Month: February 2019

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 28, 2019

The Dollar has traded mostly weaker, showing losses of 0.4% against the Euro, 0.8% to the Swiss Franc, which has been the day’s outperformer, and a 0.2% advance on the Yen. The U.S. currency fared better against Sterling, which corrected some of its recent strong gains against most currencies, and the Dollar bloc currencies, which… Read more »

Campaign to get cattle off the roads

Driver fatigue, alcohol and speeding are the biggest causes of fatal crashes on country roads, but in some areas, roaming stock are also a deadly hazard. A grieving family is leading a campaign to get the cattle off the roads. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Campaign to get cattle off the roads

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 28, 2019

Both the Yen and Swiss Franc have firmed up into the London interbank session, with both registering as the strongest currencies on the day so far with respective gains of 0.2% and 0.4% against the Dollar. This saw USD-JPY print a low at 110.69, while USD-CHF hit a four-week low at 0.9970, reportedly triggering sell… Read more »

Victoria’s fox and wild dog bounties to resume next week

VICTORIA’S state government will continue to pay hunters $10 for a fox scalp and $120 for a wild dog skins as it resumes its bounty program next week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Victoria’s fox and wild dog bounties to resume next week

Chris Howie’s wrap on southern market trends and opportunities

Chris Howie’s update on livestock markets throughout southern Australia in February, including weaner sales, the impact of NQ floods on southern slaughter demand and prices, early southern bull sales and some emerging opportunities in coming months. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Chris Howie’s wrap on southern market trends and opportunities

Seasonal climate outlook May-May 2019

AUTUMN is likely to be drier than average over most of eastern Australia and slightly wetter than average over inland western Western Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s climate and water outlook for February to April 2019, released this morning. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-May 2019

White Stripe Foods investment adds to Andrews Meats’ export footprint

Prominent Sydney-based food service meat supplier and value-adding company Andrews Meat Industries has taken a majority shareholding in export meat business White Stripe Foods, expanding the company’s footprint in Asia and the Middle East…Read More Source: Beef Central White Stripe Foods investment adds to Andrews Meats’ export footprint

EYCI drops to four year low

MLA analysis reveals the increased extent of light cattle entering saleyards as the EYCI falls to its lowest level in almost four years…Read More Source: Beef Central EYCI drops to four year low

Competitor watch: US Meat Exporters seek better trade deal with Japan

The US’s trade disadvantage in Japan against beef export competitors like Australia will worsen unless the US secures similar access terms with Japan, a US agricultural trade forum was told last week…Read More Source: Beef Central Competitor watch: US Meat Exporters seek better trade deal with Japan

NT's Pine Hill Station returns to Australian hands, sells for more than $10m

A family-owned beef business from SA has bought a 268,000-hectare cattle station from a Filipino property developer. The Vickers family says the area is one of the best places in Australia to invest in beef. Source: ABC Livestock NT’s Pine Hill Station returns to Australian hands, sells for more than m

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 27, 2019

The Dollar ticked higher in N.Y. on Wednesday, taking the DXY from trend lows of 95.88 seen into the open, later peaking at 96.19. It appeared some USD buying stepped in on a lack of encouraging U.S.-China trade news, resulting an uptick in safe-haven flows, along with firmer Treasury yields. Incoming U.S. data was mixed,… Read more »

Virtual reality lamb tour coming to NSW Hunter region + VIDEO

MEAT & Livestock Australia’s virtual reality Australian Lamb Paddock to Plate Story will be at the Newcastle Show this weekend…Read More Source: Sheep Central Virtual reality lamb tour coming to NSW Hunter region + VIDEO

XE Market Analysis: Sterling Continues to Surge Higher

OVERVIEW Sterling hits a 5-month high against the US dollar in early trading The US Dollar weaker after the Fed chairman’s dovish testimony is set to continue today Sterling hits 1.1700 against the euro as PM May urges parliamentarians to vote for her Brexit deal on 12 March Source: XE news feed XE Market… Read more »

AA Co to offload 6000 surplus steers through Longreach sale

The Australian Agricultural Co will hold a one-off surplus steer sale in Longreach next month, offering 6000 young steers from its desperately dry Barkly Tableland region properties…Read More Source: Beef Central AA Co to offload 6000 surplus steers through Longreach sale

Dalby Sale 27 Feb 2019: Market cheaper with bigger numbers

The overall quality of the young cattle was mixed and there was an increased number of cows penned. Buyer attendance was good and all were operating in a cheaper market…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby Sale 27 Feb 2019: Market cheaper with bigger numbers

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 27, 2019

The Dollar has extended the weakening streak put in place by Fed chair Powell’s “no rush to make a judgement” testimony yesterday. EUR-USD jumped back above 1.1400, testing yesterday’s three-week high at 1.1402. The U.S. currency posted concurrent losses against the Pound, Yen, Canadian Dollar and most other currencies. The February Eurozone ESI economic confidence… Read more »

Weekly property review: Filipino investor offloads two NT properties

Romeo Roxas offloads two NT properties | Growth Farms secures Kerry Stokes’ Kangaroo Island portfolio | South west QLD aggregation secures water | Remote NSW station sells to a neighbour | Two southern NSW sales..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly property review: Filipino investor offloads two NT properties

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 27, 2019

The Dollar has steadied after posting three-week lows in the wake of Fed chair Powell’s Senate testimony, which affirmed dovish-leaning on-hold policy guidance. The narrow trade-weighed USD index printed a post-Powell low at 95.95, the first time below 96.0 since February 5, before setting around 96.10-15; levels which are still about 1.3% below the mid-February… Read more »

Ruralco board backs Nutrien’s $469m takeover offer

Ruralco has today confirmed it has entered into an agreement with Nutrien Ltd, under which the Canadian agri-giant has agreed to acquire 100pc of Ruralco shares for a cash price of $4.40 per share…Read More Source: Sheep Central Ruralco board backs Nutrien’s 9m takeover offer

Online wool sales surge as South African sales and exports are suspended

AUCTIONSPLUS wool sales surged last week after the suspension of South African auctions and wool exports to China due to a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak…Read More Source: Sheep Central Online wool sales surge as South African sales and exports are suspended

Are sheep duffers turning to drones to steal from flocks?

NEW South Wales police are investigating the recent thefts of hundreds of sheep across the state in separate incidents, including one case potentially involving a drone…Read More Source: Sheep Central Are sheep duffers turning to drones to steal from flocks?

Sun sets on Eyre Peninsula rail as Viterra moves to road

Viterra’s announcement that it will not be using the Eyre Peninsula rail network to haul grain to its Port Lincoln terminal will put up to 50 more trucks per day on the road…Read More Source: Grain Central Sun sets on Eyre Peninsula rail as Viterra moves to road

WA and Victorian farmers mobilise to counter animal activists

WESTERN Australian farmers will meet with police on Thursday to consider strategies to combat activists after two people were charged with trespass following a piggery break-in this week and other..Read More Source: Sheep Central WA and Victorian farmers mobilise to counter animal activists

Sweet supermarket honey deal a boost to beekeepers

A Far North Queensland beekeeper secures a contract to supply raw, local honey to a major retailer after two years of negotiation. Source: ABC Livestock Sweet supermarket honey deal a boost to beekeepers

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 26, 2019

The Dollar eased in N.Y. on Tuesday, taking the DXY to 95.97 lows, from highs of 96.46. Mixed U.S. data had an impact on the Greenback, with weak housing starts weighing on the USD, and stronger consumer confidence supporting. Fed chair Powell revealed no surprises in his congressional testimony, making it clear the Fed was… Read more »

Queensland floodwaters heading to Lake Eyre

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting floodwaters will reach Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in South Australia’s outback within weeks, but the lake is unlikely to fill. Source: ABC Livestock Queensland floodwaters heading to Lake Eyre

AuctionsPlus flood relief auction off to a flying start

Bids are flooding in for a wide selection of donated items as part of a charity auction to raise funds for cattle producers in North Queensland who have been affected by floods…Read More Source: Beef Central AuctionsPlus flood relief auction off to a flying start

14 young ag researchers share in $330,000 worth of grants

14 agricultural researchers have shared in $330,000 worth of grants through the Federal Government’s Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry annonced today. ..Read More Source: Beef Central 14 young ag researchers share in 0,000 worth of grants

Jerilderie sets national working dog sale mark at $25,000

AUSTRALIAN working dog prices have reached world record levels with the sale of New South Wales stockman Shane Maurer’s Eveready Possum for $25,000 last weekend…Read More Source: Beef Central Jerilderie sets national working dog sale mark at ,000

Roma store sale 26 Feb 2019: Prices back in 7900 head yarding

Young cattle, including calves, dominated the yarding and the quality was mixed. Prices eased further from last week across most categories…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 26 Feb 2019: Prices back in 7900 head yarding

Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

A skills-based group of livestock producers, consultants and researchers from throughout Australia has been selected to help increase the rate of adoption of on-farm research and development outcomes…Read More Source: Beef Central Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

A SKILLS-BASED group of livestock producers, consultants and researchers from throughout Australia has been selected to help increase the rate of adoption of on-farm research and development outcomes…Read More Source: Sheep Central Reference group to address livestock R&D adoption challenge

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 Feb 2019

Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced thunderstorms and moderate fall, while onshore flow produced moderate falls along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 Feb 2019

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 26, 2019

The Dollar has traded mixed so far today, gaining versus underperforming Dollar bloc currencies while losing ground to the Yen and, more especially, the Pound. Cable punched above 1.3200 for the first time since late January, while EUR-GBP dove to one-month low terrain with the UK prime minister reportedly shifting position to provide a route… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 26, 2019

The Pound has rallied on UK PM May’s reported pivot on Brexit amid reports that she will offer a route to delay the Brexit process beyond March 29. The BBC reports that about a dozen ministers have threatened to resign unless this happens. Sterling, which has been trading at a significant discount since the vote… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Considerations using raw data for selection

Reliance on raw data can often cause producers to make inaccurate selection decisions and effectively select cattle on non-genetic differences rather than actual genetic merit, suggests genetics editor Alastair Rayner. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Considerations using raw data for selection

Opinion: Shorthorn Beef needs to ‘get off the fence’ over genetic evaluation

A private Shorthorn breeder has urged his breed society, Shorthorn Beef, to ‘get off the fence’ and make a decision about whether to move to IGS Genetic Evaluation…Read More Source: Beef Central Opinion: Shorthorn Beef needs to ‘get off the fence’ over genetic evaluation

Ag must engage “food evangelists” to retain social licence to farm

Visiting US speaker, Linda Eatherton, says Australian agriculture needs to engage with “food evangelists” if it is to retain its social licence to farm…Read More Source: Grain Central Ag must engage “food evangelists” to retain social licence to farm

Changes in Woolies and Coles northern beef processing arrangements

Sweeping changes are happening in the supermarket beef service kill landscape in Queensland, with both Coles and Woolworths reaching agreement with new or additional beef processors over contract kills for their northern supply chain requirements…Read More Source: Beef Central Changes in Woolies and Coles northern beef processing arrangements

Korean retail giant Lotte buys Queensland’s Sandalwood feedlot

South Korean retail supermarket giant Lotte has made a major investment in the Australian beef industry, purchasing Kev and Jan Roberts well-known Sandalwood feedlot near Dalby on Queensland’s Darling Downs…Read More Source: Beef Central Korean retail giant Lotte buys Queensland’s Sandalwood feedlot

CBH set to build further 800,000t of storage at WA sites

CBH Group is planning to spend more than $150 million to add in excess of 800,000 tonnes of new storage and associated inloading and outloading equipment to the Western Australian bulk-handling system, with work due to start in coming months…Read More Source: Grain Central CBH set to build further 800,000t of storage at WA… Read more »

Weekly kill: Grids soften further in the wake of big numbers

Direct consignment price grids took another hit this week, as big inflows of cattle forced by drought decision-making continue to come to market across eastern Australia. Cow prices in the southern QLD region have fallen anywhere from 5-20c/kg in places in the past seven days, while steers are generally 5-10c/kg cheaper.    ..Read More Source:… Read more »

'It's getting a lot of us down': Drought puts pressure on country kids

The children of farming families are juggling schoolwork with the pressure to work on the farm, increasing the stress for some young people on the land. Source: ABC Livestock ‘It’s getting a lot of us down’: Drought puts pressure on country kids

Aussie Farms online map used for break-in

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has again called on animal activist group Aussie Farms to pull down its map of Australian farms after a business on the map was broken into…Read More Source: Beef Central Aussie Farms online map used for break-in

New $20-million dairy set to take transparency to another level

A new $20-million dairy and processing facility has built a cafe and viewing room to entice members of the public to see the dairy industry’s practices for themselves. Source: ABC Livestock New -million dairy set to take transparency to another level

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 25, 2019

The Dollar index advanced in early N.Y. trade on Monday, though gave back the bulk of its gains after the London close. Wall Street was higher following Trump’s delaying imposition of higher tariffs on Chinese goods, which ultimately saw USD safe-haven buying dry up. EUR-USD bottomed at 1.1337 before heading over 1.1360, while USD-JPY printed… Read more »

Teys aims for energy self-sufficiency with $42m project at Wagga plant

Teys Australia has taken a big step in reducing its carbon footprint and energy reliance by launching plans to develop a $42 million Low Emissions Energy Hub at the company’s Wagga facility in NSW. The project will include a combination of bio-generation of methane, solid waste digestion, solar panel arrays, energy storage and biomass-driven boilers… Read more »

Oat-flour noodles target Chinese market: AEGIC

Oaten products including noodles are being developed by scientists using their skills to get around oats’ lower gluten content than wheat…Read More Source: Grain Central Oat-flour noodles target Chinese market: AEGIC

Ruralco enters trading halt amid reports of Canadian takeover

Ruralco Holdings Limited has announced a trading halt today amid reports it is the subject of a takeover bid from publicly listed Canadian fertiliser and agribusiness giant Nutrien, which owns Ruralco rival Landmark in Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Ruralco enters trading halt amid reports of Canadian takeover

Wagga sale 25 Feb 2018: Bigger numbers push forward

Extremely dry conditions and plainer quality eroded prices in a bigger yarding. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 25 Feb 2018: Bigger numbers push forward

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 25, 2019

The Dollar traded mostly softer, appearing lose some of its safe haven premium amid a risk-on backstop in global markets. China proxy currencies outperformed, concomitantly with China’s SEE staging of a 5.6% rally, which spearheaded a broader risk-on play in markets after President Trump said the U.S. would delay an increase in tariffs on $200… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 25, 2019

The China-proxy Australian and New Zealand currencies rallied as China’s SSE index surged over 5%, spear-heading a broader risk-on play in markets after President Trump said the U.S. would delay an increase in tariffs on $200 bln of Chinese imports beyond the March-1 deadline, citing “productive” trade talks. Both antipodean currencies posted gains of nearly… Read more »

AWI review deal to give Merriman and Garnsey more board time

FORMER Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman will be able to stay on the board indefinitely and possibly renominate for the top role under an industry deal proposed recently…Read More Source: Sheep Central AWI review deal to give Merriman and Garnsey more board time

‘We farm responsibly, and need to communicate that to the non-rural sector’: VFF

Speakers from across industry expanded attendees’ level of knowledge about innovation, handling and the social licence to operate in agriculture at the Victorian Farmers’ Federation annual conference in Geelong today…Read More Source: Grain Central ‘We farm responsibly, and need to communicate that to the non-rural sector’: VFF

Is this Australia’s AgTech capital? + VIDEO

It’s a big claim but one agricultural technology specialist Jerome Leray is happy to defend…Read More Source: Beef Central Is this Australia’s AgTech capital? + VIDEO

Chinchilla property purchase will drive Belmont Red herd expansion

The recent purchase of a substantial grazing property near Chinchilla on Queensland’s western Darling Downs will drive a significant herd expansion for Australia’s largest Belmont Red seedstock producers…Read More Source: Beef Central Chinchilla property purchase will drive Belmont Red herd expansion

Lifelong networks and mentor relationships established at Wyvern

YOUNG wool growers and sheep industry professionals were provided with lifelong mentors and networks at a training and mentoring weekend this month…Read More Source: Sheep Central Lifelong networks and mentor relationships established at Wyvern

South Australian wool to feature in AWN design competition

A COMMUNITY-LED design competition is being launched by Australia’s largest independent wool marketer to highlight South Australia’s most innovative growers…Read More Source: Sheep Central South Australian wool to feature in AWN design competition

Cotton ban proposal “naive, short-sighted”

Calls to ban cotton exports are naive, short-sighted and will deliver no extra water to the bottom of the Murray Darling system, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said during a visit to Goondiwindi today…Read More Source: Grain Central Cotton ban proposal “naive, short-sighted”

CPA urges producers to comment on Red Meat Green Paper

Cattle Producers Australia chair Dr Paul Wright is urging Australian cattle producers to consider and comment on the recently released Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding reform Green Paper. ..Read More Source: Beef Central CPA urges producers to comment on Red Meat Green Paper

Western Victorian Livestock Exchange sale 25 Feb 2019

Prices were generally unchanged to dearer, with just the odd grown heifers and plainer yearlings a little easier…Read More Source: Beef Central Western Victorian Livestock Exchange sale 25 Feb 2019

RSPCA, Animals Australia accused of being 'missing in action' in cattle death debate

A West Australian pastoral body has hit out at the state’s largest and oldest animal welfare groups over their “silence” on the deaths of more than a thousand cattle on two Indigenous properties in the state’s north. Source: ABC Livestock RSPCA, Animals Australia accused of being ‘missing in action’ in cattle death debate

Birdsville's had less than 1mm of rain this year. Now it's in the middle of a flood

Light planes, helicopters and even jet skis are being used to push cattle to higher ground as floodwater, which came from the same weather system that killed as many as 500,000 animals in Queensland’s north and central-west, moves south, and graziers are welcoming it with open arms. Source: ABC Livestock Birdsville’s had less than… Read more »

Industry gets behind North Queensland farmers flood relief drive

Saleyards. agents and other livestock industry stakeholders are rallying behind a fundraising drive for North Queensland producers hard hit by this month’s floods. Can you help? ..Read More Source: Beef Central Industry gets behind North Queensland farmers flood relief drive

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 22, 2019

The Dollar headed lower on Friday in N.Y., driven largely by hopes for progress on U.S. trade talks. Trump said the deal with China is more likely happening that not happening, according to headlines on Bloomberg. The president said he could extend the trade truce a month or so with progress. China’s top trade negotiator… Read more »

Soy, almond, cow's, none? What milk should we be drinking for the planet?

More of us are considering switching to dairy alternatives like soy or almond milk, for health or ethical reasons. But environmentally, the alternatives aren’t perfect either. Before you go for an almond-milk latte, here’s what to weigh up. Source: ABC Livestock Soy, almond, cow’s, none? What milk should we be drinking for the planet?

Milk wars: What's at the heart of the dairy industry's battles?

When the chief of Australia’s largest dairy processor this week said $1 milk “doesn’t make any f**king sense”, years of lobbying by farmers were thrust back into view. Source: ABC Livestock Milk wars: What’s at the heart of the dairy industry’s battles?

XE Market Analysis: North America – Feb 22, 2019

The Dollar has been trading mixed so far today in a forex market lacking a clear directional theme. EUR-USD been making time in the mid 1.1300s, holding within yesterday’s 1.1320-1.1366 range. The February German Ifo survey came in below forecasts, at 98.5 in the headline reading, down from 99.1 and the lowest since 2014, with… Read more »

Weaner steers to 336c on AuctionsPlus

Prices in most young steer and heifer categories improved a little this week on AuctionsPlus, where 8662 commercial cattle were offered – an increase of 23 percent on last week’s listings…Read More Source: Beef Central Weaner steers to 336c on AuctionsPlus

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 22, 2019

The Dollar majors have been holding steady so far today. EUR-USD has been making time in the mid 1.1300s, holding within yesterday’s 1.1320-1.1366 range. USD-JPY has continued to ply a narrow range in the upper 110.0s, holding below the one-week high seen earlier in the week at 110.94. President Trump said he would be meeting… Read more »

Victoria's extra $13m in drought assistance 'well off the mark', farmers say

Farmers are disappointed by additional drought assistance announced by the Victorian Government and say the Agriculture Minister is “naive” and “out of touch”. Source: ABC Livestock Victoria’s extra m in drought assistance ‘well off the mark’, farmers say

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

Think global and engage is agtech message for start-ups and farmers

Some Australian agtech start-ups are not thinking big enough, according to venture capitalists at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Think global and engage is agtech message for start-ups and farmers

EYCI approaching lows not seen since 2015

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has continued to descend into alarming territory this month, approaching lows not seen since the end of the last major drought episode in 2015…Read More Source: Beef Central EYCI approaching lows not seen since 2015

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 »

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

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