Month: March 2019

Rain slashes AuctionsPlus listing numbers

Cattle numbers halved on AuctionsPlus this week, on the back of recent and forecast rain, to total 6727 head. Most young steer categories rose in price, while heifer category trends were mixed. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Rain slashes AuctionsPlus listing numbers

Feedgrain Focus: Movements mixed ahead of Trevor’s tail

Riverina and Murray Valley maize prices in the $460-$480/t range exemplify the ongoing feed deficit in south-eastern Australia, while cyclonic rain systems have seeders primed for grain, graze and hay action…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Movements mixed ahead of Trevor’s tail

Fitzroy River

The Fitzroy River looking very dry after record low rainfall in the area. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Fitzroy River

Live exports start as mustering ramps up in WA's parched outback

While some pastoralists in WA’s far north are welcoming the deluge of rain from Cyclone Veronica, there are still many who are looking to offload cattle after a “disappointing” wet season. Source: ABC Livestock Live exports start as mustering ramps up in WA’s parched outback

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 29, 2019

After an early dip due to softer income and spending data, the Dollar rallied in N.Y. on Friday. Stronger housing and sentiment data later took the DXY to 97.28 highs from 97.01 lows. Yields firmed up with Wall Street, which posted moderate gains. EUR-USD topped at 1.1246, up from 1.1210 ahead of the open, later… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Creative UK MPs Believe Third Meaningful Vote is a Charm

OVERVIEW The Dollar Index turns negative after soft PCE reading GBP/USD buoyed by positive sentiment on the third vote on the Withdrawal deal NYMEX WTI is trading 2% higher, jumping above the $60 barrel. Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: Creative UK MPs Believe Third Meaningful Vote is a Charm

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 29, 2019

The Dollar has retained an underlying bid. EUR-USD declined for a fourth straight day, printing a three-week low at 1.1210. This puts a bit more space in from the seven-week peak that was seen last Wednesday at 1.1448, with the pair descending farther toward the the low point of the 1.1177-1.1570 range that’s been seen… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 29, 2019

The dollar has traded softer so far today, albeit moderately so, while USD-JPY has been an exception in rising to an eight-day high at 110.92 amid a backdrop of rallying equity markets in Asia. AUD-JPY concurrently posted a thee-day high, while most other yen crosses were buoyant, although most remained off their highs from yesterday…. Read more »

Quality Merino and crossbred wool gets buyer support in falling market

AUSTRALIAN Merino wool prices continued to track downward this week in a continuing pattern of “two markets,” although crossbred lines bucked the trend, AWEX senior market analyst Lionel Plunkett said…Read More Source: Sheep Central Quality Merino and crossbred wool gets buyer support in falling market

Mutton sheep prices hit 660c/kg-plus, Wagga Wagga first cross ewes to $234

MUTTON sheep prices hit new heights at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales yesterday as tighter quality supply, export contract demands and competition pushed rates over 660c/kg cwt at times and up to $234 a head for crossbred ewes…Read More Source: Sheep Central Mutton sheep prices hit 660c/kg-plus, Wagga Wagga first cross ewes to… Read more »

NTCA calls for extra cattle levy to counter animal activists

The Northern Territory Cattlemens Association has called for an additional cattle levy to be raised to counter the rising challenge of animal activists…Read More Source: Beef Central NTCA calls for extra cattle levy to counter animal activists

Ceres Agriculture in administration as Brudle Park sells

Ceres Agricultural Company has gone into administration this week as its sale to Macquarie’s Viridis Ag of the 9300-hectare Brudle Park cropping aggregation north of Moree for around $50 million is finalised…Read More Source: Beef Central Ceres Agriculture in administration as Brudle Park sells

Australian shearers step up to attempt new eight hour Merino ewe record

AUSTRALIAN shearers will try to set a new eight-hour Merino ewe record in the next month, starting with an attempt by New South Wales shearer Josh Clayton on Saturday…Read More Source: Sheep Central Australian shearers step up to attempt new eight hour Merino ewe record

Global grain stock drawdown set to continue: IGC

The first 2019/20 projections point to the third year-on-year year closing stock drawdown, entirely attributed to ongoing maize supply/demand tightening, according to International Grains Council (IGC) estimates published today. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Global grain stock drawdown set to continue: IGC

JBS delivers record full-year results

Global red and white meat processing giant JBS has delivered record results for its 2018 financial year just completed. Reporting to the market this morning, JBS announced net revenue up 11.3pc to the equivalent of $65 billion Australian dollars, the highest revenue ever recorded by the company. ..Read More Source: Beef Central JBS delivers… Read more »

Coopers named joint global 2019 Maltster of the Year

Coopers has stepped into the global winners’ circle by jointly taking out the 2019 Maltster of the Year title at the prestigious Global Brewing Supply Awards ceremony held on Wednesday in Poland…Read More Source: Grain Central Coopers named joint global 2019 Maltster of the Year

The hunt is on to find Australia’s top young wool brokers

NOMINATIONS are being called for the award that recognises Australia’s top young wool brokers and Sheep Central has proudly come on board as a media sponsor…Read More Source: Sheep Central The hunt is on to find Australia’s top young wool brokers

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 28, 2019

The Dollar was in rally mode in N.Y. on Thursday, despite the downwardly revised Q4 GDP report. The DXY rallied to nearly three-week highs of 97.30, coming from overnight lows of 96.93. EUR-USD fell to 1.1214, coming from near 1.1260 at the open. USD-JPY printed a one-week highs of 110.83 risk appetite remained supportive. USD-CAD… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: The House of Commons Sinks into Deeper Political Quagmire

OVERVIEW The Dollar Index remains firm despite new fears of a global recession GBP/USD trading in a tight range as a result of the ongoing Brexit saga NYMEX WTI is losing momentum, sliding below $60 barrel. HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: The House of Commons Sinks into Deeper Political Quagmire

Dubbo sale 28 Mar 2019: Market rallies on rainfall

The markets are certainly reacting dramatically to the smaller yardings and the extra rainfall with some categories lifting by as much as 100c/kg in just two sales with some saying it is the largest correction we have seen in such a short time…Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 28 Mar 2019: Market rallies… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 28, 2019

The dollar has traded firmer against most currencies, driving EUR-USD to a fresh two-week low at 1.1234 while lifting USD-JPY from a four-session low at 110.02. USD-CAD lifted from sub 1.3400s levels towards yesterday’s peak at 1.3440. The dollar also posted fresh highs against most developing world currencies, paced by a 5% surge against the… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 28, 2019

The dollar majors have largely remained steady, within yesterday’s ranges. Sterling has been unperturbed by the frantic pace of political developments in the UK, and continued impasses in the UK’s parliament over Brexit. Cable has settled around the 1.3180-1.3200 mark after recouping from a moderate dip to 1.3143 late yesterday, which was seen on news… Read more »

Farm2Fork event livestream

Tune in for the latest ag innovation and knowledge from today’s Rabobank Farm2Fork Summit in Sydney – covering the latest developments impacting the agribusiness space, major trends across key commodities and insights from industry experts on sustainability, waste and technology…Read More Source: Beef Central Farm2Fork event livestream

EU and US reach ‘agreement in principle’ on 45,000t beef quota

The United States and the European Union have reportedly reached an “agreement in principle” to restrict a share of the EU’s annual 45,000-tonne hormone-free beef import quota exclusively to US product…Read More Source: Beef Central EU and US reach ‘agreement in principle’ on 45,000t beef quota

Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2019

In a substantial turnaround since last month, BOM’s latest three-month weather outlook suggests the chance of April to June rainfall being above median is close to 50pc across the country, meaning there is no indication that the coming three months will be significantly wetter or drier than average…Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate… Read more »

Confusion over future of kangaroo pet food trial

Anger grows among Victorian farmers as the future of the kangaroo pet food trial remains uncertain. Source: ABC Livestock Confusion over future of kangaroo pet food trial

Research facility sheds light on groundwater secrets

Its long been theorised that artesian water deposits in Australia were likely to have fallen as rain thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years ago, and now scientists are out to prove it…Read More Source: Beef Central Research facility sheds light on groundwater secrets

World’s first thermal battery launched in SA

South Australian company CCT Energy Storage has unveiled the world’s first working thermal battery which has the potential to power remote communities, commercial businesses, telecommunications networks and transport systems…Read More Source: Grain Central World’s first thermal battery launched in SA

WA’s Ian Bradshaw takes over as Aus Cattle Vets president + PICS

Scratch the surface of the major issues dominating the Australian cattle industry today – biosecurity, animal welfare, antimicrobial stewardship, and market access – and it is clear all rely heavily on the knowledge and expertise of the veterinary profession…Read More Source: Beef Central WA’s Ian Bradshaw takes over as Aus Cattle Vets president + PICS

Feral goats no match for this family and their trusty kelpies

The Riley family is known as the goat chasers, trekking through the New South Wales high country with their pack of kelpies to muster feral goats. Source: ABC Livestock Feral goats no match for this family and their trusty kelpies

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 27, 2019

FX trade was relatively quiet in N.Y. on Wednesday, keeping the DXY inside of a 96.71 to 96.97. The Greenback did press a bit higher overall, helped some by a narrowed trade deficit. EUR-USD touched two-week lows of 1.1243 from highs near 1.1280. USD-JPY peaked at 110.55 as Wall Street pared early losses. USD-CAD settled… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: UK MPs Can't Fit Square Peg in Round Hole

OVERVIEW The Dollar Index remains steady as fear of yield curve inversion, and recession resurfaces GBP/USD trading within recent range as there are more indicative votes in the House of Commons NYMEX WTI stays above $60 barrel, supporting the Scandinavian currencies. Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: UK MPs Can’t Fit Square Peg in… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 27, 2019

The Dollar has put in a mixed performance so far today, posting fresh highs versus the Euro before ebbing back some, while losing ground to the Yen and Swiss Franc outperformers and gaining versus the underperforming Dollar bloc currencies. This came amid a backdrop of sputtering global stock markets. The phenomenon of the U.S. 3-month… Read more »

Recent property listings roundup

Coonamble sale to end century of family ownership | Longreach’s Melrose aggregation offered after 148 years | Hillsborough, Marmboo all grassed up and ready to go | Grass opportunity in North Queensland | Feedlot potential in NSW..Read More Source: Beef Central Recent property listings roundup

Sinclair Hill bowing out of cattle industry with Bollon property sales

Colourful veteran NSW grazing identity Sinclair Hill is retiring from the cattle industry and is taking his four remaining south west Queensland holdings to market, with price expectations between $11.5 million and $13.5 million…Read More Source: Beef Central Sinclair Hill bowing out of cattle industry with Bollon property sales

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 27, 2019

Most Dollar pairings have remained within Monday ranges so far, although the Australian and Canadian Dollars managed to eke out respective three- and two-session highs against the U.S. buck. This was seen amid a steadying in global stock markets, although sentiment remains fragile as investors continue to fathom the recent sharp dive in U.S. yields… Read more »

Dalby sale 27 March 2019: Rain drives 20c/kg lift

Export buyer attendance was good, along with the usual feeder operators, and a larger number of restockers were in attendance plus a large contingent of onlookers…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 27 March 2019: Rain drives 20c/kg lift

Red hot market for Georgina heifers at Dalby

Riding a wave of renewed producer confidence as ex Cyclone Trevor continues to deliver moisture across large parts of western and southern Queensland this week, this morning’s Dalby cattle sale recorded some dramatic rises in price, especially for backgrounder and feeder types…Read More Source: Beef Central Red hot market for Georgina heifers at Dalby

Govt regulatory burden crippling processing competitiveness

Government regulatory costs are estimated to account for 54pc of total Australian beef processor operating costs after livestock purchases are excluded, a report released today suggests. Excessive red tape is saddling one of the nation’s few remaining manufacturing industries with the burden of being the highest-cost processing nation in the world for red meat, AMIC’s… Read more »

Rural crime prevention and pasture set to steal the show at Stawell

RURAL crime and how to steal some benefit from the tough dry season will be addressed at a Perennial Pasture Systems update at Stawell in Victoria next week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Rural crime prevention and pasture set to steal the show at Stawell

Farmer breaks down as cattle left starving by drought succumb to floodwaters

Michael Thompson had gotten used to seeing his cattle starve to death. But seeing his animals drown in the aftermath of the strongest cyclone to hit WA in years is testing the limits of his resolve. Source: ABC Livestock Farmer breaks down as cattle left starving by drought succumb to floodwaters

ANZ positive on sheep meat and wool, but warns on China reliance

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat and wool sectors have benefited from the marked decline in the national flock, putting the industry leading to its strongest position in decades, according to ANZ’s agricultural..Read More Source: Sheep Central ANZ positive on sheep meat and wool, but warns on China reliance

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 March 2019

Severe tropical cyclone Trevor produced heavy falls in the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf Country; also the north tropical Queensland coast. Severe tropical cyclone Veronica approached the northwest coast near Port Hedland, bringing heavy falls to the Pilbara coast…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 March 2019

Producers urged to be alert for blue-green algae

Current seasonal conditions are condusive to helping blue-green algae thrive in farm water supplies, Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Charles Milne, has warned…Read More Source: Beef Central Producers urged to be alert for blue-green algae

Moving from the city's 'housing crisis'? Regional SA's not much better

Two huge South Australian meat processors say they would love to hire more people, but there isn’t enough suitable housing to keep up with the growth of the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Moving from the city’s ‘housing crisis’? Regional SA’s not much better

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 26, 2019

After rising some early in the session the Dollar was largely steady through the close. The DXY had opened near 96.45, later stabilizing between 96.62 and 96.74. Incoming U.S. data was on the soft side, with housing starts, consumer confidence and Philly Fed index all missing the mark. None of the releases had much impact… Read more »

$730 million upgrade for regional Qld roads

The Coalition Government has today unveiled a $730 million package to seal or upgrade around 700 kilometres of roads throughout inland Queensland, the equivalent of building a new road from the Gold Coast to Rockhampton…Read More Source: Beef Central 0 million upgrade for regional Qld roads

Buyers pick up 19-20 micron fleece in AuctionsPlus sales

BUYER preference for higher quality wool was reflected in online demand on the AuctionsPlus platform last week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Buyers pick up 19-20 micron fleece in AuctionsPlus sales

XE Market Analysis: Brexit: Ordo Ab Chao or Order from Chaos

OVERVIEW The Dollar Index makes a comeback, trading firmer against the G-10, near a seven-day high Pound sterling remains volatile as MPs take control over Brexit debate NYMEX WTI jumps to a two- day high, up 1.70% and eyes $60 barrel again Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: Brexit: Ordo Ab Chao or… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 26, 2019

The main theme has been Yen weakness, which took hold during the European AM session. This floated USD-JPY to a two-session high at 100.42, putting in a little more distance form the six-week low that was seen yesterday at 109.70. AUD-JPY and EUR-JPY, among other Yen crosses, have also risen, with the Japanese currency seeing… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Using genomic tools when selecting replacement heifers

Choosing which females to use within a herd as replacement breeders, or for herd expansion is a significant event in any breeding program. Most selection processes across southern Australia consist of a draft on weight, structure and temperament. Genomic technologies now offer an opportunity to increase the level of objectivity into the process of heifer… Read more »

Info-packed 2019 Angus conference to reflect on breed’s first 100 years

The 2019 Angus National Conference is drawing closer, with the two-day event set for 23 to 24 May in Albury NSW. The program hosts a line-up of knowledgeable speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds covering topics including technology, how Angus beef has adapted to meet consumer expectations, managing genetics and reproduction in a commercial… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 26, 2019

Most Dollar pairings have remained within Monday ranges so far, although the Australian and Canadian Dollars managed to eke out respective three- and two-session highs against the U.S. buck. This was seen amid a steadying in global stock markets, although sentiment remains fragile as investors continue to fathom the recent sharp dive in U.S. yields… Read more »

New definition for Australian lamb moves one step closer

AUSTRALIA’S new definition for lamb has moved closer to implementation, with changes to the Export Control (Meat and Meat Products) Orders 2005 registered this week…Read More Source: Sheep Central New definition for Australian lamb moves one step closer

Weekly kill: Rain impact sees sharp rise in grid prices

Rain a fortnight ago across parts of Queensland and NSW and the still unfolding impact of ex-Cyclone Trevor has had a sharp impact on slaughter cattle supply and prices this week, with cow money up to 20c/kg stronger in some areas…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain impact sees sharp rise in grid… Read more »

Date set for first Lempriere Grain creditors’ meeting

Lempriere Grain’s creditors are due to meet in Melbourne on Tuesday following the company being placed in the hands of administrators last week…Read More Source: Grain Central Date set for first Lempriere Grain creditors’ meeting

Rapid bluetongue test to support livestock trade

A new test for bluetongue virus (BTV) will give farmers results in hours and help safeguard the nation’s livestock industries…Read More Source: Beef Central Rapid bluetongue test to support livestock trade

Darwin steer prices slip 10 percent

Prices for northern live export cattle in Darwin have slipped by about 10 percent since the start of March as dry conditions maintain supply pressure on the market…Read More Source: Beef Central Darwin steer prices slip 10 percent

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 25, 2019

The Dollar was rangebound in N.Y. on Monday, with the DXY inside a narrow 96.63 to 96.41 trading band. There was little in the way of data to drive the market, and following last week’s volatility, a period of consolidation may set in. EUR-USD was stuck inside of 1.1304 and 1.1331, while USD-JPY fell under… Read more »

NFF slams weak trespass laws, calls for Federal intervention

The National Farmers Federation says a fine handed to farm intruders in Western Australia last week makes a joke of Australia’s soft trespass laws and should be a wakeup call for Australia’s politicians…Read More Source: Beef Central NFF slams weak trespass laws, calls for Federal intervention

Wagga sale 25 March 2019: Prices strengthen

Cattle prices strengthened again following on from the previous week, due to damp conditions and limited supplies…Read More Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 25 March 2019: Prices strengthen

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 25, 2019

EUR-USD is moderately higher on the day, with above-forecast German Ifo survey data and a rise in Bund yields providing the euro with some buoyancy. EUR-USD has posted an intraday high at 1.1324, which is above 30 pips up on Friday’s closing levels. This put in some distance from the two-week low that was seen… Read more »

Call for tougher trespass laws after dozens of animal rights activists invade feedlot

The Federal Agriculture Minister has joined cattle industry leaders in calling for tougher penalties to target animal rights activists trespassing on farms, after more than 100 people entered a property over the weekend. Source: ABC Livestock Call for tougher trespass laws after dozens of animal rights activists invade feedlot

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 25, 2019

USD-JPY printed a six-week low at 109.70, ratcheting up a week-on-week decline of 1.3%. Sharp equity market losses across bourses in Asia have maintained demand for safe havens, including the Japanese currency. AUD-JPY also posted a six-week low, while EUR-JPY remain heavy, although has so far remained above the two-month low the cross saw late… Read more »

Twin cyclones bring rain to outback cattle country

Cattle stations in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland receive significant rain — thanks to not one but two cyclones. Source: ABC Livestock Twin cyclones bring rain to outback cattle country

MLA is seeking grassroots producer sponsorship proposals

GRASSROOTS producer events needing sponsorship of up to $10,000 are being sought by Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central MLA is seeking grassroots producer sponsorship proposals

MLA welcomes federal assistance on pasture dieback research

MEAT & Livestock Australia has welcomed a $3 million grant for further pasture dieback research from the Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources, committing to match the Commonwealth Government’s investment dollar for dollar…Read More Source: Sheep Central MLA welcomes federal assistance on pasture dieback research

VFF Livestock leader opts for consumer slant on farm trespass issue

FARM trespass fines and penalties should be increased on behalf of consumers’ rights to good quality food without interference from animal activists, Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock president Leonard Vallance said today…Read More Source: Sheep Central VFF Livestock leader opts for consumer slant on farm trespass issue

Rain improves AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rate

AUCTIONSPLUS’ online sheep and lamb clearance rate increased by 10pc last week after significant falls of rain across parts of New South Wales…Read More Source: Sheep Central Rain improves AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rate

Illegal feedlot entry raises broader questions, says ALFA

Illegal trespass by 120 activists on a Queensland feedlot property on the weekend raises serious questions for the beef industry and agriculture in general, the Australian Lot Feeders Association said in a statement this morning…Read More Source: Beef Central Illegal feedlot entry raises broader questions, says ALFA

Trevor so far falls short of massive rain event forecast

Many hopes were pinned on Cyclone Trevor delivering game-changing rain for the Northern Territory and western Queensland but despite whipping up a frenzy of expectation the system has delivered more fizz than fireworks so far…Read More Source: Beef Central Trevor so far falls short of massive rain event forecast

Southern Qld feedlot invasion slammed by Minister

Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud is demanding State Governments increase trespass laws and penalties after another animal activist invasion, this time at Lemon Tree feedlot near Millmerran on Queensland’s Darling Downs…Read More Source: Grain Central Southern Qld feedlot invasion slammed by Minister

GTA developing guidelines to assist grain workplace safety

Grain Trade Australia is working with its members to develop the first post-farmgate set of guidelines which can help improve grain-workplace safety…Read More Source: Grain Central GTA developing guidelines to assist grain workplace safety

SA Govt commits $7.5m to red meat supply chain reforms

The South Australian government plans to inject $7.5 million into the state’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and strengthen biosecurity…Read More Source: Beef Central SA Govt commits .5m to red meat supply chain reforms

SA Govt commits $7.5m to red meat supply chain reforms

THE South Australian government plans to inject $7.5 million into the state’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and strengthen biosecurity. The investment, from..Read More Source: Sheep Central SA Govt commits .5m to red meat supply chain reforms

Govt, industry invest additional $6m in pasture dieback research

The federal government and Meat & Livestock Australia will jointly invest an additional $6 million into research aimed at the growing problem of pasture dieback in Queensland…Read More Source: Beef Central Govt, industry invest additional m in pasture dieback research

Farmers with grand designs open modern shearing shed in South Australia

New shearing sheds are no easy task to build, but the McGorman family’s new custom shed on their property in Sanderston, 80 kilometres east of Adelaide, is worth every cent. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers with grand designs open modern shearing shed in South Australia

Spike in buyer confidence sees 85pc clearance on AuctionsPlus sales

Buyer confidence on AuctionsPlus spiked this week, achieving an overall clearance of 85pc, which can be attributed to recent falls and more rain forecast for parts of Queensland. Heifer prices rose sharply in all weight categories, while young steer prices were mostly down on the previous week…Read More Source: Beef Central Spike in buyer… Read more »

$400k grants announced to help flood affected NW Qld producers

Cattle producers affected by last month’s devastating flood event in North Western Queensland will be able to access grants $400,000 under new assistance measures unveiled by Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning. ..Read More Source: Beef Central 0k grants announced to help flood affected NW Qld producers

Salmonella egg contamination could result in slaughter of 200,000 birds

Authorities could order the destruction of hundreds of thousands of chickens at a Victorian poultry farm, after the detection of a rare strain of salmonella at the property sparked a massive supermarket egg recall. Source: ABC Livestock Salmonella egg contamination could result in slaughter of 200,000 birds

How a surgeon and a clinical researcher became outback pastoralists

No phone reception, no reticulated water, no agricultural experience and 2,000 cattle to look after over 700,000 acres — that’s just how John Knight and Caroline Thomas like it. Source: ABC Livestock How a surgeon and a clinical researcher became outback pastoralists

Dairy farmers push for $1.50-a-litre milk

As the supermarkets lift the price of their milk after years of discounting, dairy farmers believe that it is still way too cheap. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy farmers push for .50-a-litre milk

Economics professor says milk should be $1.56 a litre

As the supermarkets lift the price of their milk after years of discounting, there are some who believe that it is still way too cheap. Source: ABC Livestock Economics professor says milk should be .56 a litre

Meet the mother-daughter duo bucking the trend in sheepdog trialling

In a sport historically dominated by men, Josie and Jess Kimpton are regulars at sheepdog trials — a sport they say is ‘the hardest you could ever do’. Source: ABC Livestock Meet the mother-daughter duo bucking the trend in sheepdog trialling