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XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 20, 2019

The Dollar has traded steady-to-firmer so far today. EUR-USD has been holding below the two-week high seen yesterday at 1.1361, and USD-JPY lifted to a two-day high at 111.69 in Tokyo before settling slightly lower. AUD-USD saw some volatility, dipping in Sydney trading concurrently with a 4%-plus tumble in iron ore prices (sparked by news… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 20, 2019

The Dollar has been trading steady-to-firmer so far today. EUR-USD has been holding below the two-week high seen yesterday at 1.1361, and USD-JPY lifted to a two-day high at 111.69. AUD-USD took a spill, concurrently with a 4%-plus tumble in iron ore prices (sparked by news of the reopening of a major mining operation in… Read more »

Reef law anger drives landholder-Govt relations to new low

Relations between rural landholders and Anastasia Palaszczuk’s Government in Queensland, already heavily strained by the resurrection of stringent vegetation management controls in the State last year, have sunk to new lows over the introduction of reef protection laws that will further impact agricultural operations in one third of the State…Read More Source: Beef Central … Read more »

AWI leader Garnsey’s claim of review agreement cooperation refuted by Littleproud

MINISTER for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud has refuted a claim by Australian Wool Innovation chair Colette Garnsey that he co-operated with the levy-funded body to reach a consensus with grower groups on key recommendations by an Ernst-Young review of AWI’s performance and governance…Read More Source: Sheep Central AWI leader Garnsey’s claim of… Read more »

WoolProducers Australia claims victory in no grower vote on governance issues

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has claimed it has not disenfranchised its grower members by negotiating with Australian Wool Innovation to avoid a contentious extraordinary meeting over governance issues…Read More Source: Sheep Central WoolProducers Australia claims victory in no grower vote on governance issues

Biogas capture paying big energy, environmental dividends for Oakey Beef

A world-first biogas capture project is paying big dividends for Darling Downs red meat processor, Oakey Beef. Completed in late 2014, the far-sighted green energy initiative made by NH Foods Australia at its processing facility west of Toowoomba is helping moderate energy costs, delivering lower cleaner wastewater effluent, and reducing the business’s fossil fuel environmental… Read more »

New wild dog and fox control method performs in field trials + VIDEO

A NEW humane control method for wild dogs and foxes with less risk to non-target species has passed field testing in outback South Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central New wild dog and fox control method performs in field trials + VIDEO

Exporters welcome new livestock shipment standards, WA graziers urge caution

SHEEP and cattle exporters have welcomed the final report into a review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) via sea, but Western Australian graziers believe its recommendations should not be implemented without considering economic impacts…Read More Source: Sheep Central Exporters welcome new livestock shipment standards, WA graziers urge caution

More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Three new contracts have been signed in recent weeks with lamb processors across Australia for the installation of Dual-Energy X-ray (DEXA) carcase scanning systems, while an additional beef system is also likely to be installed in coming months…Read More Source: Sheep Central More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Tim Fischer to step down from international Crop Trust

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and fervent farming industry advocate, Tim Fischer, is to step down as chair of the international crop conservation organisation, the Crop Trust…Read More Source: Grain Central Tim Fischer to step down from international Crop Trust

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 19, 2019

The Dollar was range bound in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, as market participants largely sat on the sidelines ahead of Wednesday’ FOMC announcement. The USD had been under some pressure over the past few sessions, as traders priced in a dovish leaning announcement from the Fed. Risk could be skewed to the upside for the… Read more »

ASEL report delivers improved certainty for exporters: ALEC

Livestock exporters can operate with improved certainty following the finalisation of a long-running review of the standards governing Australian livestock exports, the Australian Livestock Exporter’s Council says, while WA’s PGA group wants the minister to “take a deep breath” before implementing the recommendations. ..Read More Source: Beef Central ASEL report delivers improved certainty for… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Mar 2019

A coastal trough and associated low produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate to heavy falls along the east coast of Australia, while a monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems generated moderate falls across northern Australia…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Mar 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 March 2019

A COASTAL trough and associated low produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate to heavy falls along the east coast of Australia, while a monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems generated moderate falls across northern Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 March 2019

Roma store 19 Mar 2019: Price lift in rain contracted yarding

Cattle were drawn from the usual supply area and a good panel of buyers was present and saw increased restocker competition for heifers…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store 19 Mar 2019: Price lift in rain contracted yarding

Weekly genetics review: Selection for resistance to buffalo fly

The economic impact from buffalo fly has been reported to cost the northern beef industry around $99 million each year – but parasite resistance is a measurable genetic trait. While it is not yet included in published EBVs in Australian beef breeds, there is a determined effort to collect data on animals and start to… Read more »

Australian tropical beef genetics seen as a ‘mecca’ for South America

Australia should be seen as a ‘mecca’ by South American beef producers seeking genetic improvement, a visiting Paraguan beef industry leader and cattle vet said during a Queensland visit this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Australian tropical beef genetics seen as a ‘mecca’ for South America

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 19, 2019

The Dollar has settled to a consolidation of recent declines into the FOMC. EUR-USD has settled below the two-week high seen yesterday at 1.1358. The high was a product of the Dollar’s underlying softening bias amid expectations for the Fed to trim inflation forecasts and lower dot plots, and following last week’s surprising benign inflation… Read more »

More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Three new contracts have been signed in recent weeks with lamb processors across Australia for the installation of Dual-Energy X-ray (DEXA) carcase scanning systems, while an additional beef system is also likely to be installed in coming months…Read More Source: Beef Central More DEXA installations coming in lamb and beef plants

Weekly kill: Rain brings halt to slaughter cattle price slide

Encouraging, if somewhat patchy falls since Thursday of anywhere from 25-150mm across eastern parts of Queensland and New South Wales have applied a handbrake to slaughter cattle over-supply and price deterioration this week…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain brings halt to slaughter cattle price slide

Long-awaited final ASEL review report released

Stocking densities on live export voyages will be reduced, and Bos Taurus cattle sourced from south of the 26th parallel – the Northern Territory/South Australian border – will be restricted from crossing the equator from May to October, under changes recommended in the review of Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) released this… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 18, 2019

The dollar had been on the decline into the N.Y. open on Monday, though later perked up some on renewed trade tensions, when it was announced that the proposed meeting between Trump and Xi could be pushed back to June. The DXY rallied from 96.38 lows into the open, later peaking at 96.63. EUR-USD fell… Read more »

US beef facing possible tariff hike in Japan, TPP members not affected

The United States is facing the prospect of potentially significant tariff increases on its beef exports to Japan in coming months, hikes its main competitors would be safeguarded from due to economic partnership agreements with the country…Read More Source: Beef Central US beef facing possible tariff hike in Japan, TPP members not affected

Rain impact lifts optimism; pushes EYCI 24c higher

RAINFALL across parts of eastern Australia since late last week has lifted producer optimism in some areas, pushing the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator sharply higher this afternoon…Read More Source: Beef Central Rain impact lifts optimism; pushes EYCI 24c higher

Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

Regional communities have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to bolster the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) presence in regional centres to 104 positions – or around one-third of its total staff…Read More Source: Grain Central Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

Likelihood of El Niño in 2019 increasing: BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology says the chances of El Niño developing in 2019, a weather pattern associated with drier than average winter-spring conditions for eastern Australia, have increased. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Likelihood of El Niño in 2019 increasing: BOM

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 18, 2019

The Dollar has traded mostly weaker, outside the case against the Pound, as the UK currency underperformed ahead of what is the most crucial week so far in the Brexit process. Cable ebbed under 1.3250, receding by about 50 pips from Friday’s closing levels, though remained up by 0.8% from week-ago levels. The British Chambers… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 18, 2019

The Dollar has traded moderately softer as London interbank participants take to their desks. The narrow trade-weighted USD index has dipped to a three-session low of 96.44, nearing last week’s two-week low at 96.39. EUR-USD has concurrently been trading buoyantly, although has so far remained checked by last week’s two-week peak at 1.1344. Cable has… Read more »

New conditions on Middle East live sheep exports proposed

LIVE sheep exports from Australia to the Middle East would be formally banned in June, July and August this year in a new law, as part of proposed conditions released for comment by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources…Read More Source: Sheep Central New conditions on Middle East live sheep exports proposed

Same-day on-farm test for sheep footrot moves a step closer

ON-FARM same-day footrot testing is a step closer after successful testing of a new method on several sheep properties across Victoria…Read More Source: Sheep Central Same-day on-farm test for sheep footrot moves a step closer

Scanned in-lamb ewes and selected dry ewes meet strongest online demand

SCANNED in-lamb crossbred and Merino ewes and lines suitable for immediate joining attracted the strongest competition from restocking sheep breeders in online sales last week…Read More Source: Sheep Central Scanned in-lamb ewes and selected dry ewes meet strongest online demand

‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

There are ‘near-equal’ chances of a wetter or drier three months for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first-look’ climate outlook for April to June 2019. ..Read More Source: Beef Central ‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

Trucks on the move as cattle drawn back into NW Qld

Weekend rainfall delivers some useful but customarily patchy falls from central Queensland to parts of New South Wales, as producers in the State’s north west enter the market in larger numbers to restock now they have a feed response from last month’s flooding rains…Read More Source: Beef Central Trucks on the move as cattle… Read more »

Plan now for prospect of dry autumn in the south, producers advised

In response to the dry conditions in parts of southern Australia, veterinarian Rod Manning recommends autumn calves be weaned now and here he shares his tips on how to get them to hit the ground running…Read More Source: Beef Central Plan now for prospect of dry autumn in the south, producers advised

WA sheep research scholarship deadline only weeks away

VALUABLE tertiary sheep research scholarships worth up to $38,000 annually are now available for Western Australian students…Read More Source: Sheep Central WA sheep research scholarship deadline only weeks away

WA releases improved sheep condition scoring app + VIDEO

A NEW improved sheep condition scoring app has been released in Western Australia to help boost productivity in the states sheep meat and wool industry…Read More Source: Sheep Central WA releases improved sheep condition scoring app + VIDEO

'So far from fine': Farmers grapple with trauma from St Patrick's Day fires

Social workers say 12 months on from bushfires that ripped through properties in south-west Victoria, some farmers are only just starting to talk about the effect of the disaster. Source: ABC Livestock ‘So far from fine’: Farmers grapple with trauma from St Patrick’s Day fires

Feedgrain Focus: Prices lift from season lows

Continuing dry conditions in summer-cropping areas, increased grazier demand and firming free-on-truck markets in Brisbane and Newcastle have lifted wheat, barley and sorghum markets by up to $10 per tonne in the past week…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Prices lift from season lows

Seeds and squirrels among Australian biosecurity intercepts

Australian biosecurity officers intercepted more than 350,000 items of biosecurity concern across the country in 2018, with approximately 60,000 items sniffed out by biosecurity detector dogs…Read More Source: Grain Central Seeds and squirrels among Australian biosecurity intercepts

‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

There are ‘near-equal’ chances of a wetter or drier three months for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s ‘first-look’ climate outlook for April to June 2019. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central ‘First look’ climate outlook for April-June 2019

Why wait for 5G? We're building our own internet, say fed-up WA farmers

Everyone’s familiar with slow internet or mobile-phone dropouts but for the nation’s farmers — often living well beyond the range of fibre optic cables and phone towers — the stakes are a lot higher. Source: ABC Livestock Why wait for 5G? We’re building our own internet, say fed-up WA farmers

Heifers trend down, while some recovery seen in steer prices on AuctionsPlus

Heifer prices trended down, while there was some recovery in lighter steer categories on AuctionsPlus this week. Cattle numbers remained steady with 13,889 head listed. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Heifers trend down, while some recovery seen in steer prices on AuctionsPlus

Podiatrist creates orthotic for 'Houdini' wombat

A Queensland podiatrist and a prosthetist branch out from their usual patients to help create an orthotic for an injured wombat. Source: ABC Livestock Podiatrist creates orthotic for ‘Houdini’ wombat

The story about a Cold War scientist and 50-year-old sheep semen

In the 1960s, Australia’s economy rode on the sheep’s back. One scientist possessed a special gift: the knowledge of artificial breeding of livestock. Source: ABC Livestock The story about a Cold War scientist and 50-year-old sheep semen

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 15, 2019

Softer U.S. data along with lower Treasury yields dented the Dollar in N.Y. on Friday. The DXY pulled back from 96.79 highs to 96.49 lows into the London close. The Empire State index and industrial production missed the mark early on, though the Greenback perked up some following the better U. Michigan consumer sentiment outcome…. Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Brexit to be Extended Beyond March 29th

OVERVIEW British ministers voted by a 211 vote majority to delay  Brexit Article 50 The US dollar takes a small step back in advance of next week’s meetings of the Federal Bank executives. Canadian manufacturing sales in February were up sharply by 1.0%, yet the loonie remains mostly unchanged.   HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed … Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 15, 2019

The Dollar has taken a downward turn, reversing some of the gains the currency saw yesterday. This has seen EUR-USD lift back above 1.1300, although yesterday’s 10-day high at 1.1338 has remain unchallenged so far. USD-JPY turned quite sharply lower after printing a nine-day high of 111.90. The decline mostly reflected a bout of dollar… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 15, 2019

The Dollar has traded softer, thanks to a bout of selling during the Asian session earlier. USD-JPY led the move, with the pair turning quite sharply lower after printing a nine-day high of 111.90. While the decline mostly reflected U.S. currency weakness, a report by Russian news agency TASS that North Korea is considering suspending… Read more »

Export activity jumps at Port Alma

Port Alma near Rockhampton has become the fastest growing cattle export port in Australia, with 17,500 cattle in four shipments transported from the port since Christmas, and a fifth scheduled to leave in coming days…Read More Source: Beef Central Export activity jumps at Port Alma

Animal welfare groups seek new mulesing phase-out timeline from AWI

ANIMAL welfare groups have asked Australian Wool Innovation to implement a more proactive strategy to rapidly phase out surgical mulesing and deal more effectively with flystrike…Read More Source: Sheep Central Animal welfare groups seek new mulesing phase-out timeline from AWI

CPC sells Queensland cattle station to NT pastoralist

Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) sells Mimong Station in Queensland’s North West to Northern Territory pastoralist Sterling Buntine, reportedly for $20 million. Source: ABC Livestock CPC sells Queensland cattle station to NT pastoralist

Elders expects strong year despite challenging trading conditions

ELDERS Limited says it expects to record a similar net profit after tax to last year in the vicinity of $61-$64 million for the 12 months to 30 September 2019, despite the challenges of widespread drought and flooding in northern Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Elders expects strong year despite challenging trading conditions

South African wool finance and price concerns impact Australian market

AUSTRALIAN wool prices fell further this week, hit by quality and global finance concerns, and exchange rate impacts. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator fell for the third consecutive week, losing 29 cents to 1979c/kg clean, and despite brokers offering 40,785 bales, 4345 fewer than last week, they passed in 12.5 percent as seller resistance set… Read more »

CPC property sell-down continues, with Mimong Station sale

Continuing a sequence of divestments since October, Consolidated Pastoral Company has offloaded another of its northern pastoral assets, agreeing to sell Mimong Station in Northwest Queensland to Northern Territory pastoral identity Sterling Buntine…Read More Source: Beef Central CPC property sell-down continues, with Mimong Station sale

Genomics and DNA testing to have $121 million-plus impact by 2029 – Sheep CRC

GENOMICS and DNA testing are estimated to boost the Australian sheep industry’s value to the economy by more than $121 million by 2029, a Sheep CRC-funded analysis has found…Read More Source: Sheep Central Genomics and DNA testing to have 1 million-plus impact by 2029 – Sheep CRC

Forward wool market presents price-making opportunities

EXPECTATIONS of lower spot auction prices came to pass this week as the market drifted down for the third consecutive week, presenting opportunities for wool growers to be price makers in forward contract trading…Read More Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market presents price-making opportunities

Feedlot definition causes problems for drought-affected farmers

The definition of a feedlot is causing headaches for producers feeding cattle in drought as Queensland cracks down on people who may be accidentally lot feeding. Source: ABC Livestock Feedlot definition causes problems for drought-affected farmers

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 14, 2019

The Dollar was rangebound through the N.Y. session on Thursday, leaving the DXY inside a 96.82 to 96.69 trading bans. Cable chopped around between 1.3289 and 1.3223, with the lows coming after the U.K. parliament voted to delay Brexit. EUR-USD bottomed at 1.1295, managing a high of just 1.1310 into the London close. USD-JPY rose… Read more »

Australia’s top beer a complex, malty drop

A Gold Coast brewery has won the title of Australia’s best beer at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) Beer Awards at the Brisbane Showgrounds with a classic German beer. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Australia’s top beer a complex, malty drop

Angus sire benchmarking program notches up its first decade

From humble beginnings utilising 906 calves from 35 Angus sires bred in 2010 to the latest cohort measuring performance of 8500 calves from 299 sires, the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program has come a long way in its ten-year history…Read More Source: Beef Central Angus sire benchmarking program notches up its first decade

Recruitment: Why is it important to manage worker fatigue?

Whenever people are working in potentially hazardous environments, which can often be the case in meat and livestock industry, it’s important that a high degree of alertness be maintained in order to minimise the risk of accidents and mistakes. Research shows that factors like failure to use proper equipment or failure by individual workers to… Read more »

Recruitment: Why is it important to manage worker fatigue?

Whenever people are working in potentially hazardous environments, which can often be the case in meat and livestock industry, it’s important that a high degree of alertness be maintained in order to minimise the risk of accidents and mistakes. Research shows that factors like failure to use proper equipment or failure by individual workers to… Read more »

Elders expects strong year despite challenging trading conditions

Elders Limited says it expects to record a similar net profit after tax to last year in the vicinity of $61-$64 million for the 12 months to 30 September 2019, despite the challenges of widespread drought and flooding in northern Queensland…Read More Source: Beef Central Elders expects strong year despite challenging trading conditions

Quad bikes and motorbikes: does your insurance pass muster?

Quad bikes and motorbikes are a popular farming tool, but can also present risks to users. McCullough Robertson’s Stephen White explains how risk management and insurance solutions can minimise and protect farmers and farm operators from liability…Read More Source: Beef Central Quad bikes and motorbikes: does your insurance pass muster?

Dubbo sale 14 Mar 2019: Erratic market in smaller yarding

The forecast for weekend rain combined with the very cheap markets over the past two weeks reduced numbers considerably. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 14 Mar 2019: Erratic market in smaller yarding

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 14, 2019

The Dollar has traded generally firmer, rebounding after several successive days of decline. The narrow trade-weighted USD index has gained 0.3% in making a high of 96.77, while EUR-USD has concurrently ebbed to a low of 1.1301, off from yesterday’s nine-day high at 1.1338, which was seen after soft U.S. PPI figures. Final February Eurozone… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 14, 2019

The Pound has come off the boil after surging on the unexpected passage of a motion, which hadn’t even been expected to be selected by the House Speaker to be voted on, that rejects a no-deal Brexit under any scenario. The vote split was close, at 312 to 308. In the original vote on a… Read more »

Major dairy producer accused of 'severely underpaying' skilled migrant workers

Foreign workers at a Victorian factory are being underpaid, exploited and are too scared to report mistreatment lest they “find themselves on a plane”, a trade union says. Source: ABC Livestock Major dairy producer accused of ‘severely underpaying’ skilled migrant workers

‘No feed, no water’ and the grim reality of potential beef plant closures

Independent meat and livestock analyst Simon Quilty provides his summary of the current state of play in this once-in-a-century drought, and what lies ahead for cattle supply, herd size, beef exports and processor viability…..Read More Source: Beef Central ‘No feed, no water’ and the grim reality of potential beef plant closures

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Mar 13, 2019

The Dollar lost ground in N.Y. on Wednesday, taking the DXY to seven session lows of 96.65, and briefly under its 20-day moving average. Incoming U.S. data was Wall Street friendly, as cooler PPI combined with better durable orders and construction spending to lift stocks. In FX Land, the Pound led the USD lower, as… Read more »

Meatless Mondays introduced across all New York public schools

New York City joins the anti-meat movement by announcing the city’s 1800 public schools will no longer serve meat on Mondays to their 1.1 million students…Read More Source: Beef Central Meatless Mondays introduced across all New York public schools

US agencies to jointly regulate cell-based proteins

After a year of debating which agency should oversee regulation of cell-cultured proteins the USDA and FDA agree to jointly oversee regulation of the emerging industry. ..Read More Source: Beef Central US agencies to jointly regulate cell-based proteins

North Queensland Flood Recovery Advisory Board appointed

A panel of experts has been signed on to back the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency help farmers, communities and related small businesses impacted by recent floods. ..Read More Source: Beef Central North Queensland Flood Recovery Advisory Board appointed

XE Market Analysis: More Brexit Drama Likely to Rock the British Pound

OVERVIEW The US dollar is trading within a tight range amidst Brexit uncertainty GBP/USD is making timid recovery as MPs gather to vote on a no-deal exit Gold adds $5.5 to trade above $1,300 an ounce with investors seeking the refuge of safe assets. Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis: More Brexit Drama… Read more »

Dalby sale 13 Mar 2019: Firmer market for smaller offering

A combination of the much cheaper market the previous sale and the forecast of some rain reduced the supply of stock to half of the previous weeks level to 2,997 head…Read More Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 13 Mar 2019: Firmer market for smaller offering

XE Market Analysis: North America – Mar 13, 2019

The Pound has been outperforming, and was showing a 0.6% gain on the Dollar heading into the New York interbank open, and a similar magnitude of advance against the Euro and Yen, among other currencies. On factor at play seems to be the fact that UK Prime Minister May is looking secure in her position,… Read more »

Weekly Property Review: Deals emerge for northwest grass

Sales, contracts emerge for grassed Northwest Qld properties | Surat’s The Homestead sells after 50 years | Local expansion underway in New South Wales | Guyra’s Oban View sells under the hammer for $5.2m ..Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly Property Review: Deals emerge for northwest grass

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Mar 13, 2019

The Pound has been trading firmer in the wake of the UK Parliament’s resounding rejection of Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal, with the currency showing an averaged 0.3% advance on the dollar, Euro and Yen on the day so far, and gains of slightly more than this from levels that were prevailing ahead of the… Read more »

Movement at the Station: Recent property listings

Historic farming family bows out of Proserpine after 124 years | Grassed properties in high demand in Queensland | Aviation history behind Mudgee grazing operation | Drought bites three NSW Upper Hunter listings..Read More Source: Beef Central Movement at the Station: Recent property listings

Blades of Glencoe blade shearers and wool handlers strike a blow for mental health

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry made its mental health and suicide support network that much bigger last weekend, when blade shearers, rousabouts and farmers from across the nation and overseas swapped stories and shearing blows at the Blades of Glencoe Shearathon…Read More Source: Sheep Central Blades of Glencoe blade shearers and wool handlers strike a blow… Read more »

Darwin live exports power on as dry conditions prevail

Cattle exports from Darwin have been running at high levels as dry conditions across much of northern Australia drive higher than usual ‘wet season’ cattle turnoff rates…Read More Source: Beef Central Darwin live exports power on as dry conditions prevail

More Q Fever vaccinations and awareness needed in regional areas

Q-fever awareness and vaccine access needs to increase for all people living in rural and regional areas, new research from University of Sydney has shown…Read More Source: Beef Central More Q Fever vaccinations and awareness needed in regional areas

Sheep industry ambassadors selected for New Zealand and world roles

SOUTH Australian farmer Leith Tilley and Victorian research scientist Stephanie Muir are the winners of the 2019 Sheep Industry Ambassador Award…Read More Source: Sheep Central Sheep industry ambassadors selected for New Zealand and world roles

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 March 2019

A SERIES of cold fronts and troughs brought light to moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia, while a surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in northern and eastern Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 March 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 Mar 2019

A series of cold fronts and troughs brought light to moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia, while a surface and upper-level trough produced moderate falls in northern and eastern Queensland…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 Mar 2019

Roma store sale 12 March 2019

Prices saw some improvements for yearling steers and heifers. Cows, however, mostly continued to drop…Read More Source: Beef Central Roma store sale 12 March 2019

Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara – Februari 2019

Impor dari bulan Oktober masih memiliki dampak negatif yang kuat terhadap pasar Indonesia. Harga sapi potong di Filipina terus meroket. Harga sapi bakalan di Northern Territory anjlok karena musim hujan yang gagal. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Laporan Pasar: Industri Daging Sapi Asia Tenggara – Februari 2019

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

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

Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new AgTech ground + VIDEO

While Queensland farm-based ag tech company Swarm Farm Robotic Agriculture’s business  has been largely based on servicing the robotic needs of crop farmers, its founder and others now see potential uses for robots in horticulture, pasture and livestock systems…Read More Source: Beef Central Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new AgTech ground + VIDEO