Month: February 2020

Livestock transporters urge higher standards in new loading ramps

LIVESTOCK producers are being urged to rebuild bushfire-affected loading ramps and forcing yards to meet Australian guidelines and expected national standards. Source: Sheep Central Livestock transporters urge higher standards in new loading ramps

Rainfall boosts AuctionPlus sheep and lamb offering

WIDESPREAD rain boosted national online AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings and maintained buyer confidence last week. Source: Sheep Central Rainfall boosts AuctionPlus sheep and lamb offering

Animal charity opposes proposed mulesing declaration changes

ANIMAL charity, Humane Society International, has joined the chorus of opposition to a proposal for two non-mulesed categories on the Australian Wool Exchange’s National Wool Declaration. Source: Sheep Central Animal charity opposes proposed mulesing declaration changes

US corn DDGS to help fill cottonseed gap in more rations

Bulk imports of US corn DDGS into Brisbane are likely to start in March, giving animal feeders another ration option in coming months. Source: Beef Central US corn DDGS to help fill cottonseed gap in more rations

Producers rebuilding after fire urged to use national ramp guidelines

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Australia is recommending the use of the National Guide for Safe Design of Livestock Loading Ramps and Forcing Yards if livestock producers are rebuilding fire affected livestock ramps or forcing yards. Source: Beef Central Producers rebuilding after fire urged to use national ramp guidelines

Beef Central’s beef quiz – January 2020

Test your knowledge with Beef Central’s January 2020 beef and cattle industry quiz Source: Beef Central Beef Central’s beef quiz – January 2020

South African-backed family to buy two more NT cattle stations for $70m

A South African-backed family will buy two more cattle stations in the Northern Territory, bringing its portfolio there to one million hectares worth $141 million. Source: ABC Livestock South African-backed family to buy two more NT cattle stations for m

Sheep and wool bodies seek continuity after McKenzie resignation

SHEEP and wool industry leaders have called for continued focus on agricultural restructure, drought and bushfire recovery, and trade deals, following the resignation of Nationals deputy leader and Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie. Source: Sheep Central Sheep and wool bodies seek continuity after McKenzie resignation

Recruitment: How to encourage ‘frank and fearless’ feedback from your team

Performance reviews are a two-way process and should be just one part of an ongoing conversation with your staff. And, for those conversations to be of value to your business, they need to be candid Source: Grain Central Recruitment: How to encourage ‘frank and fearless’ feedback from your team

Death of more than 500,000 cattle changes BOM weather messaging

Almost a year to the day after flooding in north-west Queensland killed more than 500,000 head of cattle, the monsoonal rain was forecast again. This time, the BOM was ready. Source: ABC Livestock Death of more than 500,000 cattle changes BOM weather messaging

Kangaroo Island Fires: Picking up the pieces after catastrophic bushfires

Agriculture employs more people and generates more economically for Kangaroo Island than any other sector but recent bushfires have hit the industry hard. *THIS STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES* Source: ABC Beef Cattle Kangaroo Island Fires: Picking up the pieces after catastrophic bushfires

Big rises seen in young cattle in larger AuctionsPlus offering

More big price rises were seen across young cattle weight categories on AuctionsPlus this week, as the effect of recent rain was seen in demand and buyer destinations. Heifers less than 200kg jumped by 27c/kg to average 417c, and steers in categories between 200 and 400kg lifted 27-30c on the previous week. Source: Beef… Read more »

Cats can't talk, but these signs can let you know if they're in pain

Cats are notorious for hiding their pain. But there are some subtle signs both you and your vet can use to gauge how your kitty is feeling. Source: ABC Livestock Cats can’t talk, but these signs can let you know if they’re in pain

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Jan 31, 2020

The Dollar index fell to nine-session lows of 97.40 in N.Y. on Friday, down from overnight highs of 97.97. Incoming data was mostly USD negative, as person income, and Chicago PMI outcomes missed the mark, while Michigan sentiment was better than forecasts. Coronavirus fears remained solidly in place, crushing Wall Street and Treasury yields. Risk-sensitive… Read more »