Month: September 2018

Limited southern NSW water trims cotton area as fifth gin proposed

Queensland Cotton and Southern Cotton are jointly proposing to build the fifth gin in southern New South Wales, where bright longer-term prospects for the industry are seen, despite limited availability of irrigation water for the upcoming growing season. The post Limited southern NSW water trims cotton area as fifth gin proposed appeared first on Grain… Read more »

Wool surfboard is ‘a drop in the ocean’ of potential composite product uses

WOOL will replace fibreglass in revolutionary surfboards to hit the Australian market next year. The boards will be released in Australia in February next year under the Firewire Surfboards brand ‘Woolight’. The post Wool surfboard is ‘a drop in the ocean’ of potential composite product uses appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

AuctionsPlus wool bale sales halt as auction prices dip

ONLINE wool sales eased to a standstill with the downward movement of the physical auction market last week. The post AuctionsPlus wool bale sales halt as auction prices dip appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus wool bale sales halt as auction prices dip

Assessors take stock after fire at Auscott’s Trangie gin

Fire has damaged Auscott’s Trangie gin in the Macquarie Valley of NSW, which is expected to be repaired in time for ginning of cotton picked in 2019. The post Assessors take stock after fire at Auscott’s Trangie gin appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Assessors take stock after fire at Auscott’s Trangie… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 24, 2018

The Dollar index traded lower early in the N.Y. session on Monday, bottoming at 93.85, before finding a footing. The index later rallied back to 94.22, as U.S. political concerns remained front and center. EUR-USD peaked at 1.1815, then later pulled back to 1.1754 lows. USD-JPY bottomed at 112.44 before topping at 112.75, while USD-CAD… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: US Awaiting the Announcements of Fed Week

OVERVIEW The Euro is at an almost three-month high against the Dollar on Draghi inflation comment  The Pound recovers some losses after positive comments from Britain’s Brexit Minister The US Dollar is stable ahead of Fed announcements this week HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: US Awaiting the Announcements of Fed Week

Time running out to register for BeefEx 2018

With tickets almost sold out for BeefEx 2018, the Australian Lot Feeders Association is encouraging stakeholders interested in attending the biennial grainfed industry conference to book now to avoid disappointment. Registrations close this Friday, 28 September. The post Time running out to register for BeefEx 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Wagga sale 25 Sep 2018: Numbers double with dry conditions

Wagga market is struggling to find a base rate with increased supplies of plainer secondary cattle.  The post Wagga sale 25 Sep 2018: Numbers double with dry conditions appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 25 Sep 2018: Numbers double with dry conditions

XE Market Analysis: North America – Sep 24, 2018

The Dollar reversed intraday gains that were seen during a thin Asian session (both Chinese and Japanese markets were closed). EUR-USD flipped back above 1.1770 after touching a 1.1724 low. EUR-USD remained comfortably below Friday’s two-month high at 1.1803. USD-JPY has flatlined in early-week trading so far, holding tightly around 111.50-60. AUD-USD lifted out of… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 24, 2018

The Dollar has traded moderately firmer into the London interbank open in thin conditions in the absence of Chinese and Japanese markets (for the Mid-Autumn and Equinox holiday’s, respectively). EUR-USD has ebbed under 1.1740, continuing the correction from Friday’s two-month high at 1.1803. The biggest mover on our grid is AUD-USD, which is down 0.3%,… Read more »

A century of tractor evolution that transformed agriculture

The revolution in tractor technology that has transformed farming over the past 100 years was captured in striking contrast when the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ lined up side by side at last week’s Henty Machinery Field Days in southern New South Wales. The post A century of tractor evolution that transformed agriculture appeared first on… Read more »

Woodward Foods lamb beats beef and pork in Sydney Royal competition

LAMB has reigned supreme over beef and pork in the 2018 Sydney Royal Show Taste of Excellence Awards, with a Woodward Foods entry sashed as the branded meat grand champion and Dick Stone Perpetual Trophy winner. The post Woodward Foods lamb beats beef and pork in Sydney Royal competition appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Research partnership to develop unique livestock pain relief system

RESEARCH into delivering a pain relief agent via feed supplements to cattle about to undergo surgical procedures will also have applications for sheep, Medical Ethics managing director Allan Giffard said today. The post Research partnership to develop unique livestock pain relief system appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Research partnership to develop… Read more »

Holland’s ‘floating farm’ showcases urban agriculture

A Dutch company is launching the world’s first floating farm to meet demand for local food. The farm, built as an offshore facility in Rotterdam’s Merwehaven harbour will house 40 cows and deliver 800 litres of milk per day collected by robots. The post Holland’s ‘floating farm’ showcases urban agriculture appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Australian shearing and wool handling teams defeat Kiwis in Perth

QUICK crossbred shearing and attention to detail with wool has given Australian machine shearers and wool handlers surprise wins in the trans-Tasman tests at the Australian national shearing and wool handling titles at the Perth Royal Show on the weekend. The post Australian shearing and wool handling teams defeat Kiwis in Perth appeared first on… Read more »

MLA calls for grass-roots producer event proposals

MEAT & Livestock Australia is calling on those with grass-roots, producer events in the first half of 2019 to submit an application as part of its second-round sponsorship process. The post MLA calls for grass-roots producer event proposals appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central MLA calls for grass-roots producer event proposals

New season lambs boost AuctionsPlus listings by more than 40pc

NEW season lambs helped boost online sheep and lamb numbers on AuctionsPlus last week. Sheep and lamb listings increased from all states except Victoria last week, lifting the offering by 43,000 head to 101,208. The post New season lambs boost AuctionsPlus listings by more than 40pc appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Australian producers adopting pain relief: Cattle vet president

Australian Cattle Veterinarians president Dr Alan Guilfoyle says there has been a noticeable uptake in the use of pain relief products for cattle by Australian producers in the past few years. The post Australian producers adopting pain relief: Cattle vet president appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australian producers adopting pain relief:… Read more »

Grain, lamb and wool prices lift NAB rural commodities index

SOLID grain, lamb and wool prices drove a 0.7 percent rise in the National Australia Bank Rural Commodities Index in August. The post Grain, lamb and wool prices lift NAB rural commodities index appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Grain, lamb and wool prices lift NAB rural commodities index

Wingham grassfed product tops Sydney show’s branded beef competition

A sample of premium grassfed beef from Wingham Beef Exports’ Manning Valley Naturally brand program in central NSW has topped entries in this year’s Sydney Royal Show Spring Fine Food branded beef competition. During Friday night’s awards presentation, 28 gold, silver and bronze medals were evenly shared among entries from brand programs across NSW, Victoria,… Read more »

Applications open for on-farm producer demonstration sites

Funding is available for livestock producer groups to validate and demonstrate the business value of integrating new technologies and on-farm management practices into local farming systems. The post Applications open for on-farm producer demonstration sites appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Applications open for on-farm producer demonstration sites

'The fire was roaring': Battling flames in a bushfire with a leaf blower

When a bushfire came to Woolooga near Gympie in south-east Queensland last week, Ilse Heidegger was alone. She watched the small flames in one corner of the landscape rush “like a freight train” across the horizon. Source: ABC Livestock ‘The fire was roaring’: Battling flames in a bushfire with a leaf blower

Administrators hopeful of finding buyers for Tasman meat retail assets

Administrators remain hopeful of finding buyers for most, if not all of the 15 retail outlets controlled by Victoria’s Tasman Market Fresh retail meat business, which went into voluntary administration a fortnight ago. The Tasman collapse ranks among the largest seen in the red meat retail industry since Super Butcher in 2012 and Sydney’s Peter’s… Read more »

Administrators hopeful of finding buyers for Tasman retail assets

Administrators remain hopeful of finding buyers for most, if not all of the 15 retail outlets controlled by Victoria’s Tasman Market Fresh retail meat business, which went into voluntary administration a fortnight ago. The Tasman collapse ranks among the largest seen in the red meat retail industry since Super Butcher in 2012 and Sydney’s Peter’s… Read more »

Young steer categories ease in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Younger steer categories and most heifers trended down in value on AuctionsPlus this week. Numbers offered rose 13pc on the previous week to 6957 head, with listings again dominated by the Weaner and Yearling sale, where almost 5000 head were offered. The post Young steer categories ease in larger AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on Beef… Read more »

School dux surprises teachers by taking on her family's dairy farm

Sally Downie’s teachers knew she had a bright future, but the school dux’s move to take on her family’s dairy farm was unexpected by some. Source: ABC Livestock School dux surprises teachers by taking on her family’s dairy farm

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 21, 2018

The Dollar index printed two-plus month lows of 93.82 into the N.Y. open on Friday, though managed a recovery to 94.32 through the morning session. Pre-weekend short covering was cited behind the move. The only data were weaker PMIs, though they had little impact on the FX market. EUR-USD faded from 1.1803 lows in London,… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Sep 21, 2018

The Dollar rebounded some today after seeing fresh lows against some currencies. Specific weakness in both the Euro and Sterling indirectly lent support to the U.S. currency. EUR-USD drifted back to the mid 1.1700s after posting a fresh two-month high at 118.03. EUR-JPY has also come off from a five-month high, while EUR-CHF has fallen… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 21, 2018

The dollar and yen have continued to underperform most other currencies amid a backdrop of rallying global stock markets, which has seen new record highs scaled on Wall Street and the MSCI Asia-Pacific (ex Japan) index rise by over 0.5% today. EUR-USD posted a fresh two-month high at 117.87, while EUR-JPY has lifted to five-month… Read more »

Lift financial literacy skills in ag, urges Nuffield scholar

Financial literacy should be part of the essential criteria to becoming a farmer in Australia, Booth Agriculture co-owner Claire Osborn Booth told delegates at the Nuffield Australia national conference in Melbourne yesterday. The post Lift financial literacy skills in ag, urges Nuffield scholar appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Lift financial literacy… Read more »

Australia untouched, but US-China trade escalaction expected to hurt wool

ESCALATION of the growing China-American trade war will hurt the global wool industry, although no direct impact on Australia’s raw wool exports with China is expected at this stage, leading wool market analyst Chris Wilcox said today. The post Australia untouched, but US-China trade escalaction expected to hurt wool appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Financial literacy should be part of the ‘licence’ to farm – Nuffield scholar

FINANCIAL literacy should be part of the essential criteria to becoming a farmer in Australia, Booth Agriculture co-owner Claire Osborn Booth told delegates at the Nuffield Australia national conference in Melbourne yesterday. The post Financial literacy should be part of the ‘licence’ to farm – Nuffield scholar appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

150 year old tech still supplying clean, green energy for farmers

Towering above the solar panels, start of the art machinery and high tech agricultural gadgetry at the Henty Machinery Field Days this week was one piece of technology that has been silently serving Australian farmers for well over a century. The post 150 year old tech still supplying clean, green energy for farmers appeared first… Read more »

Abattoir roof protest over

Activists have moved off of the roof of a South Australian abattoir after earlier protesting footage they allege shows sheep, cattle and pigs being killed inhumanely at the site. Source: ABC Livestock Abattoir roof protest over

Wool prices fall 10-50 cents amid supply and affordability concerns

AUSTRALIAN wool prices corrected around quality, forward supply and price uncertainty, and exchange rates, at auctions this week. The post Wool prices fall 10-50 cents amid supply and affordability concerns appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool prices fall 10-50 cents amid supply and affordability concerns

SunRice shareholders vote in favour of ASX listing

SunRice shareholders have today voted in favour of listing the company’s B-class shares on the Australian Stock Exchange, and appointing Luisa Catanazaro and Andrew Crane as external directors. The post SunRice shareholders vote in favour of ASX listing appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central SunRice shareholders vote in favour of ASX listing

Dietitian turned photographer set to tell city the story of grain

After 10 years of working as a community-health dietitian, Jenani Therone understands the size of the knowledge gap around food production, and is out to help bridge it with her fine-art photography. The post Dietitian turned photographer set to tell city the story of grain appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Dietitian… Read more »

Sixth-generation farmer leaves industry after ongoing stress from dairy crisis

A Victorian dairy farmer whose family has been farming for 164 years walks away from his Gippsland farm because of ongoing stress from the dairy crisis, which led to his late diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome. Source: ABC Livestock Sixth-generation farmer leaves industry after ongoing stress from dairy crisis

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security?

Will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the job opportunities in agriculture in the future? Agricultural Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson offers some questions and answers … The post Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Is automated farming… Read more »

Steel post straightener big hit at Henty Machinery Field Days + VIDEO

Many people would like to re-use steel posts recovered from old fences, but finding a way to successfully and efficiently straighten them has always been a challenge. The post Steel post straightener big hit at Henty Machinery Field Days + VIDEO appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Steel post straightener big hit… Read more »

Henty field days showcase + PICS

Dry conditions were the prevailing topic of conversation and a key source of inquiry and buying interest at the Henty Machinery Field Days in southern NSW this week. The post Henty field days showcase + PICS appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Henty field days showcase + PICS

Henty field days showcase + PICS

Dry conditions were the prevailing topic of conversation and a key source of inquiry and buying interest at the Henty Machinery Field Days in southern NSW this week. The post Henty field days showcase + PICS appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Henty field days showcase + PICS

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security?

Will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the job opportunities in agriculture in the future? Agricultural Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson offers some questions and answers … The post Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security? appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Is automated farming… Read more »

Cattle pain relief lick block earns Bayer research grant

An Australian idea for a medicated lick block that allows cattle to receive a constant level of pain relief has won a global animal welfare reserch grant.  The post Cattle pain relief lick block earns Bayer research grant appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle pain relief lick block earns Bayer research… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 20, 2018

The Dollar index fell to better than two-month lows in early N.Y. trade on Thursday, before managing a modest recovery through the morning session. Generally good U.S. data, including jobless claims, existing home sales, and leading indicators provided some support to the Greenback. EUR-USD topped at 1.1777 before pulling back to 1.1739 lows, as USD-JPY… Read more »

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security?

Will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the job opportunities in agriculture in the future? Agricultural Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson offers some questions and answers … The post Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Is automated farming… Read more »

Two nominees put forward for MLA board director posts

Two nominees with strong nutrition, consumer and strategic marketing skills backgrounds have been put forward by an industry selection committee to fill vacancies on the board of Meat & Livestock Australia. The post Two nominees put forward for MLA board director posts appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Two nominees put forward… Read more »

Two nominees put forward for MLA board director posts

Two nominees with strong nutrition, consumer and strategic marketing skills backgrounds have been put forward by an industry selection committee to fill vacancies on the board of Meat & Livestock Australia. The post Two nominees put forward for MLA board director posts appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Two nominees put forward… Read more »

Upcoming webinars: Tackling veg management laws; utilising the upgraded Long Paddock website

What the new vegetation management laws mean for managing landscapes in Queensland’s brigalow belt, and getting the most out of decision support tools on the recently-upgraded Long Paddock website will be topics explored in upcoming Beef Connect webinars. The post Upcoming webinars: Tackling veg management laws; utilising the upgraded Long Paddock website appeared first on… Read more »

Dubbo sale 20 Sep 2018: Cows get dearer

Cows continue to get dearer however the large numbers of young cattle to the restockers lost considerable ground in a larger yarding. The post Dubbo sale 20 Sep 2018: Cows get dearer appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 20 Sep 2018: Cows get dearer

XE Market Analysis: North America – Sep 20, 2018

The Dollar continued to trade softer against most currencies. EUR-USD lifted back above 1.1700 in the latest phase of the now week-long oscillation of this level, though the pair has so far remained below the three-week peak that was logged on Tuesday at 1.1724. USD-JPY edged out a two-day low at 112.07 in Tokyo before… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 20, 2018

Narrow ranges have been prevailing in forex markets for the most part. EUR-USD has been nestled in the upper 1.1600s, near the 1.1700 level, a level that the pair has been oscillating around for nearly a week now. Cable has consolidated around the 1.3150 after coming off from yesterday’s two-month high at 1.3215 on news… Read more »

Should drought-affected farmers get a water rebate?

Livestock SA president Joe Keynes says the State Government should investigate a water rebate for pastoralists struggling with the drought. Source: ABC Livestock Should drought-affected farmers get a water rebate?

Kilcoy’s MSA adoption decision driven by opportunity

Meat Standards Australia will receive a major momentum boost next month when the largest dedicated grainfed beef processing plant in Australia, Queensland’s Kilcoy Global Foods, starts MSA grading for the first time. The move will add another 400,000 head to MSA throughput each year, with potential to rise well above 600,000 over time. The post… Read more »

Henty field days showcase + PICS

The action is wrapping up this afternoon at the Henty Machinery Field Days in southern New South Wales as the annual, three-day event draws to a close. The post Henty field days showcase + PICS appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Henty field days showcase + PICS

Norton departs MLA to head back to agency role

Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton will leave the red meat industry service delivery company in December to take up a senior management appointment with Elders. He returns to his roots in the agency sector after serving for the past four years as the operational head of MLA. The post Norton departs MLA… Read more »

US heads for record summer crop yields: USDA

Record yields are on the cards for the US summer crops of corn and soybeans. Corn recently began an earlier-than-usual harvest in the US mid-west. The post US heads for record summer crop yields: USDA appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central US heads for record summer crop yields: USDA

Dairy farmer gets Woolies and Coles to help with milk levy

Following an impassioned plea by a Kyogle farmer and calls by the dairy industry, Woolworths and Coles lift the price of home brand milk which will go directly to drought-affected dairy farmers. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy farmer gets Woolies and Coles to help with milk levy

Red meat industry MoU comes under review

THE document that governs the Australian red meat industry will be reviewed, nearly twenty years after it was created. The Red Meat Advisory Council has announced that the Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding  will undergo a comprehensive review led by consultant and businessman, Jim Varghese. The review will look at the industry’s MOU, and examine… Read more »

Size matters when it comes to loaded hay trucks

Trucking load regulations are relaxed at state borders to get animal feed to drought-affected farmers. Source: ABC Livestock Size matters when it comes to loaded hay trucks

Agriculture needs more field officers and ‘framers’

A RALLYING call for more grass-roots engagement with farmers to arrest the decline in farming body memberships and secure agriculture’s future was made at the Nuffield Australia national conference in Melbourne yesterday. The post Agriculture needs more field officers and ‘framers’ appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Agriculture needs more field officers… Read more »

Agriculture needs more field officers and ‘framers’

A rallying call for more grass-roots engagement with farmers to arrest the decline in farming body memberships and secure agriculture’s future was made at the Nuffield Australia national conference in Melbourne yesterday. The post Agriculture needs more field officers and ‘framers’ appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Agriculture needs more field officers… Read more »

Wheat breeding trial aims to put flavour back in bread

About 120 historic Australian wheat varieties are being studied by plant breeders at the University of Sydney’s Narrabri campus to optimise taste and nutrition. Source: ABC Grain Wheat breeding trial aims to put flavour back in bread

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Sep 19, 2018

The Dollar index firmed early in the session, topping at 94.71 before falling back to 94.44 lows. Better housing starts data provided some support, though USD buyers ended up booking profits at mid-morning. EUR-USD bottomed at 1.1650, then rallied to 1.1692 highs. USD-JPY was range bound on either side of 112.25, while USD-CAD was choppy,… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Aussies Gain as Tension Eases Between US and China

OVERVIEW UK PM reportedly rejects an EU Irish border deal Oil closing in on 2-month highs HIGHLIGHT The U.S. dollar lost ground on competing currencies on Wednesday. Investors were distracted from the Greenback by even more Brexit-inspired tension surrounding the British Pound. China reiterated that it wouldn’t use its Yuan currency as a weapon in its trade… Read more »

August cattle exports hit 20-month high

Cattle exports in August brought the year-to-date total 24 percent above year-ago volumes, the latest monthly export data released by Meat & Livestock Australia yesterday shows. The post August cattle exports hit 20-month high appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central August cattle exports hit 20-month high

Dalby Sale 19 Sep 2018: Far western Qld cattle boost yarding

Numbers increased by 1,638 head to 6,929, and included in the larger line up was 1,761 head from far Western Queensland, plus 114 from NSW with the balance from the usual local supply area The post Dalby Sale 19 Sep 2018: Far western Qld cattle boost yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

2019 Zanda McDonald award shortlist announced

Six young agriculture professionals from both sides of the Tasman have been announced for the prestigious Zanda McDonald Award for 2019. The post 2019 Zanda McDonald award shortlist announced appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 2019 Zanda McDonald award shortlist announced

Norton to leave MLA for senior Elders position

MEAT & Livestock Australia has announced its managing director Richard Norton will leave to take up a position as Elders’ general manager – network in about 11 weeks. The post Norton to leave MLA for senior Elders position appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Norton to leave MLA for senior Elders position

XE Market Analysis: North America – Sep 19, 2018

The Dollar traded mostly softer, as did the Yen, against most other currencies amid a backdrop of buoyant global equity markets, although European stock markets showed signs of fatigue following a bullish session in Asia. The USD index (DXY) was showing a 0.2% loss as of the early PM session in Europe. EUR-USD lifted to… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 19, 2018

The Dollar has continued to trade with a softening bias, aside from the case of USD-JPY, which posted a two-month high at 112.43 amid a backdrop of rallying stock markets in Asia. Sentiment has been buoyed by pledges of pro-investment and pro-growth measures by China, North Korea’s Kim vow to work on the “complete denuclearization”… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Lending implications during drought

Finance appears to be tightening on the back of the recent Royal Commission into banking and drought. The banks claim their rural lending criteria remains relatively unchanged, saying the process is being mostly dominated by seasonal conditions and commodity prices. In this first installment in a two-part series, bankers, agribusiness specialists and consultants give their… Read more »

Inflatable field hospital for animals launched ahead of SA fire season

An inflatable veterinary field hospital that will help animals injured by natural disasters is launched in South Australia just weeks out from the state’s annual fire danger season. Source: ABC Livestock Inflatable field hospital for animals launched ahead of SA fire season

2019 Nuffield scholars announced

A new crop of 17 leading primary producers in Australia yesterday have been awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarships for 2019. The post 2019 Nuffield scholars announced appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central 2019 Nuffield scholars announced

Steel post straightener big hit at Henty Machinery Field Days + VIDEO

Many people would like to re-use steel posts recovered from old fences, but finding a way to successfully and efficiently straighten them has always been a challenge. A newly released machine showcased at Henty allows bent posts to be restraightened and re-used in a matter of seconds. The post Steel post straightener big hit at… Read more »

Processors publishing price grids a good start, but more work needed: Keogh

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chair Mick Keogh has greeted recent moves by a handful of red meat processors to publish direct price grids on the internet as a “good start” towards improving transparency for producers – but says there is still more work to be done. The post Processors publishing price grids a… Read more »

Steel post straightener big hit at Henty Machinery Field Days + VIDEO

Many people would like to re-use steel posts recovered from old fences, but finding a way to successfully and efficiently straighten them has always been a challenge. The post Steel post straightener big hit at Henty Machinery Field Days + VIDEO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Steel post straightener big hit… Read more »

Nuffield scholar to investigate ways to make the Merino great again

WESTERN Victorian mixed livestock producer Anthony Close will look outside the sheep industry to investigate how the Merino could be great again. The post Nuffield scholar to investigate ways to make the Merino great again appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Nuffield scholar to investigate ways to make the Merino great again

Long distance rail transport pathway focus for new MSA study

A new research trial seeking to understand how long distance rail transport affects the eating quality of beef could potentially open up new Meat Standards Australia pathways to slaughter for northern beef producers. The post Long distance rail transport pathway focus for new MSA study appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Long… Read more »

Hemp milk demand in WA inspires east coast expansion plans

A former celebrity chef turned entrepreneur has seen immediate success in bottling and selling fresh hemp milk, providing inspiration to investigate the pasteurisation of a long-life product. Source: ABC Grain Hemp milk demand in WA inspires east coast expansion plans

Australian grain sector likened to playing a game of snakes and ladders

It is not too often a board game and the grain sector go hand in hand, but as growers wait to plant a summer crop the season is being likened to “snakes and ladders”. Source: ABC Grain Australian grain sector likened to playing a game of snakes and ladders

What would Australia look like without live exports?

ABC Rural takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding a polarising industry that nonetheless contributes $1.8 billion in direct benefit to those at Australia’s livestock farm gate. Source: ABC Livestock What would Australia look like without live exports?

Sustainability strong focus among 2019 Nuffield scholars

Animal welfare challenges, enhancing rates of genetic gain, attracting young people to careers in agriculture and transport impact on cattle wellbeing are among a host of important topics being tackled by beef industry stakeholders who were announced as 2019 Nuffield Scholarship winners last night. The post Sustainability strong focus among 2019 Nuffield scholars appeared first… Read more »

Australian red meat sector’s importance highlighted in report

Australia’s annual State of the Industry Report 2018 for the red meat and livestock industry has highlighted the sector’s key economic and community role and its potential to make a bigger contribution, Red Meat Advisory Council chair Don Mackay said yesterday. The post Australian red meat sector’s importance highlighted in report appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

XE Market Analysis: US Adds More Tariffs to Its Juggling Act

OVERVIEW The USTR adds a 10% levy on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. No breakthrough yet on NAFTA though officials will get back to the table again on Wednesday. US futures market pointing to lower open; Oil futures trade near a mid-point of $69 Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: US Adds More… Read more »

Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle

The first livestock shipment to leave Fremantle since licence suspensions halted the sheep trade three months ago is expected to depart Western Australia within a week. The post Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle and sheep shipment for Jordan… Read more »

Wagga sale 18 Sep 2018: Prices generally easier in 3260 head yarding

Prime finished cattle rates eased with bidding from buyers at lower levels across export and domestic categories. The post Wagga sale 18 Sep 2018: Prices generally easier in 3260 head yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 18 Sep 2018: Prices generally easier in 3260 head yarding

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 19 Sept 2018

Cold fronts and troughs produced light to moderate falls over southern coastal regions of Australia, while moderate falls were recorded across western Tasmania, due to a series of strong cold fronts and associated low pressure systems. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 19 Sept 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Roma store sale 18 Sept 2018: Medium steers lift up to 12c/kg

Restocker demand for lightweight yearling steers was stronger in a yarding of 6774 head at Roma store sale yesterday. Medium weight steers improved up to 12c/kg, while grown steers across all weight ranges saw little change from last week. The post Roma store sale 18 Sept 2018: Medium steers lift up to 12c/kg appeared first… Read more »

Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle

THE first live sheep shipment to leave Fremantle since licence suspensions halted the trade three months ago is expected to depart Western Australia within a week. The post Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied in Fremantle appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep-cattle shipment for Jordan and Israel is readied… Read more »

Anger over reports of imminent live sheep, cattle shipment out of Fremantle

Animal welfare groups and the Federal Opposition voice concerns about reports a live exporter is about to be given the green light to export almost 30,000 animals to the Middle East, during the northern hemisphere summer. Source: ABC Livestock Anger over reports of imminent live sheep, cattle shipment out of Fremantle

Composite bulls finding growing niche in the Australian beef industry

Recent spring bull sale results, including the 100 percent clearance of 61 Ultrablacks at the Palgrove annual sale on Friday, are highlighting the growing interest in composite bulls in the Australian beef industry. The post Composite bulls finding growing niche in the Australian beef industry appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Composite… Read more »

Seeking balancing breeding objectives in the north

The fertility of the northern Australian beef herd is in the spotlight, and the need to improve it remains the focus of many operators, says prominent Santa Gertrudis seedstock producer Alice Greenup. The post Seeking balancing breeding objectives in the north appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seeking balancing breeding objectives in… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Sep 18, 2018

Both the Dollar and Yen are coming under pressure as European interbank markets enter the fray, in a kind of “sell the fact” manner following the announcement by Trump that the U.S. will implement tariffs on a further $200 bln of Chinese imports. The decision was pretty much fully expected, having been flagged last Friday… Read more »

Weekly kill: Qld Slaughter grids trend upwards, to match saleyards

Slaughter grid price rises of 10c/kg have been noted in southern Queensland over the past ten days, partly in response to relatively higher prices being paid in saleyards – especially for cows – as processor livestock buyers start to work harder to maintain current rates of kill. The post Weekly kill: Qld Slaughter grids trend… Read more »

Manufacturer clarifies Tri-Solfen export slaughter interval

The manufacturer of pain relief product Tri-Solfen has moved to assure producers there are no issues with using the product on cattle that will enter export supply chains, despite the product having no formal Export Slaughter Interval established. The post Manufacturer clarifies Tri-Solfen export slaughter interval appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Rising lamb, mutton and wool prices add to $60bn farm output forecast – ABARES

RISING lamb, wool and mutton prices are set to contribute to a stable $60 billion in Australian farm production this financial year, according to agricultural commodity forecaster ABARES. The post Rising lamb, mutton and wool prices add to $60bn farm output forecast – ABARES appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Rising lamb, mutton… Read more »

Australian red meat sector’s importance highlighted in report

AUSTRALIA’S annual State of the Industry Report 2018 for the red meat and livestock industry has highlighted the  sector’s key economic and community role and its potential to make a bigger contribution, Red Meat Advisory Council independent chair Don Mackay said yesterday. The post Australian red meat sector’s importance highlighted in report appeared first on… Read more »

“Old man winter” on the prowl

The arrival of spring each year heralds’ new beginnings and new growth. It is the season of transformation, from gloomy dark days to bright sunny days, from cold to warmth, from a landscape dominated by greys, greens and browns to one accentuated by vivid bursts of colour. The post “Old man winter” on the prowl… Read more »

Cattle prices to fall 9pc this financial year: ABARES

Australian cattle prices could fall by nine percent on average during the 2018-19 fiscal year, the latest forecast released by ABARES this morning suggests. The post Cattle prices to fall 9pc this financial year: ABARES appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Cattle prices to fall 9pc this financial year: ABARES