Month: October 2020

Massive solar system paying off for Australia's largest free-range chicken farm

This 10-million-bird chicken farm has slashed its power bill and reduced its CO2 emissions by 1,500 tonnes after installing one of agriculture’s most extensive solar and battery systems. Source: ABC Livestock Massive solar system paying off for Australia’s largest free-range chicken farm

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Oct 30, 2020

The Dollar firmed up on Friday ahead of week- and month-end. Risk-off conditions supported safe-haven flows into the USD. Incoming data was better then expected, with income, consumption, Chicago PMI and Michigan sentiment all beating forecasts. Wall Street took another dive, as big-tech led the move lower on mixed earnings. Covid, election and stimulus concerns… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Oct 30, 2020

The dollar has steadied after rallying in recent days, which has helped EUR-USD find a footing after tumbling to a one-month low at 1.1650 yesterday. EUR-JPY, however, fell to a near-four-month low, and GBP-JPY to a fresh one-month low, even though USD-JPY has remained above the five-week low it saw yesterday at 104.03. Global market… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Oct 30, 2020

The dollar has steadied after rallying in recent days, which has helped EUR-USD find a footing after tumbling to a one-month low at 1.1650 yesterday. EUR-JPY, however, fell to a near-four-month low, and GBP-JPY to a fresh one-month low, even though USD-JPY has remained above the five-week low it saw yesterday at 104.03. Source:… Read more »

Wool growers retreat after prices head downward

AUSTRALIAN wool growers reacted to the downturn in auction prices late last week by withdrawing and passing almost 40 percent of the catalogued bales. Source: Sheep Central Wool growers retreat after prices head downward

Australia and EU should unite on sustainable agriculture

SHARING carbon emission mitigation and farming best practice strategies, innovations and policy approaches were identified as opportunities for Australian and European farmers to collaborate in developing and justifying sustainable agriculture systems. Source: Sheep Central Australia and EU should unite on sustainable agriculture

Farmers for Climate Action backs ANZ bank on carbon

FARMERS For Climate Action has backed the ANZ bank’s support for a low carbon economy, despite opposition from Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and Western Australian graziers. Source: Sheep Central Farmers for Climate Action backs ANZ bank on carbon

‘Water from air’ technology shows promise

A University of Sydney team has won a research challenge for its project working on passive collection systems designed to extract water out of thin air. Source: Beef Central ‘Water from air’ technology shows promise

Challenging outlook for New Zealand sheep meat and wool

NEW Zealand’s sheep meat, wool and beef export receipts are expected to decline in 2020-21, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s New Season Outlook 2020–21. Source: Sheep Central Challenging outlook for New Zealand sheep meat and wool

2020 Young Livestock Exporter Achiever of the Year

Halleen Australasian Livestock Traders ESCAS Manager Patrick Coole has been named the 2020 Young Livestock Exporter Achiever of the Year. Source: Beef Central 2020 Young Livestock Exporter Achiever of the Year

New guide takes guesswork out of cattle pain relief options

Producers making decisions on which pain relief strategy to use in which circumstance now have a useful guide to draw on, developed by Cattle Council of Australia. Source: Beef Central New guide takes guesswork out of cattle pain relief options

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Oct 29, 2020

Despite the largely risk-on backdrop in N.Y. on Thursday, the Dollar rallied broadly. Solid incoming data appeared to have a bit of a delayed reaction from the FX market, as Q3 GDP beat consensus forecasts, as did the weekly jobless claims figures. The DXY rallied to one-month highs of 94.10, up from overnight lows of… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Oct 29, 2020

The dollar and more especially the yen rebounded from intraday weakness. EUR-USD inched towards yesterday’s low at 1.1717, with the pair at levels prevailing in the late London morning showing a modest 20-pip-plus (approx) decline on yesterday’s low. EUR-JPY was down quite sharply, putting the cross below the 122.00 level for the first time since… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Oct 29, 2020

The dollar and yen have softened after rallying strongly yesterday on safe haven demand. Short-term speculative participants and others accumulated large long exposures in these currencies, particularly in yen crosses such as CAD-JPY, and there has naturally been some impetus to book profits with U.S. and European equity index futures finding a footing after yesterday’s… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Nov-Jan 2020

November to January is likely to be wetter than average for nearly all of Australia, with a greater than 65 pc chance in most areas, but drier than average for parts of western Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Nov-Jan 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Nov-Jan 2020

November to January is likely to be wetter than average for nearly all of Australia, with a greater than 65 pc chance in most areas, but drier than average for parts of western Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Nov-Jan 2020

Nothing sinister in unusual record Charters Towers buying episode, says Elders

Elders has dismissed an unusual incident that occurred during yesterday’s Charters Towers store sale in North Queensland, where cows sold to an incredible 370c/kg liveweight, as ‘an act of poor judgement’ rather than anything sinister. Source: Beef Central Nothing sinister in unusual record Charters Towers buying episode, says Elders

Ag faces ‘new normal’ in Australia-China trade

Australian agriculture needs to develop a better understanding of what is happening in China if it’s to manage its way through the ongoing Australia-China trade stoush, which is unlikely to end anytime soon. Source: Beef Central Ag faces ‘new normal’ in Australia-China trade

US imported grinding meat prices hit 21-month lows

Australian grinding meat prices into the US have continued to drift lower this month, despite some favourable improvement in currency value. Lean Australian 90CL cow beef trimmings were quoted this week at A621.5c, the indicator’s lower point since January last year. Source: Beef Central US imported grinding meat prices hit 21-month lows

ANZ moves to clarify climate lending policy after industry backlash

ANZ has become the latest lender to be accused of bowing to “creeping social activism” after announcing changes to its carbon policy this morning that tie future funding decisions to action on climate change. Source: Beef Central ANZ moves to clarify climate lending policy after industry backlash

Feedgrain Focus: Nearby jumps as rain tightens supply

Competition for a limited amount of available grain has heightened this week amid widespread storms and showers in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales Source: Grain Central Feedgrain Focus: Nearby jumps as rain tightens supply

Ag faces ‘new normal’ in Australia-China trade

Australian agriculture needs to develop a better understanding of what is happening in China if it’s to manage its way through the ongoing Australia-China trade stoush, which is unlikely to end anytime soon. Source: Grain Central Ag faces ‘new normal’ in Australia-China trade

ANZ moves to clarify climate lending policy after industry backlash

ANZ has become the latest lender to be accused of bowing to “creeping social activism” after announcing changes to its carbon policy this morning that tie future funding decisions to action on climate change. Source: Grain Central ANZ moves to clarify climate lending policy after industry backlash

Gambling and TV deals save professional rodeo circuit

Professional bull riding opens itself up to gambling and signed several television deals in an attempt to revive its 2020 season. Source: ABC Livestock Gambling and TV deals save professional rodeo circuit

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Oct 28, 2020

The Dollar rose through the London mornings session into early N.Y. trade before sputtering a bit lower through the remainder of the session. The DXY climbed from overnight lows of 93.05 to 93.64, before easing back to 93.37 lows. USD buying was triggered overnight, as equity markets sold off on the back of soaring Covid… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Oct 28, 2020

The dollar and yen are higher on safe haven positioning, and bitcoin hit its best level in almost three years, while European and the dollar bloc currencies came under pressure alongside many currencies from the newly developed and developing world. U.S. Treasuries have remained underpinned as liquid capital seeks harbour, with the dollar holding up… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Oct 28, 2020

The dollar and yen are higher on safe haven positioning, and bitcoin hit its best level in almost three years. U.S. Treasuries have remained underpinned as liquid capital seeks harbour, with the dollar holding up despite a 10bp drop in the 10-year T-note yield since last Thursday, which has seen the U.S. yield differential decline… Read more »

Boom and bust: Is China bowing out of Australian agriculture?

China’s investment boom cycle in Australian and global agriculture appears to be over. According to KPMG and the University of Sydney’s Business School, a sharp decline occurred in both the value and number of transactions by Chinese investors into Australia last year, including those in agriculture. Source: Beef Central Boom and bust: Is China… Read more »

Cow caught chewing on large python in bizarre outback scene

A gobsmacked outback worker has captured photos of a cow apparently trying to swallow a snake in a bizarre roadside scene in the remote north. Source: ABC Livestock Cow caught chewing on large python in bizarre outback scene

AuctionsPlus reports huge online sheep stud sale growth

AUSTRALIA’S sheep breeders and ram buyers have embraced online sales this year, driving huge growth in AuctionsPlus activity as the COVID-19 pandemic limited on-property sales and buyer attendance. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus reports huge online sheep stud sale growth

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 October 2020

SURFACE troughs and a low pressure system have triggered widespread thunderstorms across the eastern half of Australia and thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the Northern Territory. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 October 2020

Sheep producers set to flock to ‘Rams’ movie screenings

AUSTRALIAN sheep industry identities aren’t sheepish about the release of the homegrown movie ‘Rams’ hitting Village Roadshow cinemas on Friday. Source: Sheep Central Sheep producers set to flock to ‘Rams’ movie screenings

Wool exporters lose millions in Indian and Chinese defaults

AUSTRALIAN wool exporters have lost millions of dollars in cancelled and renegotiated contracts with Indian and Chinese customers this year after the dramatic drop in wool prices due to global COVID-19 impacts. Source: Sheep Central Wool exporters lose millions in Indian and Chinese defaults

Ag starts to come into focus in next round of UK trade talks

Sensitive topics including agriculture are likely to start to come into greater focus in the next round of free trade agreement negotiations between the United Kingdom and Australia next month. Source: Beef Central Ag starts to come into focus in next round of UK trade talks

Roma store 27 Oct 2020: Prices continue record run

Prices continued their upward trend with new records set yet again, as the $6/head mark was reached several times for light weight steers and light weight heifers also reaching new record prices. Source: Beef Central Roma store 27 Oct 2020: Prices continue record run

Livestock exporters welcome last minute ship stocking rate change

Livestock exporters have welcomed amendments by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to soon-to-be-introduced industry regulations which will link stocking density allocations on vessels to individual exporter welfare performance.  Source: Beef Central Livestock exporters welcome last minute ship stocking rate change

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 Oct 2020

Surface troughs and a low pressure system triggered widespread thunderstorms across the eastern half of Australia. Thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the Northern Territory. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 28 Oct 2020

Canola growers reap the benefits of strong global demand

Australian canola growers are in the box seat with a bumper crop forecast and Europe’s strong demand for non-GM product. Source: ABC Grain Canola growers reap the benefits of strong global demand

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Oct 27, 2020

The Dollar maintained a slightly easier bias in N.Y. on Tuesday, though trading ranges were relatively narrow overall. The DXY fell from the 93.13 highs seen overnight, later basing at 92.79 in early afternoon. Incoming data saw durable orders rise more than expected, housing prices beat expectations, and the Richmond Fed index improve more than… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Oct 27, 2020

The dollar lifted in London trading after seeing intraday weakness during the pre-Europe session in Asia. U.S. equity index futures have managed modest gains after the S&P 500 closed with a 1.9% loss yesterday, though investor sentiment in global markets remains decidedly restive. The pan-Europe Stoxx 600 index was showing a 0.3% loss as of… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Oct 27, 2020

The dollar firmed up into the London open and beyond, paring declines seen earlier in pre-Europe trading in Asia. The move drove gold and oil prices lower, too, indicating there has been some depth in dollar buying, although the magnitude of movement hasn’t been great. U.S. equity index futures have managed modest gains after the… Read more »

Unprecedented collaboration in beef cattle genetic improvement

In one of his recent columns, genetics editor Al Rayner wrote about the broadening options open to bull breeders in performance recording, with some Australian breeds in recent times moving from BreedPlan to the International Genetics Solutions (IGS) program. In this article, IGS director of science and education, Dr Jackie Atkins, offers her perspective about… Read more »

Weekly genetics review: Are breeders setting the right starting price for sale bulls?

Any discussion about price, particularly when it comes to bulls, is always a certain way to ignite a conversation among cattle people. Genetics editor Alastair Rayner examines whether it might be time to re-evaluate the ‘starting price’ or reserve, of bulls sold in auctions across the country. Source: Beef Central Weekly genetics review: Are… Read more »

Cattle ship stocking density rates to remain unchanged from November 1

The Federal Minister for Agriculture has this afternoon confirmed  to industry leaders that amendments to ASEL 3.0 will mean that current stocking densities will now remain in place from November 1. Source: Beef Central Cattle ship stocking density rates to remain unchanged from November 1

Weekly kill: Grids maintain blistering pace, but supply remains constricted

Direct consignment slaughter cattle offers from processors across eastern Australia have maintained their blistering pace this week, but there’s been little or no effect on supply. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Grids maintain blistering pace, but supply remains constricted

Herd rebuild buoyed by anticipated summer rain

Anticipated drought-breaking rainfall across northern and eastern Australia this summer is expected to allow the national herd rebuild to gain pace, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s Cattle Industry Projections October quarterly update. Source: Beef Central Herd rebuild buoyed by anticipated summer rain

Chinese could draw the curtains on historic Tassie property

Australia’s largest dairy operation, Tasmania’s historic Van Diemen’s Land Company, is reportedly on the verge of being offloaded by its Chinese businessman owner Xianfeng Lu. Source: Beef Central Chinese could draw the curtains on historic Tassie property

Toowoomba field day to showcase cattle handling best practice

A Field Day to be held in Toowoomba in November will showcase best practices in general animal husbandry, including the methods of application, new treatments and pain relief. Source: Beef Central Toowoomba field day to showcase cattle handling best practice

Long-term NQ flood recovery strategy released

A long-term recovery strategy for communities affected by the 2019 North Queensland flood has been finalised and released this week by the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency. Source: Beef Central Long-term NQ flood recovery strategy released

Wagga sale 26 Oct 2020: Feedlots into action

The heavy rain up north forced more feedlots into action, which lifted rates for medium and light weight steers 10-15c/kg dearer. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 26 Oct 2020: Feedlots into action

WEBINAR: AgTech Month – making digital systems work for your business

Anyone interested in learning how digital solutions can benefit their agricultural enterprise is encouraged to register for a free AgTech webinar to kick start AgTech Month in November 2020. Source: Beef Central WEBINAR: AgTech Month – making digital systems work for your business

Incitec Pivot/Precision Ag announce new lab services agreement

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers has signed a long-term agreement which sees its Nutrient Advantage Laboratory become the exclusive supplier of laboratory services to Precision Agriculture Pty Ltd. Source: Grain Central Incitec Pivot/Precision Ag announce new lab services agreement

Local farmer consortium outlays $80m for Victoria’s Banongill station

Agricultural fund manager, Laguna Bay has agreed to sell its flagship Victorian Western District cropping and livestock holding, Banongill Station, for a figure around $80 million to a consortium of local farming families. Source: Beef Central Local farmer consortium outlays m for Victoria’s Banongill station

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Oct 26, 2020

The Dollar was firmer in N.Y. on Monday, with safe-haven flows into the unit driven by extreme risk-off conditions. The DXT topped at 93.11 in late morning, up from 93.92 into the open. Wall Street was crushed on renewed Covid fears, as infections spike around the country, and by near-zero chances for a Fiscal stimulus… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Oct 26, 2020

The dollar, pound and Australian dollar rose against most other peer currencies, with the euro, Canadian dollar and, to a lesser extent, the yen among the weakening pack. This came against a backdrop of nervous asset markets. S&P 500 futures were showing a 0.9% decline as of the late London morning, European stock markets off… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Oct 26, 2020

The dollar is firmer against a backdrop of tumbling global stock markets as an ongoing surge in new positive tests for Covid in Europe and the U.S., and the course toward tighter restrictions, dulls the economic outlook. The U.S. and France set new records for positive tests for the coronavirus, while Spain announced a state… Read more »

Senators told options are being sought to update livestock tag technology

EARLY background research is being conducted into possible alternatives to ‘1990s-era’ animal traceability technology currently in use across the red meat industry, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong told a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra last week. Source: Sheep Central Senators told options are being sought to update livestock tag technology

The wool trade: a long-time hostage to intransigence

WOOL growers and Australian Wool Innovation should get behind the proposed mulesing alternative – sheep freeze branding, according to Western District wool grower Andrew Farran. Source: Sheep Central The wool trade: a long-time hostage to intransigence

Peak bodies unite on sheep ‘fit to load’ requirements

PEAK national wool, sheep and stock agent bodies representative bodies have united to issue an industry reminder on ensuring sheep consigned for sale are fit to load. Source: Sheep Central Peak bodies unite on sheep ‘fit to load’ requirements

Rain brings Broken Hill sheep home from agistment

SHEEP from the Broken Hill district on both sides of the South Australian-New South Wales border are returning home to green feed following a six-month agistment on the plains and outer slopes of north-west NSW. Source: Sheep Central Rain brings Broken Hill sheep home from agistment

White Dorper ewes top AuctionsPlus sales at $427

FEATURE sales in Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia boosted AuctionsPlus’ online sheep and lamb offering by more than 30,000 last week. Source: Sheep Central White Dorper ewes top AuctionsPlus sales at 7

Numnuts win confirms retailer support for lamb pain relief

MAJOR British supermarket chain Tesco has flagged its future support of pain relief for lamb castration and tail docking with its recognition of Numnuts at an annual agtech summit. Tesco… Source: Sheep Central Numnuts win confirms retailer support for lamb pain relief

ABSF seeks producer input on beef sustainability

Grassroots beef producers are being encouraged to have their say on the big issues facing the Australian beef industry through a series of upcoming online forums and an online survey. Source: Beef Central ABSF seeks producer input on beef sustainability

Records fall again in 17,186 head AuctionsPlus offering

Young cattle price records continued to fall on AuctionsPlus last week, with a line of Angus and Angus cross steer calves smashed national records when they fell for 718c/kg. Cattle numbers eased slightly, with 17,186 head listed, 1700 less than last week. The smaller offering did not dampen prices or demand, with the overall catalogue… Read more »

Wheat power partnership to tackle greenhouse gas, build resilience

A partnership of grain growers and key players in the supply chain has been formed to combat greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers become more resilient in the face of climate change. Source: Grain Central Wheat power partnership to tackle greenhouse gas, build resilience

Feedgrain Focus: Markets lift as rain clouds harvest

Prompt markets for wheat and barley have rallied as consumers and exporters scramble to book and receive grain amid a rain-interrupted harvest in southern Queensland and north-west New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Markets lift as rain clouds harvest

Smart Tags to incorporate pasture feed intake monitoring capability

Commerical cattle ear tags will soon be available with pasture feed intake monitoring capabilities following news that eGrazor technology is being incorporated into Ceres Tags. Source: Beef Central Smart Tags to incorporate pasture feed intake monitoring capability

Market, seasonal conditions underpin strong wheat year: NAB

Increased rainfall and an international rally supporting prices auger well for Australian wheat, according to NAB’s latest Rural Commodities Wrap. Source: Grain Central Market, seasonal conditions underpin strong wheat year: NAB

Buyers show no fear at annual Mortlake spring sale

With the cattle market nudging a record 800 cents a kilogram Eastern Young Cattle indicator, buyers participating at Thursday’s Elders-Kerr & Co annual spring sale displayed no fear stumping up a sale average of 448c/kg or $1810 a head across its 2600 head penning. Source: Beef Central Buyers show no fear at annual Mortlake… Read more »

Workers vacuum murder hornets from first nest found in the US

Asian giant hornets are a major concern for farmers in North America, who fear important local bee populations will be devastated. Source: ABC Livestock Workers vacuum murder hornets from first nest found in the US

First south Queensland grain crop since 2016 ends reliance on WA imports

Queensland’s grain industry is bouncing back after multiple seasons were missed because of the drought and the state relied on grain imports from Western Australia to feed livestock. Source: ABC Grain First south Queensland grain crop since 2016 ends reliance on WA imports

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Oct 23, 2020

The Dollar moved modestly higher through the morning session, buoyed by safe-haven buying as Wall Street fell on dimming expectations for a new stimulus bill anytime soon. The two sides remain far apart on some items, like aid to states. The DXY rallied from opening lows of 92.67, later peaking at 92.96. The major equity… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: North America – Oct 23, 2020

The dollar fell back concomitantly with rallying European stock markets and U.S. index futures, which was likely a repositioning dynamic after declining over the last two weeks. EUR-USD rebounded quite strongly, rising back above 1.1850 from a three-day low at 1.1787. Preliminary October PMI data in the services and composite readings out of the Eurozone… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Oct 23, 2020

The dollar is trading moderately firmer against most other currencies, with the yen being the exception. Global stock markets are lacking direction, although the surface calmness belies an underlying skittish sentiment with hopes fading for a pre-election fiscal stimulus deal in the U.S. and with the looming elections inspiring a degree of reservation in investment… Read more »

It’s official: EYCI sweeps into the 800’s

Predictions made over the past 12 months that young cattle prices might reach 800c/kg during the livestock supply void left after two years of drought might have been scoffed at earlier, but they came into reality this week, as the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator swept into record territory overnight. Source: Beef Central It’s official:… Read more »

Budgeting beef prices difficult in current market

A challenge in periods of fluctuating prices is determining what prices to use in forward budgeting. Ian McLean explains why historical analyses of prices can be very useful in the budgeting process through using decile tables. Source: Beef Central Budgeting beef prices difficult in current market

Wool market volatility highlights value of hedging

IT was another turbulent week at the spot auction and forward wool markets this week, with the constant volatility highlighting the value of having hedge limits in place. Source: Sheep Central Wool market volatility highlights value of hedging

Recruitment: Five job skills & how to show you have them

TO truly compete in today’s ag sector job market, candidates need more than a diploma or work history in the field. Employers are increasingly looking for the total package: candidates who have the education and training needed to understand the job, the experience to carry out the technical duties, and the employability skills to be… Read more »

Sheep Genetics releases list of changes and timelines

AUSTRALIA’S Sheep Genetics platform has released a long list of recent and planned updates to its search site following widespread criticism. Source: Sheep Central Sheep Genetics releases list of changes and timelines

Screen Australia bias against Aussie beef industry slammed during Senate Estimates

Screen Australia has been condemned by Nationals Senate Leader Bridget McKenzie for funding $625,000 of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars to “bring down the Australian beef industry.”  Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge is listed as a documentary on both Screen Australia and the ABC’s websites, even though it was factually incorrect and imbalanced in its reporting,… Read more »

NYT breaks mould with science-based perspective on beef industry’s methane efforts

Breaking a long-running pattern of mainstream media articles blaming cattle for rising temperatures without delving into the actual science is an overnight article from the New York Times, which takes a balanced and science-based approach to explaining the issue. Source: Beef Central NYT breaks mould with science-based perspective on beef industry’s methane efforts

NZ Govt introduces new requirements for livestock exports

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new requirements for the safe transport of livestock by sea, following an independent review launched after the tragic loss of Gulf Livestock 1 in early September. Source: Beef Central NZ Govt introduces new requirements for livestock exports

Strong AuctionsPlus online wool bale sales continue

AUCTIONSPLUS Wool bale sales continued strongly this week in concert with rising demand experienced on the physical auction market. Source: Sheep Central Strong AuctionsPlus online wool bale sales continue

AWI marketing campaign sets the Merino Sisters loose in China

  AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s only current global marketing campaign has launched the Merino Sisters brand into the world’s most lucrative fashion market China. With demand for Australian wool in China… Source: Sheep Central AWI marketing campaign sets the Merino Sisters loose in China

Rising wool market to face a big bale offering test

AUSTRALIAN wool prices surged this week, but are expected to be challenged next week, with the largest bale offering since early August this year rostered for sales nationally. Source: Sheep Central Rising wool market to face a big bale offering test

Corowa first cross ewe buyers bid to $418 for big lines

BIDDERS at Corowa’s First Cross Breeders Ewe Sale yesterday had to think quickly on their feet when the first 1400 head of the 8000 head offering were cleared with two falls of the hammer. Source: Sheep Central Corowa first cross ewe buyers bid to 8 for big lines