Category: Sheep

Liquid nitrogen sheep breech process to feature at Merino field day

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers are lining up for a new breech modification process developed as an alternative to surgical mulesing. The post Liquid nitrogen sheep breech process to feature at Merino field day appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Liquid nitrogen sheep breech process to feature at Merino field day

Sheep getting harder to sell, but first cross ewe lambs make $300

A SMALLER online offering of sheep and lambs was harder to sell last week as hot dry conditions continued across most of Australia. The post Sheep getting harder to sell, but first cross ewe lambs make $300 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep getting harder to sell, but first cross ewe… Read more »

Important sheep parasite survey needs attention from producers

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers are being urged to participate in a national survey that aims to update regional benchmarks for internal and external parasite control. The post Important sheep parasite survey needs attention from producers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Important sheep parasite survey needs attention from producers

New Zealand goes one-up in shears series against Wales at weekend

NEW ZEALAND’S shearing team of Southlander Nathan Stratford and Wairarapa farmer David Buick have maintained their country’s unbeaten record against Wales at home at Marton in the opening match of the CP Wool Series at the weekend. The post New Zealand goes one-up in shears series against Wales at weekend appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Low-cost sheep genetic testing booming with new technology

SHEEP genetic testing is booming in Australia as genomic test costs come down and uptake of new sampling technology improves. The post Low-cost sheep genetic testing booming with new technology appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Low-cost sheep genetic testing booming with new technology

WA sheep producers urged to use confinement areas to save topsoil

SOUTHERN Western Australian wheatbelt and south coastal sheep producers are being advised to consider confinement feeding over summer to protect their paddocks from wind erosion. The post WA sheep producers urged to use confinement areas to save topsoil appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WA sheep producers urged to use confinement areas… Read more »

ChemCert withdrawal from industry training prompts questions

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has declared it is unable to deliver accredited courses, enrol new students nor issue certification to those who have completed units. The post ChemCert withdrawal from industry training prompts questions appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central ChemCert withdrawal from industry training prompts questions

Crossbred wool prices lift as buyers seek to maintain mill production

AUSTRALIAN crossbred and fine Merino wool prices increased this week, with resultant prices in foreign currencies reflecting strong underlying demand. The post Crossbred wool prices lift as buyers seek to maintain mill production appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Crossbred wool prices lift as buyers seek to maintain mill production

Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports

INDEPENDENT live sheep and cattle observer reports released by the Australian Government are under question after the RSPCA released details of heavily redacted documents this week. The post Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Government under pressure over live sheep export observer reports

Recruitment: Stoking the ‘passion fire’ within your business

Taking deliberate steps toward keeping employees passionate and engaged is like preventative healthcare for your business. When employees are passionate about when they do, it can be infectious; however, disengagement can also spread like a disease, affecting those around them. The post Recruitment: Stoking the ‘passion fire’ within your business appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Wool supply concerns prompt lift in forward market contracts

WOOL volumes through the forward market increased this week as buyers looked to cover positions due to ongoing concerns of supply. The post Wool supply concerns prompt lift in forward market contracts appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool supply concerns prompt lift in forward market contracts

Call for analysis of VIC sheep EID system before national roll-out decision

SHEEP Producers Australia has proposed an independent analysis of Victoria’s mandatory electronic ear tag identification system for sheep and goats prior to consideration of its national roll-out. The post Call for analysis of VIC sheep EID system before national roll-out decision appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Call for analysis of VIC… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 30 Jan 2019

The monsoon trough enhanced convective activity over the northern tropics during the week, with heavy falls recorded on Queensland’s north tropical coast. Tropical cyclone Riley developed off the Kimberley coast in Western Australia and brought moderate falls to the Pilbara. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 30 Jan 2019 appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

AWI to come under pressure to fight PETA’s anti-wool campaigns

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will be urged to defend the wool industry against the latest campaign by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The post AWI to come under pressure to fight PETA’s anti-wool campaigns appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI to come under pressure to fight… Read more »

Australian sheep industry ambassadors wanted

YOUNG Australian sheep men and women are being urged to apply for the Sheep Industry Ambassador award and potentially win a study tour of New Zealand. The post Australian sheep industry ambassadors wanted appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian sheep industry ambassadors wanted

Early online wool sales indicate continued demand

SUSTAINED auction market demand for sound quality wool flowed through to online AuctionsPlus sales last week and continued today. The post Early online wool sales indicate continued demand appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Early online wool sales indicate continued demand

Hot and dry conditions hit AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rates

FEWER buyers were found for a reduced online offering of sheep and lambs on AuctionsPlus last week. AuctionsPlus offered 81,690 sheep and lambs last week, 3781 fewer, but the clearance rate dropped to 52 percent in the face of the continued hot and dry conditions. The post Hot and dry conditions hit AuctionsPlus sheep and… Read more »

Hamilton first cross ewes sell to $282 and Merinos make to $164

FIRST cross ewes sold to $282 and Merino ewes made to $164 at the annual Hamilton store ewe sale in Victoria last week. On January 24, the combined Hamilton agents offered about 4000 ewes and ewe lambs in the sale, which was described as solid, despite the season. A small line of 78 1.5 year-old… Read more »

Rural achievers recognised in 2019 Australia Day awards

Several rural Australians with strong connections to the nation’s cattle, sheep and grain industries have been honoured in the the 2019 Australia Day awards. The post Rural achievers recognised in 2019 Australia Day awards appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Rural achievers recognised in 2019 Australia Day awards

AWI schedules special meeting for March 15 after industry consultation

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has confirmed it has scheduled an extraordinary general meeting on March 15 to consider resolutions based on key recommendations of the AWI review of performance and governance. The post AWI schedules special meeting for March 15 after industry consultation appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI schedules special meeting… Read more »

Premiums for sound wool hold Australian auction market up

PREMIUMS for sound Australian wool of consistent length helped maintain benchmark price levels at auctions this week. The post Premiums for sound wool hold Australian auction market up appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Premiums for sound wool hold Australian auction market up

Cobram police investigate theft of Suffolk cross lambs

COBRAM police are investigating the theft of more than 180 Suffolk-Merino cross lambs from a Tungamah property last month. The post Cobram police investigate theft of Suffolk cross lambs appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Cobram police investigate theft of Suffolk cross lambs

Forward wool markets stagnant in higher risk landscape

FORWARD wool markets were stagnant this week, with very little interest coming from the grower side. The post Forward wool markets stagnant in higher risk landscape appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool markets stagnant in higher risk landscape

From wool to meat sheep — risky, but it worked for this farming family

As drought and wild dogs have taken a hold on this area of western Queensland, some wool graziers have looked to take advantage of recent meat sheep prices. Source: ABC Livestock From wool to meat sheep — risky, but it worked for this farming family

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 23 Jan 2019

Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls in northern Australia, while a surface trough and upper level disturbance led to thunderstorms and moderate rainfall over parts of eastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 23 Jan 2019 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 23 Jan… Read more »

Live sheep export heat stress assessment consultation extended

CONSULTATION on a draft report on heat stress risk assessment for live sheep exports from Australia has been extended by a month as producers lobby over the implementation of the report’s main recommendation. The post Live sheep export heat stress assessment consultation extended appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep export… Read more »

Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment claims

VIDEO footage of heat-stressed sheep on live export vessels is being formally investigated by the Australia’s Department of Agriculture following claims whistleblowers were paid to produce it. The post Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment claims appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Department of Agriculture investigates live sheep export payment… Read more »

Solid crossbred wool demand at auctions continues online

ONLINE wool sales followed the trends in physical auctions last week, with AuctionsPlus Wool selling 174 bales. The post Solid crossbred wool demand at auctions continues online appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Solid crossbred wool demand at auctions continues online

Minister orders probe into suspected payment for footage of dead and dying sheep

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud wants his department to investigate how footage showing dead and dying sheep onboard a ship bound for the Middle East between May and October 2017 was obtained. Source: ABC Livestock Minister orders probe into suspected payment for footage of dead and dying sheep

Wool supply and demand keeps auction prices in the positive

GLOBAL wool demand and supply continues to be in growers’ favour, despite world economic condition concerns. The post Wool supply and demand keeps auction prices in the positive appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool supply and demand keeps auction prices in the positive

Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports

Australia’s livestock export industry has had its share of difficult years but there are several reasons why 2019 is set to be its most challenging yet. The post Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Why 2019 is a critical year for live exports

Recruitment: Staff retention – how to keep your best talent

Attraction and retention of staff in the cattle industry is not always favoured by changes in the external environment. Macro-economic conditions and competition from other sectors have led to a tight labour market and general staff shortages across the grazing sector. Here’s five points to consider in helping win the war in attracting good staff… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2019

Rainfall from February to April is likely to be below average for much of Western Australia, western South Australia, and much of eastern and southeastern Australia, with warmer than average days and nights are likely across the country. according to BOM’s latest three monthly outlook released today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2019 appeared… Read more »

Farmers grateful to make money from mutton

It is rare to see huge supply, high prices and strong demand in a drought year, especially when it comes to offloading older sheep. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers grateful to make money from mutton

Shearing legends to be inducted into Shear Outback Hall of Fame

LEGENDARY shearer David ‘Daffy’ Ryan wasn’t about chasing the ribbons and sashes a persistent shearer could win in competitions. “I was about getting out in the shed with your peers – that’s where the men are – that’s where everything is done day-in week-out.” The post Shearing legends to be inducted into Shear Outback Hall… Read more »

RIST shearer training to get re-vamp with ‘train and retain’ strategy

SHEARER trainer Trevor Bacon has returned home to western Victoria with plans to boost the ranks and skills of those who harvest the nation’s wool clip. The post RIST shearer training to get re-vamp with ‘train and retain’ strategy appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central RIST shearer training to get re-vamp with… Read more »

Merry Christmas, happy New Year and thank you from Sheep Central

THE Beef Central, Sheep Central and Grain Central teams will be taking a short publishing break over the Christmas/New Year period. The post Merry Christmas, happy New Year and thank you from Sheep Central appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Merry Christmas, happy New Year and thank you from Sheep Central

New ewe forums planned for eastern Australian states in New Year

NEW It’s Ewe Time! forums in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have been announced for early next year. The post New ewe forums planned for eastern Australian states in New Year appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New ewe forums planned for eastern Australian states in New Year

Brisbane company and director fined $120,000 over raw pork disease risk

A BRISBANE company and its director have been fined $120,000 over the transport and storage of imported uncooked pig meat, considered a serious Foot and Mouth Disease risk. The post Brisbane company and director fined $120,000 over raw pork disease risk appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Brisbane company and director fined… Read more »

Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications

DRAFT heat stress assessment proposals for live sheep exports will end the trade, risk cattle shipments and have implications for onshore livestock production if adopted, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has been told today. The post Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2019

Rainfall from January to March is likely to be below average for Western Australia, parts of the Northern Territory and eastern mainland Australia, with warmer than average days and nights also likely, according to BOM’s latest three monthly outlook released today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2019 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

TFI urges EID uptake in sheep and goats for traceability and market access

MAJOR meat processor Thomas Foods International is encouraging lamb suppliers to consider voluntary electronic identification of sheep and goats nationally for biosecurity, traceability and market access benefits. The post TFI urges EID uptake in sheep and goats for traceability and market access appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central TFI urges EID uptake… Read more »

Sheep and wool operations fare best in ABARES drought impact report

AVERAGE farm business profits in Australia’s sheep industry are expected to be positive in 2018-19, compared with negative results for the beef, grains, and dairy industries. The post Sheep and wool operations fare best in ABARES drought impact report appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep and wool operations fare best in… Read more »

Wellard finalises note redemptions and $13m in asset sales

RECENT sales of non-core abattoir and pre-export assets are set to generate about $13 million for listed live export company Wellard Limited. The post Wellard finalises note redemptions and $13m in asset sales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wellard finalises note redemptions and m in asset sales

WA sheep producers maximise 2018 lamb marking despite difficult season

WESTERN Australia’s lamb production could have reduced by between 4-7 percent this year, a statewide survey has indicated. The post WA sheep producers maximise 2018 lamb marking despite difficult season appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WA sheep producers maximise 2018 lamb marking despite difficult season

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 Dec 2018

A complex area of low pressure developed over Victoria, and brought moderate to locally heavy falls the southeast, while Tropical cyclone Owen brought heavy falls to the northern tropics and east coast of Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 Dec 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Inverell police seek information on stolen Guyra sheep

NEW South Wales rural crime investigators are investigating the disappearance of 75 Merino ewes and wethers from a property on the Reedy Creek Road, Guyra. The post Inverell police seek information on stolen Guyra sheep appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Inverell police seek information on stolen Guyra sheep

Aussie sheep pain relief formulation approved for human trials

A SHEEP pain relief product developed in Australia has been approved for clinical trials for human use in the United Kingdom. The post Aussie sheep pain relief formulation approved for human trials appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Aussie sheep pain relief formulation approved for human trials

AWI and MLA agree on Merino Lifetime Productivity data analysis terms

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation and Meat & Livestock Australia have agreed on the terms to allow analysis of Merino Lifetime Productivity Project data for inclusion in the national genetic benchmarking service MERINOSELECT. The post AWI and MLA agree on Merino Lifetime Productivity data analysis terms appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI and… Read more »

WoolProducers offers Foot and Mouth Disease training course positions

SHEEP and wool industry people are being urged to nominate for two fully-funded Foot and Mouth Disease training courses in Nepal in March next year. The post WoolProducers offers Foot and Mouth Disease training course positions appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central WoolProducers offers Foot and Mouth Disease training course positions

Littleproud demands live sheep export heat stress technology timeline

LIVE sheep exporters came under increased pressure from Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud today, as he demanded a timeline this week for the installation of new technology to ease heat stress. The post Littleproud demands live sheep export heat stress technology timeline appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Littleproud demands live sheep… Read more »

Reduced AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering sells well online

MERINO ewes sold to $232, first cross ewes made to $237 and Merino wether lambs to $121 as buyers bid for a reduced AuctionsPlus offering last week. The post Reduced AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering sells well online appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Reduced AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering sells well… Read more »

Victorian farmers urged to clean debris from farm dams

VICTORIAN farmers are being encouraged to remove any debris from water supplies as soon as possible following wide-spread rainfall across the state. The post Victorian farmers urged to clean debris from farm dams appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian farmers urged to clean debris from farm dams

Online AuctionsPlus Wool bale sales quiet last week

WOOL sales were quiet on the online platform AuctionsPlus Wool last week, with 21 bales changing hands. The post Online AuctionsPlus Wool bale sales quiet last week appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Online AuctionsPlus Wool bale sales quiet last week

Aboriginal-owned and operated sheep station celebrates success

A farm owned and run by the Noongar people in Western Australia hopes to encourage other Indigenous landholders to turn their properties into food production businesses. Source: ABC Livestock Aboriginal-owned and operated sheep station celebrates success

WA sheep farmers fear exporters “will walk away” over stricter live trade rules

WESTERN Australian sheep farmers hope new stock density and ship ventilation changes, and expected standard changes will negate the need to impose stricter heat stress risk assessment rules on Middle East shipments. The post WA sheep farmers fear exporters “will walk away” over stricter live trade rules appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Australian wool prices finish higher in last 2018 sales

AUSTRALIAN wool prices finished generally higher this week, in the final sale series for 2018 for a three-week recess, with strong buying from major traders, Chinese and European buyers and processors. The post Australian wool prices finish higher in last 2018 sales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices finish… Read more »

Wool forward market quiet despite higher bids into the New Year

IT was a quiet week on the forward wool market as buyers lifted levels into the New Year, but were unable to attract too much interest from the growers. The post Wool forward market quiet despite higher bids into the New Year appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool forward market quiet… Read more »

Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing, getting younger and engaging more women, according to an analysis released this week by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Sciences. The post Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s… Read more »

Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade

EARLY analysis of draft heat risk assessment recommendations for Middle East live sheep shipments suggest they would threaten the viability of the trade during peak demand months. The post Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Middle East live sheep export… Read more »

Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released

LIVE sheep exporters have been urged to make a greater investment in animal welfare by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud following the release of new draft recommendations to minimise heat stress risk during Middle East shipments. The post Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Australian goat meat industry performs in mid-term strategic review

AUSTRALIA’S goat meat industry is proceeding with projects on eating quality, kid loss and breeding doe management after a mid-term review showed it was making good progress under its strategic plan. The post Australian goat meat industry performs in mid-term strategic review appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian goat meat industry… Read more »

Wyvern Station to host wool and sheep skills weekend + VIDEO

ONE of Australia’s most progressive Merino breeding operations — Wyvern Station — will throw open its doors to young people at a training and mentoring weekend in February. The post Wyvern Station to host wool and sheep skills weekend + VIDEO appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wyvern Station to host wool… Read more »

‘Smart’ NSW sheep producers will use electronic identification tags – Vallance

“SMART” New South Wales farmers who usually sell sheep and lambs into Victoria will be putting electronic ear tags in their livestock, Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock president Leonard Vallance said today. The post ‘Smart’ NSW sheep producers will use electronic identification tags – Vallance appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central ‘Smart’ NSW… Read more »

Melbourne wins out in bidding contest for Lambex 2020

VICTORIA has won the right to hold the prestigious Lambex conference in 2020, returning the lamb industry expo to the state for the first time since 2012. The post Melbourne wins out in bidding contest for Lambex 2020 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Melbourne wins out in bidding contest for Lambex… Read more »

Infrared technology helps NSW authorities control feral pigs

INFRARED technology was employed to help eliminate thousands of feral pigs across the Riverina, Murray and western regions of New South Wales. The post Infrared technology helps NSW authorities control feral pigs appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Infrared technology helps NSW authorities control feral pigs

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Dec 2018

Broad low pressure troughs produced moderate falls through Western Australia and northern and eastern Australia, while heavy falls were recorded in the north tropical Queensland coast after ex-tropical cyclone Owen crossed near Port Douglas. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Dec 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

Lamb and wool prices expected to hold high during rest of 2018-19

LAMB and wool prices are expected to maintain higher levels throughout 2018-19 due to supply constraints, the latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences’ commodities Report said today. The post Lamb and wool prices expected to hold high during rest of 2018-19 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Lamb and… Read more »

Modest enquiry for wool on AuctionsPlus platform

THERE was modest enquiry for wool on AuctionsPlus Wool last week as buyers sought superfine and ultrafine lines online. The post Modest enquiry for wool on AuctionsPlus platform appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Modest enquiry for wool on AuctionsPlus platform

Wool forward market opportunities available in volatile market

THE volatile nature of the spot auction wool market was shown again last week, with the crossbreds giving back gains and the Merinos tightening slightly under short supply. The post Wool forward market opportunities available in volatile market appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool forward market opportunities available in volatile market

Wool growers present new baggy green cap fabric for Aussie cricketers

WOOL growers have handed the Australian cricket team enough woollen cloth to make the prized baggy green caps for the next 100 years. The post Wool growers present new baggy green cap fabric for Aussie cricketers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wool growers present new baggy green cap fabric for Aussie… Read more »

Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States

AUSTRALIA is still on track for a record year of lamb exports to the United States, despite fewer shipments in the past two months and high cold store inventories. The post Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia set for… Read more »

Have some salt with your lucerne, say NSW lamb researchers

A SALT supplement could help lamb producers make better use of dryland lucerne, according to research from the  Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation. The post Have some salt with your lucerne, say NSW lamb researchers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Have some salt with your lucerne, say NSW lamb researchers

Southern buyers dominate bidding for bigger AuctionsPlus offering

SOUTHERN buyers dominated the bidding in online sheep and lamb sales last week, as rain increased demand for a bigger AuctionsPlus offering. The post Southern buyers dominate bidding for bigger AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Southern buyers dominate bidding for bigger AuctionsPlus offering

NSW stock water levels critically low as drought re-intensifies

STOCK water levels are critically low across large parts of New South Wales as drought conditions re-intensify across large parts of the state. The post NSW stock water levels critically low as drought re-intensifies appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW stock water levels critically low as drought re-intensifies

Chatsworth House lamb brand for sale with historic property

A rare opportunity to purchase an established premium lamb brand with provenance and a large commercial ewe flock  is being offered to rural property purchasers in Victoria. The post Chatsworth House lamb brand for sale with historic property appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Chatsworth House lamb brand for sale with historic… Read more »

Merino breeders buy Victorian showcase Mt Fyans for $37 million

  NEW South Wales stud Merino breeders Ian and Camilla Shippen have paid $37 million for Mt Fyans, one of the largest and most highly regarded agricultural holdings in the Western district of Victoria. The 5946ha Dundonnell grazing and cropping enterprise changed hands three years ago when the Western Australian-based Harmony Agriculture and Food Company… Read more »

Recruitment: Using effective story-telling to attract job candidates

Most meat and livestock industry supply chain stakeholders are fortunate to have the ‘gift of the gab’, but we don’t necessarily transfer that well into talking about our business and culture to potential staff that might consider working for us. Here are seven tips for getting your message across through a story. The post Recruitment:… Read more »

Diesel fuel prices ease off four-year highs

Diesel fuel prices across regional and rural areas of Australia have eased by up to 12c litre in some states, after hitting four-year highs a month ago. The post Diesel fuel prices ease off four-year highs appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Diesel fuel prices ease off four-year highs

Dubbo to host Sheep CRC and Sheep Genetics events

DUBBO will host four consecutive days of important sheep breeding business in March next year, when it hosts the Sheep CRC’s final conference and the Sheep Genetics Leading Breeder Forum. The post Dubbo to host Sheep CRC and Sheep Genetics events appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Dubbo to host Sheep CRC… Read more »

It’s not a joke: more goat kidding wanted please

NEW research hopes to boost goat kid production and survival, as slaughter figures flag nationally despite strong international demand for Australian goat meat. The post It’s not a joke: more goat kidding wanted please appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central It’s not a joke: more goat kidding wanted please

Live export trade survives parliamentary attack by Labor and independents

LIVE sheep exports survived a sustained attack in Federal Parliament today as a motion supporting concurrent debate on a Private Member’s Bill to phase the trade out was narrowly lost in the House of Representatives. The post Live export trade survives parliamentary attack by Labor and independents appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 5 Dec 2018

BROAD low pressure troughs produced moderate falls in northern and central Australia, while a deep low pressure system off the New South Wales coast produced locally heavy falls in Sydney, the Illawarra and Central Tablelands districts. The highest weekly total was 222 mm at Faulconbridge in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. The post… Read more »

Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility sale

LISTED live export shipping company Wellard has sold its Western Australian feed mill and sheep feeding operations for an undisclosed sum. The post Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility sale appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Wellard reduces live sheep trade exposure with feed mill and facility… Read more »

Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

Australian live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The post Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

AUSTRALIAN live sheep exporters will next year impose a three-month moratorium on Middle East shipments during the Northern Hemisphere summer. The post Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian live sheep exporters impose Middle East summer moratorium

Solid online demand for crossbred lines on AuctionsPlus Wool

AUCTIONSPLUS Wool followed the physical market to last week experience solid demand for its online offering, and especially for cheaper crossbred lines. The post Solid online demand for crossbred lines on AuctionsPlus Wool appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Solid online demand for crossbred lines on AuctionsPlus Wool

AWI to invest $2.5 million in sheep flystrike vaccine research

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will spend $2.5 million over four years to research a flystrike vaccine for sheep, seen as a potential option to mulesing. The post AWI to invest $2.5 million in sheep flystrike vaccine research appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI to invest .5 million in sheep flystrike vaccine research

Australia needs one traceability system for sheep says SPA leader

DIFFERENT traceability systems for sheep in Australia’s states will not help the nation’s international competitiveness, according to Sheep Producers of Australia chief executive officer Graham Smith. The post Australia needs one traceability system for sheep says SPA leader appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia needs one traceability system for sheep says… Read more »

Clunes Quick Shear to support shearer with Motor Neurone Disease

A SPECIAL Quick Shear event to raise funds for well-known Clunes district shearer Anthony ‘Bushy’ Hill will be held at the town’s show ground on December 8. The post Clunes Quick Shear to support shearer with Motor Neurone Disease appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Clunes Quick Shear to support shearer with… Read more »

Victorian and NSW lambs swell AuctionsPlus online listings

RESTOCKER and prime lambs met strong competition on AuctionsPlus last week, with the national lamb and 14th Annual North East Victorian lamb sales swelling the online offering. The post Victorian and NSW lambs swell AuctionsPlus online listings appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian and NSW lambs swell AuctionsPlus online listings

NSW DPI releases profit and performance data on 73 Merino bloodlines

A NEW report detailing performance data from 73 Merino bloodlines will give a reliable indication of potential bloodline profitability, according to the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries. The post NSW DPI releases profit and performance data on 73 Merino bloodlines appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW DPI releases profit… Read more »

Goat meat prices hold steady as slaughter numbers and exports decline

GOAT meat prices have held steady at above average levels as exports continue to flag on the back of lower eastern states slaughter figures. The post Goat meat prices hold steady as slaughter numbers and exports decline appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices hold steady as slaughter numbers and… Read more »

Crossbred wool: the exception that proves the rule

IN a season where volatility has reigned supreme, this week’s spot auction wool market was overall quiet and stable, with the exception of the crossbreds, and prices mostly realigned after last week’s dramatic rise. The post Crossbred wool: the exception that proves the rule appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Crossbred wool:… Read more »

Australia needs more independent live export observers

AUSTRALIA’S live export regulator is under fire over delays in the release of independent observer reports from live sheep and cattle shipments, including from some voyages completed seven months ago. The post Australia needs more independent live export observers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia needs more independent live export observers