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Producers push for NWD to be more transparent

There are fresh calls to review the National Wool Declaration as producers criticise the move to include nitrogen skin surgery in the non-mulesed section.

Live export exemption not granted for WA sheep

Ship involved in COVID outbreak won’t be allowed to take sheep to Middle East.

Duddy confident producers can ‘breed out of drought’

As some parts of the country come out of drought and into better seasonal conditions, how exactly can sheep producers take advantage of the change in fortune?

Growers who got in early now reaping rewards of the forward sell

Wool growers who forward sold for this season have benefitted during market rollercoaster.

Lamb production to fall as restocker demand lifts

Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2020 Sheep Industry Projections June update is out.

Tight supplies prompt slight spike in wool prices

Biggest gains at the finer end as buyer competition for low supplies helps push-up wool prices.

New MLA ads bring together different generations, cultures

Meat & Livestock Australia is set to launch its winter lamb campaign with plans to bridge the isolation gap.

No time like the present to start succession planning

The conversation about succession should start early using well-structured, healthy communication, shared equally by all participants.

Wool prices swepped up in gradual emergence from pandemic lockdowns

Most major wool types enjoyed a price rise last week as supplies tightened further and a new season looms.

Wool prices swept-up in gradual emergence from pandemic lockdowns

Most major wool types enjoyed a price rise last week as supplies tightened further and a new season looms.

Wool prices swepped up in gradual emergence from pandemic lockdowns

Most major wool types enjoyed a price rise last week as supplies tightened further and a new season looms.

Renewed overseas interest in wool as prices drop

There is renewed interest coming from wool users across the world who had removed themselves from the market when prices were at record highs.

Do you have the hardest working dog in Australia?

Does your farm dog work harder than the rest? Now is your chance to put it to the test.

Wool prices rise but it’s not a sign of a changing market

There were positive movements across all types in the wool market last week but was this a sign of better times ahead or just a one-off price uptick in a still struggling market?

Victorian couple pushing for local yarn factory

A central Victorian couple is turning to the public to help finance a yarn factory as COVID-19 exposes Australia’s reliance on overseas manufacturers.

Victorian couple pushing for local yarn factory

A central Victorian couple is turning to the public to help finance a yarn factory as COVID-19 exposes Australia’s reliance on overseas manufacturers.

Fighting against parasites with poo

New research will look into whether sheep poo holds the key to developing the next generation of antiparasitic treatments.

How viable are sheep prices ahead of winter?

The reduction in lamb numbers at eastern states markets last week helped drive the market higher.

Gradual defeat of far west’s wild dog pack

A federal government grant has helped the battle against wild dogs in the west.

Is there more to supply drop than the usual winter slump?

Sheep and lamb yardings at physical markets are reducing week-by-week, but is there more to it than just the usual winter drop off in supply?

Wool must be made ‘essential’ | Comment

Wool needs to be an essential part of human existence.

Wool must become ‘essential’ | Comment

Wool needs to be an essential part of human existence.

Fine fibres sell well but market pressure not easing

Fine wool prices were up in the past week but generally sentiment is flat

Bushfire recovery works carry on boosted by grants

The recovery from the 2019/20 bushfires continues as grants for fencing and reseeding works continue to flow.

Time for reflection, review and relationships in wool industry

Wool growers concerned about relationships with China and call for calm in the sector.

Thread of hope for wool price

Wool hopes hang on China policies and European consumers embracing the natural fibre as pandemic lockdown measures start to be wound-back.

Wool prices drop but there’s optimism abroad

Australian wool prices have fallen again, despite showing small signs of recovery the week before.

Wool prices drop but there’s optimism abroad

Australian wool prices have fallen again, despite showing small signs of recovery the week before.

Wool prices drop but there’s optimism abroad

Australian wool prices have fallen again, despite showing small signs of recovery the week before.

Lambing onto standing crop aids Loffler family

After a barley crop proved too short to harvest, mixed farmer Neil Loffler, Narrabri, Stonefield, decided to lamb into the standing crop, and has reaped the benefits.

‘Perfect rain’ on the horizon

Croppers and livestock producers across the state are making the best of a perfect start to autumn.

New awards open for our best sheep and wool producers, leaders and innovators

Entries are now open for the inaugural Lambition Awards, hosted by Australian Community Media.

Sheep industry meeting COVID-19 test

There is good news to be mixed in with the apparent gloom.

Restocking demand forces national slaughter rate down

Slaughter figures are well down on the same time last year.

Coronavirus has handed wool a golden chance for recovery

A major wool trader and topmaker says the industry needs a major overhaul to take advantage of coronavirus.

Woolgrowers hold onto clip as trade eases

Third-generation wool grower Jamie Baulch has stored his March wool.

Gippsland wool grower sells fibre despite turbulent times

Allan Stewart has only held onto wool twice, both times he regrets.

Wool market shows some green shoots but will it last?

The wool market has staged a small comeback after weeks of price falls.

Ewes fetch $446 as sheepmeat sector keeps galloping along

Sheep prices have remained firm despite the economic destruction caused by coronavirus and the worsening trade argy-bargy between Australia and China.

Global turmoil makes wool price predictions a punt

Wool price gains of 9c/kg at last week’s auctions are welcomed but analysts remain cautious.

Don’t miss July virtual careers expo

A virtual careers event will mean young people will have the chance to kick-start their career in red meat industry despite restrictions.

Baaa-by boom at Arcadia

How many poddy lambs have you had on the go at once?

Slight spike spurs sentiment for second half of wool selling season

Low wool supplies and a small uptick in demand saw wool prices rise slightly last week for the first time in more than a month.

Textile fibre prices drop under weight of global COVID-19 restrictions

Textile fibre prices are falling across the board under the weight of global COVID-19 restrictions.

Red meat technologies in research spotlight

A number of novel technologies are under investigation to find a way of objectively measuring intramuscular fat in lamb.

Slight spike spurs sentiment for second-half of wool selling season

Low wool supplies and a small uptick in demand saw wool prices rise slightly last week for the first time in more than a month.

Pasture forecaster a first for grazing know-how

Farmers’ groups help pioneer herbage online tool

Wild dogs fenced out

Lambing percentages jump after electric boundary fence built.

Clear sales plan pays off

Team effort ensures top wool results at Brodies in the South East.

Crossbred lambs make $280 at Ouyen

Crossbred lambs sold to $280 at Ouyen Livestock Exchange in Vic on Thursday.

New technologies in research spotlight to measure marbling in lamb

A number of novel technologies are under investigation to find a way of objectively measuring intramuscular fat in lamb.

ICMJ careers expo goes virtual

Do you want a career in the red meat industry?

Virus rules have worked as industry looks cautiously at any changes

On the back of relaxation of coronavirus restrictions have prompted a cautious look at how agriculture might also ease restrictions.

Bitter dispute marks 40 years

May 14 marks the start of the wide combs dispute and one of the most violent chapters in Australian rural history.

Mutton ‘drought’ adding pressure to sheep prices

Australia’s sheepmeat sector is continuing to tick along despite the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic and worsening relations between Beijing and Canberra.

Dwindling mutton numbers push up prices

Australia’s sheepmeat sector is continuing to tick along despite the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic and worsening relations between Beijing and Canberra.

Woohoo! Wool market rises after horror month

Tuesday’s wool sales in Melbourne and Sydney showed signs of a price recovery with the EMI rising 11 cents a kilogram clean.

Remembering the day that changed the shearing industry

May 14 marks the start of the wide combs dispute and one of the most violent chapters in Australian rural history.

Mylora ewes sell to $366 at dispersal

Binalong producers disperse almost 6000 scanned in lamb ewes.

Tri-Solfen used to treat dog bites

Tri-Solfen is proving an effective treatment for sheep, which have been attacked by wild dogs.

New report: ‘Say goodbye to mulesing and eliminate flystrike’

A new report delivered to Meat and Livestock Australia says the complete elimination of flystrike is achievable.

China still gobbling up Aussie lamb despite Covid-19

April’s export figures indicate China hasn’t lost its taste for our premium lamb.

Preg tests can add up to $50 to the price of breeding ewes says contractor

A leading South Australian-based sheep preg testing contractor says the results are extremely accurate when everything is done right.

Preg tests can add up to $50 to the price of breeding ewes says contractor

A leading South Australian-based sheep preg testing contractor says the results are extremely accurate when everything is done right.

Hasten slowly on post-drought pasture recovery says agronomist

A Tumut-based agronomist says livestock producers need to think carefully before embarking on a program to restore pastures after recent drought and bushfires.

Where are these rich rams now?

Find out if they were a worthy investment.

Where are these rich rams now?

Find out if they were a worthy investment.

Sheep move from west to east

Vast amounts of sheep are being sold from the west of the country to the east and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down.

Great pastoral visionary

Last week the pastoral industry lost an icon; but the Litchfield family loss is far greater, and the loss to agriculture is immeasurable.

Woolgrowers groan as EMI slips below 1200c barrier

The wool market had another bad day on Wednesday with the EMI losing another 38 cents to finish on 1170c a kilogram clean.

Proud Merino history to continue at Barcaldine Downs

With more than a century of tradition to its name, it’s fitting that Barcaldine Downs’ new manager was the overseer 24 years ago, and whose family once lived just up the road.

Hamilton Run offers top Poll Merino ewes in flock reduction

Respected Poll Merino stud, Hamilton Run, at Jamestown is offering buyers a rare opportunity to secure some top quality ewes from the heart of its flock, holding a nucleus flock reduction sale on AuctionsPlus on Thursday, May 14.

Stockpiles building as growers sit on supply

Mini wool ‘stockpiles’ are building as growers hold stocks and new orders remain scarce.

Rain and restockers keep lamb prices on track

Restockers have been active at major saleyards and online sales this week as rain continues to spur flock rebuilding.

Bumper lambing likely with plenty of demand

Scanning results in northern Victoria, the Western District and Gippsland have delighted farmers and testers alike.

Covid-19 adds more pain for wool with EMI sliding 17c

Wool sales are off to another happy start this week as coronavirus continues to weigh heavily on the market.

Lamb can sail through the coronavirus crisis says Rabobank

Rabobank says the sheepmeat industry should survive the coronavirus emergency largely unscathed but wool is in for more market pain.

Hopes the wool market see-saw won’t tip

The wool market eased by 3.7 per cent in the week ending May 1.

Low sheep numbers limit wool recovery

The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee has updated its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2019/20 season.

How much pain is coronavirus causing wool producers?

The peak national woolgrower body has launched a survey to find out the impact of coronavirus on grassroot producers.

Millennials, ethnic groups the key to lifting lamb sales to the US

A winning young Australian meat judge says the majority of American meat consumers are still unfamiliar with lamb or how to cook it.

Millennials, ethnic groups the key to lifting lamb sales to the US

A winning young Australian meat judge says the majority of American meat consumers are still unfamiliar with lamb or how to cook it.

Low sheep numbers limit wool production recovery

The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee has updated its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2019/20 season.

Wool prices continue on downwards trend

National wool prices are continuing to fall, with losses recorded on all types and descriptions.

Milestone fleece competition pushed to 2021

The decision has been made to postpone the 20th National Fleece Competition.

First-cross ewe punt paid off

Three months later Ken and Jennifer Hewitt doubled their money on first-cross ewes

Animal disease detectives to be trained across South East Asia

A consortium of veterinary scientists has been established to train a new generation of animal disease detectives in 11 countries across South East Asia and the Pacific.

How efficient are your ewes?

Trials are underway in assessing the lifetime productivity of a ewe

How to improve the nutritional value of your livestock feed

A leading livestock consultant believes there’s a lack of clarity in the minds of a large proportion of producers when it comes to nutrition.

Buddle takes on proactive biosecurity role

SA’s Emily Buddle has been appointed as a specialist extension resource at Animal Health Australia, in a role that is set to implement proactive biosecurity measures to deliver greater support to the sheep and wool industries.

Interstate shearing jobs still going ahead

Shearer teams who usually cross interstate borders have been largely unhindered by border restrictions, according to the Shearing Contractors Association of Australia.

Single lamb makes $7500 in CTLX charity auction

Overwhelming support for a local family led to a single lamb being sold and donated back for re-auction to make $7500.

Young brokers encouraged to apply for wool award

Australian wool brokers are being encouraged to apply for the 2020 Wool Broker Award.

Clean, green Allendale on the market

Sandy and Sally Smith have placed their fine wool growing property Allendale on the market.

Sheep move in big numbers from west to east

Vast amounts of sheep are being sold from the west of the country to the east and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down.

Drought is not over for Wentworth producers

The Pollards received just 56 mils for the year in 2019.

Drought-stricken Wentworth producers hopeful

The Pollards received just 56 mils for the year in 2019.

Big prices online as sheep yardings remain low

Big prices are being seen for ewes online, but in physical saleyards, lamb and sheep numbers have remained low.

Royal Melbourne Show cancelled

The Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled for only the third time in its 165-year history.

How is the wool supply chain dealing with coronavirus?

The wool supply chain is a long one with lots of people and processes involved.

Government launches review of AWI’s WoolPoll process

Wool growers are being encouraged to have their say on the WoolPoll process.

Government launches review of AWI’s WoolPoll process

Wool growers are being encouraged to have their say on the WoolPoll process.

Scanned first-cross ewes make record $444 on AuctionsPlus

Sheep producers across the country are ramping up their restocking, resulting in record prices being seen for ewes on AuctionsPlus.

Sydney sells its smallest wool offering on record

Australian wool prices are continuing to fall, as is the amount of bales being offered for sale.

Supply and demand balancing act achieved in wool market

The ”new normal” saw auctions for wool conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

Panic grasses can be deadly for lambs

Sheep producers are being warned to keep an eye out for panic grasses on the back of recent rain.

Fears NZ contractors won’t be able to return for spring shearing

There are concerns about whether New Zealand shearers will be able to come back to Australia ahead of the busy spring shearing period.

Berridale Merino comp cancelled

For only the second time the Berridale ewe competition has been cancelled

Love, laughter and lockdown

When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade.

South African wool sales resume after essential service backflip

South African wool sales have been given the green light to continue after the government backflipped on its initial decision to not classify the industry as an essential service.

What you should do before restocking after drought, fire

Producers across the country are beginning to restock after drought and fire but a prominent NSW vet has warned against rushing into things.

Disaster rebuild help for livestock producers goes virtual

Sessions with business consultant on offer online.

How best to sell wool in uncertain times

At a time when uncertainty is plaguing the wool industry, there’s one way wool growers can get ahead – forward selling.

How best to sell wool in uncertain times

At a time when uncertainty is plaguing the wool industry, there’s one way wool growers can get ahead – forward selling.

Woolgrowers called to support AWI

Wool industry leaders identify lack of involvement a major issue among the younger generation

COVID-19 bears down as wool auctions continue

Open-cry wool auctions continue.

Wool buyers concerned by National Wool Declaration decision

Should the AWEX have waited for welfare trial results?

Online wool auctions to become weekly

Weekly online wool auctions are set to commence this week as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for alternatives to buyers sitting in an auction room.

WA producers gear up for second round of DNA testing

DNA Flock Profile testing has provided such powerful genetic insights that some Western Australian Merino breeders have decided to test again.

Copper deficiency could be fleecing farmers of thousands

A large scale sheep producer says copper deficient pastures could be silently robbing wool growers and lamb producers of valuable yield.

Wool grower jumps at chance to beat uncertainty

A Victorian wool grower says her family jumped at the chance to sell wool last week to combat the uncertainty of what’s ahead.

Coronavirus to impact major wool consuming countries’ economies

New forecasts have revealed that the world’s major wool consuming countries will see a large decline in economic output in 2020 as a result of coronavirus.

Do you know someone worthy of a wool industry medal?

The Australian Wool Industry Medal seeks to recognise men and women who have made an exceptional contribution to the country’s wool industry.

Smallest wool offering since 2009 met with mixed demand

The smallest offering since 2009 was presented to wool buyers last week in what would normally be the Easter recess.

Crossbred lambs to $280 at Ouyen

Crossbred lambs sold to $280 a head at Ouyen on Thursday.

Black and coloured flock saved from bushfires

Committed community support saved one of the original black and coloured sheep flocks from bushfire near Bargo.

Merino breeder using technology to advance his flock

Combining visual criteria along with fleece and bodyweight measurements Bookham district woolgrower is lifting production in his Merino flock

Disrupters abound but prices show resilience

Short weeks and restrictions again impact prime and store selling markets, but sales carry on.

Not as simple as opening the gate

Producers begin to ease sheep out of containment.

Data shows the sniff of a herd rebuild

Opinions vary about female cattle slaughter data and restocker inquiry for females and what it means for the national herd.

Rocklyn ticks boxes at Caragabal

Chance purchase of Rocklyn-blood ewes gave opportunity for genetic comparison

Animal activists target clothing companies

With shares in more than 56 companies, PETA takes great pride in declaring it buys the stock of target businesses.

Heavy lamb in limited supply

Prime lamb numbers across the state are dwindling

AWI right behind flock ewe competitions

Maiden ewe competitions are the best promotions of the value derived from a self-replacing Merino flock.

The silent nightmare for sheep producers

Abortion in ewes – the quiet nightmare for sheep producers.

Bigger wool offerings hit the online market

AWEX Eastern Market Indicator pokes it nose back up above the 1300 cents a kilogram mark.

Study aims to lift ewe scanning rates for more lambs

SHEEP pregnancy scanning is proving a valuable tool in enabling producers to target ewe nutrition and providing more feed to their twin-bearing and triplet-bearing ewes to lift lambing percentages.

Ewe comps return to Caragabal

Changes in enterprises on-farm led to the re-invigoration of the Caragabal flock ewe competition.

Chatsworth House sells to locals, as market hums along

The elite end of the rural property market has realised more than $120 millionn of sales after a strong spring and autumn selling period.

Bundara Downs mated ewe sale defies COVID-19 uncertainty |PHOTOS

WESTERN Flat based Bundara Downs overcame COVID-19 restrictions to hold a successful mated ewe sale with a 96 per cent clearance of more than 250 White Suffolks, Poll Dorsets and Suffolks on Friday, April 3.

ICMJ goes digital as coronavirus cancels conferences

Australia’s Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ) is investigating new digital delivery methods for meat science training and career networking after COVID-19 (coronavirus) forced the cancellation of its annual conferences.

Loading ramp standard needs feedback

The exclusion of humans from forcing yards and loading races is a key aim of draft loading ramp standards.

Langdene for lock structure at Flowerburn

Daniel Fitzell selects Merino rams from Langdene for their lock structure and nourishment.

Wool growers heed cries to reduce supply

A total of 25,000 bales were sold last week and all Merino fleece categories finished higher.

‘New normal’: saleyards and rural supplies

If you’re picking up seed, stay in your vehicle.

Will we still see high prices for studstock as we move online?

Stud stock agents say a coronavirus-influenced move to conduct sales online may limit the lengths buyers will take their bids to this season.

No sale at Dublin

THERE will be no markets at Dublin on Tuesday due to the Easter break.

Livestock vendor decs get a tune up

Easier, user friendly ways of meeting livestock integrity rules are on the way this year.

Wool auctions to proceed despite industry backlash

The Australian wool industry, against significant international backlash, will proceed to operate national wool auctions during the Easter recess.

Grant program for works to meet biosecurity challenges

A newly launched grants program is designed to meet emerging biosecurity challenges.

Grants on offer for SA saleyards, abattoirs to install red meat eID technology

The state’s saleyards and red meat processors will be financially assisted by the state government to accelerate their uptake of electronic identification systems, with grants of up to $200,000 available.

Wool succumbs to global economic fallout

Prices fell sharply across all wool types and microns last week.

Rain lessens panic for producers

Rain lessens panic, but still a mixed bag of good and bad news for meat producers.

Saleyard lamb prices recover

NSW lamb prices in the saleyards might be dearer, but the trend it not reflected in OTH pricing.

COVID-19 rocks wool industry

Agony for wool producers as Coronavirus rocks the industry.

COVID-19 causes carnage at Aussie wool auctions

We saw a big slap in the face for the wool market last week as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to reverberate around the globe.

Feed backup gives options to Orroroo operation

HAVING a level of confidence in available feed has allowed Shane and Anna Hooper to start rebuilding their sheep flock at Orroroo.

Major sheep events cancelled in wake of virus restrictions

Organisers of this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show and Sheepvention, have switched their focus to supporting their stakeholders and planning for 2021.

Major sheep events cancelled in wake of virus restrictions

Organisers of this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show and Sheepvention, have switched their focus to supporting their stakeholders and planning for 2021.

Bargains – WA ewes bought before the price bubble burst

As the O’Connell district reinvigorated from January and February rains, trading opportunities arose for Tom Roberts who imported Merino ewes from WA for $130 each plus $31/head transport cost.

Follow-up rain welcomed across large parts

There was a surprising amount of rain in some gauges across the state Thursday morning.

Shearing in isolation the way ahead for Raelene’s team

Longreach shearing contractor Raelene Bowden has isolated herself and her team of 15 as her way of managing the new protocols brought in to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the shearing industry.

Dust costing wool industry millions

Dust penetration lowering the value of the wool clip is alarming industry leaders

Brotherly bond breeds strong McBride ties

WHEN Vic Breeding took up the manager’s job at Teetulpa Station near Yunta in 1962, it was to be the start of an unshakeable bond with the McBride family spanning three generations.

Blowfly resistance to insecticides is widespread

Research continues on blowfly resistance, but free maggot sampling is to end on June 30.

Wool has black day with EMI plunging 97c

The Australian wool market suffered a painful day on Tuesday with the EMI shedding 97c.

Lamb yardings tumble as panic sell-off stops

Major saleyards reported much reduced lamb numbers at the start of this week as a panic sell-off is put on hold.

McBrides reach magical centenary from Faraway beginnings |PHOTOS

but as it celebrates its centenary it remains a dominant force as the nation’s fourth largest woolgrower.

Live sheep trade to beat the summer heat

New rules will ban live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East to other ports for 3.5 months during the northern hemisphere summer.

Implications of delayed shearing examined

The biggest risk for a lengthy closure of our shearing sheds is the very serious animal welfare implications.

Producers look to west for lamb restock

A record 239,600 sheep and lambs were transferred east from Western Australia in the first two months of 2020.

Uncertainty over wool market’s next move

Last week saw relative stability in the wool market for all industry participants, given the global pandemic of COVID-19.

Uncertainty over fleece market’s next move

Last week saw relative stability in the wool market for all industry participants, given the global pandemic of COVID-19.

Wool market makes a modest recovery

A recovery of sorts occurred as expected for the wool market last week.

Wool faces weak world demand for six months warns AWI boss

Australian Wool Innovation chairman Colette Garnsey has written to grower shareholders to update them on how the company is dealing with coronavirus.

Inaugural Charleville dorper sale a winner

The sale of all rams offered at the inaugural invitational dorper and white dorper ram sale at Charleville has underlined the growth in the meat sheep industry in southern Queensland.

AWEX freezes push for new alternative mulesing category

AWEX has bowed to pressure and will defer its push to add a new non-mulesed category on the National Wool Declaration.

AWEX freezes push for new alternative mulesing category

AWEX has bowed to pressure and will defer its push to add a new non-mulesed category on the National Wool Declaration.

Carew tradeweights snare win in Mundulla lamb competition

A later lambing has helped Carew producers Marc Carman and Veronica Marechal find lambs in the sweet spot to become the overall winners in the 2020 Mundulla Prime Lamb Competition.

Hard work creates rock solid foundation for Nutts

Carrying on a rich tradition of excelling with sheep and tourism in a region many would call harsh, Pandurra Station’s Bruce and Julie Nutt, via Port Augusta, consider themselves lucky to live in the area.

Vic, Tassie and NSW growers dominate the Zegna awards

The luxury menswear brand from Italy runs the awards in collaboration with the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association.

Keep your distance, shearers and shed hands told

New protocols have been released for wool harvesting in the era of Covid-19.

Saleyards and wool auctions ruled essential services

Federal Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud, has announced wool auctions and saleyards are an essential part of the agriculture supply chain.

Wool loses sickening feeling as EMI rises 4c

Some hope returned to the wool market this week with the EMI posting a small gain of 4 cents.

Covid-19: MLA shuts offices, bans market officers from saleyards

Meat & Livestock Australia has closed all its offices for a month to ride out the coronavirus risk.

$21m jackpot for growers as defunct company finally wound up

The Graziers Investment Company has finally been wound up with woolgrower shareholders receiving $21m.

Mobile vet service taking off amid coronavirus

Beyond coronavirus it could also offer biosecurity benefits .

Keep your working dogs safe while baiting

There are ways to keep working dogs safe from accessing baits without having to cease baiting operations.

Wool market defies coronavirus as EMI rises by 7c

The wool market shrugged off more coronavirus gloom on Wednesday with a modest rise in the EMI.

Thomas Foods International is keeping calm and carrying on

Thomas Foods International says meat processing at its two major plants is operating as normal.

Online auction platform to waive fees for livestock sales

The move aims to support the continuation of livestock trade in the coming months.

Victorian couple takes Zegna’s ‘golden fleece’ award

Growers from Victoria and Tasmania have dominated this year’s Zegna wool awards.

Victorian couple takes Zegna’s ‘golden fleece’ award

Growers from Victoria and Tasmania have dominated this year’s Zegna wool awards.

Panic meat buying can’t stop slide in lamb prices

Export uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact Australia’s lamb and mutton markets.

“It’s busier than Christmas”

Paddock to plate businesses see increased demand.

Glimmer of hope at week’s first wool sale in Melbourne

Last week’s crash in wool prices was halted when this week’s wool auctions resumed in Melbourne.

Wool market stability seems a long way off

With global markets facing what can only be described as a meltdown, the Eastern Market Indicator appeared to hold its ground well.

Merino ewes sold for $400 at Young

Dispersal of Merino ewes realised terrific interest for well bred stock

Merino ewes sell for $400 at Young sale

Dispersal of Merino ewes realised terrific interest for well bred stock

Exporters speed up accreditation of stock handlers to keep boats afloat

LiveCorp is speeding up accreditation of stock handlers to ensure live sheep and cattle boats keep sailing.

Lamb prices continue to back-pedal amid Covid-19 fears

A big yarding of lambs at Monday’s Bendigo sale added to fears producers are keen to sell amid fears coronavirus will cause more headaches in the red meat supply chain.

Queensland agistment helps Egelabra fast forward

Last year was the driest since records began at Egelabra in central New South Wales but thanks to agistment in western Queensland, Australia’s oldest closed stud has hit the fast forward button.

Wool market continues to nosedive as coronavirus threat escalates

China is getting back on track, with most of the early stage processors operating at more than 70 per cent capacity.

Coronavirus: Wool says it must be declared an essential industry

WoolProducers Australia is mounting a case for the wool industry to be declared an essential service to avoid new coronavirus business shutdowns.

Mid North abattoir reaches final approval stages

A new $75 million multi-species abattoir at Warnertown is close to getting the green light with the first stock expected to be processed in mid 2021.

Mid North abattoir reaches final approval stage

A new $75 million multi-species abattoir at Warnertown is close to getting the green light with the first stock expected to be processed in mid 2021.

Heavy fleece weight wins at Bookham

The annual Bookham Agricultural Bureau ewe competition was conducted bearing in mind current advice re social gatherings.

MLA office doors still open despite coronvirus spread

Meat & Livestock Australia’s officers remain open – for now – as coronavirus continues to spread.

New livestock tags to track animal health

Estimated to bring $9 billion dollars of value to livestock industry.

Satellite tags to track animal health

Estimated to bring $9 billion dollars of value to livestock industry.

Wool cut is king at Wardlaws

The Merino is the sheep of choice for David and Sally Wardlaw, Avoca.

Lamb prices ease at Ouyen as yarding increases

Lamb prices eased $10-$20 at Ouyen Livestock Exchange, Vic, on Thursday.

Your Kelpie unlikely to spread virus

Working dogs, or pets, are extremely unlikely to spread the coronavirus according to the Australian Veterinary Association.

Fall armyworm is on the march, warns MLA

Exotic fall armyworm is spreading from its arrival point at Bamaga in far north Queensland.

Fall armyworm is on the march, warns MLA

Exotic fall armyworm is spreading from its arrival point at Bamaga in far north Queensland.

Wool market catches flu as Covid-19 hits harder

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic triggered a wool market dive this week.

Adelaide Show chooses not to relax OJD ruling

The rigorous health requirements for sheep of all breeds at the 2020 Royal Adelaide Show have sparked strong debate, with some interstate stud breeders saying it is time Adelaide fell in line with other major sheep shows.

Covid-19 hits project to build smarter livestock ships

An ambitious project to build a new generation of livestock ships has been hit by Italy’s coronavirus lockdown.

All the action from the SA Stud Sheep Merino Expo | PHOTOS

Some of the state’s best Merino and Poll Merinos were showcased by 28 exhibitors at the SA Stud Sheep Merino Expo in Burra on Tuesday.

Local butchers feeling the love returning

The coronavirus outbreak has seen a swift shift in red meat buyer habits with local butchers the beneficiaries.

Wool market gets sinking feeling as Covid-19 piles on pain

The Eastern Market Indicator shed 52 cents on Wednesday as uncertainty about the impact of coronavirus continues to grow.

Quality Merinos on display at expo in Burra

A global pandemic couldn’t keep the crowds away from the Elders SA Stud Merino Expo at the Burra Oval on Tuesday.

Wattle Grove wins at Mudgee

Mudgee Merino flocks headed to the local showground for the 2020 Chris Naake Memorial Merino Flock Ewe Competition.

Bids fly for well-built Merino ram at expo

WA buyers returned to purchase the top ram at the Elders SA Stud Merino Expo in Burra yesterday.

Bids fly for well-built Merino ram at expo in Burra

WA buyers returned to purchase the top ram at the Elders SA Stud Merino Expo in Burra yesterday.

Coronavirus checks rampant lamb market but prices still high

Lamb prices have gone off the boil a little in the past week as coronavirus continues to cause havoc in the global economy.

Wool prices in retreat as coronavirus inflicts pain

This week’s wool sales resumed in Melbourne this week against a backdrop of worldwide panic over coronavirus.

LambEx becomes another victim to coronavirus

Melbourne will have to wait another year to host its first LambEx conference.

LambEx becomes another victim to coronavirus

Melbourne will have to wait another year to host its first LambEx conference.

When’s best age to class ewes

Five years into a 10 year lifetime project it’s looking as though ewe selection when classing may be better as hoggets.

Wool industry endures one hit after another

There is no doubt Australian wool growers are demonstrating unprecedented levels of resilience.

Are researchers closing in on a vaccine for flystrike?

Researchers have developed proptotype vaccines to protect sheep against flystrike.

Southern Tablelands Flock Ewe Championship 2020: Meet the competitors and judges

The 2020 Southern Tablelands Flock Ewe Championship is on March 20.

Merino productivity research creating more questions than answers

Making more questions than answers is what the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project is all about.

Wool market remains calm amid global panic

In a dramatic week across the globe currencies crashed, equities soared then crashed, then boomed again, and the wool market eased a little bit.

Wool prices soften as market shows fragility

Last week, the Australian wool market finally reacted to coronavirus.

Fleece prices slip as market shows fragility

Last week, the Australian wool market finally reacted to coronavirus.

Producers must focus harder on lamb genetics says leading processor

The manager of Breakout River Meats at Cowra says poor lamb genetics is costing the industry dearly.

Key farm bodies now out of step on changes to National Wool Declaration

NSW Farmers and WoolProducers Australia are in disagreement over proposed changes to the National Wool Declaration.

Blayney Show introduces junior educational day | Photos

Over 130 students took part in the inaugural Blayney Show junior judging educational day last Friday.

Holden heartbeat – preserving the brand for the future

Hayden and Marg Pilgrim are the keepers of a collection of cars that include 16 Holdens.

Want to make a bigger killing from lambs? Reduce the stress!

Leading Merino breeder, Nigel Kerin, says pile too much stress onto their lambs with bad consequences.

Want to make a bigger killing from lambs? Reduce the stress!

Leading Merino breeder, Nigel Kerin, says pile too much stress onto their lambs with bad consequences.

Now’s the time to think about sheep feedlots, farmers told

Ashley Olsson, chairman of Clipex, said every producer should be thinking about building an on-farm feedlot.

Containment lot at Boorowa saves ewes

Keeping the potential of his Merino ewes was crucial for Murray Dymock

Redline are Dorset Horn champions

Four entries were on the mat for the Dorset Horn class

Baringa, Rene take White Suffolk ribbons

A very strong lineup of White Suffolks greeted judge Finlay MacDonald, Fairburn White Suffolks, Porcupine Ridge, Victoria and he took some time in his deliberations.

Harewood stands strong with $1140 average

Harewoods second sale a massive success

Lamb finishing is a perfect fit

Farm fencing and lamb finishing program keeps Phil Davies a busy man.

Hillden top Poll Dorset ram title, Closeup take Poll Dorset ewe

As expected, the competition in the Poll Dorset ring was very strong.

Wool tangled in ongoing global uncertainty

New market fundamentals set to challenge wool growers.

Talkook’s breed success

Exemplary classes paraded during the Border Leicester judging.

Demand, numbers driving prices higher

Heavy lambs sold to $380, while light lambs made more than $11 a kilogram this week.

Reliable rainfall country a real attraction for buyers

Buyers from across the spectrum and from interstate as well as local are pushing land prices higher, with no end in sight.

Hillden’s supreme shortwool

A young Poll Dorset ram was judged supreme shortwool exhibit

Virus panic leaves wool market feeling unwell

Coronavirus left the Australia wool market feeling a little off colour on Wednesday.

Border Leicester ram is supreme longwool

The Anderson family from Talkook, Crookwell were jubilant in taking supreme longwool exhibit

Bahr wethers cut 11.8 kilos of wool in trial

Mulquiny family on top in Peter Westblade Merino trial.

State lamb record falls at Dublin at $348

Lamb prices continued to surge upwards at the state’s saleyards this week, including the SA Livestock Exchange at Dublin on Tuesday, where a $348 state record was set.

George is over the moon to join AWI

George Lehman from Junee in the NSW Riverina is the latest inductee into Australian Wool Innovation’s Graduate Training Program.

Victorian supreme in Black and Coloured

There was an international flavour with New Zealander judging the feature breed

Ballarat again tops at $380 as lamb’s stellar run continues

There is no end in sight for the golden run in lamb and mutton priced despite the worsening coronavirus outbreak.

Influx of wool proves too much for buyers

Last week’s wool auctions resulted in a drop in prices across the all types.

Merino flocks open for inspection around Bathurst region

Eight Merino flocks between Bathurst and Rydal opened their gates to the 50 visitors during the 25th annual Bathurst Merino Association’s maiden Merino ewe competition last Friday, March 6.

Wool jitters as coronavirus hits Italy’s fashion capital

Northern Italy, the centre of the country’s wool processing and high fashion sectors, has been belted by coronavirus.

Harden stockman receives Peter Westblade Scholarship

Murray Smith, Harden, NSW and Brodie Carpenter, Swansea, TAS are the 2020 recipients

Meet the 2020 Peter Westblade Scholars

Murray Smith, Harden, NSW and Brodie Carpenter, Swansea, TAS are the 2020 recipients

St Gregory’s College take supreme Corriedale exhibit

Ewe worthy winner in Corriedale classes

Market struggles to absorb large wool offering

The simple mechanics of volumes required to fill orders and funds available meant buyers were more selective in the lots they purchased.

Superfine fleece champion in wool section

Entries in the fleece section were consistent despite the drought and tough seasonal conditions.

Conrayn fleece takes Canberra grand champion

Entries in the fleece section were consistent despite the drought and tough seasonal conditions.

Chinese wool magnate buys another Victorian farm

A Chinese wool tycoon has added to his portfolio of properties in Victoria.

Chinese wool magnate buys another Victorian farm

A Chinese wool tycoon has added to his portfolio of properties in Victoria.

Closeup Suffolk champ

Limited numbers didn’t detract from quality in Suffolk classes

Closeup Suffolk champion at Canberra

Limited numbers didn’t detract from quality in Suffolk classes

Changes help Lake Bolac farm hit its peak

The mixed cropping and livestock enterprise Wirrinourt at Lake Bolac has been transformed in recent years, and the results are outstanding.

No time to fret over ‘rise’ of alternative proteins

Alternative proteins have been a fact of life for a while now.

Yasloc rams jump to 79 per cent clearance

Yasloc ram sales tops at $1000 twice

Wool market groans under weight of supply

The wool prices retreated on Thursday with the biggest weekly offering since 2008.

Colourful bale proceeds donated to Michael Manion charity

A very colourful and specially-decorated wool bale was auctioned for charity this week, with all proceeds donated to the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation.

Bushfires killed 70,000 sheep, most of them on Kangaroo Island

Around 70,000 sheep were lost in the recent bushfires with most killed on Kangaroo Island.

Peter Westblade Scholarship Dinner

Murray Smith, NSW and Brodie Carpenter, TAS 2020 scholarship recipients.

Time to take a stand

When Tiff Davey was 19, she landed her first real job in agriculture, as a jillaroo on an outback station.

Easing flock variation at Tallimba

Darryl Kitto and family from Goyura, Tallimba, recognised they were going to have to reduce their ewe numbers in the drought, but they wanted to make sure they were getting rid of the lower performing ewes.

Demand sees 24,000 more sheep go east

Eastern States buyers were chasing various sheep types.

Wool market back in action as the EMI rises three cents

Wool auctions have finally resumed after a cyber attack on the industry’s main IT provider.

Agriculture needs to heed lessons of wool cyber attack

An academic from Charles Sturt University says the cyber attack on the main provider of IT software to the wool industry is a wake up call for the whole of agriculture.

AA – new meaning for woolgrowers

Anesthesia and analgesia are animal welfare tools readily available for use when mulesing.

Wool sale shutdown a ‘gigantic wake-up call’

Criticism of the suspension of wool sales is growing louder despite the resumption of auctions.

Sydney Show entry numbers and judges revealed

Santa Gertudis, Australian Whites and dairy cattle were some of the big movers.

AWEX told to think again on new wool declaration

Two key players have rejected AWEX’s push to add a special category to the National Wool Declaration to accommodate alternatives to surgical mulesing.

More smiles as lambs hit $378 at Ballarat

Lamb prices have continued to rise this week although export heavy weights have been a little cheaper.

More smiles as lambs hit $378 at Ballarat

Lamb prices have continued to rise this week although export heavy weights have been a little cheaper.

Central West champs

Records keep breaking for Condobolin flocks in the Central Western zone Merino ewe competition.

Steinborner’s shear stamina raises funds for mental health

Eudunda shearer Mark Steinborner has just completed his fourth shearathon, this time raising funds for Beyond Blue.

Weight of volume on offer to test this week’s wool market

Online buyer activity on AuctionsPlus Wool was steady, however, no doubt was hampered by the cyber-attack.

Big night at Don Brown Merino dinner | Photos

See all the photos from the Don Brown Memorial Merino Ewe dinner.

At last, wool auctions set to resume after cyber hacking

Today’s Melbourne wool sales have been cancelled because of a cyber attack on the industry’s main software supplier.

Wool auctions suspended again as cyber attack chaos continues

Today’s Melbourne wool sales have been cancelled because of a cyber attack on the industry’s main software supplier.

Caragabal Merino ewe competition| Photos

The thirteenth Caragabal Merino Ewe Competition was held on Friday 21st February 2020.

ABARES tips steady rise for wool prices and production

ABARES is predicting a modest rise in wool prices and consumption in the coming five years.

Lamb and mutton prices will peak this year says ABARES

The national commodity forecaster, ABARES, is tipping some of the heat will come out of lamb and mutton saleyard prices in the medium term.

Cyber attack halts Australian wool sales

It was not the coronavirus, but another malware virus which hit the wool industry last week.

AWI chief blasts disruption of wool auctions

Australian Wool Innovation is asking questions about how wool auctions have been halted by a cyber attack.

Interbreed competition in sheep at Canberra

Second day in the sheep pavilion at Royal Canberra Show

All the results from the interbreed sheep competition at Canberra

All the results from the second day in the sheep pavilion at the Royal Canberra Show.

Day one in the sheep shed at Canberra

Quality was high in the British and dual-purpose breeds despite fewer numbers on the first day of the 2020 Royal Canberra Show.

Nomuula double toppers

Cherilyn Lowe’s Nomuula Dorper and White Dorper studs sold the top-priced rams of both breeds at the 2020 Eastern Region breeds’ sale at Dubbo on Friday.

Bid to outlaw mulesing in NSW by 2022 is torpedoed

Legislation from the NSW Animal Justice Party to ban mulesing has been rejected by both the Coalition and Labor.

Sheepmeat enjoyed a stellar $4.1 billion year in 2019

Australia’s sheepmeat sector enjoyed another stellar year in 2019.

Cyber attack stops Australian wool auctions

Australia’s wool auctions had to be abandoned yesterday because of a cyber attack on the industry’s main software supplier.

Wool sales abandoned for rest of week after cyber attack

Australia’s wool auctions had to be abandoned yesterday because of a cyber attack on the industry’s main software supplier.

Growers feel pain after wool sales abandoned

Australia’s wool auctions had to be abandoned yesterday because of a cyber attack on the industry’s main software supplier.

Old pals meet under the peppercorn trees at Newmarket

The 29th Newmarket saleyards reunion attracted about 70 to the annual event.

Push to get relief from mulesing pain for both sheep and growers

A petition in Europe and the United States has gathered 250,000 signatures supporting the compulsory use of pain relief at mulesing.

Second win in a row for Hewitts at Gunning

2020 Gunning Flock Ewe Competition results announced.

Softer lamb price sentiment

A bright spot in this week’s trading was the restocker lamb indicator which remained above 1000c/kg.

Lambs hit record $380 at Ballarat as market runs white hot

Tight supply and keen demand has produced a new national record lamb price at Ballarat.

Lambs hit record $380 at Ballarat as market runs white hot

Tight supply and keen demand has produced a new national record lamb price at Ballarat.

Wool continues to avoid coronavirus angst

Prices rise across most of the wool on offer for the week.

Lock structure at Boorowa

Eight flocks entered in the Boorowa Merino ewe competition attracted keen discussion on the Merino industry.

Push for new National Wool Declaration continues to cause pain

AWEX is undertaking a third round of consultation over its controversal plan to update the National Wool Declaration

‘How we increased joining rates by 21 per cent in drought’

Livestock agronomist helps implement management changes.

Eyes on Parkes maiden ewes

Forty – plus Merino enthusiasts visited the six flocks participating in the 2020 Doug Bicket Memorial Merino Ewe Competition conducted by the Parkes Show Society on Friday, February 21.

Wool market shrugs off lingering coronavirus concerns

Last week saw many other global markets stuttering and spluttering, but the wool market powered ahead with a fair degree of confidence.

Strong confidence wool won’t catch coronavirus gloom

The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia celebrated its centenary in Melbourne last week.

The Burren Junction flock that thrived in drought

From dust to grass in just four weeks.

Staehr’s unexpected ewe competition win

Gary Staehr almost didn’t enter the McLennan-McColl Ewe Competition this year, but he’s glad he did, having taken out the champion title.

AuctionsPlus: Weekly sheep and goat sale report

Nearly 70,000 sheep and 1500 goats were offered on AuctionsPlus in the past week.

Why cattle producers are opting for sheep

The quicker turnover of sheep is proving attractive to producers.

Wool brokers celebrate their centenary amid growing market confidence

Th National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia has marked its centenary with celebrations in Melbourne.

Spinning a future for Suri-Merino

Robyn Betts has created an exclusive range of knitwear which celebrates Victoria’s growers and wool processing industry.

Free water testing still available

Stock drinking water quality is fundamental to good animal health.

Passion for heavy fleece on Monaro

A love of heavy fleeces drives Vince Janota to seek more production from his Merino ewes.

L’Estrange’s top off big year

One Merino flock in the Condobolin district has defied the odds of drought and dust storms and presented near clean wools to win the 2020 Don Brown Condobolin Merino Ewe Competition.

L’Estranges dust off big year

One Merino flock in the Condobolin district has defied the odds of drought and dust storms and presented near clean wools to win the 2020 Don Brown Condobolin Merino Ewe Competition.

Wool prices stay healthy as EMI rises 6c

The wool market didn’t lose any ground today despite lingering worries about the coronavirus in China, our main buyer.

Nixon family’s ewes back-to-back win

FORTY Merino enthusiasts at the 27th Ted Little Memorial Trundle Merino Ewe Field Day last Thursday heard livestock husbandry tips and crop alternatives for this year, plus insights to three of the region’s top Merino flocks.

CW ewe comp celebrates 21st

Australian Wool Innovations chair, Colette Garnsey will be guest speaker at the Central West Merino ewe competition’s 21st year of zone finals at Parkes on Thursday, February 27.

Futera explores new markets

Woolgrower Steve Sprigg, Futera Farm, WA, doesn’t mind pushing boundaries.

Processors feel the heat as heavy lambs top at $350

The recent upward burst in lamb prices has continued this week at sales around south-east Australia.

Lamb’s lofty price trend continues

NSW trade lambs climbed nearly 100c/kg in the past week on the back of an already red-hot market.

Alfoxton rams average $1370 for $2750 top

Alfoxton Dohne sale clears 75 per cent

Wool market deflects fears over coronavirus

After speculation over how and when the coronavirus would impact the Australian wool market, the market has actually held its own.

Indicator slips 9c/kg and settles at 1568c/kg

After speculation over how and when the coronavirus would impact the Australian wool market, the market has actually held its own.

‘We told you so!’ Drought starts to bite red meat sector

Governments have been accused of sitting on their hands and doing nothing to help meat processing sector through a livestock “drought”

Rees’ back-to-back win at West Wyalong

Keith and Paula Rees of Beckom has won the West Wyalong Maiden Ewe Competition for the second consecutive year.

Photos of the West Wyalong Maiden Ewe Comp

All the photos from the West Wyalong Maiden Ewe Competition on Friday.

Drought recovery and reproduction on agenda at Trangie field day

A big Merino field day at Trangie in Central West NSW early next month will provide an update on drought recovery strategies and flock reproduction performance.

Quality Tasmanian wool bolsters first day of auctions

At the end of the week, the market, as measured by the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator, dropped 10 cents a kilogram.

Gunning Flock Ewe Competition 2020

Eight Merino producers displayed their sheep this year.

Want more lambs? First look at yourself in the mirror

Producers have the tools to help them halve current lambing losses says leading consultant.

Tough times for Tasmania’s superfine producers

Tasmanian superfine wool producers hang in, during tough times.

Cressbrook reaches a $3400 top price

Repeat buyers push Cressbrook to a 72 per cent clearance

Wool market sniffle as China virus lockdown contines

The wool market lost a little ground this week as the trade waits anxiously for China to contain an outbreak of coronavirus.

Wool market sniffle as China virus lockdown continues

The wool market lost a little ground this week as the trade waits anxiously for China to contain an outbreak of coronavirus.

Merinos firm as big player in meat market

Producers take notice of Merino meat returns

Hang onto your hat, restocker lamb indicator hits $10 a kg

Saleyard lamb and mutton prices have continued to rise on the back of widespread rain.

Anthrax confirmed on Central Tablelands property

Vets are urging producers to vaccinate.

Anthrax case on Central Tablelands

Vets are urging producers to vaccinate.

Fence still needs the trapper

Government cvalls for tenders to supply materials for the world’s longest dog fence, but a Tablelands trappers says wire alone won’t stop ferals.

Floods no barrier for committed Westvale ram buyers

Repeat buyers return to secure Westvale genetics

Integral for small operators

Giving smaller operators somewhere to showcase their stock is just one of the benefits to the Dorper Sheep Society of Australia’s Eastern Regions Dorper sale.

Fencing renewal underway across burnt regions

The huge task of re-fencing the vast areas of fire-affected land is in full swing.

EP butcher snags top lamb title

A Cowell butcher has earned bragging rights of having the nation’s best lamb sausage with its sundried tomato and feta lanb sausage.

Lamb and mutton market not rattled by coronavirus as prices keep rising

Benchmark lamb and mutton price indicators have kept rising this week after welcome rain across wide areas of NSW and Queensland.

Queenlee betters ram sale average

Buyers flock to Uralla ram sale.

Nerve-wracking start to the new decade for the wool industry

Predicting what will happen from here with coronavirus is nigh on impossible, with the situation changing rapidly.

Merino ewes in strong contest

Placegetters announced for Crookwell Merino ewe competition.

Sheep numbers keep dipping, lamb exports keep rising

Australia’s sheep nunbers are set to fall to levels not seen since 1904 but sheepmeat exports are tipped to keep booming.

Sheep numbers keep dipping, lamb exports keep rising

Australia’s sheep nunbers are set to fall to levels not seen since 1904 but sheepmeat exports are tipped to keep booming.

Strong European interest bolsters market

To the shock of many observers, wool prices rose across the board at last week’s auctions.

Wiltipoll enthusiasts keen on their purchases the land

It was a buyers market on Saturday.

Buyers can’t deny value for money at Waverley Downs

Welcome rain the night before provided plenty of confidence.

Rains patchy, below expectations

Patchy rain has failed to deliver significant falls to east Gippsland and the north-east of Victoria.

Wool market shrugs off coronavirus concerns

Last week saw the wool market in Australia shrug off concerns over the coronavirus and get down to business working on refilling the pipeline.

Tasmanian buyers secure top Alfoxton ram

The Clonan family met their expectations at Monday’s sale.

Wiltipoll enthusiasts keen on their purchases

It was a buyers market on Saturday.

Narranmore Poll Dorsets to $1700 twice

Fourty-two Poll Dorset rams sold to an average of $1011.

China and US go neck and neck for our sheemeat in January

Another month and the same story of China and the United States dominating Australia’s sheepmeat exports.

China and US go neck and neck for our sheepmeat in January

Another month and the same story of China and the United States dominating Australia’s sheepmeat exports.

Keep feral predators at bay

Take action to save livestock and wildlife.

Amarula Dorpers clears 96 per cent

Strong support both online and in the grandstand achieved the result.

Wool’s got nothing to fear from growth of online buying of clothes

Australian Wool Innovation says the growth of online selling of clothes is an opportunity for Merino wool.

Wool industry must unite to support China

It is essential that the impact of coronavirus on our export-focused industries is strategically managed over the coming weeks.