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XE Market Analysis: North America – Jan 25, 2021

The dollar majors have been trading without direction. European stock markets declined modestly, failing to sustain the positive vibe that was seen across Asian markets, which were lifted by data showing China had received $163 bln of foreign direct investment inflows in 2020, more than the U.S. received. The MSCI Asia-Pacific came within a whisker… Read more »

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Jan 25, 2021

The dollar is modestly lower amid a risk-on backdrop in asset markets. Data showing China had received $163 bln of foreign direct investment inflows, more than the U.S. received, boosted sentiment across Asian equity bourses. The MSCI Asia-Pacific came within a whisker of a new record high. U.S. stock indices futures also rallied. Global stimulus… Read more »

Fearless livestock emissions crusader to address Beef 2021 gathering

Prominent US animal scientist Frank Mitloehner has been confirmed as one of the keynote conference speakers during Beef 2021 event in Rockhampton in May. He will feature during an information-packed Industry Symposium on the event’s first day, followed by almost 30 seminars on various industry topics over the next four days. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Online wool bale sales surge as market lifts

AUCTIONSPLUS sold nearly 2000 bales of wool on its online offer board last week, as demand strengthened, especially for fine Merino wool. Source: Sheep Central Online wool bale sales surge as market lifts

Recovery in clothing retail sales needed to boost wool prices

WOOL pipeline stocks might be low and a post-pandemic global commodity price supercycle is mooted, but a clothing retail recovery is needed to boost wool prices, according to industry analyst Chris Wilcox. Source: Sheep Central Recovery in clothing retail sales needed to boost wool prices

Joined Australian White ewe lambs sell for $527 on AuctionsPlus

AUSTRALIAN White ewe lambs sold to $527, young first cross ewes made $427 and Merino ewes sold for up to $336 on AuctionsPlus last week. Source: Sheep Central Joined Australian White ewe lambs sell for 7 on AuctionsPlus

AWI to undertake blockchain wool traceability project

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will collaborate with English digital transparency company Everledger to trial a blockchain system for tracing wool chain of custody from farms to consumers. Source: Sheep Central AWI to undertake blockchain wool traceability project

La Niña-fed pasture growth creating sheep worm issues

SHEEP producers in south-west Victoria and the Riverina have been urged to closely monitor worm counts, with strong La Niña-fed pasture growth providing ideal conditions for worms. Source: Sheep Central La Niña-fed pasture growth creating sheep worm issues

Call to prioritise rural Australians in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

RURAL Australians should be considered as a target population for prioritisation in the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, according to the National Rural Health Alliance. Source: Sheep Central Call to prioritise rural Australians in COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

BeefConnect webinar: Making the most of the forecast

With the wet season in full swing, it’s important for graziers to know where to access the most up-to-date and accurate climate-related information. Source: Beef Central BeefConnect webinar: Making the most of the forecast

Don’t forget country Australia in COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Rural Health Alliance

With the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine formally approved for use in Australia today, the National Rural Health Alliance is urging Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to ensure that vulnerable people in rural, regional and remote Australia are prioritised for vaccination. Source: Beef Central Don’t forget country Australia in COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Rural Health Alliance

Anti-irrigator bias perverts Murray Darling water-sharing policy

Next-generation farmer, Sam Heagney, says irrigators unjustly bear the brunt of political point scoring when it comes to water sharing in the Murray Darling Basin Source: Grain Central Anti-irrigator bias perverts Murray Darling water-sharing policy