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Weekly Indicators: coincident rough patch continues edition

January data this week was sparse: existing home sales were negative, but the Index of Leading Indicators was strongly positive.   Source: XE news feed Weekly Indicators: coincident rough patch continues edition

Rain restores some buyer confidence in smaller AuctionsPlus offering

Online cattle yardings slipped to 6747 head this week, with almost all of the decline due to a substantial reduction in offerings out of Queensland, where rain has fallen across large areas. The post Rain restores some buyer confidence in smaller AuctionsPlus offering appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Rain restores some… Read more »

Start-up hopes to slaughter animals in truck, saving animals transport stress

Victoria is expected to become the first state to allow mobile abattoirs, in a move that is hoped will improve animal welfare and reduce weight loss in animals during transit. Source: ABC Livestock Start-up hopes to slaughter animals in truck, saving animals transport stress

XE Market Analysis: Canadian CPI Cools Less Than Forecast

OVERVIEW USD closing the week marginally firmer. GBP higher on positive tone from government strategy meeting. EUR weaker as inflation remained soft last month.  JPY rises despite still weak inflation. HIGHLIGHT Canadian annual inflation cooled less than expected last month with CPI rising 1.7%, down from 1.9% in December. With core inflation averaging 1.8%, the… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 23, 2018

The dollar traded mostly sideways in N.Y. on Friday. There was no data to move markets, though Wall Street posted gains, and yields moved a bit lower relative to Thursday’s close. EUR-USD meandered inside a 1.2318 to 1.2286 band, while USD-JPY managed a narrow 106.90 to 106.52 range. USD-CAD dipped on hotter Canadian CPI data,… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Feb 23, 2018

The dollar has traded moderately higher, heading into the London interbank open with a 0.3% advance versed the euro, Swiss franc and yen, and comparatively more modest gains against the Australian and Canadian dollars. The New Zealand dollar has stood out as the weakness currency of the units we track, with a 0.7% loss versus… Read more »

Class is in, as Stanbroke takes beef lovers to Steak School

One of Australia’s largest beef producers is taking an innovative approach marketing with the launch of its new Steak School digital platform, an interactive website designed to educate, entertain and engage meat-eaters, both here and overseas. The post Class is in, as Stanbroke takes beef lovers to Steak School appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

AWI scheduled for first 2018 Senate Estimates hearing

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will come before Senate Estimates in Canberra next week, amid concerns its responses to previous questions on governance, finances and election processes need clarification. The post AWI scheduled for first 2018 Senate Estimates hearing appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central AWI scheduled for first 2018 Senate Estimates hearing

Australia’s major wool handler AWH has eSpeci concerns

AUSTRALIAN wool growers and classers will soon have three electronic specis to choose from, but at least one provider has questions about supply chain compatability. The post Australia’s major wool handler AWH has eSpeci concerns appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australia’s major wool handler AWH has eSpeci concerns

Merino and crossbred wool prices improve again

AUSTRALIAN Merino and crossbred fleece wool prices improved further this week, with buyers focussing on better prepared lines with less vegetable matter content. The post Merino and crossbred wool prices improve again appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Merino and crossbred wool prices improve again

White Suffolk measurements yielding carcase results

WHITE Suffolk sheep continue to trend above all terminal breeds for weaning and post weaning weights plus eating quality, according to the latest data from LAMBPLAN. The post White Suffolk measurements yielding carcase results appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central White Suffolk measurements yielding carcase results

Pest animal manager retires after 38-year career

AGRICULTURE Victoria’s invasive animals biosecurity manager John Matthews will retire this month, ending a 38-year career in pest animal management. The post Pest animal manager retires after 38-year career appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Pest animal manager retires after 38-year career

Future wool industry leaders gather in South Australia

FUTURE wool industry leaders participated in the Australian Wool Innovation Breeding Leadership course in South Australia this week. The post Future wool industry leaders gather in South Australia appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Future wool industry leaders gather in South Australia

‘Regenerative beef’ focus for RCS seminar at Beef 2018

With Beef Australia 2018 now barely ten weeks away, the event’s seminar and conference program is rapidly filling in with a host of topical and timely subjects being covered over five days. Typical is a seminar being hosted by RCS focussing on the topic, “The Future of Beef – A regenerative business showcase.” The post… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Feb 22, 2018

The dollar moved off of its eight session hi in N.Y. trade on Thursday, leaving the DXY at 89.64 lows, down from 90.23 overnight highs. Incoming data was better than expected, as jobless claims fell, and leading indicators were better than forecast. There was little FX reaction however. Risk appetite picked up, with Wall Street… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Japanese Yen Rises After Hawkish FOMC Minutes

OVERVIEW USD struggles to hold onto overnight gains following FOMC minutes. EUR broadly higher despite weaker Ifo and slightly dovish ECB minutes. GBP is mixed with economic growth data revised down. CAD weaker after retail sales decline. MXN rises as CPI cools, easing pressure on incomes.  HIGHLIGHT Source: XE news feed XE Market Analysis:… Read more »

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience. The post Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’ appeared first on… Read more »

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience. The post Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’ appeared first on… Read more »

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience. The post Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’ appeared first on… Read more »

Livestock Biosecurity Network: If it moves, it poses a risk

How producers can mitigate the biosecurity risks posed by the movement of people and vehicles or the introduction of livestock and feed. The post Livestock Biosecurity Network: If it moves, it poses a risk appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Livestock Biosecurity Network: If it moves, it poses a risk

Dubbo sale 22 Feb 2018: Solid market for better quality yarding

With smaller numbers at most major centres throughout the week most operators were keen to secure numbers which created a solid market in all sections. The post Dubbo sale 22 Feb 2018: Solid market for better quality yarding appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Dubbo sale 22 Feb 2018: Solid market for… Read more »

Tough beef market pushes live cattle exporter into red on some shipments

An Australian live cattle export company says it has lost money on shipments in order to maintain customers in Asian markets, as it grapples with continuing high beef prices. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Tough beef market pushes live cattle exporter into red on some shipments

Unearthing the forgotten legacy of Aboriginal stockwomen

After so many men were killed in the frontier wars, a burgeoning Australian pastoral industry turned to Aboriginal stockwomen. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Unearthing the forgotten legacy of Aboriginal stockwomen

Living and loving life on a cattle station in northern Australia

From camp cook to a wild young ringer chasing scrub bulls, a wide variety of people keep the northern cattle industry ticking. Meet some of the people who have decided life in the outback is for them. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Living and loving life on a cattle station in northern Australia