Month: February 2019

Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new AgTech ground + VIDEO

While Queensland farm-based ag tech company Swarm Farm Robotic Agriculture’s business  has been largely based on servicing the robotic needs of crop farmers, its founder and others now see potential uses for robots in horticulture, pasture and livestock systems…Read More Source: Beef Central Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new AgTech ground + VIDEO

Grower, wool brokers and breeders preview new ‘steining’ process on farms

COMMERCIAL wool grower uptake of Australia’s latest proposed option to surgical mulesing is set to increase following a farm tour of research trial flocks around south-west Victoria…Read More Source: Sheep Central Grower, wool brokers and breeders preview new ‘steining’ process on farms

Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new agtech ground from its farm base

THINGS are moving for farm-based agtech company Swarm Farm Robotic Agriculture, but founder and chief executive officer Andrew Bate is adamant the business will stay true to its bush roots…Read More Source: Sheep Central Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new agtech ground from its farm base

Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum withers as WA grain feeds five ports

While sorghum’s harvest reality turns grimmer, transhipments of Western Australian grain arriving at every east coast port from Geelong to Brisbane continue to secure supply to livestock, weakened world prices allowing feedgrain values to drift lower this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum withers as WA grain feeds five ports

Australian wool prices surge as South Africa halts sale over FMD suspension

AUSTRALIAN wool prices surged this week after Chinese authorities suspended greasy wool imports from South Africa due to a Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak…Read More Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices surge as South Africa halts sale over FMD suspension

Recruitment: Rocky Expo aims to project red meat industry as an attractive career path

A careers expo being held as part of an upcoming Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging conference and workshop in Rockhampton will be used to project the red meat industry as an attractive career path option for young undergraduates…Read More Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Rocky Expo aims to project red meat industry as an attractive career… Read more »

Ridley earnings a solid $21.5m in 1H19

Ridley’s strategy to support and retain dairy customers in the main milk-producing regions bode well for its earnings results in the half year to 31 December 2018. The company also reported major construction contract now in place for its new mill at Wellsford…Read More Source: Grain Central Ridley earnings a solid .5m in 1H19

Goat producers to help guide industry levy investment 

GOAT producers from throughout Australia will have direct involvement in levy investment decisions with the establishment of a new Goat Industry Research, Development and Adoption Committee…Read More Source: Sheep Central Goat producers to help guide industry levy investment 

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 21, 2019

The DXY bottomed early in the session following softer U.S. data, though then recovered through the morning session. The index based at 96.36, later topping at 96.66. Treasury yields rose on reports the U.S. and China are closer to a trade deal, which helped support the Dollar. EUR-USD fell to 1.1323 lows from near 1.1365,… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Currency Market Steady Following FOMC Minutes and now Waits for Sino-US Trade Deal Announcement

OVERVIEW The US dollar remains in consolidation mode against the major currencies The Australian dollar is experiencing volatile session, plunging nearly 1.1% against its US counterpart NYMEX WTI Crude consolidates around $57.00 a barrel, appreciating 25% so far this year. Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: Currency Market Steady Following FOMC Minutes and… Read more »

Dubbo sale 21 Feb 2018: Large numbers rolling in

Whilst most sections were a little cheaper it was a much better market than most predicted with the large numbers of weaners and cows selling to pretty solid competition…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 21 Feb 2018: Large numbers rolling in

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 21, 2019

The Dollar lifted on ascending hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal during the Asia session before coming off the boil during the London AM session. Sources cited by Reuters said Washington and Beijing have started to outline commitments in principle in what is described as the most significant progress yet. EUR-USD saw some chop but… Read more »

Missing cattle station worker's ute found abandoned near NT-WA border

Helicopter and foot searches for 29-year-old expectant father Bradley Keeley, whose broken-down Landcruiser ute was found abandoned on a stretch of road near the Territory border, so far yield no results. Source: ABC Livestock Missing cattle station worker’s ute found abandoned near NT-WA border

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 21, 2019

The Australian Dollar dove sharply, dropping over 1% in making a six-day low at 0.7086. The pair has reversed abruptly after rallying in the wake of a much stronger than anticipated jobs report out of Australia, hit but news that China was banning Australian coal imports out of the port of Dalian and imposing a… Read more »

The small sap sucking insect that could be causing pasture dieback

They might look small, white and fluffy, but there is nothing cute or cuddly about the impact mealybugs are thought to be having on some of Queensland’s most productive cattle country…Read More Source: Beef Central The small sap sucking insect that could be causing pasture dieback

Lab-grown meat may be worse for planet: Oxford University study

A new study showing lab grown meat could be worse for the environment is increasing pressure on companies pushing cell-cultured meat to come clean about what it will really take to produce their product on an industrial, global scale. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Lab-grown meat may be worse for planet: Oxford University study

China competition contributes to sharp US imported beef price rise

A number of factors, including mounting competition for Australian beef from China and limited supply out of New Zealand, are contributing to a sharp rise in Australian imported manufacturing beef prices in the United States this month…Read More Source: Beef Central China competition contributes to sharp US imported beef price rise

Ingham’s opens Murray Bridge feedmill + VIDEO

Australia’s largest integrated poultry producer, Ingham’s, has opened a greenfield feedmill at Murray Bridge to supply its poultry production in South Australia, and bring in-house a feed supply arrangement previously in place with Ridley Corporation…Read More Source: Grain Central Ingham’s opens Murray Bridge feedmill + VIDEO

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 20, 2019

The dollar ticked higher after the release of the FOMC minutes, EUR-USD faded under 1.1340 from 1.1370, while USD-JPY rallied over 110.80 from near 110.65. The minutes revealed few surprises, and the FX reaction appeared to be a bit of “buy the news” for the Dollar. The Greenback had been under pressure through the morning… Read more »

Ag professionals need to heed Banking Royal Commission lessons

The ramifications of the recent Banking Royal Commission (BRC) have profound significance for everyone involved in agriculture, according to Ag Institute Australia (AIA) chair Turlough Guerin…Read More Source: Grain Central Ag professionals need to heed Banking Royal Commission lessons

Dalby Sale 20 Feb 2019: Lighter cattle cheaper in 6017 head yarding

Steer calves returning to the paddock improved in price, although light weight yearling steers to restockers were well supplied and averaged 5c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling steers to feed eased 14c, and heavy weights averaged 6c to 9c/kg cheaper..Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 20 Feb 2019: Lighter cattle cheaper in 6017 head… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 20, 2019

The Dollar has put in a mixed performance, eking out a three-session high versus the Yen while posting losses against the Yuan and other Asian currencies — a five-year low in the case of the Thai Baht — and the Euro. EUR-USD posted a two-week high at 1.1358. The high was a reflection of dollar… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 20, 2019

The Dollar has traded mostly firmer against the other main currencies, though lost ground to the Yuan and other Asian currencies after a Bloomberg report yesterday suggested that the U.S. is set on securing a pledge from China that it will not devalue its currency as part of a trade deal. China’s foreign ministry says… Read more »

GrainCorp pursues offshore expansion through drought

Shareholders at today’s GrainCorp annual general meeting heard the company is ready to set up facilities in India, that several companies were interested in buying parts of the GrainCorp portfoilio, and that LTAP was still interested in buying the lot…Read More Source: Grain Central GrainCorp pursues offshore expansion through drought

Interest in AgTech soaring as 1100 attend evokeAG event

Australia’s largest agrifood tech event – evokeAG – ignited in Melbourne on Wednesday with a sold-out crowd of more than 1100 delegates and a long list of domestic and international agtech investors and companies…Read More Source: Beef Central Interest in AgTech soaring as 1100 attend evokeAG event

Saleyards, agents lending support to NQ’s struggling flood victims

A fund-raising appeal directed at saleyards and the broader livestock industry in aid of Northwest Queensland’s flood devastated livestock producers has attracted an immediate and enthusiastic response. The North QLD Farmers Flood Drive launched yesterday is providing a platform for livestock industry stakeholders across the nation to lend their support to producers in the flood… Read more »

EvokeAG: FarmLab making soil testing easy + VIDEO

FarmLab chief executive officer Sam Duncan began his pitch at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne with a smile and a simple message – we make soil testing easy…Read More Source: Beef Central EvokeAG: FarmLab making soil testing easy + VIDEO

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 19, 2019

The Dollar index fell to nearly two-week lows in N.Y. on Tuesday, bottoming at 96.43, a d down from pre-open highs of 97.09. A dovish spin from Fed’s Mester, softer Treasury yields, and a fairly steady risk backdrop weighed down the Greenback. Aside from upbeat housing data, the economic calendar was empty, giving markets little… Read more »

Agtech investors, farmers and start-ups flock to evokeAG

AUSTRALIA’S largest agrifood tech event — evokeAG — ignited in Melbourne yesterday with a sold-out crowd of more than 1100 delegates and a long list of domestic and international agtech investors and companies…Read More Source: Sheep Central Agtech investors, farmers and start-ups flock to evokeAG

FarmLab on a mission to put soil testing into farmers’ hands

FARMLAB chief executive officer Sam Duncan began his pitch at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne yesterday with a smile and a simple message – we make soil testing easy…Read More Source: Sheep Central FarmLab on a mission to put soil testing into farmers’ hands

Western Australian agrifood businesses seek investors

WESTERN Australian agtech businesses spanning innovative livestock pricing, grain production and irrigation are at evokeAG in Melbourne this week seeking exposure and investment…Read More Source: Sheep Central Western Australian agrifood businesses seek investors

NLIS workshops for Victoria’s livestock producers

Agriculture Victoria is holding practical, hands-on workshops across the state to assist sheep, goat and cattle producers use the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database…Read More Source: Beef Central NLIS workshops for Victoria’s livestock producers

XE Market Analysis: Sterling Holds Steady on Positive Labour Market Data

OVERVIEW GBP is climbing towards $1.30 today after UK labour market data showed earnings growth numbers which are the strongest they’ve been since 2008.  Big week for central bank announcements this week with Fed minutes out tomorrow, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz to give a speech Thursday, RBA Governor Philip Lowe speaks in Australian… Read more »

Australia’s first sulphate of potash fertiliser project for WA’s Pilbara

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will invest $74 million in Australia’s first plant to produce sulphate of potash near Newman in Western Australia…Read More Source: Grain Central Australia’s first sulphate of potash fertiliser project for WA’s Pilbara

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Feb 2019

A cold front and pre-frontal trough brought light falls to southern Victoria, and moderate falls in western Tasmania. Thunderstorms and showers produced light to moderate falls across northern Australia throughout the week. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Feb 2019

Roma store sale 19 Feb 2019: Young cattle numbers increase

Prices decreased sharply for yearling steers and heifers, however demand remained firm for quality lines…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 19 Feb 2019: Young cattle numbers increase

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Feb 2019

A cold front and pre-frontal trough brought light falls to southern Victoria, and moderate falls in western Tasmania. Thunderstorms and showers produced light to moderate falls across northern Australia throughout the week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Feb 2019

Wagga sale 18 Feb 2018: Market loses some heat

A typical summer yarding with the bulk of the yearling offering in secondary condition. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 18 Feb 2018: Market loses some heat

NLIS workshops for Victoria’s livestock producers

Agriculture Victoria is holding practical, hands-on workshops across the state to assist sheep, goat and cattle producers use the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database…Read More Source: Sheep Central NLIS workshops for Victoria’s livestock producers

Is it the RSPCA’s role to help flood affected livestock?

Should the RSPCA be playing a role in helping to assist livestock affected by floods in north western Queensland, now widely recognised as one of the greatest animal welfare disasters in Australian history?..Read More Source: Sheep Central Is it the RSPCA’s role to help flood affected livestock?

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 19, 2019

The dollar majors have continued to trade relatively steadily. USD-JPY edged out a high at 110.81, which is the loftiest level seen since Friday, while EUR-USD has been narrowly orbiting 1.1300, consolidating after rebounding from Friday’s three-month at 1.1234. The euro has turned lower in the latest phase, which follows a batch of dovish-leaving ECB… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 19, 2019

USD-JPY edged out a fresh high, at 110.71, which is the loftiest level seen since Friday, in what has been directionally-limited trading in forex and global equity markets so far today. The MSCI Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) stock index is fractionally lower, although near the four-month highs seen last Wednesday. Market participants are waiting for clarity on… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Quantifying the impact of hybrid vigour

A large-scale five-year breeding program to quantify the impact that crossbreeding offers commercial producers is drawing to a close this year, providing insights into a range of traits like calving ease, calf weight and survival, female reproductive traits and carcase data. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Quantifying the impact of hybrid vigour

Minister who called for Coles boycott over $1 milk owns Woolworths shares

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s calls for a boycott of Coles and Aldi until they stop selling milk for $1 per litre are brought into question by the discovery he owns shares in Woolworths. Source: ABC Livestock Minister who called for Coles boycott over milk owns Woolworths shares

Is it the RSPCA’s role to help flood affected livestock?

Should the RSPCA be playing a role in helping to assist cattle affected by floods in north western Queensland, now widely recognised as one of the greatest animal welfare disasters in Australian history?..Read More Source: Beef Central Is it the RSPCA’s role to help flood affected livestock?

Weekly kill: New wave of cows hitting the market

Tough decisions about disposing of another round of breeding cows out of drought-ravaged regions of NSW and QLD are driving big kills during February. Overall kills last week across the five eastern states reached 146,578 head – easily the largest weekly throughput for the year so far…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: New… Read more »

New tech start-up fund to drive grains innovation

Australian grain growers are set to reap benefits of a $50 million venture capital fund to draw the best and brightest tech start-ups from across the globe to focus on innovative solutions for grain growers’ hardest to solve problems…Read More Source: Grain Central New tech start-up fund to drive grains innovation

Repronomics fertility project update at Mundubbera BeefUp forum

An update on the northern beef industry’s critically important Repronomics fertility project will be one of the feature topics at a BeefUp forum being staged at Mundubbera in Central Queensland next month…Read More Source: Beef Central Repronomics fertility project update at Mundubbera BeefUp forum

Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

Drier and warmer than average seasonal conditions in cropping regions in Queensland and northern New South Wales during December and January reduced prospects of summer crop production in 2018–19, according to the latest Australian Crop Report…Read More Source: Beef Central Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

WoolProducers Australia highlights Foot and Mouth Disease risk to wool trade

CHINA’S suspension of wool exports from South Africa is expected to intensify demand for Australian wool this week. However, the fall-out from South Africa notifying the World Organisation for Animal Health of a FMD outbreak in Limpopo, bordering Zimbabwe, has also highlighted the importance of Australia’s biosecurity measures…Read More Source: Sheep Central WoolProducers Australia… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 18, 2019

AUD-JPY has been the biggest mover in a day of directionally challenged markets, with North American markets absent and participants waiting on progress from the U.S.-China trade talks, which will resume for an extended second week in Washington after terminating in Beijing last week with “progress” but without resolution. AUD-JPY settled off highs, but with… Read more »

What to do with drought degraded pastures?

After successive dry seasons deciding which pastures to remove or retain in the crop rotation will be important for many farmers according to Dr Jeff McCormick from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation. ..Read More Source: Beef Central What to do with drought degraded pastures?

$75,000 grants start to flow to flood-affected NQ cattle producers

The first recovery grants of up to $75,000 were paid to flood-affected northwest Queensland beef producers yesterday, after applications opened on Friday under a simplified application process…Read More Source: Beef Central ,000 grants start to flow to flood-affected NQ cattle producers

Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

Drier and warmer than average seasonal conditions in cropping regions in Queensland and northern New South Wales during December and January reduced prospects of summer crop production in 2018–19, according to the latest Australian Crop Report…Read More Source: Grain Central Big dry cuts summer crop prospects: ABARES

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 18, 2019

A Dollar softening theme emerged during the London AM session, which saw EUR-USD and Cable post respective two-session highs at 1.1330 and 1.2938, and USD-JPY ebbed back come after printing a high at 110.61. Stock markets were near net unchanged in Europe, and S&P 500 futures were showing fractional losses, following a bullish session in… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 18, 2019

The Yen traded softer amid a risk-on backdrop in Asian markets leading into the London interbank open. USD-JPY posted a two-session high at 110.59, while EUR-JPY and AUD-JPY also lifted into two-session high terrain. This was seen concurrently with the MSCI Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) equity index rising by nearly 1%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed with a… Read more »

China halts South African wool due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Australian woolgrowers are set to benefit from the suspension of wool exports from South Africa to China due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Source: ABC Livestock China halts South African wool due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rates improve

AUCTIONSPLUS online sheep and lamb clearance rates improved last week for a slightly smaller offering of 73,680 head, 825 fewer than the previous week…Read More Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rates improve

Farmers urged to beware the rise of the ‘predatory activist’

Vegan activists getting in the faces of livestock producers already dealing with the pressure of managing livestock through the impacts of droughts, floods or fires – in some cases all three – what could possibly go wrong?..Read More Source: Beef Central Farmers urged to beware the rise of the ‘predatory activist’

Opinion: A NW Qld flood recovery option

Farmer and research economist Ben Rees outlines a Whitlam era policy that he believes offers the best approach to structuring northern flood recovery efforts…Read More Source: Beef Central Opinion: A NW Qld flood recovery option

New-look Sheep Central website all about reader experience

Welcome to the new-look Sheep Central website, launched last week. Readers will note some significant changes to the appearance of the site, its content and layout, and the way it functions. Here’s a quick user guide…Read More Source: Sheep Central New-look Sheep Central website all about reader experience

WA butchers dominate 2019 National Sausage King results

Western Australian butchers provided the lion’s share of winners in the national final of the Australian Meat Industry Council’s ever-popular Sausage Kings competition held in Fremantle on the weekend…Read More Source: Beef Central WA butchers dominate 2019 National Sausage King results

CPC’s annual management gathering salutes leadership and excellence + photos

Managers and senior staff from CPC’s 15 cattle properties scatted across northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland, as well as Indonesian feedlots, gathered in Brisbane last week for their annual conference and get-together…Read More Source: Beef Central CPC’s annual management gathering salutes leadership and excellence + photos

Woolworths to stop selling $1 milk

Woolworths announces it will raise the price of its $1 per litre milk to $1.10, promising the additional cash will go directly to dairy farmers who have long claimed the bargain product is damaging their industry. Source: ABC Livestock Woolworths to stop selling milk

Nominations called for 2019 Australian Wool Industry Medals

NOMINATIONS have been called for the 2019 Federation of Australian Wool Organisations’ Wool Industry Medal…Read More Source: Sheep Central Nominations called for 2019 Australian Wool Industry Medals

CBH lifts Chadwick storage capacity to 655,000t

CBH Group has increased the storage capacity of its Chadwick site to 655,000 tonnes to help cater for the rise in grain production in the Esperance zone…Read More Source: Grain Central CBH lifts Chadwick storage capacity to 655,000t

Katter introduces Reconstruction Board Bill

The Katter Australia Party has introduced a bill to Federal Parliament today that seeks to establish an Australian Reconstruction and Development Board and enable reconstruction of ‘debilitating’ financial debts at the Government interest rate, currently set at 2.36pc…Read More Source: Beef Central Katter introduces Reconstruction Board Bill

Recruitment: Four ways to help build a winning team

Building a great team is essential for continued growth in an agri-business and having the right team impacts the bottom line more than people realise…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Four ways to help build a winning team

Western Victorian Livestock Exchange sale 18 Feb 2019

tronger restocker demand helped push up the average price of young cattle, while small numbers of grown cattle aided their general 10c/kg rise…Read More Source: Beef Central Western Victorian Livestock Exchange sale 18 Feb 2019

The heroes and heartbreak of the devastating north Queensland floods

As Queenslanders continue to deal with the fallout of unprecedented flooding, we take a look at the stories of resilience to emerge from the state’s natural disaster. Source: ABC Livestock The heroes and heartbreak of the devastating north Queensland floods

‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook for Mar-May 2019

The Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first look’ at conditions for March through to May indicates that rainfall is likely to be below average for much of northern Australia, with warmer than average days and nights very likely across the country…Read More Source: Sheep Central ‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook for Mar-May 2019

Saleyards at livestock hubs face uncertain future with traffic in decline

Shrinking herds, online auctions and the centralisation of farms mean many small saleyards, such as the loss-making Millicent venue, face dwindling visitors and sales. Source: ABC Livestock Saleyards at livestock hubs face uncertain future with traffic in decline

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 15, 2019

The Dollar index pulled back from near one-month highs in N.Y. on Friday, dipping just under 97.00, after peaking at 97.37 early in the session. Pre-weekend profit taking was a driver, coming as the U.S. and China extended trade talks through next week in Washington. The news reversed some of the Greenback’s safe-haven flows seen… Read more »

Heifer prices edge higher in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Unmated heifer prices showed a modest rising trend on AuctionsPlus this week, where numbers offered continued to rise, with a total of 6999 head offered, an 11 percent rise on the previous week…Read More Source: Beef Central Heifer prices edge higher in larger AuctionsPlus offering

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 15, 2019

The Dollar majors have been trading without clear direction. Yen firmness was a theme during the Tokyo session, before the currency ebbed back as risk appetite in stock markets improved. USD-JPY printed a four-day low at 110.25 before recouping to the 110.50 area. EUR-USD, meanwhile, plied a narrow range in the upper 1.1200s, holding comfortably… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 15, 2019

The Dollar has traded mixed, while a side theme of net Yen outperformance has been seen. EUR-USD has been plying a narrow range in the upper 1.1200s. The Pound steadied after tumbling late yesterday after UK Prime Minister was humiliated again, losing a symbolic, but not legally binding, Brexit vote in parliament. USD-JPY posted a… Read more »

“We will help rebuild the north’s cattle industry,” declares PM Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to help rebuild Northwest Queensland’s cattle industry and support the recovery of battling farmers during a visit to the flood-ravaged region earlier today…Read More Source: Beef Central “We will help rebuild the north’s cattle industry,” declares PM Morrison

New-look Beef Central website all about reader experience

Welcome to the new-look Beef Central website, launched on Monday. Readers will note some significant changes to the appearance of the site, its content and layout, and the way it functions. Here’s a quick user guide…Read More Source: Beef Central New-look Beef Central website all about reader experience

NQ floods: Producers urged to check hay quality | Vets launch help hotline

As truck loads of fodder pour into flood affected north western Queensland, a livestock nutrition expert is appealing to fodder suppliers not to use the event as a dumping opportunity for poor quality hay, which can pose serious dangers to the health of recovering stock…Read More Source: Beef Central NQ floods: Producers urged to… Read more »

PM tells Queensland graziers flood devastation will take years to repair

Parts of flood-ravaged Queensland will take years to rebuild, Scott Morrison warns during a visit to a Cloncurry property overcome with rotting carcasses, while the state’s Deputy Premier declares all insurance claims will be assessed. Source: ABC Livestock PM tells Queensland graziers flood devastation will take years to repair

GM compensation inquiry maintains status quo

A Western Australian inquiry into compensating farmers for economic loss caused by contamination from genetically modified (GM) material has found there is no case for changing existing laws…Read More Source: Grain Central GM compensation inquiry maintains status quo

Global grass and seed giant to extend its reach in Australia and NZ

THE world’s biggest pasture grass and clover seed company – DLF Seeds — is set to increase its market reach after it received important Australian and New Zealand regulatory approvals for its NZ$421 million acquisition of PGW Seeds this week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Global grass and seed giant to extend its reach in… Read more »

Crossbred wool prices reach historic levels in buoyant Australian auctions

HISTORICALLY high crossbred wool prices, including gains of up to 35 cents for 28 micron lines, were the highlight of a buoyant Australian auction market this week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Crossbred wool prices reach historic levels in buoyant Australian auctions

Three charged after flood victims targeted near Winton

Queensland Police officers have arrested and charged three people with 10 charges related to taking advantage of flood affected property owners…Read More Source: Beef Central Three charged after flood victims targeted near Winton

Tight wool supplies staving off forward contract discounts

AUSTRALIA’S wool auction market had another strong week, with low supply pushing Merino qualities higher and forward price discounts being offset by the tight supplies…Read More Source: Sheep Central Tight wool supplies staving off forward contract discounts

WA company fined $30,000 for illegal feedlot

A Victorian company has been fined $30,000 for constructing an unauthorised cattle feedlot at Warradarge in Western Australia’s Mid-West region…Read More Source: Beef Central WA company fined ,000 for illegal feedlot