Month: June 2018

Showers lift spirits, prices on AuctionsPlus

Rain in some areas this week produced a more optimistic tone in buying patterns on AuctionsPlus, with most steer and heifer weight categories recording sharp rises in price. The post Showers lift spirits, prices on AuctionsPlus appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Showers lift spirits, prices on AuctionsPlus

BeefUp forums return to Northern Australia

Beef producers across Northern Australia have the chance to tap into industry insights and practical tools to improve their businesses at this BeefUp Forums, being held throughout Queensland, the NT, and Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA, featuring a range of guest speakers addressing regionally-relevant issues as well as broader beef industry topics. The post… Read more »

Spike in kangaroo deaths alarming

Wildlife carers call for more protections against development pressures, alarmed at a spike in kangaroo deaths on the Sunshine Coast. Source: ABC Livestock Spike in kangaroo deaths alarming

Lacklustre milk price forces dairy farmers out

Drought, feed costs and fatigue compound, forcing dairy farmers to weigh up their future as milk prices remain low. Source: ABC Livestock Lacklustre milk price forces dairy farmers out

Australia's legendary outback stock routes in danger of collapse

It’s known as “the Long Paddock” — an iconic network of travelling stock routes made famous by Australia’s bush poets. But cattle drovers say these livestock highways are falling into disrepair. Source: ABC Livestock Australia’s legendary outback stock routes in danger of collapse

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 29, 2018

The DXY was fairly steady through the morning session, though lost some ground in afternoon trade. The dollar index dropped to 94.55 lows from a high of 94.90. Incoming U.S. data was mixed, though had little impact on market overall. Month and quarter end activity was the main driver in the FX market on Friday…. Read more »

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Poised to Cross the Q2 as the Winner

OVERVIEW The Greenback is on track to finish strongly against the G-10 currencies. Indian Rupee is at lifetime lows despite RBI’s intervention. CNY slides further for the 11th day in a row. WTI ending the week strongly, up 42 cents to $73.87 a barrel. HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: US Dollar… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 29, 2018

EUR-USD rallied over a big figure in making a two-day high at 1.1666. The pair yesterday posted an eight-day low at 1.1727. Most euro crosses also gained. News that EU members have thrashed out deal on immigration (to shore up external borders and create screening centres for migrants) has reduced the discount built into the… Read more »

Local Beef: A Territory family getting locals excited about local beef

A Territory family which started a boutique abattoir on their farm are now supplying clients across the Top End, from remote communities to high-end restaurants. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Local Beef: A Territory family getting locals excited about local beef

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 29, 2018

Both the dollar and yen have weakened against most of the other main currencies, with the yen underperforming, while the euro outperformed on meeting some strong demand on news that EU members had thrashed out deal on immigration. The deal aims to shore up external borders and create screening centres for migrants, which is seen… Read more »

Is the beef supply chain ready for July 1 Country of Origin Labelling changes?

Sunday July 1 marks the start of a new financial year, and heralds the commencement of Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling regulations. Is the domestic red meat industry ready for the new requirements? The post Is the beef supply chain ready for July 1 Country of Origin Labelling changes? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Patchy rains bring mixed fortunes to eastern croppers

A rain front that passed over the parched eastern Australia cropping belt in the past few days brought solid falls to parts of Queensland and the western farming regions of New South Wales, but largely missed the desperately dry northern NSW slopes and Hunter Valley. The post Patchy rains bring mixed fortunes to eastern croppers… Read more »

Beef briefs 29 June 2018: China lifts bans on British, French exports

China lifts bans on British, French beef imports | China-US tariffs could cut US ag exports by 40pc | French butchers seek protection from vegans | Farm Household Allowance extension passes Parliament | BeefUp Forums return to Northern Australia | Funding for export ready food producers | Zoonosis Awareness Week is back | Quad bike… Read more »

Mite that could wipe out Australian bees detected in Melbourne

A wooden crate infested with the deadly varroa mite, which could decimate the Australian beekeeping industry, is detected on a ship in Victoria. Source: ABC Livestock Mite that could wipe out Australian bees detected in Melbourne

More money for on-farm and shearing research, less on wool marketing

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry should not be throwing large amounts of money at marketing with wool prices at record levels, producers were told at the 2018 BestWool BestLamb Conference in Bendigo this week. The post More money for on-farm and shearing research, less on wool marketing appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central More… Read more »

Australian wool prices dip in last 2017-18 auction sales

AUSTRALIA’S wool prices corrected this week, as a Western Australian offering of 4807 bales help lift national supply. The post Australian wool prices dip in last 2017-18 auction sales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices dip in last 2017-18 auction sales

AWEX 50 year gold stencils for wool classers at Gordon school dinner

AUSTRALIA’S long-serving wool classers will be honoured at the Gordon Wool School Old Students Association’s annual dinner in Geelong next month. The post AWEX 50 year gold stencils for wool classers at Gordon school dinner appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWEX 50 year gold stencils for wool classers at Gordon school dinner

Recruitment: Three tips on how to manage a team more effectively

A good leader will not only steer (no pun intended) a red meat supply chain business in the right direction, but also motivate and inspire their team at the same time. Here are some tips on effective management for any business in the red meat industry. The post Recruitment: Three tips on how to manage… Read more »

Entries open for 2019 Zanda McDonald award

Talented young agri-leaders from Australia and New Zealand are being urged to apply for the 2019 Zanda McDonald Award, which opens for entries on Monday. The post Entries open for 2019 Zanda McDonald award appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Entries open for 2019 Zanda McDonald award

Cafe in drought-stricken Cunnamulla cooks up camel burger

An outback cafe in south-west Queensland is hoping to help diversify the livestock industry by creating a market for camel products. Source: ABC Livestock Cafe in drought-stricken Cunnamulla cooks up camel burger

Forward wool market trading steadies with auction retraction

FORWARD and auction wool markets steadied this week. However, good opportunities still prevailed on the forwards, with trades on the key 19 and 21 micron indexes. The post Forward wool market trading steadies with auction retraction appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market trading steadies with auction retraction

Beekeepers self-taught via YouTube

A Central Queensland couple never imagined becoming beekeepers, but thanks to YouTube they’ve got all the skills they need to make honey for their local community. Source: ABC Livestock Beekeepers self-taught via YouTube

Former AACo boss believes in Darwin abattoir comeback

The former managing director of AACo shares his views on the company’s failed Darwin abattoir and what should happen next. Source: ABC Livestock Former AACo boss believes in Darwin abattoir comeback

Entries open for 2019 Zanda McDonald award

Talented young agri-leaders from Australia and New Zealand are being urged to apply for the 2019 Zanda McDonald Award, which opens for entries on Monday. The post Entries open for 2019 Zanda McDonald award appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Entries open for 2019 Zanda McDonald award

How a traditional method of cheese making brought in thousands

When does a cheese maker become a dairy farmer? When they want to push the boundaries of cheese making in Australia and make raw milk cheese. Source: ABC Livestock How a traditional method of cheese making brought in thousands

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 28, 2018

The dollar edged a bit lower early in the session following a downwardly revised Q1 U.S. GDP outcome, and slightly higher jobless claims. The DXY bottomed at 95.11 before bouncing to 95.36 highs. The greenback again faded, though recovered into the close. EUR-USD chopped around between 1.1601 and 1.1553, while USD-JPY posted one-week highs of… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: The Pound Holds Off on 8-Month Lows Against the US Dollar

OVERVIEW The Pound is off 8-month lows amid interest rate expectations and comments from BoE’s Haldane. US Dollar gives up earlier gains. The Loonie strong amid increased expectations of a rate hike in July. HIGHLIGHT The Pound holds it’s own having tested 8-month lows against the US Dollar and 2-month low against the Euro. The… Read more »

Calf Alert accuracy improves

The development of a device that provides the date and location of calving within 24 hours to help researchers address the problem of calf loss in extensive beef production systems, has taken a significant step forward. The post Calf Alert accuracy improves appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Calf Alert accuracy improves

Underwater drones included in beefed up biosecurity measures

Underwater sonar drones to check for pests on the underside of ships and x-ray guns to scan more passenger baggage more quickly at airports are among new measures the Australian Government is funding to beef up biosecurity protections.  The post Underwater drones included in beefed up biosecurity measures appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Dubbo sale 28 June 2018: Rain boosts market

Competition was strong with all sections enjoying rises in the much smaller yarding. With the useful fall of rain and the end of the financial year looming, numbers were back by 3800 for a yarding of 2010. The post Dubbo sale 28 June 2018: Rain boosts market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 28, 2018

The dollar has traded mixed so far today, ebbing back against the euro after printing a five-session high, holding near net unchanged versus the yen, while gaining on the NZ dollar and the pound. EUR-USD lifted out of lows, earlier printing a new five-session nadir at 1.1527 before recouping above 1.1560. The pair remains in… Read more »

Raising the baa, lambs hit new national record

Lambs set a new Australian record price of $276.20 a head at Wagga Wagga in southern New South Wales. Source: ABC Livestock Raising the baa, lambs hit new national record

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 28, 2018

The NZ dollar printed a two-week low at 0.6768 following dovish-tilting guidance from the RBNZ, which said that the outlook has been tempered slightly by the trade tensions among some of the world’s major economies. This followed the widely expected decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75%. Elsewhere, narrow ranges have prevailed. USD-JPY… Read more »

UK report criticising AA Co’s environmental governance sends industry warning

A suspect report by a UK-based agency criticising an Australian pastoral company for its ‘poor disclosure and management of environmental issues’ has raised questions about how well the red meat industry projects its environmental and sustainability credentials to the broader community. The post UK report criticising AA Co’s environmental governance sends industry warning appeared first… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2018

July to September is likely to be drier than average in northern and eastern mainland Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest three monthly seasonal climate outlook statement released today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2018

Kangaroo’s odds against dragon, eagle, bear in AGIC 2018 spotlight

Australia’s options to assert itself in the global marketplace among policy and trade heavyweights China, the United States and Russia will be under examination at the 2018 Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) on 1st and 2nd August 2018. The post Kangaroo’s odds against dragon, eagle, bear in AGIC 2018 spotlight appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Lairage and transport focus for dark cutting research

The impact of lairage timing and duration on the meat colour of grainfed cattle is the focus of new research aimed at reducing rates of dark cutting in the beef industry. The post Lairage and transport focus for dark cutting research appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Lairage and transport focus for… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 27, 2018

The USD index (DXY) was up by 0.5% as of the mid New York PM session, mirroring the 0.5% loss in EUR-USD and gains the dollar saw against a slew of other currencies today. The biggest advance out of the currencies we track was against the New Zealand dollar, which was nursing a 0.9% loss…. Read more »

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Spikes on Softer Trade Restrictions

OVERVIEW US Dollar is higher on the back of softer restrictions on US Chinese investment. The Pound is on the backfoot as markets wait for Brexit negotiations on Thursday and Friday. The Loonie is strong ahead of the BOC statement. HIGHLIGHT The US Dollar is stronger across the board as President Trump looks at softer… Read more »

Dalby Sale 27 June 2018: Rain lifts market

Prices were 5 to 10c better across most classes. Heavy weight feeder heifers improved 8 to 12c.  Bullocks topped at 280.2c while the best cows got up to 214.2c. The post Dalby Sale 27 June 2018: Rain lifts market appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 27 June 2018: Rain lifts… Read more »

Experience with Pasture dieback? Let MLA know

Scientists searching for the cause of the pasture dieback phenomenon spreading in Queensland are asking producers with experience in managing the problem to share their knowledge.  The post Experience with Pasture dieback? Let MLA know appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Experience with Pasture dieback? Let MLA know

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 27, 2018

The dollar majors have been showed little movement for the most part. NZD-USD has been the main exception, dropping over 0.5% following a miss in New Zealand business confidence data. The yen, meanwhile, firmed up moderately as stock markets ebbed back after yesterday’s reprieve. USD-JPY ebbed back under 110.00 after yesterday posting a three-session peak… Read more »

Weekly Property Review – CPC sale the key to unlock further Top End investment

In this second part of our Weekly Property Review scrutinising the northern Australian property market, agents offer their views as to why the Top End market has been particularly slow for transactions this year. The post Weekly Property Review – CPC sale the key to unlock further Top End investment appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 27, 2018

The dollar majors are showing little movement for the most part, heading into the London interbank open. NZD-USD was the main exception, dropping over 0.5% following a miss in New Zealand business confidence data. The yen, meanwhile, firmed up moderately as stock markets ebbed back after yesterday’s reprieve. USD-JPY ebbed back under 110.00 after yesterday… Read more »

Roughage supply looms as big challenge for lotfeeders

Feedlot operators already battling record high grain prices are facing another significant drought challenge, as hay and roughage supplies start to run short. The combination of high numbers of cattle on feed across Australia together with mixed summer silage and hay growing conditions earlier in the year, and added competition for roughages from drought-impacted cattle… Read more »

Southern NSW cotton nudges record 800,000 bales as picking wraps up

Cotton production in the Murrumbidgee and Murray valleys of southern New South Wales has hit a record 800,000 bales, with 53 new growers joining the region’s existing cohort of 110 to grow a record area of 72,000 hectares. The post Southern NSW cotton nudges record 800,000 bales as picking wraps up appeared first on Grain… Read more »

Drought marches towards the coast in Queensland

Drought has been an oppressive reality in western Queensland for years — but now, as dry conditions spread across eastern areas and New South Wales, graziers are having to travel further to find feed for their stock. Source: ABC Livestock Drought marches towards the coast in Queensland

Horses euthanased following deadly accident sparks review of vet practices

A NSW Government review has been ordered into the decision to euthanase eight horses after a crash near Dubbo amid allegations that some of the animals had not suffered serious injuries. Source: ABC Livestock Horses euthanased following deadly accident sparks review of vet practices

High-tech wild dog sentinel warns farmers of danger to flocks

New technology that uses recognition software and satellite connections is being tested in NSW in an effort to combat the scourge of wild dogs. Source: ABC Livestock High-tech wild dog sentinel warns farmers of danger to flocks

Heavy lambs sell to $260 at Forbes in saleyard lamb price surge

HEAVY export lambs are leading a price surge in Australian saleyards this week, fuelled by supply concerns among processors. The post Heavy lambs sell to $260 at Forbes in saleyard lamb price surge appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Heavy lambs sell to 0 at Forbes in saleyard lamb price surge

Graziers grasp bittersweet opportunity to sell up after late summer rain

Leaving the country can be a difficult choice for primary producers, but late summer rain in outback Queensland has given some graziers the opportunity to sell. Source: ABC Livestock Graziers grasp bittersweet opportunity to sell up after late summer rain

WA farmers want to know if sheep can be exported safely and economically

SHEEP can be safely exported to the Middle East during the northern summer months, according to Western Australian-based ASX-listed exporter Wellard Ltd. The post WA farmers want to know if sheep can be exported safely and economically appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WA farmers want to know if sheep can be… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 26, 2018

The dollar found some updraft and gained against most currencies today, recovering altitude after declining against the euro and yen, and other currencies, amid a backdrop of firmer global stock markets. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) gained 0.5% in making a two-session high of 94.73. USD-JPY recovered above 110.00 while EUR-USD fell back under… Read more »

Roma store 26 June 2018: Kindee steers to 310c

The sale highlight was the annual draft of 1500 weaner cattle from the Murray family’s Kindee Pastoral Company. The post Roma store 26 June 2018: Kindee steers to 310c appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Roma store 26 June 2018: Kindee steers to 310c

XE Market Analysis: Currency Markets Subdued: Quiet Before More Storms

OVERVIEW The Greenback regains colors with the Dollar Index up 0.22%. Chinese Yuan drops to a 6-month low against the USD. WTI climbs higher, up 0.15% to trade near $68.15 a barrel. HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: Currency Markets Subdued: Quiet Before More Storms

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 27 June 2018

Cold fronts generated light falls along the southern coast of Australia and moderate falls in western Tasmania. A trough produced showers and moderate falls from the central to southeastern coast of New South Wales. The highest weekly total was 105 mm at Careys Peak (Barrington Tops) in New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

VIDEO: Weekly rainfall map sequence Jan-June 2018

After some timely rain in parts of northern Australia during summer, most of the country experienced one of the driest autumns on record from March to May. This video shows how rainfall has played out across the country for the first half of the year, courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology’s weekly rainfall maps: The… Read more »

Unique Cow number plates looking for a home

Personalised vehicle registration number plates are nothing new, but a regular Beef Central reader has contacted us today, seeking to sell his “1.COW.1” plates, with beef industry stakeholders an obvious target. The post Unique Cow number plates looking for a home appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Unique Cow number plates looking… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Genetic change – is it really improvement?

With so much of the country in the grip of drought and many breeders worrying about how to feed their cows, genetics tends to get pushed into the background. But if you are running a breeding enterprise, you still need to make good genetic decisions. The post Weekly genetics review: Genetic change – is it… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 26, 2018

The dollar traded broadly firmer during the London AM session, although holding at near net unchanged levels in the case against the yen. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) was showing a gain of 0.3% as of the early European PM, which followed a run of three consecutive down sessions. EUR-USD corrected from a 12-day… Read more »

New BreedPlan software license signals system overhaul

A new software license agreement for BreedPlan, the genetic evaluation system for beef cattle, was finalised recently to ensure greater accessibility for seedstock producers and improve transparency and accountability in the system. The post New BreedPlan software license signals system overhaul appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central New BreedPlan software license signals… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 26, 2018

The main currencies are showing little net change ahead of the London interbank open. EUR-USD edged a fresh 12-day high, at 1.1721, before ebbing back to near net unchanged levels nearer 1.1700. USD-JPY has become directionally stuck near 109.50, above the two-week low that was pegged yesterday, at 109.37. Source: XE news feed XE… Read more »

Australian sheep bodies decide to discontinue the national OJD plan

AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep producer bodies have decided to discontinue the current National Ovine Johne’s Disease Management Plan, due to end this week. The post Australian sheep bodies decide to discontinue the national OJD plan appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian sheep bodies decide to discontinue the national OJD plan

Sources say COFCO set to close Toowoomba office

Unconfirmed reports say COFCO International is preparing to close its Toowoomba trading office at the end of this week. The post Sources say COFCO set to close Toowoomba office appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Sources say COFCO set to close Toowoomba office

Japanese beef imports to Australia – tsunami or ripple?

The recent lifting of the ban on imported Japanese beef into Australia has some stakeholders in the Wagyu industry curious about what impact it will have on domestic business. The post Japanese beef imports to Australia – tsunami or ripple? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Japanese beef imports to Australia –… Read more »

Bovine Respiratory Disease test a step closer

The development of a precise, objective method of diagnosing Bovine Respiratory Disease in feedlot cattle is progressing, with preliminary results from a research project showing a high degree of accuracy in identifying the disease through a blood test. The post Bovine Respiratory Disease test a step closer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Emanuel Exports sheep are not for sale, despite WA minister’s abattoir plan

WESTERN Australian exporter Emanuel Exports still intends to ship 60,000 sheep held in a feedlot to the Arabian Gulf, despite an offer engineered by WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan to have them processed onshore. The post Emanuel Exports sheep are not for sale, despite WA minister’s abattoir plan appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Weekly kill: Rain prospect tightens numbers

Light rain in parts of NSW and Victoria, and the prospect of more in coming days, has contributed to a decline in access to slaughter cattle in most states. The post Weekly kill: Rain prospect tightens numbers appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain prospect tightens numbers

NSW DPI seeks feedback on increasing animal cruelty penalties

WHAT do you think should be the penalties for people who commit acts of animal cruelty in New South Wales? The post NSW DPI seeks feedback on increasing animal cruelty penalties appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW DPI seeks feedback on increasing animal cruelty penalties

Traditional Owners could become 'landlords' in pastoral lease system overhaul

The National Native Title Council says that to simplify the pastoral lease system, native title holders should lease the land to pastoralists, instead of the government. Source: ABC Livestock Traditional Owners could become ‘landlords’ in pastoral lease system overhaul

Sheep farmers warned not to neglect meat production amid wool boom

With sheep producers looking to cash-in on a booming market for Aussie wool, farmers are being reminded not to forget about meat after decades of breeding progress. Source: ABC Livestock Sheep farmers warned not to neglect meat production amid wool boom

Banking royal commission delves into rural lending

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is turning its spotlight onto the agricultural banking sector with public hearings in Brisbane this week and more scheduled for Darwin next week. The post Banking royal commission delves into rural lending appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Banking… Read more »

CTLX sale 26 Jun 2018: Feeders rally in small yarding

It was a mostly plain quality yarding with most of the cattle showing the effects of the dry conditions and cold conditions. The post CTLX sale 26 Jun 2018: Feeders rally in small yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central CTLX sale 26 Jun 2018: Feeders rally in small yarding

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 25, 2018

The dollar traded mixed, losing ground to the yen and euro while gaining against higher beta currencies, such as the Australian dollar and its dollar bloc brethren, along with most emerging market currencies. This came as the spectre of a deepening and prolonging trade war — made more palpable by news today that Harley-Davidson will… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Brexit Negotiations Are Back in Focus This Week

OVERVIEW Sterling slips back to multi-month low before EC meeting this week. The Euro is stable on flat business climate survey. US Dollar slips on trade tariff concerns. HIGHLIGHT Foreign exchange markets are being led by two main themes this week. Firstly, the European Council Meeting on Thursday and Friday. Secondly, there are trade worries… Read more »

Wagga sale 25 June 2018: Market lifts on seasonal shortage

The seasonal shortage of top quality domestic and export slaughter cattle in the Riverina gave the market an edge this week, with prices improving by up to 10c/kg at Wagga Wagga, NSW on Monday. The post Wagga sale 25 June 2018: Market lifts on seasonal shortage appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Research survey seeks to value meat quality information in red meat supply chains

Following an initial survey earlier this year, the University of New England is continuing its pioneering research seeking to place a monetary value on product quality information in the Australian red meat supply chains. Researchers are seeking input from producers for a second survey focusing on certification of products and feedback. The post Research survey… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 25, 2018

A firmer yen amid a risk-off backdrop has been the dominant theme so far today as concerns about a worsening trade war plug at investors’ anxieties. News, announced on Sunday, that the PBoC trimmed banks’ reserve ratio requirement had limited impact, having been widely anticipated, and early gains in Chinese equity markets gave way to… Read more »

Two chickens 'set alight', RSPCA hunts for those responsible

The RSPCA calls for public assistance after two chickens are found to have been “deliberately set alight” in a South Australian park. The chickens were found in a skate park within Collins Reserve at Kidman Park in Adelaide on Sunday afternoon. Source: ABC Livestock Two chickens ‘set alight’, RSPCA hunts for those responsible

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 25, 2018

The yen has rallied across-the-board as stock markets in Asia went bearish again on concerns about a worsening trade war. USD-JPY pulled back to a two-week low of 109.37. The biggest mover has been AUD-JPY cross, which is presently showing a fairly sizable 0.8% decline. News that the PBoC trimmed banks’ reserve ratio requirement helped… Read more »

Vintage tractor auction sets market benchmark + PICS

The complete dispersal of a unique collection of vintage tractors at Toowoomba in southern Queensland on the weekend drew a crowd of around 3000 and put a benchmark in the Australian vintage machinery market. The post Vintage tractor auction sets market benchmark + PICS appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Vintage tractor… Read more »

Many theories, few answers in pasture dieback mystery

A mysterious condition is killing pastures across large and growing tracts of Queensland’s most productive cattle country, from the State’s far north to its southern border with New South Wales and now as far west as Roma. The post Many theories, few answers in pasture dieback mystery appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Stranded WA sheep can be exported under another licence

SHEEP stranded in a Western Australian feedlot under the care of de-licensed exporter Emanuel Exports can be exported under another exporter’s licence, sent for slaughter or returned to farms, the federal government said today. The post Stranded WA sheep can be exported under another licence appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Stranded… Read more »

Vale Ross Brunckhorst

Former general manager and director of the North Australian Pastoral Co, Ross Brunckhorst, passed away on Friday, aged 83. The post Vale Ross Brunckhorst appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Vale Ross Brunckhorst

Energy deal to deliver gas 3300km to Incitec fertiliser plant

Fertiliser manufacturer, Incitec Pivot (IPL), has struck a deal with energy company, APA Group, for the delivery of gas from the Northern Territory through 3300 kilometres of pipelines to IPL’s fertiliser plant on Gibson Island near Brisbane, Queensland. The post Energy deal to deliver gas 3300km to Incitec fertiliser plant appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Wild Dog Alert system offers hope for automated pest animal control

A WILD Alert system that sends real-time messages to a farmer’s mobile phone could also be linked to a drone for post-alert monitoring or modified to detect other invasive animal species. The post Wild Dog Alert system offers hope for automated pest animal control appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wild Dog… Read more »

Scanned in-lamb first cross ewe lambs sell to $307 on AuctionsPlus

ONLINE demand for scanned in-lamb Merino ewe hoggets and first cross ewe lambs increased on AuctionsPlus last week. The post Scanned in-lamb first cross ewe lambs sell to $307 on AuctionsPlus appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Scanned in-lamb first cross ewe lambs sell to 7 on AuctionsPlus

Seasonal difficulties underpin Australian sheep meat export record

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat market had a record May last month, with export demand and tightening supply helping it remain strong despite poor seasonal conditions, Meat & Livestock Australia said. The post Seasonal difficulties underpin Australian sheep meat export record appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal difficulties underpin Australian sheep meat export… Read more »

Bees are dying. What can we do about it?

Social media is abuzz with photos of bees drinking sugar water from teaspoons, after a post on a fan page dedicated to the British naturalist Sir David Attenborough draws attention to the dwindling population of bees worldwide. Source: ABC Livestock Bees are dying. What can we do about it?

Australia’s wool industry to celebrate 50 year-plus China partnership

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry will this year celebrate more than 50 years of successful wool trading and industry development co-operation with China. The post Australia’s wool industry to celebrate 50 year-plus China partnership appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia’s wool industry to celebrate 50 year-plus China partnership

Forward wool markets trading strongly with auction price lift

WOOL forward markets traded strongly last week as the spot auction market had another strong sale series in Sydney and Melbourne. However, trading was sporadic as buyers and sellers grappled with assessment of fair value. The post Forward wool markets trading strongly with auction price lift appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »