NZ Dollars Surge After Dovish Fed Comments

OVERVIEW US equity markets open lower as investors react to Sunday’s North Korean bomb test. Markets still nervous as the focus remains on NK and concerns of another missile launch. Risk aversion causes US 10-year government costs down to their lows for the year. US Dollar is weaker after Fed Governor, Lael Brainard, signals preference… Read more »

Reminder producer representatives sought for MLA Board Selection Committee

Red meat producers are being reminded that candidates are being sought to fill three producer representative positions on the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Board Selection Committee. The post Reminder producer representatives sought for MLA Board Selection Committee appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Reminder producer representatives sought for MLA Board Selection… Read more »

NVLX Wodonga 5 Sep 2017: Weaker feedlot and processor competition

Cattle prices lost momentum with most categories recording cheaper rates. Weaker feedlot and domestic processor competition across all categories caused a price correction. The post NVLX Wodonga 5 Sep 2017: Weaker feedlot and processor competition appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NVLX Wodonga 5 Sep 2017: Weaker feedlot and processor competition

Livestock transporters welcome consultation on personal use exemptions

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) has welcomed an announcement that the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commenced formal consultation on a proposed national work and rest exemption to allow limited personal use of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle. The post Livestock transporters welcome consultation on personal use exemptions appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Japan tariff jump on US beef yet to be reflected in demand from Australia

A yawning gap has emerged in tariff levels between Australian and US imported frozen beef in the Japanese market, but demand or price for Australian beef is yet to show any significant rise as a result, Japan Wagyu tour participants were told this week. The post Japan tariff jump on US beef yet to be… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Sep 05, 2017

The yen and franc retained a safe haven bid, although the degree of risk aversion was somewhat less than a run to the hills, and more of a weary expression of concern with regard to the North Korea’s ratcheting up of the geopolitical ante with nuclear testing. USD-JPY fell for a second day, logging a… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: What are commercial producers paying for bulls?

It wasn’t so long ago commercial buyers could fill their orders in the $5000 to $7000 range but these days many need to venture into the five figure range to fill their orders. The post Weekly genetics review: What are commercial producers paying for bulls? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

AI is big business at Hokkaido’s Tokachi breeding centre

ONE of Japan’s showcase artificial breeding facilities was an eye-opener for Australian industry stakeholders during the opening stages of the 2017 Japan Wagyu study tour. The post AI is big business at Hokkaido’s Tokachi breeding centre appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central AI is big business at Hokkaido’s Tokachi breeding centre

Hindus outraged after revered vegetarian God used in lamb advert

Members of the Australian Indian community are angry about a new lamb ad which depicts the Hindu God Ganesha eating meat, despite being widely considered a vegetarian by practitioners of the religion. Source: ABC Livestock Hindus outraged after revered vegetarian God used in lamb advert

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 05, 2017

The yen and franc retained a safe haven bid, although the degree of risk aversion was somewhat less than a run to the hills, and more of a weary expression of concern with regard to the North Korea’s ratcheting up of the geopolitical ante with nuclear testing. USD-JPY fell for a second day, logging a… Read more »

Genetics: Four top tips for buying better bulls

NSW North Coast Local Land Services senior livestock officer Nathan Jennings shared his top four tips on buying better bulls at a Casino Beef Week beef information day recently. The post Genetics: Four top tips for buying better bulls appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Genetics: Four top tips for buying better… Read more »

Genomics partnership reinforces UQ Gatton as animal and ag research hub

Global US food and animal safety company Neogen Corporation is establishing an animal genomics facility at The University of Queensland Gatton campus in a move that will reinforce UQ’s capacity to support the livestock industry and animal breeders. The post Genomics partnership reinforces UQ Gatton as animal and ag research hub appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Innovative global producers inspire ‘sustainable profitability’ in northern beef production

The imperative of implementing strategies in northern beef production, so as to strengthen both profitability and the preservation of natural assets, has been highlighted by a new report from 2014 Nuffield Scholar, Michael Lyons. The post Innovative global producers inspire ‘sustainable profitability’ in northern beef production appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Hope springs with new season

Late winter rain boosted crop prospects for the fortunate few. Growers elsewhere put the tough winter behind them and pin their hopes on the chance of a successful summer crop season. The post Hope springs with new season appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Hope springs with new season

GrainCorp business change sparks NSW Farmers’ concerns

NSW Farrmers is seeking assurances from GrainCorp that its natural monopoly does not become anti-competitive following its announcement last week that it would join its marketing and storage and logistics operations into a single unit. The post GrainCorp business change sparks NSW Farmers’ concerns appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central GrainCorp business… Read more »

Uruguay ships live beef cattle to China

Under a live cattle import protocol signed between China and Uruguay in December 2016, December 2016 allowing the import of beef cattle from Uruguay for fattening and slaughter. The post Uruguay ships live beef cattle to China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Uruguay ships live beef cattle to China

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 04, 2017

The USD index closed out in London with a 0.4% loss after a bout of selling during the opening volleys of Asia-Pacific trade and again during the London AM session. North Korea’s weekend nuclear antics set a risk-off tone in global markets, which saw the dollar extend losses seen after Friday’s sub-forecast U.S. jobs report…. Read more »

Former Olympian to speak at Rockhampton beef forum

Four-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Libby Trickett and Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne will be among a star-studded line up of speakers at a free forum for Central Queensland farming families being held in Rockhampton next week. The post Former Olympian to speak at Rockhampton beef forum appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Wagga 4 Sep 2017: Weaker price trends as yarding doubles

Cattle markets in the past week have continued to soften and Wagga continues to experience the same weaker price trends, depending on quality and competition. Numbers more than doubled, with 4800 cattle, 2700 more than the previous market. The post Wagga 4 Sep 2017: Weaker price trends as yarding doubles appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Processors racking-up big losses on forward-contracted grainfeds

Red meat processors targeting 100-day grainfed cattle are racking-up big losses on stock currently being slaughtered, which were bought under forward contracts four or five months ago. The post Processors racking-up big losses on forward-contracted grainfeds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Processors racking-up big losses on forward-contracted grainfeds

US Bond Market Week in Review: Something Each For the Hawks and Doves

         Friday’s employment report contained figures that would support any Fed governor’s rate raising arguments.  The three, six and twelve month moving average of job growth are holding steady between 150,000 and 200,000/month: Source: XE news feed US Bond Market Week in Review: Something Each For the Hawks and Doves

US Equity and Economic Week in Review: Solid Numbers and a Potential Short-Term Rally

              This week, the BEA released their second estimate of 2Q17 GDP, which increased 3% Q/Q and 2.2% Y/Y.  Internal numbers were solid.  Personal consumption expenditures (PCEs) were up 2.7% Y/Y.  Durable goods spending rose 6.8% Y/Y, thanks to contributions from spending on furnishings and recreational goods.  Motor vehicle sales were weak for a… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 04, 2017

USD-JPY dove back under 110.00 on geopolitical concerns and Friday’s underwhelming U.S. August jobs report. North Korea tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday, ratcheting up market anxieties and seeing stock markets dove in Asia today. The yen met a burst of safe haven demand, sending USD-JPY to a 109.53 low, which is the lowest since… Read more »

Mammoth Moree machinery auction reaches new highs

Late model John Deere tracked tractors sold for over quarter of a million dollars and headers made over $300,000 at Ritchie Bros auction of agricultural machinery at Moree in north west NSW on Friday. The post Mammoth Moree machinery auction reaches new highs appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Mammoth Moree machinery… Read more »

Lamb gets set to transcend all with MLA’s new spring campaign + VIDEO

AUSTRALIAN lamb will be marketed this spring as the meat that transcends all religious boundaries. The post Lamb gets set to transcend all with MLA’s new spring campaign + VIDEO appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Lamb gets set to transcend all with MLA’s new spring campaign + VIDEO

New genetic testing lab development to improve DNA test turnaround

AUSTRALIAN sheep DNA testing turnaround times are expected to be more reliable and up to 40 percent faster with Neogen Corporation’s decision to establish a genomic testing laboratory in Queensland. The post New genetic testing lab development to improve DNA test turnaround appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New genetic testing lab… Read more »

Former AMIC chairman chosen as joint Kidman/Hancock CEO

Former Australian Meat Industry Council chairman David Larkin will be announced tomorrow (Monday) as the head of agricultural operations for Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and S.Kidman & Co pastoral investments. The post Former AMIC chairman chosen as joint Kidman/Hancock CEO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Former AMIC chairman chosen as joint… Read more »

Canadian farmers foreshadow severe yield cuts

Dry weather saw Canadian farmers cut 2017 yield and production estimates of major export crops canola, wheat and barley in the Statistics Canada (Statscan) crop report released on August 31. The post Canadian farmers foreshadow severe yield cuts appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Canadian farmers foreshadow severe yield cuts

Muslim festival tradition donates meat to poor

For Muslims in poor communities Eid al-Adha is often the only time of year they’ll eat meat and abattoirs and butchers in Australia play a key role in making that happen. Source: ABC Livestock Muslim festival tradition donates meat to poor

Australian farmer sentiment withers under dry skies: Rabobank

Dry winter weather in many parts of the country has seen Australian farmer confidence decline to a four-year low, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey. The post Australian farmer sentiment withers under dry skies: Rabobank appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Australian farmer sentiment withers under dry skies: Rabobank

Competition law changes may have implications for meat industry

Changes to competition laws in Australia will introduce new arrangements to Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act. The new arrangements, which quietly passed through the Senate last week, will prohibit actions which have the effect of being anti-competitive. The post Competition law changes may have implications for meat industry appeared first on Sheep… Read more »

Sheepmeat council calls for industry leadership program applications

SHEEP producers and industry workers have less than two months to apply to attend the second round of Sheepmeat Industry Leadership program. The post Sheepmeat council calls for industry leadership program applications appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheepmeat council calls for industry leadership program applications

Sheep and cattle breeders keen to try first pedigree proximity tags

AUSTRALIA’S world-first maternal pedigree collection ear tag system has had strong interest from sheep breeders and the beef industry since its development for farm trials was finalised recently. The post Sheep and cattle breeders keen to try first pedigree proximity tags appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep and cattle breeders keen… Read more »

Stocking rate challenge at Grasslands conference this week

NORTH-EAST Victorian farmers will be challenged to increase their stocking rates to improve profitability, at the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s annual conference at Nagambie this week. The post Stocking rate challenge at Grasslands conference this week appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Stocking rate challenge at Grasslands conference this week

New Zealand flock declines in 2016-17, but more trade and ewe hoggets retained

NEW Zealand’s sheep flock is continuing to decline, although hogget numbers have increased as more young ewes are kept as replacements and trade turn-off dropped. The post New Zealand flock declines in 2016-17, but more trade and ewe hoggets retained appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand flock declines in 2016-17,… Read more »

Casino impasse resolved, sales return this week

Casino livestock agents and the Richmond Valley Council have agreed to resolve their two-week impasse over an increase in fees and charges at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX), meaning weekly sales to resume at the centre from this Wednesday. The post Casino impasse resolved, sales return this week appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

$8 million biosecurity lab to built in Darwin

A new biosecurity hub will be built in Darwin as part of an $8 million joint project by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments to guard against foreign pests and diseases. The post $8 million biosecurity lab to built in Darwin appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central million biosecurity lab to built… Read more »

Goondiwindi entrepreneur takes out Innovation in Ag award

Goondiwindi agri-business consultant Jerome Leray has taken out the ‘Innovation in Ag’ award at Queensland Grains Gala Dinner for his groundbreaking weed-targeting technology. The post Goondiwindi entrepreneur takes out Innovation in Ag award appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Goondiwindi entrepreneur takes out Innovation in Ag award

Sharp rise in AuctionsPlus clearance

An increase in numbers on AuctionsPlus this week brought with it an increase in buyer confidence, with the clearance rate of 72pc at auction up 14pc from the previous week. With the exception of heifers and steers less than 250kg, all other weight ranges among young cattle rose in price. The post Sharp rise in… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 01, 2017

The dollar fell sharply in early N.Y. trade on Friday, driven down by the weaker than expected U.S. August employment report. EUR-USD spiked up to 1.1980 from under 1.1920, as USD-JPY tumbled to 109.57 from 110.10. USD-CAD initially dropped nearly 100 points to 26-month lows of 1.2340, as cable topped at 1.2995, a near three-week… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 01, 2017

The dollar has steadied after extending declines during the early part of the Asia-Pacific session. The losses had been sparked yesterday by Treasury Secretary Mnunchi, who said that a weaker currency is better for trade (although adding that a stronger dollar in the longer run “inevitable” due to confidence in the U.S.). EUR-USD saw a… Read more »

High-speed freight and passenger catamaran proposed for King Island

Tasmania’s catamaran builder Incat proposes reviving its Bass Strait ferry with a combined freight and passenger service to King Island. Source: ABC Beef Cattle High-speed freight and passenger catamaran proposed for King Island

Farmers left hot and dry in Queensland's record-breaking warm winter

Queensland farmers continue to suffer with little sub-surface soil moisture following the state’s warmest and one of the driest winters in decades. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers left hot and dry in Queensland’s record-breaking warm winter

Grain Central’s August 2017 grain news quiz

Test your knowledge on current Australian grain industry news with Grain Central’s monthly quiz The post Grain Central’s August 2017 grain news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s August 2017 grain news quiz

Australia's wild horses capture imagination

A week-long conference about desert brumbies held at Kings Creek Station, south-west of Alice Springs, covered horsemanship and environmental issues. Source: ABC Livestock Australia’s wild horses capture imagination

EID should aid saleyard lamb feedback, but a warning on processor capacity

ELECTRONIC tag identification of saleyard lambs in Victoria should make it possible for processors to give carcase feedback, the It’s Ewe Time forum in Hamilton heard yesterday. The post EID should aid saleyard lamb feedback, but a warning on processor capacity appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central EID should aid saleyard lamb… Read more »

Beef Central’s beef news quiz – August 2017

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

Australia’s 20 largest regions for cattle population

While drought has stemmed some of the longer-term trend towards Australia’s beef herd shifting north, Qld retains its status as Australia’s beef powerhouse, accounting for more than twice as many cattle as next largest state, NSW. MLA has put together a map of the nation’s beef herd, broke down by 53 Natural Resource Management regions…. Read more »

Wool indicator lower, but week finishes with positive price trend

AUSTRALIAN wool prices continued their downward trend at auctions earlier this week, but improved on the last day of sales. The post Wool indicator lower, but week finishes with positive price trend appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool indicator lower, but week finishes with positive price trend

Recruitment: Five steps to leading a great team

When you’re yearning for growth, increased profits or even just consistency, how do you find and build a team that is just as enthusiastic as you, and more to the point, how do you keep them? Here’s the major piece to the puzzle. Before you do anything, go to a mirror and take a good… Read more »

Forward wool sellers take advantage of tough week at the auction

FORWARD-THINKING wool growers took advantage of another tough week for the auction market as prices fell 30-50 cents on Wednesday. Growers took advantage, with forward trades early in the week into the need year at solid levels, highlighted by January and February traded at 1800 cents for 19 micron and 21 micron trading to 1475… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 31, 2017

The dollar started out on a firmer footing, and was aided early on by decent incoming U.S. data. U.S. political uncertainty continued to make itself known however, while month-end conditions provided some chop, resulting in USD gains later to come unwound. Wall Street moved off its best levels, while yields were fairly steady. EUR-USD bottomed… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Canadian Dollar Outperforms As Economy Soars

OVERVIEW Euro continued to reverse previous week’s gain as ECB sources warn of currency’s rise. US data mixed, stronger consumer spending but weaker inflation and pending home sales unexpectedly fell. Eurozone inflation came in above expectations at 1.5% year-on-year in August, from 1.3% in July. German retail sales and unemployment data were slightly disappointing. Brexit… Read more »

Zoetis tackles rural mental health with beyondblue

There is an urgent, ongoing need to meet the mental health challenges faced by Australians in rural areas, where the rate of suicide is 50pc higher than in major cities. These statistics have prompted an ongoing partnership between Zoetis, and national, not-for-profit organisation, beyondblue. The post Zoetis tackles rural mental health with beyondblue appeared first… Read more »