Category: Sheep

MLA moves to longer term bushfire rebuild response

MEAT & Livestock Australia has shifted to a longer term operational response to assist in the rebuild for livestock producers affected by bushfires, after dropping a proposal for a $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund. Source: Sheep Central MLA moves to longer term bushfire rebuild response

Recruitment: Employability skills job candidates need in 2020

WHETHER you’re currently employed or actively searching for a new career in the lamb or wool industry, employability skills have a strong correlation to success on-the-job. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Employability skills job candidates need in 2020

Volatility makes for light forward wool trading

IT was another crazy week on Australia’s spot auction wool market to open the year. Source: Sheep Central Volatility makes for light forward wool trading

Almost 43,000 sheep lost in Kangaroo Island fires

SHEEP make up the bulk of more than 43,000 farm animals lost in the bushfires on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Source: Sheep Central Almost 43,000 sheep lost in Kangaroo Island fires

Australian wool prices rebound after three-week break

MERINO wool prices improved by up to more than 100 cents a kilogram this week, as several buyers “attacked” the offering in the first Australian auctions after the annual three-week Christmas recess. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices rebound after three-week break

MLA drops $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund

MLA has dropped a proposed $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund to finance the transport of livestock out of affected areas, after industry body opposition and a roll-out of Federal Government support. Source: Beef Central MLA drops million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund

Manion wool foundation organising Gippsland sheep feed

BUSHFIRE-HIT East Gippsland sheep producers will soon receive up to 30 tonnes of sheep pellets in a special donation organised by the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation. Source: Sheep Central Manion wool foundation organising Gippsland sheep feed

Sheep condition scoring tool could aid flock recovery

A HAND-HELD sheep condition scoring device that could play a key part in lifting reproduction to rebuild the national flock needs a commercial investor. Source: Sheep Central Sheep condition scoring tool could aid flock recovery

AWEX proposes two non-mulesed categories on wool declaration

WOOL from sheep treated with freeze branding will be defined in an alternative ‘non-mulesed’ category under a proposal by the Australian Wool Exchange put to the industry this week. Source: Sheep Central AWEX proposes two non-mulesed categories on wool declaration

World shearing record attempts continue in Australia

WORLD shearing record attempts will resume in 2020 this weekend with an attempt on the single-stand eight-hour Merino ewe record in Western Australia. Source: Sheep Central World shearing record attempts continue in Australia

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips. Source: Sheep Central Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

Wool growers urged to seek assistance after bushfires

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s general manager of research, Dr Jane Littlejohn, has urged wool growers not to be silent if they needed assistance after recent bushfires. Source: Sheep Central Wool growers urged to seek assistance after bushfires

Weekly rainfall outlook 13 Jan 2020: Wetter than average week likely

For 13-19 January, a wetter than average week is likely across much of the north and west of the continent, as well as in southwest Queensland and northern parts of NSW. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall outlook 13 Jan 2020: Wetter than average week likely

Agribusiness community digs deep for bushfire support

Agribusinesses associated with Australia’s livestock industries are digging deep to offer financial aid and in-kind support for rural communities devastated by bushfires across four states over the past four weeks. Here’s a summary of contributions in cash and urgently needed goods that have been announced by donors over the past couple of days….. Source:… Read more »

JBS donates $1 million to underpin Australian Volunteer Firefighter Trust

As bushfire aid and support continues to flow in from across the business and general community this week, beef and sheepmeat processor JBS Australia has announced a $1 million donation to the Australian Volunteer Trust, established by the Business Council of Australia in partnership with Equity Trustees. Source: Sheep Central JBS donates million to… Read more »

Agribusiness community digs deep for bushfire support

Agribusinesses associated with Australia’s livestock industries are digging deep to offer financial aid and in-kind support for rural communities devastated by bushfires across four states over the past four weeks. Here’s a summary of contributions in cash and urgently needed goods that have been announced by donors over the past couple of days….. Source:… Read more »

Over a billion animals now dead in NSW bushfires, wildlife experts say

The number has more than doubled from the original figure, while the loss of insects — a critical food source and pollinator — is thought to be in the “hundreds of billions”. Source: ABC Livestock Over a billion animals now dead in NSW bushfires, wildlife experts say

Strong finish to Australian wool market for 2019

AUSTRALIA’S auction wool market finished strongly this week after trade tensions between China and the United States eased and there was more clarity around Brexit with the United Kingdom election… Source: Sheep Central Strong finish to Australian wool market for 2019

This Hand says don’t give consumers reasons not to buy wool

GIVING consumers a reason not to buy wool, despite the fibre’s positives, only succeeds in reducing global wool consumption, especially from Australia, according to Australian exporter leader Matt Hand. Source: Sheep Central This Hand says don’t give consumers reasons not to buy wool

Could wearable robots make sheep shearing easier?

WEARABLE robotics could be a solution to easing the back-breaking labour of shearing Australia’s sheep flock. Source: Sheep Central Could wearable robots make sheep shearing easier?

Pre-Christmas mutton price correction might be short-lived

MUTTON prices crashed in Australian saleyards this week amid reports of a pullback in demand by major market China and processors with ample pre-Christmas supplies ceasing buying in anticipation of a price correction and import order renegotiations. Source: Sheep Central Pre-Christmas mutton price correction might be short-lived

National sheep and livestock EID system under consideration

PROPOSALS to implement and fund the electronic identification of all livestock across Australia, including sheep and goats, are being considered by peak bodies and state farming organisations. Source: Sheep Central National sheep and livestock EID system under consideration

Australian lamb exports set to reach new peak

LAMB export volumes from Australia are expected to reach an historical peak this year, buoyed by increased demand from China. Source: Sheep Central Australian lamb exports set to reach new peak

Australian clip tops $1 billion mark – two months later

AUSTRALIA’S national wool auction turnover passed the $1 billion dollar value mark this week, two months later than last season. Source: Sheep Central Australian clip tops billion mark – two months later

Lambing rates 'best in a decade' thanks to cluster fencing

Lambing rates in western Queensland are the best they have been in a decade, despite more than eight years of drought, and graziers say it is almost certainly due to exclusion fencing. Source: ABC Livestock Lambing rates ‘best in a decade’ thanks to cluster fencing

Superfine wool leader backs growers’ rights and new AWI board

AUSTRALIAN superfine wool grower leader Danny Picker has renewed support for Merino flock owners to decide individual best practice animal welfare for their flocks, even above the demands of the… Source: Sheep Central Superfine wool leader backs growers’ rights and new AWI board

WA online tool analyses flock composition profitability

RECENT Western Australian analysis of the profits inherent in minimising ewe mortality has underpinned the release of an innovative flock composition tool. Source: Sheep Central WA online tool analyses flock composition profitability

Red meat processors gain voice on Federal labour advisory committee

The appointment of Gundagai Meat Processors CEO Will Barton to a new government advisory committee will ensure the voice of the supply chain is heard, according to the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC). Source: Beef Central Red meat processors gain voice on Federal labour advisory committee

Lamb processor Frewstal goes to solar and wood chips for energy

A PLAN to generate two thirds of Victorian lamb processor Frewstal’s electricity needs with solar energy heads its investments to lift efficiency, productivity, sustainability and product shelf life. Source: Sheep Central Lamb processor Frewstal goes to solar and wood chips for energy

Online wool sales hit by falling demand before Christmas

AUCTIONSPLUS wool sales were confined to a 25-bale line of Merino fleece wool last week as demand followed the pre-Christmas trend of auction trading. Source: Sheep Central Online wool sales hit by falling demand before Christmas

$20 million-plus GIC distribution now expected early next year

AUSTRALIAN wool growers are unlikely to get their share of a $20 million-plus distribution of funds from the liquidated grower-owned entity Graziers’ Investment Company before Christmas. Source: Sheep Central million-plus GIC distribution now expected early next year

Pig PICs are important for sheep and cattle too….

AGRICULTURE Victoria is reminding pig owners that every property with livestock is legally required to have a Property Identification Code or PIC. Source: Sheep Central Pig PICs are important for sheep and cattle too….

NAB survey highlights lamb strength and drought impact

LAMB and mutton sector resilience has failed to offset a flattening of agribusiness conditions due to seasonal conditions in the last quarter of 2019, according to the latest NAB Agribusiness… Source: Sheep Central NAB survey highlights lamb strength and drought impact

Merino ewe hoggets sell to $262 on AuctionsPlus

DEMAND intensified for breeding sheep on AuctionsPlus last week, with Merino ewe hoggets selling to $262 and older ewes making to $252. Source: Sheep Central Merino ewe hoggets sell to 2 on AuctionsPlus

Non-mulesed flocks act on sheep freeze branding status

AWEX is maintaining silence on its position on sheep freeze branding as some Merino breeders mount a campaign opposing the procedure’s recognition as a ‘non-mulesed’ classification on the National Wool… Source: Sheep Central Non-mulesed flocks act on sheep freeze branding status

Canada’s Pauline shears record 510 lambs in 8 hours

NEW Zealand-based Canadian shearer Pauline Bolay has become a world record holder in an historic day in a Waikato wool shed. Source: Sheep Central Canada’s Pauline shears record 510 lambs in 8 hours

Canadian shearer to attempt world 8-hour lamb record

WORRIES about a possible December storm in an otherwise warm New Zealand summer has resulted in Canadian shearer Pauline Bolay’s historic world shearing record attempt being brought-forward to tomorrow. Source: Sheep Central Canadian shearer to attempt world 8-hour lamb record

Forward wool market tires as pre-Christmas demand wanes

THE forward wool market finally fatigued this week as buyers finally relinquished their support into the first quarter of 2020. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market tires as pre-Christmas demand wanes

Opinion: 2030 – What is your bottom line going to look like?

Agribusiness consultant Ian McLean from Bush Agribusiness offers his thoughts on the industry’s Red Meat 2030 document, and what it means for priority setting over the next decade. Source: Beef Central Opinion: 2030 – What is your bottom line going to look like?

Saleyard numbers move trade lamb price closer to mutton rate

SALEYARD trade, export and restocker lamb prices slipped across the eastern states in the past week as seasonal conditions and water concerns increased sales of lighter lambs in the north and the southern sucker turn-off gained momentum. Source: Sheep Central Saleyard numbers move trade lamb price closer to mutton rate

Shipping deadlines, a stronger dollar and volumes hit wool demand

AUSTRALIAN wool prices continued to deteriorate this week as demand was hit by a stronger dollar and increased supply, and tightening shipping deadlines leading up to the Chinese New Year. Source: Sheep Central Shipping deadlines, a stronger dollar and volumes hit wool demand

Reinforcing the magic of red meat for Australian athletes

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) have entered into a new partnership to develop practical nutrition resources designed to help Australians enjoy red meat as part of a healthy diet. Source: Beef Central Reinforcing the magic of red meat for Australian athletes

Hardwick appointed to lead AMIC for next four years

INDUSTRY veteran Gary Hardwick has been appointed chairman of the peak processing, wholesale, retail and smallgoods body, the Australian Meat Industry Council. Source: Sheep Central Hardwick appointed to lead AMIC for next four years

Low methane sheep in New Zealand – what a gas….

NEW Zealand sheep breeders are testing their sheep for gas to underpin the accuracy of the world’s first breeding value for methane production. Source: Sheep Central Low methane sheep in New Zealand – what a gas….

Ex-patriate Kiwi wool handler to sweep for Australia again

A NEW Zealander who became Australia’s only world wool handling champion is back in the shirt of her adopted nation for two test matches against New Zealand next year. Source: Sheep Central Ex-patriate Kiwi wool handler to sweep for Australia again

AuctionsPlus wool sales stall with market drop

AUCTIONSPLUS wool bale sales stalled last week as Australia’s physical auction market took another backward step. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus wool sales stall with market drop

Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – November 2019

The sheep, lamb and goat space is bouncing along nicely, with lambs from Victoria and south-east South Australia yielding well and many being trucked to northern New South Wales and southern works for slaughter. Source: Sheep Central Chris Howie’s southern market wrap – November 2019

Twittersphere not sheepish after Paul’s mail ram is stolen

POLICE have no leads but social media is doing its bit to help New South Wales wool grower Paul Cocking find his missing ram. Source: Sheep Central Twittersphere not sheepish after Paul’s mail ram is stolen

McCormack firm on RSPCA call to drop sheep vessel exemptions

DEPUTY Prime Minister Michael McCormack has indicated he won’t reconsider a government decision to consider exemptions for twin-tiered live sheep export vessels. Source: Sheep Central McCormack firm on RSPCA call to drop sheep vessel exemptions

Red Meat signatories meet to discuss MoU review

The Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) has released a summary of discussions held during a meeting of industry and Government signatories to the Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding in Canberra on November 27. Source: Beef Central Red Meat signatories meet to discuss MoU review

Aussie machine shearers defeat Kiwis in Dubbo test

NEW Zealand claimed a 2-1 triumph in the trans-Tasman shearing sports test matches at Dubbo in New South Wales last Friday. Source: Sheep Central Aussie machine shearers defeat Kiwis in Dubbo test

MLA launches accelerated adoption initiative for levy payers

SHEEP, cattle and goat levy-payers can get a wide range of Meat & Livestock Australia’s products and services delivered directly at no cost under its accelerated adoption initiative. Source: Sheep Central MLA launches accelerated adoption initiative for levy payers

First cross ewe lamb and Merino ewe prices strong on AuctionsPlus

SHEEP and lamb prices eased for most categories online last week as the AuctionsPlus offering fell to 117,118 head, a drop of 5770 head. Source: Sheep Central First cross ewe lamb and Merino ewe prices strong on AuctionsPlus

Two-tiered sheep vessel exemptions divide exporters

LIVE sheep exporters are divided over the Federal Government’s plans to grant exemptions for two-tiered vessels to operate past a January deadline. Source: Sheep Central Two-tiered sheep vessel exemptions divide exporters

Merino underwear Wundies creators get Qld grant boost

QUEENSLAND woollen garment manufacturer and Wundies creator Merino Country Australia plans to undertake early stage processing in the state with the help of a $209,200 grant. Source: Sheep Central Merino underwear Wundies creators get Qld grant boost

Forward wool trading muted by market fatigue

THE recent trend of selling inaction continued again this week, with the only forward wool trades executed ended up being at levels 30 cents over the closing spot cash prices. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool trading muted by market fatigue

Wool supply-sensitive market drops for second week

AUSTRALIAN wool growers continued to resist a further slide in auction wool prices this week as buyers react to large bale offering. Source: Sheep Central Wool supply-sensitive market drops for second week

Welfare bodies oppose sheep freeze branding despite strong uptake

ANIMAL protection groups are maintaining their opposition to sheep freeze branding as an alternative to surgical mulesing, as growers embrace the process and plans are made to independently research its welfare impacts. Source: Sheep Central Welfare bodies oppose sheep freeze branding despite strong uptake

Dubbo buzzes for trans-Tasman shearing and wool battles + VIDEO

SHEARING and wool handling competition followers can monitor trans-Tasman and national selection events at the 2019 Australian titles in Dubbo on a number of Facebook sites from 4.30pm today and over the weekend. Source: Sheep Central Dubbo buzzes for trans-Tasman shearing and wool battles + VIDEO

MLA’s Accelerated Adoption Initiative commences  

Red meat livestock (Cattle, Sheep and Goat) levy-payers can now access a wide range of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) products and services delivered directly to them at no cost following the commencement of the Accelerated Adoption Initiative. Source: Beef Central MLA’s Accelerated Adoption Initiative commences  

Sheep Producers Australia CEO departs after 15 months

SHEEP Producers Australia has announced the departure today of its first chief executive officer, Graham Smith, after he served just 15 months in the position. Source: Sheep Central Sheep Producers Australia CEO departs after 15 months

China protein deficit reflected in JBS’s booming third quarter results

A vast protein deficit in China caused by the onset of African Swine Fever has been reflected in the world’s largest meat processor, JBS’s third quarter results announced last week.    Source: Beef Central China protein deficit reflected in JBS’s booming third quarter results

New online hub for Australia’s red meat integrity system

Livestock producers and supply chain stakeholders can now access information and resources for Australia’s red meat integrity system in the one location with the new Integrity Systems Company (ISC) website launched last week at Red Meat 2019 in Tamworth. Source: Beef Central New online hub for Australia’s red meat integrity system

Naracoorte first cross ewe lambs sell to $361

FIRST cross ewe lambs have sold to a South Australia state record of $361 at the annual Naracoorte sale last week. The Naracoorte saleyard agencies of Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn &… Source: Sheep Central Naracoorte first cross ewe lambs sell to 1

Online wool bale sales stall as auction rates drop

ONLINE wool sales stalled last week as prices dropped across Australia’s physical auctions. Source: Sheep Central Online wool bale sales stall as auction rates drop

Three sheep-farming brothers bring Movember to Avenel

MOVEMBER’S simple message to talk about mental health has already had real benefits for three brothers at Avenel in Victoria and the community around them. Source: Sheep Central Three sheep-farming brothers bring Movember to Avenel

Dubbo set for some trans-Tasman shearing and wool handling sport

AUSTRALIAN efforts to officially recognise shearing as a sport have been backed by the mayor of New South Wales city Dubbo as it prepares to host the 2019 National Shearing and Wool handling Championships. Source: Sheep Central Dubbo set for some trans-Tasman shearing and wool handling sport

Cruelty charges aim to halt South African sheep exports

MAJOR Middle East livestock importer Al Mawashi is among defendants to criminal charges laid in relation to a live sheep shipment from South Africa last month. Source: Sheep Central Cruelty charges aim to halt South African sheep exports

MLA MD Jason Strong’s views on anti-meat activism, alternative proteins

Eight months into his new job as Meat & Livestock Australia managing director and CEO, Jason Strong gave a frank and forthright account of his views on anti-meat activism and the perceived threat to red meat from plant based proteins during last week’s annual general meeting in Tamworth. Source: Sheep Central MLA MD Jason… Read more »

Light forward wool trading in uncertain market

FORWARD bidding on wool remained consistent last week with a light volume traded at or around cash levels. Source: Sheep Central Light forward wool trading in uncertain market

Composite and crossbred ewes sell well on AuctionsPlus

COMPOSITE and crossbred ewes continued to sell well in AuctionsPlus sales last week, but Merinos met weaker competition. Source: Sheep Central Composite and crossbred ewes sell well on AuctionsPlus

AWI election exposes ongoing wool industry divide

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election has exposed an ongoing divide within the industry over animal welfare and governance, according to analysts. Source: Sheep Central AWI election exposes ongoing wool industry divide

MLA MD Jason Strong’s views on anti-meat activism, alternative proteins

Eight months into his new job as Meat & Livestock Australia managing director and CEO, Jason Strong gave a frank and forthright account of his views on anti-meat activism and the perceived threat to red meat from plant based proteins during last week’s annual general meeting in Tamworth. Source: Beef Central MLA MD Jason… Read more »

Race to rescue thousands of sheep from sinking ship

Rescuers say they hope more than 14,000 sheep trapped inside a sinking cargo ship off Romania are still alive, in an accident which has shed light on Europe’s live export trade. Source: ABC Livestock Race to rescue thousands of sheep from sinking ship

Consumers still love red meat, but some feel ‘conflicted’

Latest data from long running consumer research confirms most Australians still love red meat, but are increasingly conflicted by messaging indicating it is unhealthy and bad for the environment. Source: Beef Central Consumers still love red meat, but some feel ‘conflicted’

Former AWI chairman Wal Merriman dumped from board after divisive election

The wool industry has shaken up Australian Wool Innovation, with woolgrowers electing two new candidates to the board and dumping former chairman Wal Merriman. Source: ABC Livestock Former AWI chairman Wal Merriman dumped from board after divisive election

MLA AGM questions: What’s bugging red meat stakeholders?

The impact of African Swine Fever on global meat trade, the MLA board election process, dung beetle research funding and the wisdom of engaging with environmental and animal welfare activists were among the broad suite of topics occupying the minds of red meat industry stakeholders during questiontime at this week’s MLA annual general meeting in… Read more »

Wool prices fail to maintain positive momentum

AUSTRALIAN wool auction prices have faltered again, recording losses across the entire Merino range and reversing last week’s 19-cent gain in the benchmark AWEX Eastern Market Indicator. Source: Sheep Central Wool prices fail to maintain positive momentum

Henderson and Humphries on AWI board, Merriman out

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has gained two new directors in a strong grower move for change that has ousted former chairman Wal Merriman in his first contested election since 2006. Source: Sheep Central Henderson and Humphries on AWI board, Merriman out

Australia’s wool clip forecast to go lower

FALLING sheep numbers and lower drought-affected wool cuts are forecast to shrink Australia’s clip to 272 million greasy kilograms in 2019/20. Source: Sheep Central Australia’s wool clip forecast to go lower

Te Huia’s shearing record bid from the heart

PROLIFIC shearing record breaker Stacey Te Huia arrived back in New Zealand at the weekend to start the countdown to a rare Merino wether record bid in Central Otago. Source: Sheep Central Te Huia’s shearing record bid from the heart

Fewer, bigger, bolder: Jason Strong unveils new MLA plan

“Fewer, Bigger, Bolder” will become Meat & Livestock Australia’s mantra as it works to achieve a new industry goal of doubling the value of Australian red meat sales by 2030, Jason Strong announced in his first address as managing director to the MLA AGM in Tamworth on Wednesday. Source: Sheep Central Fewer, bigger, bolder:… Read more »

MLA AGM endorses the new and the re-elected

A new boardmember and two incumbents returning for a second three-year term were endorsed by levy payers during Meat & Livestock Australia’s annual general meeting in Tamworth on Wednesday afternoon. Source: Sheep Central MLA AGM endorses the new and the re-elected

Fewer, bigger, bolder: Jason Strong unveils new MLA plan

“Fewer, Bigger, Bolder” will become Meat & Livestock Australia’s mantra as it works to achieve a new industry goal of doubling the value of Australian red meat sales by 2030, Jason Strong announced in his first address as managing director to the MLA AGM in Tamworth on Wednesday. Source: Beef Central Fewer, bigger, bolder:… Read more »

AWI defends social media support for preferred candidate

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has shrugged off suggestions its social media support for 2019 director election candidate Michelle Humphries represented inappropriate agri-political activity. Source: Sheep Central AWI defends social media support for preferred candidate

Stronger auction demand flows into online wool sales

STRONGER auction demand for wool flowed through to the online platform AuctionsPlus last week. Source: Sheep Central Stronger auction demand flows into online wool sales

RED MEAT 2019: ‘Cultural shift’ emerging in R&D adoption

AUSTRALIA’S red meat sector is seeing the emergence of a cultural shift in the way adoption of research and development is conducted, the opening session of Meat & Livestock Australia’s Red Meat 2019 event in Tamworth was told on Tuesday. Source: Sheep Central RED MEAT 2019: ‘Cultural shift’ emerging in R&D adoption

Sheep Producers Australia to focus on rebuilding flock

REVERSING the decline in the nation’s sheep flock is an immediate priority, according to Sheep Producers Australia. Source: Sheep Central Sheep Producers Australia to focus on rebuilding flock

RED MEAT 2019: Customers backing red meat despite softer economy

A softer Australian economy is putting pressure on household budgets, but despite higher prices sales of premium red meat products are holding up, a domestic market forum at Red Meat 2019 heard this morning. Source: Beef Central RED MEAT 2019: Customers backing red meat despite softer economy

RED MEAT 2019: Call to define sheep pain relief ‘gold standard’

RESEARCH to identify a ‘gold standard’ for sheep pain relief should be fast-tracked to enable producers to effectively compare the available pain relief products, a Victorian veterinarian said this week. Source: Sheep Central RED MEAT 2019: Call to define sheep pain relief ‘gold standard’

RED MEAT 2019: ‘Cultural shift’ emerging in R&D adoption

Australia’s red meat sector is seeing the emergence of a cultural shift in the way adoption of research and development is conducted, the opening session of Meat & Livestock Australia’s two-day Red Meat 2019 event in Tamworth heard morning. Source: Beef Central RED MEAT 2019: ‘Cultural shift’ emerging in R&D adoption

New Zealand shearers get ready for trans-Tasman test at Dubbo

NEW Zealand machine and blade shearers have been honing their skills in the lead up to the next trans-Tasman tests at the Australian national shearing and woolhandling championships in Dubbo later this month. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand shearers get ready for trans-Tasman test at Dubbo

Merino ewes in demand on AuctionsPlus sales

DEMAND for Merino ewe lambs and young ewes strengthened on AuctionsPlus last week. Source: Sheep Central Merino ewes in demand on AuctionsPlus sales