Month: August 2018

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 31, 2018

Risk off conditions gripped markets after Trump threatened to take the U.S. out of the WTO while signalling that he’s ready to take the Sino-U.S. trade war to the next level, which for the main currencies translated to Yen outperformance and Aussie Dollar-led Dollar bloc underperformance. The Turkish Lira still managed to rebound by over… Read more »

Grain Central’s August 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry news developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz. The post Grain Central’s August 2018 grain and cropping news quiz appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain Central’s August 2018 grain and cropping news quiz

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 31, 2018

The Yen has posted moderate gains amid a backdrop of souring risk appetite in global markets and associated concerns about emerging markets. President Trump kept sentiment in markets on edge after threatening, during an interview with Bloomberg, to take the U.S. out of the WTO while saying that he was keen to implement the plan… Read more »

Great Southern grassfed program forges on, despite the drought

Managing slaughter cattle supply during Australia’s often erratic seasonal cycles has always been regarded as a key Achilles heel faced by grassfed beef supply chain managers, as  global customers seek assurances over consistency of quality and continuity of supply. But JBS says it has managed to navigate through this year’s eastern states drought much better… Read more »

Lamb buyers change teams as saleyard prices hit new heights

EXPORTERS and supermarkets are scrambling buyers nationally as new season lamb prices hit 1000c/kg and heavy export weight old lambs sell for up to $337.20 this week. The post Lamb buyers change teams as saleyard prices hit new heights appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Lamb buyers change teams as saleyard prices… Read more »

Rice-growing bodies support proposed ASX listing of SunRice

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia and the Rice Marketing Board (RMB) of NSW have voiced their support for the proposed listing of Australia’s single-desk rice market, SunRice, on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), ahead of SunRice’s AGM next month. The post Rice-growing bodies support proposed ASX listing of SunRice appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Tamworth’s annual spring lamb show and sale is going ahead

TAMWORTH’S annual spring lamb show and feature sale next week is expecting great things for its charity despite the drought gripping New South Wales. The post Tamworth’s annual spring lamb show and sale is going ahead appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Tamworth’s annual spring lamb show and sale is going ahead

Dollar-a-litre milk continues to hurt drought-hit dairy farmers

Is cheap milk sold in the supermarkets increasing the pain for NSW dairy farmers struggling through the worst drought in a century? Source: ABC Livestock Dollar-a-litre milk continues to hurt drought-hit dairy farmers

Forward wool market trade steadies then improves for fine wools

FORWARD wool markets traded in light volume as the spot auction market looked to steady after a volatile first three weeks of the new season. The post Forward wool market trade steadies then improves for fine wools appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market trade steadies then improves for fine… Read more »

Recruitment: Like Australia, US agribusiness experiences hiring headaches

For a change of pace in this week’s recruitment article, we take a look at staffing issues in the US farm sector, and the lotfeeding sector in particular – which is arguably facing even bigger challenges than Australia. The post Recruitment: Like Australia, US agribusiness experiences hiring headaches appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Should hay exports be seized and given to drought-stricken farmers?

Exporters say calls to seize hay supplies destined for Asia and instead provide them to drought-struck farmers could kill a $500 million industry. Source: ABC Livestock Should hay exports be seized and given to drought-stricken farmers?

AWI’s WoolQ launches three new functions for growers and brokers

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s online platform WoolQ has released three new features – an industry network forum, My WoolQ for clip details and a ready reckoner for market analysis and results. The post AWI’s WoolQ launches three new functions for growers and brokers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI’s WoolQ launches three… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 30, 2018

The Dollar index peaked at 94.90 early in the N.Y. session on Thursday, up from overnight lows of 94.47. In-line jobless claims and earnings figures combined with slightly firmer consumption data to support the Greenback. Sticks and yields headed lower on ongoing NAFTA uncertainty. EUR-USD opened near 1.1695, later making its way to 1.1642 lows…. Read more »

Webinar: Phosphorous supplementation for improved productivity and profitability (Part 2)

In the final webinar in the ‘Improving beef business performance across northern Australia’ series, Rob Dixon and Mick Sullivan will discuss how phosphorous supplementation can improve productivity and profitability of beef businesses. The post Webinar: Phosphorous supplementation for improved productivity and profitability (Part 2) appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Webinar: Phosphorous… Read more »

Recruitment: Like Australia, US agribusiness experiences hiring headaches

For a change of pace in this week’s recruitment article, we take a look at staffing issues in the United States farm sector, and the lot-feeding sector in particular – which is arguably facing even bigger challenges than Australia. The post Recruitment: Like Australia, US agribusiness experiences hiring headaches appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: Prices climb after rain as frost fears mount

Feedgrain values in the past week dipped on rain in parts of the grainbelt, but have firmed in the past 24 hours in response to heavy frost in southeastern areas which may have limited yields in some crops, but cottonseed prices have eased as availability improved. The post Feedgrain Focus: Prices climb after rain as… Read more »

Coles and customer donations top $10m to help farmers deal with drought

Coles supermarket customers have dug deep for Australian farming communities, by joining with Coles to provide more than $10 million to help farmers deal with the impact of drought. The post Coles and customer donations top $10m to help farmers deal with drought appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Coles and customer… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 30, 2018

The Dollar has traded mostly firmer, with EUR-USD settling near 1.1700, below yesterday’s four-week high at 1.1733, and USD-JPY pushing toward 111.50, below the four-week high at 111.83 that was printed yesterday, while AUD-USD and NZD-USD were underperformers following a disappointing set of antipodean data. Risk appetite deteriorated, with European stock markets declining, S&P 500… Read more »

Polo ponies suffocated on Spirit of Tasmania ferry, owner says

The owner of six polo ponies that allegedly died during a Bass Strait crossing on the TT-Line’s Spirit of Tasmania says he has seen the autopsy report and blames the ferry service for their deaths. Source: ABC Livestock Polo ponies suffocated on Spirit of Tasmania ferry, owner says

Farmers call for drought policy reform to prepare for drier climate

The agriculture sector is calling for an overhaul of government drought policy to factor in climate change and support farmers to plan for and manage future dry periods. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers call for drought policy reform to prepare for drier climate

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 30, 2018

The Dollar and Yen have traded firmer against most other currencies as the risk-on sentiment that powered the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to new record highs waned in Asia. The USD index (DXY) is showing a modest rebound from lows, while EUR-USD has concurrently tipped back under 1.1700. USD-JPY has held in a narrow range… Read more »

Agtech and farm safety: Life-saver or time-waster?

There are already some fit-for-purpose apps and technology that are doing a great job at addressing farm safety issues, but is there enough pressure or incentive for farmers to actually use them?, asks Agtech Central editor, Sam Tretheway in this week’s column The post Agtech and farm safety: Life-saver or time-waster? appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Ag tech briefs: ‘Green light’ tag for animal health monitoring

‘Green light’ tag for animal health monitoring | $14m investment in farm management software developer | $500,000 fund to stimulate WA’s agtech | Great ag ideas abound in agrifood pitch session The post Ag tech briefs: ‘Green light’ tag for animal health monitoring appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Ag tech briefs:… Read more »

Six new dam sites identified for northern Australia

Six new dam sites in northern Australia have been identified with the potential to collectively open up 370,000 hectares of land for new agricultural cropping developments, and twice that area for aquaculture ponds. The post Six new dam sites identified for northern Australia appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Six new dam… Read more »

Research shows potential to harness shockwaves for meat tenderisation

Harnessing shockwaves to tenderise meat and reduce its ageing time was one of a range of novel technologies on show during the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology held in Melbourne earlier this month. The post Research shows potential to harness shockwaves for meat tenderisation appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Call for your views on Australia’s live export standards

AUSTRALIA’S review of its live animal export standards is continuing with a call for feedback on an issues paper released this week. The post Call for your views on Australia’s live export standards appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Call for your views on Australia’s live export standards

Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2018

Spring is more likely to be drier than average for southwest WA, most of SA, the southern NT, inland NSW (west of the divide), Victoria, Tasmania, and northern Queensland, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s three-month climate outlook statement released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

BOM dials up accuracy of climate forecasts

The Bureau of Meteorology says its seasonal climate outlooks, including the latest oulook issued this morning, are powered by a new state-of-the-art high-definition climate model, which means increased accuracy and more localised information in forecasts. The post BOM dials up accuracy of climate forecasts appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central BOM dials up… Read more »

Atypical BSE case found in US beef cow

A case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been discovered in a six-year-old beef cow in the US state of Florida, US media sources are reporting this morning. The post Atypical BSE case found in US beef cow appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Atypical BSE case found in US beef… Read more »

Small businesses need fairer contracts, stronger codes: ACCC

Unfair contract terms, misleading conduct and scams are some of the biggest issues affecting small businesses in Australia, according to the ACCC’s latest Small Business in Focus report. The post Small businesses need fairer contracts, stronger codes: ACCC appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Small businesses need fairer contracts, stronger codes: ACCC

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 29, 2018

The Dollar index eased in early N.Y. trade on Wednesday, bottoming at 94.59 after opening near 94.90, then largely turning sideways. Yields moved a bit higher after an upwardly revised Q2 U.S. GDP report, while stocks put in an other record top. EUR-USD peaked at 1.1708, under Wednesday’s peak, while USD-JPY ran up to 111.83… Read more »

Consultation opens on live export standards

The next stage of the review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) is open for public comment until 19 September. The post Consultation opens on live export standards appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Consultation opens on live export standards

Dalby Sale 29 Aug 2018: Market firm to dearer

The market today was firm if not up to 10 to 30c dearer in places, with a quality line of young bullocks from Wandoan making up to 300c. The post Dalby Sale 29 Aug 2018: Market firm to dearer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 29 Aug 2018: Market firm… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 29, 2018

USD-CAD dropped to its lowest level since June 6 in making a low at 1.2887, driven by a Mail and Globe report, which broke during the Tokyo morning, that Canada is ready to make significant concessions on diary to secure a trade deal with NAFTA. This is potentially good news as it raises the chances… Read more »

Weekly property review: Properties sold

Nebo’s Bluevale makes $5.6m under hammer | Southern Riverina’s Emu park makes $7m bare | Barcoo River’s Prairie Downs passed-in for $2.525m The post Weekly property review: Properties sold appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: Properties sold

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 29, 2018

The Dollar has traded firmer, overall, although has continued to hold steady in a narrow range against the Yen. USD-CAD dropped to its lowest level since June 6 in making a low at 1.2887, driven by a Mail and Globe report, which broke during the Tokyo morning, that Canada is ready to make significant concessions… Read more »

AWI should seek wool grower approval of its review compliance – Littleproud

LEGISLATION to enforce Australian Wool Innovation’s compliance with all recommendations of the recent performance and governance review has been mooted again by the nation’s Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud. The post AWI should seek wool grower approval of its review compliance – Littleproud appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Australian lamb globally competitive, but world prices are consumer risk

AUSTRALIAN lamb has remained at least partly price-competitive globally, but there is a risk current world prices might put the protein out of reach of many consumers. The post Australian lamb globally competitive, but world prices are consumer risk appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian lamb globally competitive, but world prices… Read more »

NFF ready to grow farm output with Regional Agriculture Deals

NATIONAL Farmers’ Federation president Fiona Simson said agriculture needed to ‘disrupt’ business as usual with ‘Regional Agriculture Deals’ for the sector to realise its potential. The post NFF ready to grow farm output with Regional Agriculture Deals appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NFF ready to grow farm output with Regional Agriculture… Read more »

Calls for calm after legal action lodged against of Spirit of Tasmania

A Tasmanian horse transporter says she has confidence in the TT-Line ferry service and calls for calm after legal action is filed over the deaths of 16 polo ponies. Source: ABC Livestock Calls for calm after legal action lodged against of Spirit of Tasmania

Australians eating out more, importing more food: ABARES report

It is often said trends in Australia follow the United States, and a new report supports that theory in terms of the growing fondness Australians have for eating out instead of at home.  The post Australians eating out more, importing more food: ABARES report appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australians eating… Read more »

Bees besiege Times Square hot dog stand

Tens of thousands of bees swarm a hotdog stand in New York’s Times Square, prompting police to shut down part of a street and call a beekeeper in an incident that some tourists have described as “the craziest thing I’ve seen”. Source: ABC Livestock Bees besiege Times Square hot dog stand

Hinch urged to rethink call to phase out 1080 baiting

Comments in Parliament by Senator Derryn Hinch calling for the Federal Government to regulate the orderly phase-out of 1080 have triggered a swift response from the National Wild Dog Action Plan’ Coordination Committee. The post Hinch urged to rethink call to phase out 1080 baiting appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Hinch… Read more »

Does artificial intelligence have a role in the wool industry?

ARTIFICIAL intelligence use in the wool industry will be investigated by a collaboration of Australian Wool Innovation, neXtgen Agri Ltd and the University of Sydney. The post Does artificial intelligence have a role in the wool industry? appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Does artificial intelligence have a role in the wool industry?

Energy price rises have outstripped farm energy efficiency gains: AFI

Australian industry – including agriculture – is rapidly becoming uncompetitive against countries with cheaper and more reliable power, warns AFI report released this week. The post Energy price rises have outstripped farm energy efficiency gains: AFI appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Energy price rises have outstripped farm energy efficiency gains: AFI

Research: Spray chill carcase treatment under trial for better E.coli control

A new method designed to reduce E. coli bacterial contamination on beef carcases, called spray chill, is undergoing testing at JBS Australia’s Scone meat plant in New South Wales. The post Research: Spray chill carcase treatment under trial for better E.coli control appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Research: Spray chill carcase… Read more »

Drought hits egg producers hard but egg prices unlikely to rise

Egg prices at the supermarkets are unlikely to rise despite farmers being hit hard with feed grain prices nearly doubled in the last six months. Source: ABC Livestock Drought hits egg producers hard but egg prices unlikely to rise

Roma store 28 Aug 2018: Price trends vary in larger yarding

Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state as well as some from the Northern Territory. Buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week and similar to other markets most were operating very selectively. The post Roma store 28 Aug 2018: Price trends vary in larger yarding appeared first on Beef… Read more »

AuctionsPlus online wool sales rebound this week

ONLINE wool-buying demand rebounded early this week after following the weaker trend of the auction markets. The post AuctionsPlus online wool sales rebound this week appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus online wool sales rebound this week

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 28, 2018

The Dollar index traded to August lows of 94.45 early in the N.Y. session, though managed modest gains following the strong U.S. consumer confidence report, which came in at a 17-year high, later topping over 94.65. EUR-USD ranged between 1.1734 and 1.1695, as USD-JPY bottomed at 110.96, later recovering over 111.20. USD-CAD printed two-plus month… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 29 August 2018

A cold front and associated low pressure system produced moderate falls in southern Western Australia and southwest South Australia early in the week, while a low pressure system and trough produced moderate falls in parts of southern Queensland and eastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 29 August 2018… Read more »

Wagga sale 27 Aug 2018: Numbers drop significantly

Prices this week were fuelled by better feedlot and restocker competition, after some rain in the north and local area. The post Wagga sale 27 Aug 2018: Numbers drop significantly appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 27 Aug 2018: Numbers drop significantly

XE Market Analysis: No Writing on the Wall for New MEX-US FTA

OVERVIEW MXN strengthens while the Loonie soars higher following an agreement in principle between the US and Mexico The US Dollar slides again on the month-end flow Gold adds nearly $2 to its luster, trading around $1,215 and WTI consolidating near $69 a barrel Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: No Writing on… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 28, 2018

The Dollar has continued to trade with a softening bias. The USD index (DXY) posted a four-week low at 94.61 while EUR-USD concurrently lifted to four-week highs just above 1.1700. The U.S. currency also posted losses against a slew of other currencies, including making a six-week low versus Sterling. USD-JPY, in contrast, has remained relatively… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: A new commercialisation strategy for BreedPlan

A new software license agreement, which will ensure greater accessibility for seedstock producers and improve transparency and accountability in the delivery system, is one of the outcomes of a recent BreedPlan commercialisation review. The post Weekly genetics review: A new commercialisation strategy for BreedPlan appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics… Read more »

Comment: HD50K genomics is exciting technology, but its no silver bullet

HD50K has been promoted as the new you-beaut technology that will provide a giant step forward for Angus breeders to cut through the complexity of making breeding decisions and improve accuracy of Breedplan data. But is it all its cracked up to be, asks Victorian seedstock producer Harry Lawson… The post Comment: HD50K genomics is… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 28, 2018

Both the Dollar and Yen had recouped from losses that were seen during the Tokyo AM session although the magnitude of movement has been relatively limited overall. The USD index (DXY) edged out a four-week low at 94.68 before recovering above 94.85, while EUR-USD printed a four-week high at 1.1697 before correcting to the 1.1665-70… Read more »

Weekly kill: What lies ahead for grainfeds?

Light weekend rainfall across parts of NSW and southern Queensland has had negligible effect on slaughter cattle supply or pricing this week. The post Weekly kill: What lies ahead for grainfeds? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: What lies ahead for grainfeds?

Live export rivals collaborate to lift animal welfare in Vietnam

Four competing live exporters supplying cattle to Vietnam have committed to working together to proactively implement a higher-level approach to assuring improved animal welfare outcomes in the market. The post Live export rivals collaborate to lift animal welfare in Vietnam appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export rivals collaborate to lift… Read more »

Drought is inevitable

Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s new special envoy for drought assistance and recovery, will have to be careful he doesn’t do more harm than good in his new role, writes University of Melbourne economics Professor John Freebairn. The post Drought is inevitable appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Drought is inevitable

RFM outlays $28m on Central QLD beef and cotton properties

Investment fund manager Rural Funds Group has continued its recent expansion phase, purchasing two choice Central Queensland grazing and cotton properties for a combined $28 million. The deals are the latest in a series of large grazing property and feedlot acquisitions by the fund since 2016. The post RFM outlays $28m on Central QLD beef… Read more »

Two men charged for $20m fraud offences

Two men have today been charged by the Toowoomba Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) for their alleged involvement in fraud offences totalling a financial gain of over $20 million. The post Two men charged for $20m fraud offences appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Two men charged for m fraud offences

Ridley’s FY18 operating profit at $43.3m down $2.5m on year

Ridley has recorded an operating product of $43.3 million, down on its FY17 result largely because of costs incurred through the demise of Red Lea, a key supplier to its Maroota rendering plant. The post Ridley’s FY18 operating profit at $43.3m down $2.5m on year appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ridley’s… Read more »

Indonesian delegation examines innovative beef research in CQ

An Indonesian Government delegation is visiting Rockhampton this week to learn more about local research into precision livestock management and agriculture. The post Indonesian delegation examines innovative beef research in CQ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Indonesian delegation examines innovative beef research in CQ

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 27, 2018

The Dollar index sold off to three-week lows of 94.69 in N.Y. trade on Monday, with the sell-off coming on the announcement of a new trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico. The USD was pressured by the reversal of safe-haven flows which were seen during the ramping up of trade tensions between the U.S…. Read more »

XE Market Analysis: US and Mexico Have a New Trade Deal, Eh?

OVERVIEW Dollar Index is in negative territory as we open the final week of August. White House announces the end of NAFTA after a new deal with Mexico. Commodities still hot; Gold moves up to $1,210 and WTI consolidating near $69 a barrel. HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: US and Mexico… Read more »

Inflow of contributions to drought relief help ease the pain

Right across the country, businesses large and small have responded to the 2018 drought disaster with fundraising efforts designed to provide financial, as well as much-needed psychological support to hard-hit livestock producers. Typical is a recent project undertaken by staff working for animal ID product manufacturer Allflex, which raised $18,700 among staff. The post Inflow… Read more »

Red meat industry calls for stability and reform under new PM Morrison

The Red Meat Advisory Council has welcomed the new-look Morrison-McCormack federal ministry and has urged the cabinet to continue its focus on meaningful policy reform and stability for employment and economic growth. The post Red meat industry calls for stability and reform under new PM Morrison appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 27, 2018

The Dollar majors settled in narrow ranges during a London-less European AM session after the U.S. currency had rebounded some after posting fresh losses against the Euro and some other currencies during the early Asia-Pacific session. The USD index (DXY) was near flat, at 95.17, as of the late morning in Europe having lifted out… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 27, 2018

The Dollar has rebounded some after posting fresh losses against the Euro and some other currencies during the early Asia-Pacific session. Markets have continued to digest the slightly more dovish than expected speech by Fed Chairman Powell on Friday, where he stuck to the “policy gradualism” script with regard to tightening. The USD index (DXY)… Read more »

Spiralling energy costs hamper farm sector competitiveness

A report examining rising energy costs in the ag sector has found that while many farm business have become more energy efficient, recent energy price rises – up to 100pc in the last five years in some examples – have outstripped the sector’s ability to match price rises with efficiency gains. The cost of energy… Read more »

Landmark wool broker Candice Cordy’s hard work wins trip to Venice

HELPING wool growers manage the marketing of prematurely shorn clips has helped Landmark Bendigo wool account manager Candice Cordy win Australia’s prestigious national broker award. The post Landmark wool broker Candice Cordy’s hard work wins trip to Venice appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Landmark wool broker Candice Cordy’s hard work wins… Read more »

Long-serving wool industry workers honoured at Wool Week

PIONEERING South Australian wool classer, broker and district wool “spunk” Steph Brooker-Jones was among five recipients of the Australian Wool Industry Medal awarded last week. The post Long-serving wool industry workers honoured at Wool Week appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Long-serving wool industry workers honoured at Wool Week

Store lambs leaving dry NSW sell into Victoria and South Australia

LARGE numbers of lambs continued to move southward out New South Wales, as the state dominated online AuctionsPlus listings last week. The post Store lambs leaving dry NSW sell into Victoria and South Australia appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Store lambs leaving dry NSW sell into Victoria and South Australia

Victorian grains roadshow coming in September

Chain of responsibility and truck road-worthiness will be some of the big issues on the agenda at this year’s Victorian Farmers Federation Grains Pre-Harvest Roadshow from 3 to 12 September 2018. The post Victorian grains roadshow coming in September appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Victorian grains roadshow coming in September

Visual assessment guide for goats launched by MLA

GOAT meat producers have a new guide to help visually assess does and bucks when making production decisions. The post Visual assessment guide for goats launched by MLA appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Visual assessment guide for goats launched by MLA

Young Victorian livestock auctioneers to compete at Pakenham

VICTORIA’S best young livestock auctioneers will compete in the 2018 Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition next month. The post Young Victorian livestock auctioneers to compete at Pakenham appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Young Victorian livestock auctioneers to compete at Pakenham

Video: Livestock auctioneers are the ‘music to the sale’

Livestock auctioneers are well known the world over for their distinctive fast-talking and often musical chants that can mesmerise crowds and are designed to extract the maximum possible bids for the cattle they sell. The post Video: Livestock auctioneers are the ‘music to the sale’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Video:… Read more »

MLA’s response to ABC Catalyst program

In a follow up to a recent ABC Catalyst program which presented a critical view of the sustainability of beef production, Meat & Livestock Australia has written to the program highlighting what it describes as several misleading and inaccurate statements made by the program in the context of Australia’s beef production system. The post MLA’s… Read more »

Webinar will explore quality aspects of drought feeding options

New South Wales DPI will host a webinar next week designed to help drought-impacted livestock producers understand the quality aspects of drought fodder options. The post Webinar will explore quality aspects of drought feeding options appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Webinar will explore quality aspects of drought feeding options

Development of new Q Fever vaccine underway

NSW Department of Primary Industries scientists are set to begin development of a new human Q Fever vaccine in collaboration with the Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory (ARRL). The post Development of new Q Fever vaccine underway appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Development of new Q Fever vaccine underway

Kimberley cattle stations captured through the lens

Photographer Al Mabin takes to the skies to document the beauty of farms and the resilience of the people who live and work on them. Source: ABC Livestock Kimberley cattle stations captured through the lens

AuctionsPlus prices lift, on expectation of some rain

With some rain forecast across areas of eastern NSW and southern QLD over the weekend, prices for most young cattle categories picked up sharply on AuctionsPlus this week. With the offering well down in size, the sale clearance rate for this week’s sales improved to 71pc. The post AuctionsPlus prices lift, on expectation of some… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Aug 24, 2018

The dollar pulled back in N.Y. trade on Friday morning, after Fed chief Powell said “gradualism” was the way to go as far as policy adjustments are concerned. This saw yields stumble as well. The DXY fell from opening highs of 95.41, to print 95.04 lows before steadying. EUR-USD ran up to three-week highs of… Read more »

Woolies and customers raise $7 million for drought-aid

The Woolworths Group and its retail customers have raised more than $7 million for Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale appeal in support of farmers impacted by the drought. The post Woolies and customers raise $7 million for drought-aid appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Woolies and customers raise million for drought-aid

XE Market Analysis: North America – Aug 24, 2018

The USD index (DXY) is set for its biggest weekly drop since February, even though rebounding some yesterday. The index, which is a nominal trade-weighted measure of the dollar comprised by a basket of six currencies, and which inversely correlates with EUR-USD direction, is presently at 95.52, down by over 1.5% from the 14-month high… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Aug 24, 2018

Yen underperformance, Dollar softness and Aussie Dollar outperformance have been the main themes in Asian markets into the London interbank opening, along with a side-theme of Euro firmness. The Japanese currency came under pressure following the release of Japanese inflation data, which showed the BoJ-watched national core CPI figure coming in at a benign 0.8%… Read more »

AWI moves to delay key board changes with 2019 vote

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is seeking to delay implementation of key recommendations from its latest governance and performance review until next year. The post AWI moves to delay key board changes with 2019 vote appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI moves to delay key board changes with 2019 vote

Grain industry advocate leaves legacy of achievement

It has sometimes been a “bumpy journey”, but Darling Downs farmer, Wayne Newton, will have few regrets when he steps down from the position of Queensland AgForce’s Grains president in November. The post Grain industry advocate leaves legacy of achievement appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Grain industry advocate leaves legacy of… Read more »

Gladigau and Farmers Mutual Ltd address grower-insurance disconnect

Northern Mallee grower John Gladigau is well-known advocate of collaborative farming, and last year was part of a grower collective which launched a mutual fund to offer insurance options to members. In this article originally published on LinkedIn, he offers insights on evolving risk management solutions for farmers. The post Gladigau and Farmers Mutual Ltd… Read more »

Feedgrain Focus: Values flatten on boat news, rain hopes

Prices for feedgrain have steadied in the past week as rain forecast for New South Wales and southern Queensland, and news of domestic grain shipments to Newcastle and Port Kembla, temper demand for wheat, barley and pulses. The post Feedgrain Focus: Values flatten on boat news, rain hopes appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »