Category: Sheep

WoolProducers Australia calls for bi-partisan support for trade agreement

AUSTRALIA’S wool growers are calling for bi-partisan support for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in the country’s Senate. The post WoolProducers Australia calls for bi-partisan support for trade agreement appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WoolProducers Australia calls for bi-partisan support for trade agreement

Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision

A MAJOR Middle East live sheep importer is hopeful its Australian subsidiary will gain export licence approval within days. The post Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Major Middle East live sheep importer expecting ‘imminent’ licence decision

Meat sheep mulesing declaration on peak body’s agenda this month

SHEEP Producers Australia will discuss the issue of a mulesing declaration for meat sheep – lambs and mutton – at its next board meeting on October 22. The post Meat sheep mulesing declaration on peak body’s agenda this month appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Meat sheep mulesing declaration on peak body’s… Read more »

WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions

WESTERN Australian exporter International Livestock Export has assured the industry regulator it has no intention of exporting sheep, but is nervous about the future of its cattle operation after it was issued with a show cause notice. The post WA cattle exporter assures government on sheep export intentions appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Australia wool prices jump with low dollar and forward supply forecast

FAVOURABLE exchange rates and further evidence of declining forward greasy wool supplies helped Australian wool prices recover this week. The post Australia wool prices jump with low dollar and forward supply forecast appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia wool prices jump with low dollar and forward supply forecast

Wool forward market pushes higher, pre-empting spot auction rise

THE wool forward market pushed higher early in the week, pre-empting the consolidation in the spot auction sector on Wednesday. The post Wool forward market pushes higher, pre-empting spot auction rise appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool forward market pushes higher, pre-empting spot auction rise

Recruitment: What makes an effective leader – can you tick these boxes?

Some lucky people are born to lead, with skills and values either instinctive, or instilled in them from an early age. However, for the rest of us who don’t naturally possess leadership qualities, thankfully there are methods and qualities to learn that can help anyone become a better leader. How do you measure up? The… Read more »

Juicy steaks guaranteed using adapted medical probes

Guaranteeing the eating quality of a steak or lamb chop is the aim of an agriculture technology start up. Source: ABC Livestock Juicy steaks guaranteed using adapted medical probes

‘First look’ climate outlook released for Nov 18-Jan 19

The ‘first-look’ November 2018 to January 2019 rainfall and temperature outlook forecast issued today suggests below-average rainfall will be likely for much of eastern Australia, with warmer than average temperatures for much of the continent. The post ‘First look’ climate outlook released for Nov 18-Jan 19 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Chance of El Nino increases to 70pc likelihood

The Bureau of Meteorology has revised its ENSO Outlook to “El Niño Alert” meaning the chances of an El Nino forming during Spring is now 70 per cent, or roughly three times the normal risk. The post Chance of El Nino increases to 70pc likelihood appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Chance… Read more »

Lamb lot-feeding figures stack up with new forward contract prices

LAMB restockers and finishers can make money at recent Christmas-New Year forward contract price levels, and especially if lambs can be backgrounded on pasture, Sheep Solution principal Geoff Duddy said today. The post Lamb lot-feeding figures stack up with new forward contract prices appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Lamb lot-feeding figures… Read more »

Federal Government’s Drought Finance Taskforce gets NFF nod

A DROUGHT Finance Taskforce bringing banks, government and farmer representatives together will be a vital forum for taking the pulse of rural communities managing drought, National Farmers Federation Fiona Simson said today. The post Federal Government’s Drought Finance Taskforce gets NFF nod appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Federal Government’s Drought Finance… Read more »

First Australian RWS-certified wool garments launched + VIDEO

AUSTRALIA’S first wool garments from non-mulesed sheep certified under the Responsible Wool Standard are now available through global brands. The post First Australian RWS-certified wool garments launched + VIDEO appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central First Australian RWS-certified wool garments launched + VIDEO

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 10 Oct 2018

WELCOME rain over the past week in parts of New South Wales experiencing rainfall deficiencies, while low pressure systems and associated troughs produced rainfall for south west and south east Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 10 Oct 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain… Read more »

TFI releases Christmas-New Year lamb contract at 750-800c/kg

A LAMB contract of 750-800 cents a kilogram for the Christmas-New Year period from South Australian-based processor Thomas Foods International is expected to give producers and restockers incentive to finish lambs in the difficult season. The post TFI releases Christmas-New Year lamb contract at 750-800c/kg appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central TFI… Read more »

Queensland police seek offenders in Merino ewe shooting and theft

QUEENSLAND police are investigating the shooting of Merino ewes on a property near St George in the state’s south west. The post Queensland police seek offenders in Merino ewe shooting and theft appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Queensland police seek offenders in Merino ewe shooting and theft

AuctionsPlus Wool bale sales recover as auction market finds new level

ONLINE wool sales recommenced last week as the physical auction market continued on a downward trend. AuctionsPlus Wool market operations supervisor Tom Rookyard said reports suggest the physical auction market may have found a base to work off. The post AuctionsPlus Wool bale sales recover as auction market finds new level appeared first on Sheep… Read more »

Wool growers urged to vote, and preferentially, in WoolPoll 2018 ballot

USTRALIA’S wool growers are being urged to vote in the 2018 WoolPoll and to make their choices carefully using the optional preferential voting system. The post Wool growers urged to vote, and preferentially, in WoolPoll 2018 ballot appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool growers urged to vote, and preferentially, in WoolPoll… Read more »

Victorian Saxon flock wins prestigious VBC Wool Excellence Award

LEADING superfine Saxon wool-growing family, the Crawfords of Victoria Valley, has won the prestigious annual Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Award. The post Victorian Saxon flock wins prestigious VBC Wool Excellence Award appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian Saxon flock wins prestigious VBC Wool Excellence Award

Master New Zealand blade shearer reaches milestone after 35 years

NEW Zealand blade shearing champion Tony Dobbs reached a personal milestone when he won the New Zealand Spring Shears Open blade shearing final in Waimate at the weekend. The post Master New Zealand blade shearer reaches milestone after 35 years appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Master New Zealand blade shearer reaches… Read more »

Bureau of Meteorology releases 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology’s 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook released this morning shows fewer tropical cyclones than usual are likely for the coming cyclone season from October through to April 2019. The post Bureau of Meteorology releases 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone Outlook appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Bureau of Meteorology releases 2018-19 Tropical Cyclone… Read more »

UK sheep producers suggest meat import halt in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

THE United Kingdom should close its doors to sheep meat imports if a Brexit deal with the European Union could not be negotiated, the country’s peak National Sheep Association has suggested. The post UK sheep producers suggest meat import halt in ‘no-deal’ Brexit appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central UK sheep producers… Read more »

AuctionsPlus online sheep and lamb clearance drops as price hopes lift

AUCTIONSPLUS sheep and lamb listings increased last week, but clearance rates decreased as rainfall boosted vendor price expectations for the 88,403 head offered. The post AuctionsPlus online sheep and lamb clearance drops as price hopes lift appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus online sheep and lamb clearance drops as price hopes… Read more »

Why grazing land values continue to rise despite years of drought

Despite being officially drought declared since 2013, outback grazier Rick Britton’s land values have increased dramatically in the last three years. Source: ABC Livestock Why grazing land values continue to rise despite years of drought

Goat meat prices lift as lower slaughter undermines export volumes

EASTERN states goat slaughter in 2018 has continued to track below both the five-year average and year-ago levels as hook prices steadily increase, Meat & Livestock Australia said. The post Goat meat prices lift as lower slaughter undermines export volumes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices lift as lower… Read more »

Farmer Household Allowance feedback sought in national face-to-face events

FACE-TO-FACE consultations seeking farmer views on the Farm Household Allowance payment process have started across Australia. The post Farmer Household Allowance feedback sought in national face-to-face events appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Farmer Household Allowance feedback sought in national face-to-face events

Recruitment: Three things to consider when a key employee resigns

It is often inevitable that an invaluable employee will one day leave a business, whether to pursue another role or because they need a change from their current position. While it can be difficult for a manager or team leader to accept and deal with, there are some strategies that can lessen the blow to… Read more »

Call for non-mulesed question on sheep and lamb National Vendor Declaration

NON-MULESING flock owners should be able to declare the animal welfare status of lambs and sheep on Australia’s National Vendor Declaration, according to Merino and White Suffolk breeder Andrew Michael. The post Call for non-mulesed question on sheep and lamb National Vendor Declaration appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Call for non-mulesed… Read more »

Numnuts gets nod from sheep producers before 2019 launch

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers will be able to use the world’s first hand-held combined pain relief delivery, and lamb castration and tail docking tool – Numnuts – next year. The post Numnuts gets nod from sheep producers before 2019 launch appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Numnuts gets nod from sheep producers before… Read more »

Australian Government will not ban sheep mulesing – Littleproud

MULESING would not be banned by the current Federal Government, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has told South Australian sheep producers. The post Australian Government will not ban sheep mulesing – Littleproud appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian Government will not ban sheep mulesing – Littleproud

Australian wool prices drop despite big slump in tested volumes

AUSTRALIAN wool auction prices fell further this week, despite the latest testing figures highlighting the recent drop in greasy fibre production due to the drought and seasonal conditions. The post Australian wool prices drop despite big slump in tested volumes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices drop despite big… Read more »

Wool forward market bidding stable as auction indicator falls again

THE Australian spot wool auction market continued its steady decline, with the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator dropping 21 cents/kg this week. The post Wool forward market bidding stable as auction indicator falls again appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool forward market bidding stable as auction indicator falls again

No rest for rural kids as burden of drought continues

With all of NSW in drought the children of farming families must roll up their sleeves and work on their farms as they return home from boarding school for the holidays. Source: ABC Livestock No rest for rural kids as burden of drought continues

NSW Farmers appoints new chief executive officer

NSW Farmers has appointed agribusiness executive Peter Arkle as its new chief executive officer to replace former CEO Matt Brand. The post NSW Farmers appoints new chief executive officer appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW Farmers appoints new chief executive officer

Stock agents claim decision to lift electronic sheep tag standards is premature

HAMILTON and Ballarat livestock agents believe a State Government decision to move to a 90 percent electronic tag read requirement for sheep and goats in saleyards and abattoirs from late March next year is premature. The post Stock agents claim decision to lift electronic sheep tag standards is premature appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 3 Oct 2018

A series of surface level troughs produced moderate falls and thunderstorms across southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales, while complex low pressure systems in southern Western Australia generated moderate falls along the west and south coasts and southern Goldfields District. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 3 Oct 2018 appeared… Read more »

Be more assertive in talking-up red meat’s sustainability credentials, producers urged

Red meat producers should become more assertive in talking-up their sustainability credentials, a prominent member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef told an Australian beef and lamb producer audience recently. The post Be more assertive in talking-up red meat’s sustainability credentials, producers urged appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Be more… Read more »

Victorian Government to increase sheep and goat EID tag read requirement

VICTORIA’S sheep and goat saleyards and processing facilities will have higher electronic tag-reading standards imposed on them next year. The post Victorian Government to increase sheep and goat EID tag read requirement appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian Government to increase sheep and goat EID tag read requirement

CFA issues a hay stack fire warning to Victorian farmers

VICTORIA’S Country Fire Authority is warning all farmers, and especially those in state’s north, to exercise extreme caution with the cutting, baling and storage of hay. The post CFA issues a hay stack fire warning to Victorian farmers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central CFA issues a hay stack fire warning to… Read more »

MerinoLink project growth sparks search for new chief executive officer

INCREASING demands on leading grassroots research company MerinoLink has prompted a staffing restructure and search for a new chief executive officer. The post MerinoLink project growth sparks search for new chief executive officer appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central MerinoLink project growth sparks search for new chief executive officer

More Australian working dogs needed for unique research study

MORE Australian working dog owners and breeders are needed to help a unique research study investigate the traits and genes that make Kelpies, Collies and Koolies invaluable on livestock properties. The post More Australian working dogs needed for unique research study appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central More Australian working dogs needed… Read more »

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance slumps as store buyers back off

AUCTIONSPLUS clearance of sheep and lambs in online sales slumped almost 20 percent last week as buyer confidence waned. The post AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance slumps as store buyers back off appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance slumps as store buyers back off

Could native shrubs be the super food to keep sheep worm-free and fat?

NATIVE forage shrubs are being considered as a potential super food for livestock, as well as being able to boost lamb survival, limit worm impact and reduce methane emissions. The post Could native shrubs be the super food to keep sheep worm-free and fat? appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Could native… Read more »

Agribusiness energy buyers welcome ACCC move for gas price transparency

A MOVE by the Australian Competition and Consumer and competition to bring greater transparency to wholesale gas prices has been welcomed by an energy buying group acting for eastern states red meat processors. The post Agribusiness energy buyers welcome ACCC move for gas price transparency appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Agribusiness… Read more »

Online wool sales stall as auction sellers pass-in lots at lower bids

AUCTIONSPLUS wool sales stalled again last week as the Australian auction market price benchmark fell. The post Online wool sales stall as auction sellers pass-in lots at lower bids appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Online wool sales stall as auction sellers pass-in lots at lower bids

Frozen dumplings with Aussie lamb and beef set to take on China

A NEW line of frozen dumplings featuring Australian beef and lamb is set to be launched in China, challenging other proteins traditionally used in the popular Chinese cuisine staple. The post Frozen dumplings with Aussie lamb and beef set to take on China appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Frozen dumplings with… Read more »

Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices

AUSTRALIAN wool prices met stronger resistance from buyers this week, leading to general discounts of 50-90 cents a kilogram across all categories. The post Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool discounted by buyer resistance to high prices

Merino breeders and wool growers flock to double their genetic gain

MERINOLINK breeders and commercial Merino producers looking for the ‘best bang for their buck’ have flocked to a $3 million project designed to double their flock’s rate of genetic gain by 2022. The post Merino breeders and wool growers flock to double their genetic gain appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Merino… Read more »

Light wool forward marketing reflects industry uncertainty

LIGHT trading in the wool forward markets this week reflected the uncertainty that surrounds the industry landscape on all levels, but the balance of supply and demand will ultimately decide the outcome. The post Light wool forward marketing reflects industry uncertainty appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Light wool forward marketing reflects industry… Read more »

Sheep Producers Australia calls for director candidates

SHEEP Producers Australia is calling for applications to fill two member-based board positions made vacant by two retiring directors. The post Sheep Producers Australia calls for director candidates appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep Producers Australia calls for director candidates

Government energy policy changes needed to counter lamb processor’s costs

MAJOR Victorian processor Australian Lamb Company has employed solar technology and joined an energy purchasing group to counter a more than doubling of its power costs last year. The post Government energy policy changes needed to counter lamb processor’s costs appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Government energy policy changes needed to… Read more »

Sheep slaughter forecast increased as dry conditions intensify

INTENSIFYING poor conditions across many of Australia’s key sheep production areas have led to a significant upward revision of sheep slaughter forecasts for 2018 in Meat & Livestock Australia’s Sheep Industry Projections September update. The post Sheep slaughter forecast increased as dry conditions intensify appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep slaughter… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 26 Sept 2018

Rainfall was generally restricted to coastal areas of the east and south of the country, and Tasmania. Cold fronts and onshore flow produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, southern VIC, and the north coast of NSW, while isolated thunderstorms brought light falls in the Kimberley in WA and the NT’s southwest. The post Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

New Zealand sheep and beef farmers confident despite industry ‘headwinds’

MORE than two thirds of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers are positive about the future of the industry, according to research by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. The post New Zealand sheep and beef farmers confident despite industry ‘headwinds’ appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand sheep and beef farmers… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 25 Sept 2018

RAINFALL was generally restricted to coastal areas of the east and south of the country, and Tasmania. Cold fronts and onshore flow produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, southern Victoria, and the north coast of New South Wales, while isolated thunderstorms brought light falls in the Kimberley in Western Australia, and the south west of the Northern… Read more »

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

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

AuctionsPlus wool bale sales halt as auction prices dip

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

Rural crime workshops underway across New South Wales

RURAL crime workshops are underway across New South Wales to provide practical solutions and education for farmers and regional communities. The post Rural crime workshops underway across New South Wales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Rural crime workshops underway across New South Wales

Woodward Foods lamb beats beef and pork in Sydney Royal competition

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

Research partnership to develop unique livestock pain relief system

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

Australian shearing and wool handling teams defeat Kiwis in Perth

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

MLA calls for grass-roots producer event proposals

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

New season lambs boost AuctionsPlus listings by more than 40pc

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

Grain, lamb and wool prices lift NAB rural commodities index

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

Administrators hopeful of finding buyers for Tasman meat retail assets

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

Administrators hopeful of finding buyers for Tasman retail assets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security?

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

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

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

Henty field days showcase + PICS

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

Two nominees put forward for MLA board director posts

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

Size matters when it comes to loaded hay trucks

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

Agriculture needs more field officers and ‘framers’

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

Norton to leave MLA for senior Elders position

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

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

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

Nuffield scholar to investigate ways to make the Merino great again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australian red meat sector’s importance highlighted in report

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

Bredwell Fedwell workshop to help sheep producers survive

BREEDING and feeding sheep for drought and post-drought conditions will be covered in a Bredwell FedWell workshop at Forbes in New South Wales on Friday. The post Bredwell Fedwell workshop to help sheep producers survive appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Bredwell Fedwell workshop to help sheep producers survive

Steady wool market demand extends into AuctionsPlus online sales

STEADY wool market demand extended into AuctionsPlus sales last week, with 110 bales sold online. The post Steady wool market demand extends into AuctionsPlus online sales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Steady wool market demand extends into AuctionsPlus online sales

Rural R&D spending wastage and cross-over needs addressing – Norton

AUSTRALIA’S search for a new rural innovation vision should address wastage, cross-over in research and development spending and ‘patch protection’ in the nation’s food and agriculture sectors, according to Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton. The post Rural R&D spending wastage and cross-over needs addressing – Norton appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

AWI withholds updated levy income and reserves data from WoolPoll voters

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is withholding key levy income and reserves information from shareholders voting in the 2018 WoolPoll ballot. The post AWI withholds updated levy income and reserves data from WoolPoll voters appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI withholds updated levy income and reserves data from WoolPoll voters

VFF backs WoolProducers for 1.5pc levy in WoolPoll 2018

VICTORIA’S key farmer body is backing the position of the national industry body WoolProducers Australia in advocating a 1.5 percent wool levy in this year’s WoolPoll. The post VFF backs WoolProducers for 1.5pc levy in WoolPoll 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central VFF backs WoolProducers for 1.5pc levy in WoolPoll 2018

Merino ewes sell to $270 on AuctionsPlus as offering falls

MERINO ewes sold to $270 and first cross ewes sold to $250 in a reduced online offering on AuctionsPlus last week. Sheep and lamb numbers this week totalled 58,071 head on AuctionsPlus last week, a decrease of 2770. The post Merino ewes sell to $270 on AuctionsPlus as offering falls appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

The conversation: Why yet another visa for farm work makes no sense

Rumours have circulated for months that the National Party and National Farmers Federation are pushing for a new so-called agricultural visa for temporary migrants. Now they have gained momentum, and reports indicate an announcement early next week. What does it mean for farmers? The post The conversation: Why yet another visa for farm work makes… Read more »

MLA calls for beef, sheep research proposals

Applications are now open for individuals, organisations and project teams to submit preliminary proposals for funding to support on-farm research, development and adoption (RD&A) projects that benefit sheepmeat and grassfed beef producers. The post MLA calls for beef, sheep research proposals appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central MLA calls for beef, sheep… Read more »

$3.7 million released from SA cattle and sheep funds

$3.7 million raised through South Australian cattle and sheep industry funds will be distributed for a range of projects in the State including footrot management, enhanced abattoir surveillance, and Johne’s Disease management programs, as well as contributing to the state’s wild dog strategy. The post $3.7 million released from SA cattle and sheep funds appeared… Read more »

Falling wool production and price concerns spice up WoolPoll 2018 debate

ACCURATE wool production and price forecasts have become a factor for Australian growers preparing to vote in WoolPoll 2018 this month. The post Falling wool production and price concerns spice up WoolPoll 2018 debate appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Falling wool production and price concerns spice up WoolPoll 2018 debate

Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government

FEEDBACK on a new heat stress model for Australia’s live sheep export trade is being sought by the Federal Government. The post Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Feedback on sheep export heat stress model sought by Australian Government

New vision sought for Australia’s rural innovation system

A NEW vision for farming and a road map to rural innovation is being sought by the Federal Government to maximise cooperation, collaboration, capital investment and technological development. The post New vision sought for Australia’s rural innovation system appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New vision sought for Australia’s rural innovation system

Fine Merino and crossbred wool prices firm as production falls

AUSTRALIAN wool prices firmed further this week, with values lifting mainly for fine Merino and all crossbred fleece. The benchmark AWEX Eastern Market Indicator lifted six cents 2094c/kg clean, with brokers passing in 2.7 percent of the 34,064 bale offering, 4452 fewer than last week. The post Fine Merino and crossbred wool prices firm as… Read more »