Month: June 2019

Young cattle prices slip in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Cattle numbers lifted slightly on AuctionsPlus this week to 8539 head, up 3pc. However buyer confidence waned, with prices slipping across all young categories, as this week’s BOM climate outlook suggests another tough three months ahead for much of the country…Read More Source: Beef Central Young cattle prices slip in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Killing animals: The inevitable but largely unseen part of our meat-eating society

Australians are the biggest consumers of meat in the world, yet an inevitable part of our meat-eating society — the killing of animals — is largely unseen. But community expectations about meat processing and animal welfare are changing. Source: ABC Livestock Killing animals: The inevitable but largely unseen part of our meat-eating society

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 28, 2019

The Dollar managed modest gains in N.Y. on Friday, though for the most part, remained inside of recent trading ranges. The DXY headed to 96.30 highs, up from morning lows of 96.03. Incoming U.S. data was mixed, with income and spending data firmer, while the Chicago PMI slipped under the 50.0 boom/bust line for the… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: The Currency Market is Tuned into the G20 Meetings in Osaka

OVERVIEW  The US dollar is in negative territory, down 0.15%, as investors avoid heavy bets. The Canadian dollar surged to a five-month high against the greenback on better-than-expected GDP and crude oil prices. Safe-haven currencies and gold prices retreated on profit-taking activities. HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: The Currency Market is Tuned… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 28, 2019

Jostling for position ahead of the Trump-Xi showstopper has mostly characterised trading so far today, while the Euro saw a rotation higher following some perkier-than-expected inflation readings out of the Eurozone. In equity markets, moderate losses were seen in Asian markets, while moderate gains were seen across European bourses. The Yen posted fractional gains against… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 28, 2019

Narrow ranges have been prevailing among the dollar majors, with activity crimped by the looming G20 meeting and long-awaited meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi. Stock markets in Asia have traded modestly lower, while in forex markets the Yen posted fractional gains. This saw USD-JPY reverse most of yesterday’s gains in printing a low at… Read more »

‘Curve-benders’ and ‘orphans’ show the extremes in cattle weightgain performance

Two large lines of cattle passing through feedlot programs recently have exposed the extreme weightgain performance differences being seen among cattle heading into exactly the same 100-day grainfed market segment…Read More Source: Beef Central ‘Curve-benders’ and ‘orphans’ show the extremes in cattle weightgain performance

Merino Lifetime Productivity Project data gets MERINOSELECT go-ahead

MERINO Lifetime Productivity Project data is to be included in the national genetic benchmarking service MERINOSELECT after industry negotiations spanning several years…Read More Source: Sheep Central Merino Lifetime Productivity Project data gets MERINOSELECT go-ahead

Feedgrain Focus: CQ wheat guides new-crop pricing

Consolidating prospects for the Central Queensland crop have allowed its wheat to price into the southern Queensland market as a curtain-raiser for new crop…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: CQ wheat guides new-crop pricing

PNG evolves into bulk market for Australian wheat

Papua New Guinea is now buying Australian wheat in cargoes of up to 25,000 tonnes to supply its flour and feed mills in Lae and Port Moresby. ..Read More Source: Grain Central PNG evolves into bulk market for Australian wheat

SunRice FY19: revenue up 1.3pc, profit down 27pc

SunRice has announced consolidated revenue for the Group for FY19 of $1.2 billion, a 1.3 per cent increase, and a Net Profit After Tax of $32.8 million, a 27pc decrease on the previous year…Read More Source: Grain Central SunRice FY19: revenue up 1.3pc, profit down 27pc

750,000 podcasts – here’s 5 for Aussie cattle producers

To try to make the job of finding relevant content a little easier for you we’ve come up with a list of five podcasts that we think have plenty to interest for Australian cattle producers…Read More Source: Beef Central 750,000 podcasts – here’s 5 for Aussie cattle producers

Australian shearers and wool handlers to welcome heat at world titles

EUROPE’S heatwave could play into the hands of Australian shearers and wool handlers getting set to compete at their industry’s 2019 world championships in France next week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Australian shearers and wool handlers to welcome heat at world titles

Recruitment: Salary trends up in Australian agriculture

Recruitment specialist Agricultural Appointments has reviewed salary changes seen in agribusiness over the three year period 2018. A stand-out feature has been the quite significant increases in farm manager salaries, which in part is due to supply exceeding demand for experienced operators in some sectors, and may also reflect a growing corporate approach to farming… Read more »

Lambs at record carcase weight prices, but volatility lower

TRADE and export lamb carcase weight prices have continued into record territory this week as demand remains undinimished by lower supply and seasonal plant maintenance shut downs…Read More Source: Sheep Central Lambs at record carcase weight prices, but volatility lower

All kelpie: Study finds no dingo DNA in iconic working dog breed

The Australian kelpie’s origins have long been shrouded in mystery, but new genetics research has found some vital answers to the iconic working dog’s ancestry. Source: ABC Livestock All kelpie: Study finds no dingo DNA in iconic working dog breed

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 27, 2019

The DXY edged slightly higher through the N.Y. session on Thursday, taking the index to 96.29 highs from opening lows of 96.15. Wall Street bounced some, though Treasury yields remained soft. Incoming data had Q1 GDP unrevised at 3.1%, while jobless claims were a bit higher than expected. U.S./China trade hopes were dashed some as… Read more »

Zoetis and Beyond Blue support mental health in rural communities

Animal Health company Zoetis continues to support the mental health challenges faced by people in rural Australia through its partnership with Beyond Blue, committing to raise up to $100,000 to support the charity in 2019…Read More Source: Beef Central Zoetis and Beyond Blue support mental health in rural communities

XE Market Analysis: Canadian Loonie Flexes Muscles Despite Beef with China

OVERVIEW The US dollar made a comeback over reports that trade talks between Washington and Beijing are back on track. The Canadian dollar is ignoring a ban on its meat products by China and is trading firm against the USD on strong oil prices. Safe-haven currencies and gold prices are retracting ahead of the G20 summit. … Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 27, 2019

The Yen dipped and then rebounded some as risk appetite in global stock markets went from risk-on, which dominated in Asia today, before turning risk-off during the European AM session, where market narratives become more circumspect about the prospects for meaningful progress between the U.S. and China at the upcoming G20 summit, which seems entirely… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 27, 2019

The Yen continued to weaken as forex and Asian stock markets opted for risk-on positioning ahead of the G20 summit, betting for some progress between the U.S. and China despite justifiable reasons to be wary, given the recent history for disappointment. AUD-JPY has been the biggest mover out of the main dollar pairings and associated… Read more »

Red meat export values hitting record highs

Australian boxed red meat exports have reached A$4.34 billion for the year-to-April, up a significant 26pc on the same period last year. This is first time the figure has passed $4 billion, and only the second time exports have exceeded the A$3.5 billion mark for the first four months of the year…Read More Source:… Read more »

Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

The threat and uncertainty that climate change presents to Australian agriculture is an issue farmers should be taking very seriously, according to SARDI’s principal scientist in climate application, Peter Hayman…Read More Source: Grain Central Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

The threat and uncertainty that climate change presents to Australian agriculture is an issue farmers should be taking very seriously, according to SARDI’s principal scientist in climate application, Peter Hayman…Read More Source: Beef Central Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

Dalby sale 26 June 2019: Export market 10-20c dearer

Cows continued to dominate the grown cattle section along with a fair sample of bullocks. Competition on good quality light weight cattle was generally good, however drought affected poor quality lines were hard to sell…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 26 June 2019: Export market 10-20c dearer

Shipping line first to offer customers carbon-neutral transport

International shipping customers have for the first time been offered a carbon-neutral shipping service, to align with the growing number of export supply chains seeking to make claims over carbon footprint on their products…Read More Source: Beef Central Shipping line first to offer customers carbon-neutral transport

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2019

A drier than average three months is likely for large parts of the country, according to the latest three month rainfall and temperature outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology today. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2019

North American bison shot and skinned near Coffs Harbour

Chief the bison was killed with a high-powered rifle on a rural NSW property and it is believed the culprits can sell the animal’s hide for thousands of dollars. Source: ABC Livestock North American bison shot and skinned near Coffs Harbour

They might look pretty, but do peacocks make good pets?

Peacocks are popular pets with people eager to host the showy ornamental bird, despite breeders admitting they are not particularly good companions nor protectors. Source: ABC Livestock They might look pretty, but do peacocks make good pets?

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 26, 2019

The dollar was mixed in N.Y. trade, losing ground to the Euro and CAD, while posting gains versus the Yen, and moving largely sideways against the Pound. Soft U.S. durables and a wider goods trade deficit weighed on USD sentiment, though a rebound in Treasury yields, and a modest Wall Street rally supported USD-JPY, taking… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: The US Dollar Rebounds, but Don't Touch that Mouse Button

OVERVIEW The US Treasury Secretary believes a trade deal is close, which pushed the US dollar to a two-day high. The Canadian loonie consolidates against the USD as officials deal with Chinese meat ban. Gold prices retraced from 2019 highs as risk-on sentiment returns. HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: The US Dollar Rebounds,… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 26, 2019

The Dollar has been trading mixed, holding steady against the Euro and Sterling, for instance, while rising about 0.5% against a generally weak Yen, which saw more of its safe-haven premium unwind as stock markets rallied at the prompt of U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s assertion that a trade deal with China is 90% complete. USD-JPY… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 26, 2019

The Dollar has steadied after rising late yesterday at the prompt of remarks from Fed Bullard who, although a dove by reputation, said that a 50 bp rate cut in July would be “overdone.” This was taken by markets as a walk back of aggressive easing expectations. While giving the dollar a lift, the remarks… Read more »

Paddock to Palate: Champion Station cattle live up to name

It would seem to go hand in hand that a property called Champion Station would produce champion cattle, and that has certainly been the case for the Russell Pastoral Company-owned breeding operation at Blackall, as results from the annual RNA Paddock to Palate contests attest. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Paddock to Palate: Champion… Read more »

Roma store sale 25 June 2019: Market firms on quality feature lines

The market firmed off the back of the featured lines and competition was stronger for top of the line cattle with an increase in restocker activity…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 25 June 2019: Market firms on quality feature lines

Middle East sheep ship success pours water on heat risk proposals

A RECENT live sheep shipment to the Middle East has been held up as indicating draft wet bulb temperature regulations for heat stress assessment for such voyages were flawed…Read More Source: Sheep Central Middle East sheep ship success pours water on heat risk proposals

RNA winners offer their thoughts on producing high performing cattle

At yesterday’s weight gain section results field day Beef Central asked some of the major winners and competition officials for their tips on producing high performing cattle…Read More Source: Beef Central RNA winners offer their thoughts on producing high performing cattle

Brahman cattle reveal their genetic secrets

Genome specialist Professor Stephen Moore thinks it is possible to rejig the genetic scales with Brahman cattle, with novel opportunities to rapidly and efficiently bump up the productivity of Brahman herds while retaining their formidable adaptation traits..Read More Source: Beef Central Brahman cattle reveal their genetic secrets

Online wool sales dry up as auction market retracts again

ONLINE wool sales dried up in Australia last week as the physical auction market experienced a sharp decline, driving micron price indicators down in all AWEX selling centres…Read More Source: Sheep Central Online wool sales dry up as auction market retracts again

'You won't be drinking Australian milk': Farmers' warning amid mass exodus

Australia’s status as a dairy powerhouse is long gone as milk production falls, factories close and farmers walk off the land. And if nothing changes, there won’t be a dairy industry left in a few years, one farmer says. Source: ABC Livestock ‘You won’t be drinking Australian milk’: Farmers’ warning amid mass exodus

Wild dog research finds parasitic worm risk to human health

WILD dogs in urban areas have been found to carry a range of parasites that pose a risk to human health and to domestic dogs…Read More Source: Sheep Central Wild dog research finds parasitic worm risk to human health

Weekly kill: Numbers lift 8pc after holiday break

Eastern states slaughter numbers produced a sharp 8pc rise for the week ended Friday – partly in reflection of the Queen’s Birthday holiday in a number of states the week before, but also because of continued strong meatworks bookings as frost impact takes hold on what’s left of winter pasture…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Victorian Rural Women’s Network leadership program launched for 2020

WOMEN in agriculture and government met to launch the 2020 intake of the Victorian Rural Women’s Network Leadership and Mentoring Program at Fern Hill, north-west of Melbourne on Monday…Read More Source: Sheep Central Victorian Rural Women’s Network leadership program launched for 2020

WoolProducers calls out AWI on ‘crying poor’ over 1.5pc levy vote

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019-22 strategic plan has won the support of the nation’s peak grower body WoolProducers Australia, but with some key reservations…Read More Source: Sheep Central WoolProducers calls out AWI on ‘crying poor’ over 1.5pc levy vote

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 June 2019

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, and far southeast Australia, with moderate falls along the east coast of New South Wales from southeasterly winds…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 June 2019

China bans all Canadian meat products after ractopamine detection claim

China has this week announced bans on all Canadian meat imports, following claimed detections made on Tuesday by Chinese custom inspectors of residues in Canadian imported pork products from the feed additive, Ractopamine, and potentially serious accusations of forged export certificates on Canadian pork exports into China…Read More Source: Beef Central China bans all… Read more »

New satellites show worrying view of droughts

Data from new satellites reveal the alarming extent of the recent drought in Australia and confirms a significant loss of ice in Antarctica, say scientists from The Australian National University (ANU)…Read More Source: Beef Central New satellites show worrying view of droughts

The history of the working dog, an 'indispensable' Aussie icon

Few images are ingrained in the national psyche like that of the farmer and their loyal canine sidekick, and with more than 270,000 dogs working across rural Australia, they are far more than just a figment of our collective imagination. Source: ABC Livestock The history of the working dog, an ‘indispensable’ Aussie icon

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 25, 2019

The Dollar was fairly steady, though under some pressure in N.Y. morning trade on Tuesday. Softer U.S. consumer confidence and housing data kept stocks and yields down, weighing on USD sentiment. Late, the DXY rallied to intra day highs following comments from Fed chair Powell, topping at 96.23, and up from N.Y. session lows of… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 25, 2019

The Dollar hit fresh lows against the Euro and Yen, among other currencies, with the Treasury market having continued to price in Fed easing. Fed funds futures are fully pricing-in a 25 bp rate cut at the late July FOMC, and are factoring about 40% odds for a 50 bp move then. The market is… Read more »

All the winners from the 2019 RNA Paddock to Palate weight gain competition

Every single one of the major winners of the 2019 RNA Paddock to Palate weight gain competition announced at Mort & Co’s Grassdale feedlot this morning are enduring severe and long-running droughts, but yet all are still managing to produce cattle that perform ‘off the scale’ at a commercial level…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Call for rangeland goat producers to retain young does for breeding

Australia’s rangeland goat producers needed to retain more does and support online marketing of females to help meet breeder demand and ensure the industry’s longevity, according to Queensland Elders agent Gus Foott. The Charleville agent assessed many of the goats offered in AuctionsPlus’ first national goat sale last week…Read More Source: Beef Central Call… Read more »

Stable year for Murray–Darling Basin operators, despite drought: ACCC

Hotter and drier-than-average weather led to reduced water availability and higher prices for tradeable water products in the Murray-Darling Basin in 2017–18…Read More Source: Grain Central Stable year for Murray–Darling Basin operators, despite drought: ACCC

New genetics hub helps demystify breeding values

Commercial cattle and sheep producers now have new tools to help them start using breeding values in their bull and ram buying decisions, following the launch of some important new genetics resources this week…Read More Source: Beef Central New genetics hub helps demystify breeding values

More than 1,500 head of Australian cattle disappear in Vietnam

More than 1,500 cattle and 99 buffalo from Australia disappear from approved feedlots or abattoirs in Vietnam over the past 13 months, according to a Federal Department of Agriculture report. Source: ABC Livestock More than 1,500 head of Australian cattle disappear in Vietnam

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 24, 2019

The DXY fell to three-month lows into the N.Y. open on Monday, later recovering to 96.18 before heading lower again. Treasury yields remained under pressure, with the 10-year note rate holding just over the key 2.00% mark. A softer Dallas Fed index weighed on Dollar sentiment as well. EUR-USD briefly topped the 1.1400 mark, before… Read more »

XE Market Analysis:US Dollar Feels the Heat as We Enter the Final Week of June

OVERVIEW The greenback is under selling pressure ahead of this week’s G20 meetings. The Canadian loonie continues to strengthen against the US dollar, backed by higher WTI crude oil prices. Gold prices move north of $1,400 amidst growing tensions between the US and Iran. Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis:US Dollar Feels the Heat… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 24, 2019

The Dollar has started the week on a soft footing, which drove EUR-USD to a new three-month high at 1.1395, despite the sub-forecast German Ifo data. EUR-JPY also saw a new 11-day peak, while the common currency has remained buoyant against other currencies. The German Ifo business survey produced a Q2 headline reading of 98.2,… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 24, 2019

Both the Dollar and Yen had been softening against most other currencies amid a cautious risk-on sentiment in global markets, underpinned by expectations for more policy accommodation by major central banks and a degree of relief that the U.S. and China have retuned to dialogue ahead of this week’s G20 summit in Japan. Deepening U.S.-Iran… Read more »

Forward wool market operating but at significant discounts

BUYERS on the forward market tentatively returned through spring and early summer, but at significant discounts to cash indicating the difficulty of attracting future business…Read More Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market operating but at significant discounts

RamSelect app offered free to breeders to boost usage

RAM breeders will be able to list their sale catalogues on the RamSelect sheep selection app free of charge following changes to the web-based product’s business model…Read More Source: Sheep Central RamSelect app offered free to breeders to boost usage

Roughage access reaching crisis point for lotfeeders

Access to roughages is becoming a major headache for eastern Australia’s feedlot industry as the prolonged drought wears on – and unless seasonal conditions turn around, could at some point limit the number of cattle that can be fed, some stakeholders believe…Read More Source: Beef Central Roughage access reaching crisis point for lotfeeders

Grassland conference tour to outline livestock and crop success

GLENGOWER mixed enterprise farmer Jake Seers will outline how he has defied tough conditions to record improvements in pasture yields and stock ratings, at the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s annual conference next month…Read More Source: Sheep Central Grassland conference tour to outline livestock and crop success

AWI adds traceability to marketing focus in 2019-22 strategic plan

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has listed traceability, consultation, measurement and evaluation as major priorities in its strategic plan for the next three years…Read More Source: Sheep Central AWI adds traceability to marketing focus in 2019-22 strategic plan

Draft report on livestock exported by air open for consultation

The draft report of the review into the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock by air is now open for public consultation…Read More Source: Beef Central Draft report on livestock exported by air open for consultation

Live exporter LSS speaks on Israel, Vietnam welfare incidents

The Australian livestock export industry is again in damage control mode over separate animal welfare incidents, just weeks after it dodged a bullet with the federal election defeat of the Australian Labor Party which had pledged to shut down entire sections of the trade due to animal welfare concerns if it won power…Read More … Read more »

Strong demand for scanned in-lamb ewes on AuctionsPlus

PRICES for Merino and crossbred ewes started to climb on AuctionsPlus last week as producers continued to rebuild depleted flocks…Read More Source: Sheep Central Strong demand for scanned in-lamb ewes on AuctionsPlus

Call for rangeland goat producers to retain young does for breeding

AUSTRALIA’S rangeland goat producers needed to retain more does and support online marketing of females to help meet breeder demand and ensure the industry’s longevity, according to Queensland Elders agent Gus Foott…Read More Source: Sheep Central Call for rangeland goat producers to retain young does for breeding

Reinventing Australian agricultural statistics: AFI

The lack of access to reliable and robust statistics about agriculture is a continuing frustration for many in the industry, according to the Australian Farm Institute (AFI)…Read More Source: Grain Central Reinventing Australian agricultural statistics: AFI

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

The survey by management advisory company, McKinsey & Co, found that just four kinds of behaviour accounted for 89 per cent of leadership effectiveness…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Murray Goulburn settles class action for $42m

Legal group Slater and Gordon reaches an agreement with the former milk processing co-operative on behalf of 1,300 investors. Source: ABC Livestock Murray Goulburn settles class action for m

Red meat industry gathers to forge Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2030

More than 50 people from across Australia’s red meat supply chain are gathering in Toowoomba over three days this week to contribute to high level programs of work for the next Meat Industry Strategic Plan, MISP 2030…Read More Source: Beef Central Red meat industry gathers to forge Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2030

Last chance to apply for CCA’s NAB Rising Champions award

Young Australian beef industry stakeholders have until this Sunday to apply for the 2020 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative. Now in its tenth year, the Rising Champions gives young, passionate beef industry representatives access to some of Australia’s key agricultural leaders, and provides them with tools and opportunities to boost their personal career development…Read More … Read more »

Rough living: what it's like contract mustering in the NT

Life on a mustering crew in northern Australia means travelling to remote stations to bring in cattle from thousands of kilometres of far-flung bushland. Source: ABC Livestock Rough living: what it’s like contract mustering in the NT

This boat is a garden bed now, but in February's flood it was a lifesaver

Australia watched with sadness earlier this year as cattle country in north-west Queensland and hundreds of thousands of cattle died. Four months later, in drought-and-flood ravaged Julia Creek, families are desperately trying to adapt to their new normal. Source: ABC Livestock This boat is a garden bed now, but in February’s flood it was… Read more »

Yearling and grown steers average 303c/kg in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Cattle numbers edged 3pc higher to 8260 head on AuctionsPlus sales this week, while clearance rate eased a little to 63pc. Yearling and grown steers continued to generate stronger prices, up 13c on last week to average 303c, while yearling and grown heifers jumped 36c to average 251c…Read More Source: Beef Central Yearling and… Read more »

Fifty shades of hay: NSW farmers find respite from the drought

Lucy Moss’s boutique in Coonamble is bursting with colour, and her latest venture offers various shades of relief for drought-affected farmers. Source: ABC Livestock Fifty shades of hay: NSW farmers find respite from the drought

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jun 21, 2019

The Dollar index fell to three-month lows of 96.25 in N.Y. trade on Friday, opening the session near 96.65. Fallout from Wednesday’s dovish FOMC outcome remained a driver, though Treasury yields managed small gains after stronger U.S. housing data. EUR-USD advanced to 1.1368 from early lows near 1.1300. USD-JPY traded to highs over 107.70, later… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Jun 21, 2019

The Dollar majors have been trading mixed, with the U.S. currency itself consolidating, on net, following a two-day phase of underperformance. EUR-USD lifted out of the intraday low at 1.1283 at the trigger of forecast-beating flash June PMI estimates out of Germany and France, which drove the June flash Eurozone Composite PMI to a seven-month… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jun 21, 2019

USD-JPY fell for a third day and posted a fresh five-month low at 107.04. A combo of ramped-up expectations for Fed rate cuts, coupled with a rekindling risk-off vibe in global markets amid concerns about the escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions, pushed the pairing lower. While Wall Street closed higher yesterday amid the continued glow of… Read more »

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Respected global management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. With a list of 20 distinct leadership traits, it analysed responses from 189,000 people working in leadership roles in diverse organisations around the world. What did it find?..Read More Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Australia wool prices fall again as global confidence wanes

AUSTRALIAN wool prices fell lower this week as global economic unrest, supply chain financing and cashflow issues were identified as limiting buyer confidence…Read More Source: Sheep Central Australia wool prices fall again as global confidence wanes

Tasmanian Business EDGE course registrations close today

TASMANIAN red meat producers will be sharpening their financial literacy and business management skills at a two-day Business EDGE course in Launceston next month…Read More Source: Sheep Central Tasmanian Business EDGE course registrations close today

Sheep losses from copper toxicity spark compensation talks

SHEEP producers are being warned to urgently assess the copper intake of their stock from supplementary feed rations and water following stock losses on northern New South Wales farms and in feedlots…Read More Source: Sheep Central Sheep losses from copper toxicity spark compensation talks

Lamb price record set at $354.20 as carcase rates jump

AUSTRALIAN lamb prices reached all-times heights on per head and carcase weight bases in saleyards yesterday as domestic and export processors battled for waning winter supplies…Read More Source: Sheep Central Lamb price record set at 4.20 as carcase rates jump

NH Foods launches QLD Natural/Grassfed branded beef program

Red meat processor NH Foods has responded to the global beef market’s growing appetite for natural/grassfed product, launching the company’s first Queensland-based branded natural beef program. First consignments of product under the company’s new Nature’s Fresh natural beef program have been consigned to US-based customers…Read More Source: Beef Central NH Foods launches QLD Natural/Grassfed… Read more »

Black oats threat re-emerges as herbicides fail

The age-old farming menace, black oats, is rearing its head again as the weed of cereal and chickpea crops develops resistance to many of the herbicides that have kept it in check for the past few decades…Read More Source: Grain Central Black oats threat re-emerges as herbicides fail

Report on standards for sheep exports by air released for comment

A DRAFT report on a review of the standards for the live export of livestock by air from Australia has been released by the Department of Agriculture…Read More Source: Sheep Central Report on standards for sheep exports by air released for comment

Feedgrain Focus: First WA new-crop booked for Brisbane

NEW-CROP wheat and barley from Western Australia has started to trade into Brisbane to reflect the reality of the poor winter-crop outlook for most of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: First WA new-crop booked for Brisbane

10 inaugural AgFrontier regional agtech innovators announced

The inaugural cohort of ten agtech innovators selected for the AgFrontier Regional AgTech Incubator Program, led by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) based in Emerald, Queensland, has been announced…Read More Source: Beef Central 10 inaugural AgFrontier regional agtech innovators announced