Category: Sheep

Webinar to launch Textile Exchange Regenerative Fund for Nature

TEXTILE Exchange’s Regenerative Fund for Nature aims to transition one million hectares of wool, mohair and cashmere farms and rangelands into regenerative farming practices over the next five years. Source: Sheep Central Webinar to launch Textile Exchange Regenerative Fund for Nature

Bouyant wool auction trend feeds into forward trading

IT was an interesting week for the wool market, with the solid opening to the New Year physical auctions last week expected to be tested. Source: Sheep Central Bouyant wool auction trend feeds into forward trading

Bad fly season prompts AWI ‘It’s Fly Time’ flystrike webinar

WOOL growers in some areas were enduring the worst flystrike season in at least five years, according to Australian Wool Innovation’s General Manager of Research Dr Jane Littlejohn. Source: Sheep Central Bad fly season prompts AWI ‘It’s Fly Time’ flystrike webinar

Heavy lambs lift as saleyard prices hold above 800c/kg

THE slide in slaughter lamb prices eased slightly later this week but light, trade and heavy lambs in most saleyards continued to make 800c/kg-plus carcase weight. Source: Sheep Central Heavy lambs lift as saleyard prices hold above 800c/kg

Fine Merino wool prices surge as the penny drops on supply

FINE wool prices rebounded in auctions this week, with buyers especially chasing Merino lines under 17.5 microns at auctions and in broker’s stores. Source: Sheep Central Fine Merino wool prices surge as the penny drops on supply

Shearers honoured with Australian Wool Industry Medals

TWO shearers have been recognised as the latest recipients of the prestigious Australian Wool Industry Medal. Source: Sheep Central Shearers honoured with Australian Wool Industry Medals

Buyers bid up for quality trade and heavy lambs

PRICES lifted for quality trade and heavy lambs, and restocker competition remained strong, in most major saleyard markets earlier this week. Source: Sheep Central Buyers bid up for quality trade and heavy lambs

Shearing contractors canvass above-award pay rates

AUSTRALIA’S shearing contractors are being surveyed about setting viable above-award rates for their experienced shearers and shedhands as the Australian Workers Union also calls for a lift in shearer pay rates. Source: Sheep Central Shearing contractors canvass above-award pay rates

Sheep meat industry and friends honour Sandy Troup

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat industry has lost one of its most passionate proponents with the passing of James MacGregor ‘Sandy’ Troup last week. Source: Sheep Central Sheep meat industry and friends honour Sandy Troup

Coles to boost Tasmanian GRAZE lamb program

SUPERMARKET Coles expects to boost Tasmanian lamb purchases by 80 percent for its specialist grass-fed brand GRAZE Lamb this year. Source: Sheep Central Coles to boost Tasmanian GRAZE lamb program

Ewe prices dip in first full week of AuctionsPlus sales

FIRST cross ewes sold to $444 and Merinos made to $352 on AuctionsPlus last week, but average prices dropped in several categories. Source: Sheep Central Ewe prices dip in first full week of AuctionsPlus sales

Interest sought for non-mulesed wool auctions

INTEREST in designated non-mulesed wool sales is being sought after a mixed market reaction to the marketing of NM wool in separate sections within Australian auction catalogues. Source: Sheep Central Interest sought for non-mulesed wool auctions

Wool growers and NFF hit back at AWU low shearing rate claim

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers has hit back at a union claim that farmers and pastoralists are able to get way with paying below award rates when New Zealand shearers and wool handlers are able to work here. Source: Sheep Central Wool growers and NFF hit back at AWU low shearing rate claim

First cross ewes to $424, Merinos to $358 at Deniliquin

BREEDERS’ lines of empty, unjoined ewes and those scanned in-lamb with high percentages met the best demand at the Deniliquin store sheep sale on Friday. Source: Sheep Central First cross ewes to 4, Merinos to 8 at Deniliquin

Mustering sheep is all in a day's work for nine-year-old Lucas

Nine-year-old Lucas loves life on the land and has developed a talent for sheep mustering. He also has cerebral palsy and his zest for farming is inspiring others. Source: ABC Livestock Mustering sheep is all in a day’s work for nine-year-old Lucas

Forward wool prices follow auctions, but volumes disappoint

A BRIGHTER than expected opening to the first Australian wool auctions of 2021 replicated itself in the forward markets this week. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool prices follow auctions, but volumes disappoint

Chinese buyers chase fine Merino fleece at auctions

FINE Merino wool prices led a general improvement in Australian auction prices in the first auction sales after the Christmas break this week. Source: Sheep Central Chinese buyers chase fine Merino fleece at auctions

ACCC approves Troy acquisition of Elanco sheep and lice brands

AUSTRALIAN-OWNED company Troy Animal Healthcare will acquire a suite of sheep product brands from multinational Elanco in the aftermath of Elanco’s takeover of Bayer AG’s animal health business. Source: Sheep Central ACCC approves Troy acquisition of Elanco sheep and lice brands

Sexed sheep semen to solve quality ram and ewe supply issues

SEXED sheep semen is being used by major Australian wool, prime lamb and maternal seedstock breeders to quickly lift the number of superior rams and ewes for  sale and rapid genetic gains. Source: Sheep Central Sexed sheep semen to solve quality ram and ewe supply issues

NZ shearer smashes women’s world nine-hour lamb record

NEW Zealand shearer Megan Whitehead has smashed the women’s world nine-hour strong wool lamb record by shearing 661 lambs in a woolshed today. Source: Sheep Central NZ shearer smashes women’s world nine-hour lamb record

High cattle prices set to drive Deniliquin sheep demand

RESTOCKING demand at the annual Deniliquin Store Sheep Sale tomorrow is expected to be boosted by sheep producers seeking to lift numbers after recent rain and others looking for options to paying high prices for beef weaners. Source: Sheep Central High cattle prices set to drive Deniliquin sheep demand

Worker shortage kicks off bidding war for shearing crews

Wool industry insiders say the marketplace for labour has burst in recent months, with some producers paying shearers premiums of up to 50 per cent per sheep in an “unofficial auction system”. Source: ABC Livestock Worker shortage kicks off bidding war for shearing crews

MLA Summer Lamb ad is good, despite QLD-NSW border focus

SOUTHERN lamb producers querying the validity of featuring Queensland in Meat & Livestock Australia’s latest Summer Lamb ad need not be too concerned, according to Sheep Producers Australia chief executive… Source: Sheep Central MLA Summer Lamb ad is good, despite QLD-NSW border focus

Store lambs dominate AuctionsPlus online offering

STORE lambs dominated the online AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering last week, as regular commercial sheep and lamb sales resumed in 2021. Source: Sheep Central Store lambs dominate AuctionsPlus online offering

Women’s world shearing record attempt to be judged virtually

A WORLD shearing record attempt will be judged virtually for the first time when New Zealand’s Megan Whitehead tries to shear more than 648 strong wool lambs in nine hours this week. Source: Sheep Central Women’s world shearing record attempt to be judged virtually

Make lamb, not walls, says MLA in latest campaign + VIDEO

AUSSIE lamb is proposed as a tongue-in-cheek solution to pandemic-inspired state border closures in Meat & Livestock Australia’s latest  Summer Lamb campaign. MLA’s Australian Lamb’s annual summer campaign was launched… Source: Sheep Central Make lamb, not walls, says MLA in latest campaign + VIDEO

China increases tariff-free wool quota under FTA

CHINA has increased its 2021 tariff-free quota for Australian clean wool imports in line with its commitment under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Source: Sheep Central China increases tariff-free wool quota under FTA

Merry Christmas and happy New Year from Sheep Central

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

Wool growers offer some certainty on forward market

WOOL growers took advantage of the early December spot market rally by offering exporters some New Year certainty on the forward market this week. Source: Sheep Central Wool growers offer some certainty on forward market

Australian wool prices fall in last sale of the year

WOOL prices fell for a larger offering in a less-favourable currency exchange environment in Australia this week. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices fall in last sale of the year

Australian wool production stabilising, but recovery to be slow

AUSTRALIA’S wool production is stabilising, but low sheep numbers will continue to hamper recovery, according to the latest industry forecast. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool production stabilising, but recovery to be slow

Guardian dogs are on duty for sheep and bandicoots

LIVESTOCK guardian dogs traditionally used to protect sheep and goats are the latest weapon in a unique project to protect endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots on a western Victoria farm. Source: Sheep Central Guardian dogs are on duty for sheep and bandicoots

Sheep survey shows strong move to restock ewe flocks

SHEEP producers are retaining the ewe portions of prime lamb drafts as replacement breeders or to supply keen restockers, as ewe prices remain high. Source: Sheep Central Sheep survey shows strong move to restock ewe flocks

UNE researchers find virtual fencing is less stressful for sheep

VIRTUAL fencing of sheep using audio signals and electric pulses to train the animals to respect a boundary is far less stressful than other standard farming practices, University of New England researchers have found. Source: Sheep Central UNE researchers find virtual fencing is less stressful for sheep

TFI breaks ground on new Murray Bridge sheep-beef plant

THE first sods have been turned on Thomas Foods International’s new multi-species plant at Murray Bridge that aims to process up to 15,000 sheep and lambs, and 1200 head of beef, daily. Source: Sheep Central TFI breaks ground on new Murray Bridge sheep-beef plant

Wool 2030 plan needs commitment and support

A TEN-YEAR Merino-focussed strategic plan for Australia’s wool industry has been released, with aims to increase the size and value of the nation’s flock. Source: Sheep Central Wool 2030 plan needs commitment and support

Victorian sheep farmer admits guilt on animal cruelty charges

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has escaped jail by pleading guilty to four charges of animal cruelty in the Bendigo Magistrates Court. Source: Sheep Central Victorian sheep farmer admits guilt on animal cruelty charges

Mobile trailer keeps big rams and shearers safe

A shearer specialising in large rams says he can barely keep up with demand for his futuristic mobile trailer. Source: ABC Livestock Mobile trailer keeps big rams and shearers safe

Ewe containment yields big benefits at Wagga Wagga

EWE containment has served up big benefits for New South Wales prime lamb producers Derk and Fiona Meurs, including maintaining sheep condition, pasture conservation and reduced labour costs. Source: Sheep Central Ewe containment yields big benefits at Wagga Wagga

Lamb, beef and goat meat Christmas tips in Wednesday webinar

LAMB, beef and goat meat lovers are in for a Christmas treat with the final Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association webinar of the year this week. Source: Sheep Central Lamb, beef and goat meat Christmas tips in Wednesday webinar

Wool set win from cotton-synthetic price ratio comparison

RECENT wool price levels compared to synthetic and cotton fibre values should support demand for Australian wool by garment markers, weavers and knitters, according to leading industry consultant Chris Wilcox. Source: Sheep Central Wool set win from cotton-synthetic price ratio comparison

Kiwis show up Aussies with impressive lamb marking results

A COMPARISON of New Zealand’s latest lamb performance figures with Australian data indicates there is still huge potential for improved lamb survival in this country. Source: Sheep Central Kiwis show up Aussies with impressive lamb marking results

South-west Victorian sheep and lamb offering dominates online

AUSTRALIA’S online sheep and lamb offering fell by about 54,000 to 135,895 head last week, despite some large commercial ewe sales. Source: Sheep Central South-west Victorian sheep and lamb offering dominates online

Higher Merino lamb markings as Australian sheep flock recovers

AUSTRALIA’S sheep flock is in recovery mode and especially among Merino flocks, according to preliminary results from the industry’s October wool and sheep meat survey. Source: Sheep Central Higher Merino lamb markings as Australian sheep flock recovers

Wool auction action spurs forward market activity

BROAD wool-buying interest pushed the spot auction market higher this week as exporters and processors finalised their prompt purchases ahead of the Christmas/New Year recess. Source: Sheep Central Wool auction action spurs forward market activity

Chinese retail demand prompts lift in Australian wool prices

RENEWED demand from mainly China has lifted the Australian wool market this week, raising crossbred and Merino fleece prices. Source: Sheep Central Chinese retail demand prompts lift in Australian wool prices

Cost of arthritis in lambs defined in trim severity project

LAMB producers have lost up to $18 a carcase due to trimming because of arthritis, according to a trim severity scoring system being developed by Gundagai Meat Processors. Source: Sheep Central Cost of arthritis in lambs defined in trim severity project

ALC, JBS Brooklyn still waiting for China access to re-commence

Australia is seeking the resumption of sheepmeat and beef exports from two Victorian abattoirs to China which earlier made self-imposed suspensions due to COVID sickness among staff, as trade tensions between the two countries continue. Source: Beef Central ALC, JBS Brooklyn still waiting for China access to re-commence

Wagga Wagga saleyards reign, in year of throughput falls

SALEYARD sheep and lamb throughput decreased in all states in 2019-20, led by major centres in New South Wales’ drought-affected New England area, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s annual survey. Source: Sheep Central Wagga Wagga saleyards reign, in year of throughput falls

AWEX eBale project to go live with first ePacks

WOOL growers are being sought to take part in the latest stage of the Australian Wool Exchange’s supply chain traceability eBale project. Source: Sheep Central AWEX eBale project to go live with first ePacks

Victorian lamb plants seek resumption of China exports

AUSTRALIA is seeking the resumption of sheep meat exports from two Victorian abattoirs to China, as trade tensions between the two countries continue. Source: Sheep Central Victorian lamb plants seek resumption of China exports

ICMJ webinar serves up smoking good Christmas selection

Meat lovers are in for treat with the final Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association webinar of the year set to serve up a smoking good selection of Christmas treats with Butcher Wars star Shannon Walker. Source: Beef Central ICMJ webinar serves up smoking good Christmas selection

Deniliquin to upgrade sheep saleyards and close cattle yards

DENILIQIN councillors have decided to close the southern Riverina town’s cattle yards and re-invest in its sheep saleyards. Source: Sheep Central Deniliquin to upgrade sheep saleyards and close cattle yards

Strong demand for crossbred and Merino ewes continues

CROSSBRED and Merino ewes continued to be in strong demand on AuctionsPlus last week, with first cross ewe lambs selling to $372, Merino ewes to $344 and composites making to $300. Source: Sheep Central Strong demand for crossbred and Merino ewes continues

Wool prices go down then up for little weekly change

IMPROVED buyer interest on the second day of wool auctions this week helped the market’s price benchmark hold ground this week. Source: Sheep Central Wool prices go down then up for little weekly change

Poor feedback response to draft sheep sustainability framework

ONLY 25 responses had been received to a feedback survey on Australia’s first Sheep Sustainability Framework up to this week. Source: Sheep Central Poor feedback response to draft sheep sustainability framework

Queensland research shows sheep shorn twice are less stressed

RESEARCH showing that sheep shorn more frequently have lower stress levels has been welcomed by Merino growers shearing more than once a year. Source: Sheep Central Queensland research shows sheep shorn twice are less stressed

Sheep hardest hit by cat diseases costing up to $12m annually

DISEASES spread by feral cats can cost Australian agriculture up to almost $12 million each year and sheep producers can be the hardest hit, new research has found. Source: Sheep Central Sheep hardest hit by cat diseases costing up to m annually

Contractors tear hair out as shearers head to highest bidders

SHEEP shearers are being offered more than double the award rate for shearing by producers urgently seeking workers to avoid flystrike and grass infestation issues. Source: Sheep Central Contractors tear hair out as shearers head to highest bidders

Sheep business to expand with $5.8 Genetics Australia deal

BEEF and dairy genetics cooperative Genetics Australia aims to expand its sheep services after its $5.8 million purchase of the Total Livestock Genetics at Camperdown in south-west Victoria. Source: Sheep Central Sheep business to expand with .8 Genetics Australia deal

Minister Littleproud bows out of Olsson-AWI election dispute

NEW South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson has been told federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud will not get involved in the grower’s dispute with Australian Wool Innovation over his 2019 election nomination. Source: Sheep Central Minister Littleproud bows out of Olsson-AWI election dispute

Sheep meat trade will adapt to Qatar import subsidy decision

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat processing and export sector would adapt to any interruptions to the trade into the Persian Gulf country Qatar, according to Sheep Producers Australia chief executive officer Stephen Crisp. Source: Sheep Central Sheep meat trade will adapt to Qatar import subsidy decision

First cross ewes with lambs add a new string to Brent’s bow

HIGH cattle prices pointed New South Wales sheep producer Brent Medway in a different and profitable direction this year. Source: Sheep Central First cross ewes with lambs add a new string to Brent’s bow

Australian lamb exporters' $300m-a-year Qatar trade deal in jeopardy

In a significant blow to lamb exporters, the Qatari Government will stop subsidising its Australian lamb importation program, worth $300 million a year to the local industry. Source: ABC Livestock Australian lamb exporters’ 0m-a-year Qatar trade deal in jeopardy

Year of two halves for co-op meat processor NCMC, after $8.2m profit

It was a year of sharply contrasting halves for NSW meat processor Northern Cooperative Meat Co, which announced an $8.2 million profit after tax for the 2020 financial year to shareholders at its annual general meeting in Casino recently. Source: Beef Central Year of two halves for co-op meat processor NCMC, after .2m profit

Biosecurity is a family commitment at Kia Ora Merino

NO lice treatments for 10 years, no footrot and no Ovine Johne’s Disease risk — strict biosecurity has had to production advantages and reinforced the social licence of Finnigan Merino… Source: Sheep Central Biosecurity is a family commitment at Kia Ora Merino

First cross ewes with lambs peak at $624 on AuctionsPlus

FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to a new national record of $624 on AuctionsPlus last week as store sheep values faltered, although buyers continued to favour fertility and youth. Source: Sheep Central First cross ewes with lambs peak at 4 on AuctionsPlus

NSW producers mulesing sheep without pain relief risk big fines

NEW South Wales producers mulesing sheep without pain relief could face the harshest cruelty penalties in Australia next year with the introduction of mooted fine increases. Source: Sheep Central NSW producers mulesing sheep without pain relief risk big fines

The 'Dalmatian sheep' and other memorable tales from an ABC Rural reporter

As ABC Rural celebrates 75 years, Eyre Peninsula reporter Brooke Neindorf gives an insight into the highs and lows of the job, the challenges of filing from remote areas and the stories that have stayed with her. Source: ABC Livestock The ‘Dalmatian sheep’ and other memorable tales from an ABC Rural reporter

MLA’s Sheep Genetics Advisory Committee needs you

MEAT & Livestock Australia is looking for two new members for its Sheep Genetics Advisory Committee. Source: Sheep Central MLA’s Sheep Genetics Advisory Committee needs you

Australian wool prices steady as clip gets stronger

WOOL prices generally steadied in Australia this week, with improvements in fine and medium Merino fleece and carding type values in some auction centres. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices steady as clip gets stronger

Dispute prompts review of wool trading terms and conditions

A DISPUTE between Chinese top maker Redsun and Australian Merino Exports has prompted a proposal to review wool trading terms and conditions under the International Wool Textile Organisation. Source: Sheep Central Dispute prompts review of wool trading terms and conditions

MLA launches new summer and wet season information hubs

SEASONAL on-farm decisions by sheep, cattle and goat producers are being supported by Meat & Livestock Australia’s new summer and wet season information hubs. Source: Sheep Central MLA launches new summer and wet season information hubs

WA sheep producers warned of toxic weed and ryegrass risk

SHEEP deaths from poisonous weeds and annual ryegrass toxicity has prompted a warning to Western Australia producers in rain-affected areas. Source: Sheep Central WA sheep producers warned of toxic weed and ryegrass risk

National wool broker award postponed till 2021

AUSTRALIA’S prestigious wool broker award has been postponed until next year due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions. Source: Sheep Central National wool broker award postponed till 2021

Australian Merino Exports rejects Chinese top maker claims

WOOL exporter Australian Merino Exports is continuing to trade into China despite accusations being circulated by Chinese trade bodies on behalf of disgruntled top maker Redsun Wool. Source: Sheep Central Australian Merino Exports rejects Chinese top maker claims

Surgical robots may have application in red meat processing industry

Scientists are working to develop robotic principles that could help the red meat processing sector boost its global competitiveness – using technologies developed for use in human surgical procedures. Source: Beef Central Surgical robots may have application in red meat processing industry

MLA summer and wet season resource hubs now online

Producers can now access regionally-relevant resources to support seasonal on-farm decision making this summer with the launch of both a Summer Hub for southern producers and Northern Wet Season Hub on Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) website. Source: Beef Central MLA summer and wet season resource hubs now online

Lamb Legends muster for MLA Summer campaign + VIDEO

AUSTRALIANS will be asked to enjoy Aussie lamb with friends and families this Christmas in a new Summer campaign launched by Meat & Livestock Australia. Source: Sheep Central Lamb Legends muster for MLA Summer campaign + VIDEO

AuctionsPlus sells first cross ewes with lambs for record $561

FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to a national record of $561 on AuctionsPlus last week. The previous ewe-lamb record of $516 set online earlier this year was beaten by strong bidding for a line of 16-17 month-old first cross ewes at Gunning, New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus sells first cross ewes… Read more »

Naracoorte 1st cross ewe lambs make $438 despite virus lockdown

FIRST cross ewe lambs sold to a record price of $438 despite COVID-19 lockdown conditions at the annual Naracoorte sale last Thursday. Source: Sheep Central Naracoorte 1st cross ewe lambs make 8 despite virus lockdown

JBS bounces back after COVID with strong third quarter financials

Slaughter cattle supply out of Australia is not likely to recover significantly until at least 2022, investors were told during a JBS briefing following the tabling of the company’s third quarter financials earlier this week. Global beef processor JBS has bounced back from the impacts of COVID earlier in the year, reporting net revenues of… Read more »

A quiet week for forward wool traders as auction prices dip

IT was a quiet week on the wool forward markets, with activity limited to the nearby months, as the December 19 micron index traded at 1365 cents and 1370 cents prior to auctions opening on Tuesday. Source: Sheep Central A quiet week for forward wool traders as auction prices dip

Australian growers pull wool as prices drop at auction

AUSTRALIAN wool growers and brokers passed in or withdrew more than a quarter of the bales catalogued for sale in auctions this week as prices dropped lower. Source: Sheep Central Australian growers pull wool as prices drop at auction

Feedback sought on sheep sustainability framework

AUSTRALIA’S proposed sheep sustainability framework will improve industry transparency and build consumer trust in wool and sheep meat, according to the project’s leader. Source: Sheep Central Feedback sought on sheep sustainability framework

Sam and Andrew are back for more MLA sheep action

SAM Kekovich’s return and the re-election of South Australian sheep producer Andrew Michael were among the sheepy highlights at the Meat & Livestock Australia annual general meeting yesterday. Source: Sheep Central Sam and Andrew are back for more MLA sheep action

AWI relies on industry-to-industry strategy on China

AUSTRALIA’S wool sector is relying on an industry-to-industry strategy to mitigate any impacts of trade tensions with China, growers were told today. Source: Sheep Central AWI relies on industry-to-industry strategy on China

MLA AGM: Red meat facing ‘unprecedented global demand’

Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2020 annual general meeting, the first conducted fully online due to COVID-19 restrictions, resulted in the re-election of three directors to the levy-funded producer service organisation’s board. Source: Beef Central MLA AGM: Red meat facing ‘unprecedented global demand’

Mixed lockdown messages create shear confusion for SA sheep industry

SA Police says shearing contractors can continue to work despite some of them being told by officers to stop on the first day of lockdown yesterday. Source: ABC Livestock Mixed lockdown messages create shear confusion for SA sheep industry

Surveys provide ten-years of insight into changing consumer attitudes about red meat

Through this year’s challenging times, the red meat industry has been able to maintain or grow positive perceptions about its product among consumers, and is starting to hear more positive messages about the industry, a webinar was told this afternoon. Source: Sheep Central Surveys provide ten-years of insight into changing consumer attitudes about red… Read more »

Surveys provide ten-years of insight into changing consumer attitudes about red meat

Through this year’s challenging times, the red meat industry has been able to maintain or grow positive perceptions about its product among consumers, and is starting to hear more positive messages about the industry, a webinar was told this afternoon. Source: Beef Central Surveys provide ten-years of insight into changing consumer attitudes about red… Read more »

WA sheep and cattle owners to have a say on ear marks

WESTERN Australian sheep and cattle owners, industry and the community are encouraged to provide feedback on a proposal to make earmarking and branding of stock optional. Source: Sheep Central WA sheep and cattle owners to have a say on ear marks

RCEP agreement to deliver tariff reduction for processed wool

THE new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement is expected to bring some benefits to the Australian wool industry value chain and for sheep meat exports. Source: Sheep Central RCEP agreement to deliver tariff reduction for processed wool

Trade and heavy lamb buyers search for quality as season turns

TRADE and heavy lamb prices fluctuated on quality to finish slightly weaker early this week as processors sought consistent supplies either direct or at saleyards. Source: Sheep Central Trade and heavy lamb buyers search for quality as season turns

WoolProducers Australia gives biosecurity warning to buyers and sellers

A REPORTED rise in sheep flocks affected by virulent footrot has prompted WoolProducers Australia to warn growers about the importance of good biosecurity. The peak wool grower representative body is… Source: Sheep Central WoolProducers Australia gives biosecurity warning to buyers and sellers

Shearer training to go virtual with new app launch

SHEARER education is set to go virtual with a new training app enabling student shearers to get the help they need at the tap of a screen. Source: Sheep Central Shearer training to go virtual with new app launch

Corriedale rams head for carcase and wool duties

PERFORMANCE-RECORDED Corriedale rams sold to $2400 at the annual Croydon on-property sale at Condah in south-west Victoria recently.  Source: Sheep Central Corriedale rams head for carcase and wool duties