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Sheep producers urged to watch out for Campylobacter

Campylobacter is a common bacteria found across the country which is the leading cause of infectious abortions in sheep.

Wool off-cuts used to ship food and pharmaceuticals

Wool is being used as an alternative thermal packaging for food and pharmaceutical products.

Sale average lift at Carcuma Nth

QUALITY Poll Merino, White Suffolk and Poll Dorset sires were offered at Carcuma North’s 13th annual sale at Peake last week.

Online bidders boost Ridgway ram sale

Ridgway Poll Merino stud interfaced its on-property ram sale with AuctionsPlus for the first time on Monday.

Processing uncertainty impacts national lamb yardings

Uncertainty in the Victorian processing industry has impacted yardings at major sheep and lamb sales.

Supply outdoing demand

Wool industry in a bind as gap between supply and demand continues to see stockpile rise.

Focus on modern methods to push productivity and boost wool profits near Boorowa

Nick and Pen Gay use multi-tactics to push the competitiveness of wool with sheep meat.

Wool buyers were starting to get active online last week while auction activity slowed

Sparks of interest were seen for online wool offerings last week, as auction prices dived.

Sheep, cattle drench the latest COVID wonder drug

Ivermectin, best known to farmers as an ingredient in sheep and cattle drenches, has showed promise as a possible treatment of COVID-19.

Sheep, cattle drench the latest possible COVID-19 treatment

Ivermectin, best known to farmers as an ingredient in sheep and cattle drenches, has showed promise as a possible treatment of COVID-19.

Focus on advantages of natural fibres may be needed to claw back wool demand

Analyst calls for all wool stakeholders to promote the fibre to lift demand.

What benefit does scanning bring you?

Does indicating whether your ewes are in lamb to singles or multiples improve your returns when selling them?

Strong competition ensures $2469 average at White River ram sale

WHITE River Poll Merino and Merino stud, Poochera, achieved another outstanding result at its 41st annual ram sale last Thursday with a total clearance of 187 big bodied, heavy cutting rams to a $15,000 high and impressive $2469 average.

Whopper Wednesday for buyers

Cowra Council has moved quickly to change the weekly lamb sale day to Wednesday.

Interstate interest buoys Kamora & Netley Park ram sale

Many Poll Merino rams were heading interstate after the Kamora & Netley Park sale at Sandalwood on Friday.

Gippsland Merino Ram Sale moves online, physical sale cancelled

The sale will be conducted via AuctionsPlus.

Market spike unlikely until retail spending resumes after global COVID-19 restrictions start to lift

Australia’s wool market slumped after auction recess last week as global consumers remain MIA.

Highlighting heritage sheep

Sheep with “attitude” also taste good.

Overweight bales heavy toll on wool industry

Overweight bales enormous cost to wool industry.

Growers call for a government representative to sit on AWI board

A wool industry group is calling on the federal government to elect one of its own representatives to sit on the Australian Wool Innovation board.

Top tips for winter lambing

Jim Meckiff advised keeping ewes ‘fit not fat’ prior to winter lambing

Rapid but planned expansion for this Tasmanian farm operation

Oliver Lindsay and father Peter, have a planned approach to developing their Tasmanian mixed farm business.

Woolgrower who lost 25kms of fencing donates bale to BlazeAid

The farmer lost lost three quarters of his farm to fire.

Marketing challenges ahead for mutton exporters

There are challenges ahead for Australia’s mutton exports, as key markets struggle to manufacture pre-COVID-19 inventory with mutton consumption down.

Lamb prices drop at Ouyen

Prices dropped even further at Ouyen Livestock Exchange in Vic on Thursday.

Strong turn out boosts Kamora Pk ram sale average

Sale average increase of nearly $330 at Kamora Park Poll Merino ram sale on Friday at Sandalwood.

SA shearers to step up to fill spring vacancies

While New Zealand and Victorian shearers are unable to travel to SA for the spring shearing season as a result of COVID-19 border restrictions, those in the SA shearing industry are optimistic that utilising local forces will allow the state get through the busy period.

Tracker a cracker for traceability and biosecurity

A new app uses technology to track livestock movements that utilises what all farmer have – a smart phone.

Tattykeel launches lamb brand to the world

Renowned Australian White sheep stud Tattykeel has launched its very own luxury lamb brand to the world – Margra Lamb.

Value of sending back data to the producer

New tools for smaller processors to tap into benefits of animal health data

‘Well nourished’ wool type ram hits $10,000 at Rices Creek’s SE sale |PHOTOS

A $32,000 purchase at Collinsville stud’s 2016 on-property sale is still paying dividends for Rices Creek stud which set a new $10,000 record price at its Tintinara sale last week with a grandson of the Imperial 20 ram.

‘Well nourished’ wool type ram hits $10,000 at Rices Creek’s SE sale

A $32,000 purchase at Collinsville stud’s 2016 on-property sale is still paying dividends for Rices Creek stud which set a new $10,000 record price at its Tintinara sale on Thursday with a grandson of the Imperial 20 ram.

Dilemma for cross border ram sellers

Vic Poll Dorset and White Suffolk stud Janmac is facing a “once in a lifetime” dilemma, with stud principals Grant and Bryce Hausler separated from more than half their clients by the border restrictions.

NSW Farmers opposes mulesing ban

NSW Farmers respond to bill that could potentially ban mulesing in NSW.

Water utilisation needed a rethink as ground cover increased at Kildara

Increasing ground cover resulted is less rainwater runoff, so Richard Keniry set up a new watering system for Kildara, Eurimbla.

How to get your lambs to best adapt to a feedlot situation

There is evidence to suggest that exposing lambs to a feedlot diet prior to feedlot entry and ensuring sufficient intake of that diet could increase feed intake and lamb growth.

Atkins Farm opens gate to plate

Tim and Monika McArthur plan to turn their Atkins Farm shearing shed at Meadows into a paddock-to-plate tourism experience.

Global demand for wool continues to falter

Wool market suffers severe losses as COVID-19 continues to negatively impact global demand.

Can you select for quality and yield?

UNE meat science lecturer Peter McGilchrist said quality and yield used to be antagonistic to each other.

Sheep industry investigating its sustainability

The Sheep Sustainability Framework is in its consultation period before it is released to the public by the end of the year.

Should sheep eID tags become compulsory nationally?

There are growing calls for the livestock industry to implement a national strategy on sheep identification tags.

Stud and regular buyers help Glenville to healthy average, full clearance

STRONG stud interest propelled Glenville Merino & Poll Merino to an outstanding sale average and full clearance at their 59th annual on-property auction near Cowell on Tuesday.

Stock footing the bill for bumper season

Stock are footing the bill as foot abscess cases increase.

New resources launched for tips on trait selection

MLA has launched new resources to help commercial producers target specific traits identified when buying sires.

Record high set for second year in a row at North Cowie

YORKE Peninsula based North Cowie Merino and Poll Merino stud at Warooka has broken its top price record for the second year in a row with strong bidding throughout the catalogue.

Reduced Victorian output to be mitigated by lower throughput

As the biggest processing state of sheep and lamb in the country, what impact will Victoria’s reduced capacity have on the industry as a whole?

Breath easy with new age wool masks

Wool masks introducing new customers to the fibre’s many benefits.

Sharing the good news about meat

US paves the way with consumer education, says ICMJ’s Priscilla Evans

All eyes on wool as market resumes today

The wool market returns from its three-week winter recess today.

Great returns from Merino wether lambs

Turning off heavier Merino wether lambs from Oxton Park, Harden, has been attributed to a number of factors by Brad Cavanagh

Merinos pay to plant crops

Australian Merinos taking the risk out of cropping business.

Second training in ‘shearing shed of the future’

Shearers and wool handlers gained the ultimate in shearing and wool handling training on Saturday by some of the industry’s best at Dubo.

Lamb snags delight northern SA diners

TRAVELLERS in the northern pastoral areas of the state have given the thumbs up to a new brand, the Sustainable Sausage. Litchfield Pastoral Company are selling lamb snags seasoned with Lake Eyre salt

Challenging the Merino

Three influential studmasters who challenged accepted breeding concepts and set their own course changed the Merino forever, writes STEPHEN BURNS.

Goat busters at Charleville

Charleville’s John and Bronwyn Hodgen expect to come out of the last seven or so years of drought more financially viable than when they went into it, all thanks to goats.

O’Brien Poll Merino soars to $8600 stud record

O’Brien Poll Merino and Dohne stud at Kyancutta defied the dry season on the Upper Eyre Peninsula posting an 85 per cent clearance, including a new $8600 record price at their sale at the Wudinna Showgrounds last Thursday.

O’Briens snare $8600 record

O’Brien Poll Merino and Dohne stud at Kyancutta defied the dry season on the Upper Eyre Peninsula posting an 85 per cent clearance, including a new $8600 record price at their sale at the Wudinna Showgrounds last Thursday.

Merino field day showcase draws wide interest

A STEADY stream of prospective clients and onlookers were met with a showcase of fine rams at the Karoonda & Districts Stud Merino Field Day, held at the sun-drenched Murray Bridge Showgrounds today.

Cowra lamb sale day under review

Council is looking at the possibility of changing the sale day to Wednesday

Face mask wearing on-farm needs some common sense: premier

Premier says common sense rule applies in onfarm wearing of face masks.

Should shearers wear a mask? Use your common sense says government

Premier says common sense rule applies in onfarm wearing of face masks.

Wool grease prices increase as consumers buy more cosmetics

Wool prices may have declined these last few months but demand for wool grease has actually been on the rise.

Dry spell prompts early saleyard sucker sell-off

SOLID store sucker lamb prices and dwindling paddock feed have served as the catalyst for some sheep producers to sell suckers earlier than usual this season and help safeguard breeder numbers.

What benefit does scanning have to your ewe sale price?

Does indicating whether your ewes are in lamb to singles or multiples improve your returns when selling them?

Big demand for modern shearing sheds

A team of ex-shearers have been run off their feet as woolgrowers seek to upgrade their on-farm infrastructure.

Chance for young people to ‘step up’ as shearer shortage looms

There are ongoing concerns that COVID-19 border shutdowns and travel restrictions will result in a national shearer shortage heading into the busy spring shearing season.

Six-month shearing hits target market length

Six-month shearing proves a winner for Nevertire wool producers.

To scan or not to scan ewes?

There was 45 per cent growth from December 2019 when SIL Merino ewes were averaging $180, to July 2020 where they are averaging $260.

SPA commends processing industry’s dealing of coronavirus

Sheep Producers Australia has commended the work of the processing industry in its dealing of coronavirus-associated shutdowns.

Synergies abound for grains and cropping enterprises combined with sheep

New data shows high performance in the sheep and wool industry.

Skipped joining helps rebuild

A bold move to defer joining ewes for a year has proved to be the right decision for flock rebuild.

Lamb prices come off the boil ahead of spring

Lamb prices have taken a hit as a myriad of factors impact the marketplace.

Regular buyers contribute to full Brimanna clearance

A FULL clearance and healthy average of $2204 ensured Brimanna Poll Merino principal Jayden Harris was pleased after the stud’s on-property auction at Yeelanna on Monday.

Length will be king as growers hope for a wool recovery

Industry experts don’t believe the wool market will show any immediate signs of recovery when it returns from its winter recess next week.

Resisting resistance in sheep treatments

Blowflies continue to develop resistance to chemicals used for treating flystrike.

Wool a staple down through the years

It’s often said it was wool that Australia’s prosperity was built on, and in 1935 in Queensland, that base was still very much in evidence.

Strong sale for Dalveen’s 50th

The Richardson family of Dalveen Poll Merino stud at Woodchester have completed their 50th ram sale.

Strong support for Dalveen’s 50th ram sale

The Richardson family of Dalveen Poll Merino stud at Woodchester have completed their 50th ram sale.

Tasmanian and Victorian brokers open joint new wool floor

Two wool brokers have shown their confidence in the industry opening a joint wool display floor.

Wet and windy warning for East Gippsland

An east coast low has potential to bring heavy rain to east Gippsland that could see flash flooding in elevated areas.

Picking the right ram this season

With a good season across most of NSW and terrific sheep prices being paid, it is timely to consider certain criteria when selecting your replacement rams.

Resilience to bounce back aids Kangaroo Island rebuild

Bushfire burned 100 per cent of David Busch’s property on Kangaroo Island, SA, in late December last year but he’s on track to rebuild.

Resisting resistance

Blowflies continue to develop resistance to chemicals used for treating flystrike.

East Gippsland farmers ‘keep moving forward’ after bushfires

Tammy and Kevin Woodgate are no stranger to fire but that didn’t make this year’s summer bushfires any less horrific.

Statewide attendance at Keith Merino field day |PHOTOS

Despite the absence of Victorian Merino enthusiasts due to the COVID-19 border restrictions , the South East Merino Field Day notched up one of its strongest attendances in years.

How the online sheep market has been a ‘tale of two seasons’

It was a tale of two seasons for sheep purchasing online last financial year, new data from AuctionsPlus has shown.

Lamb prices and yardings smashed by coronavirus

Abattoir closures and consequent restricted competition hit lamb and sheep yardings and prices this week.

Keeping lambs alive in dry

A lambing of 184 per cent in drought proved record keeping and data serves growers’ bottom line.

Goat sires ‘going gangbusters’

Amid what is probably the best livestock market in Australia at the moment, Boer bucks sold to a top of $1510 and averaged $854 in an AuctionsPlus goat sale this week.

Merino breeders hoping for sales on par with ’19

Agents are hopeful the upcoming Merino ram sale season will mirror last year’s strong results with the lifts in averages seen in recent years maintained and clearance rates of 90 per cent or more again.

Little lift for NSW lamb

NSW trade lambs averaged about 812c/kg and heavy lambs close to 760c/kg early this week.

Adelong bushfire experience like an ‘overnight drought’

Almost eight months after bushfire ravaged his properties and Andrew Reynolds is still working to make his paddocks stock proof.

Lamb slaughter declines but quality expected to improve

New data has indicated the country has just recorded its lowest monthly lamb slaughter since January 2012 and lowest sheep slaughter in almost four years.

Challenges ahead for Merino industry

Will the volatile wool market be the final straw for wool growers considering a switch into another enterprise?

Challenges ahead for struggling Merino industry

Will the volatile wool market be the final straw for wool growers considering a switch into another enterprise?

Roselea fleece wins 2020 Ekka honours

In April this year it was thought no 2020 Ekka ribbons would see the light of day, but Queensland’s wool producers have defied the odds.

‘Why stud sales will break new ground’

ACM’s Brett Tindal writes this week’s Taking Stock column.

What should the wool industry focus on in next 10 years?

AWI is seeking feedback to help guide its 10-year strategic plan for Australian wool growers.

WA sheep still in hot demand interstate

The total is expected to break the record of 2011, which is currently not far off.

Merino rams sold to $10,750 in online offering

The inaugural online Bendigo Merino and Poll Merino ram sale averaged $4689.

Mt Ascot takes Qld State Sheep Show honours

The ribbons handed out for the 2020 Queensland State Sheep Show may be the most unique in the show’s history.

Sheep confinement lots preserve pasture and improve management

The Livestock Forum is being held online on an interactive digital platform to allow livestock producers to find out about new research and hear from industry experts.

Mt Ascot takes 2020 State Sheep Show honours

The ribbons handed out for the 2020 Queensland State Sheep Show may be the most unique in the show’s history, if it turns out that the event ends up being the only one of its type in Australia this year.

If we didn’t have China we’d be stuffed: Wool broker

First came the drought, then came a worldwide pandemic for Aussie wool producers.

Using Merino wool to put babies to sleep

Claire Hausler started a company making baby clothes and sleepwear using Australian Merino wool.

Michell family builds on proud past in wool |PHOTOS

Wool broker and processor Michell Wool, which remains proudly family-owned, is celebrating 150 years processing wool. They are one of just three processors left in Australia.

Far fewer lambs to slaughter as yardings dry up

Australian Bureau of Statistics data for May showed lamb and mutton slaughter numbers dived to low levels.

Do we need to focus on feed efficiency?

After some challenging seasons, the sheep industry has turned the spotlight on feed efficiency.

How to maximise the preciseness of your lambing period

A south-west Victorian sheep farmer has tips on how you can improve your flock’s lambing preciseness.

Statewide interest in EP Merino inspection days|PHOTOS

The success of the Eyre Peninsula On-property Inspection Days earlier this week has some stud breeders considering whether it could become permanent.

Paying tribute to one of the wool industry’s finest

Mr Peden touched many lives and left a lasting legacy.

Breeding talks heat up

Heat stress hots up as an impact on sheep reproduction

AWI still yet to complete its EY recommendations

It’s been two years since a review of AWI’s performance and governance was released and the industry is still waiting for four recommendations to be complete.

Bendigo records smallest yarding in 20 years

Bendigo recorded its smallest yarding in 20 years, while most NSW markets saw an increase.

How Instagram influencers are working to improve wool’s brand

Australian Wool Innovation has been using overseas Instagram influencers as a marketing tactic to promote the brand of Australian wool.

As markets drop, it’s time to up your game

When wool prices drop, it’s time to up your game and produce an article that suits a range of markets.

Choosing the right pain relief product for your flock

With a variety of pain relief products for sheep on the market, how are you meant to know which is best suited to your flock?

The young couple reviving far western stations

This Wilcannia couple have undergone a property transformation that would rival any television renovation show.

Woodward lamb tops Qld food show

Lamb produced by Woodward Foods Australia has again topped the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show.

Benchmark for farm success

Phil Holmes says benchmarking is a tool many managers of highly profitable agricultural businesses find invaluable in informing and evaluating their decision-making.

Positive signs online as physical wool auctions go into annual recess

AuctionsPlus reports interest in wool offered online as physical auctions have recess.

China data indicates challenges ahead and a need for industry collaboration

NCWSB says latest China data indicates rocky road ahead for wool and a need for collaboration.

Commercial flocks needed for sheep lice trial

Find out how you could help combat the industry-wide problem.

Threat of mulesing ban in NSW

Time is running out for NSW sheep producers as mulesing ban for NSW put to upper house inquiry.

Steers to $2100 at strong Mt Pleasant sale

Steers sold to $2100 at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday.

AWN expansion continues as it heads west

Australian Network has announced an expansion into Western Australia.

Industry enters annual sales recess well positioned for small recovery in second half of year

As wool auctions break for three-weeks, there are signs of a small recovery in second half of year.

Ouyen crossbred lambs to $235

Lamb prices were firm to $10 cheaper at Ouyen, Vic, on Thursday.

Around the clock predictions using new software

Proactive decision making could be made easier using Ag360; a technology that combines traditional farm management software with forecasting functionalities to allow farmers to make more accurate and informed decisions about the future.

AWI tapping into Amazon strategy

AWI marketing Australian wool in the US using one of the world’s largest online shopping platforms.

2020 Perth Royal Show is go!

The State government had provided $2.1m to the Royal Agricultural Society of WA for support.

Pictorial coverage of the Wagga sheep and lamb market

Photographer Emma Hillier has the images from Wagga sheep and lamb sale.

Shearer, woolclasser training moves into experienced hands in SA

The Shearing Contractors Association of Australia has taken on the role of training the next generation of shearers, shed hands and wool classers in SA as long-time deliverer, tafeSA relinquishes the role.

Patchy rain and snow on the way for NSW

Rain will be heaviest along the western slopes.

Solid demand as buyers compete to fill orders

Wool market rises for second week as annual recess spurs buyers on.

Wool market hits mid-year recess on a high

Buyer demand before the mid-year auction recess pushed wool prices higher this week.

Bundara Downs bids big to secure top first cross ewes

Buyers of the record-priced first cross ewes the Funke family, Western Flat, say they are chasing top genetics in their stud and work on the same philosophy in their commercial flock

Shearer training underway

The Victorian government is rolling out its shearer training program.

First-cross ewes reach new heights while global outlook varied

Another national record was broken for first-cross ewes online last week while global uncertainty is continuing to impact the retail market.

First-cross ewes reach new heights while global outlook varied

Another national record was broken for first-cross ewes online last week while global uncertainty is continuing to impact the retail market.

First-cross ewes reach new heights while global outlook varied

Another national record was broken for first-cross ewes online last week while global uncertainty is continuing to impact the retail market.

‘Think it through’ before making a move out of wool

Some wool growers may be considering a move out of the industry but those that have already made the move say there is a lot to think about.

WPA awarded grant to investigate wool’s traceability systems

Peak wool representative body WoolProducers Australia has been announced as one of 16 recipients of a Traceability Grant.

Government called on to pay wool growers’ levies

The federal government is being called on to suspend the need for wool growers to pay their levies and instead pay the shortfall for them.

Positive season trumps virus uncertainty

The positive seasonal conditions outweigh the current COVID-19 inspired uncertainty in most ag commodities according to Rural Bank.

Lamb’s global dilemma

Lamb and mutton prices ease, sparking concerns.

Chinese app assisting in trade of Australian wool

An app is assisting in the trade of 70-80 per cent of the non-indented wool sold from Australia to China.

Ideal wool growing season prompts advice to prepare new clip to highest standards

Woolgrowers have a range of tactics available to help boost returns from their new season clips.

Buying back into sheep

Producers joining out of season to speed up flock rebuild.

Improve labour costs to open up Australian wool market

Improving Australia’s wool market access is going to be a slow burn.

Improve labour costs to open up Australian wool market

Improving Australia’s wool market access is going to be a slow burn.

Lambs plus at Multi Meats

High lambing percentages drive profitability

AWN expands its retail arm

AWN has announced an expansion of its manufacturing and retail arm Merino & Co after signing on a new joint venture with AC Link.

Bumpy ride for wool may continue as trade goes into annual three-week break

The wool trade will be hoping prices pick up after the annual auction recess starting next week.

Producer focus pays for Woolumbool

BASED at Woolumbool, north of Lucindale in SA’s south east, Phil Clothier has been breeding Poll Dorsets since 1975 and White Suffolks since 1987, saying he had always aimed to breed rams which performed in the paddock, not just in a showring.

Al Kuwait’s successful Middle East voyage

Live ex vessel MV Al Kuwait completed discharging sheep on Friday after a successful voyage to the Middle East.

Al Kuwait’s successful Middle East voyage

Live ex vessel MV Al Kuwait completed discharging sheep on Friday after a successful voyage to the Middle East.

Ridgway vigour

Ridgway Poll Merinos breed sheep with all the attributes of the genuine dual-purpose product sought by today’s progressive Merino breeder.

3DLook to make online shopping easier, reducing clothing waste

As clothing sales move predominantly online across the world, a new initiative is making the process smoother.

3DLook to make online shopping easier, reducing clothing waste

As clothing sales move predominantly online across the world, a new initiative is making the process smoother.

Lamb autopsy workshop held on KI

More than 40 producers attended the Elders lamb autopsy workshops on KI.

RP09-14’s long standing impact on Merino industry

RP09-14 had over 7500 doses of semen sold across the country and world.

Kerrilyn aims for ‘gutsy’ wools

Vic stud pride themselves on growing a ‘gutsy’ wool.

Humorous Indian campaign promotes Australian wool

Prominent Indian comedian Vir Das has used his humour to spruik the benefits of Australian wool.

New study proves suitability of wool for military and firefighters

A new study has confirmed the benefits of wool in clothing for firefighters and military personnel.

Positive start for wool market

Wool market starts new financial year on positive note as buyers return to market.

Kyle working his way up at Avington

In just seven short years, Kyle Cordy has worked his way up from jackaroo to farm operations manager at Avington Merino stud.

Toilet paper not the only thing in demand

Primary producers across the country followed a similar “toilet paper” trend restocking their paddocks.

Making rams a priority

According to Dr Matt Playford rams should be acknowledge as the primary drivers of genetic improvements in most flocks.

Foundation gives new lease on life to “heart kid”

Wool industry help for Bendigo youngster with a heart condtion.

Wool growers weigh up whether to sell or keep the clip

Uncertainty over the Chinese wool market has prompted some growers to hold wool.

One stud, three breeds

Rob McCartney, Yentrac, Tatura, Victoria will offer rams from his three studs, Poll Dorsets, Southdowns and White Suffolk this spring.

Fiona is rapt in Australian natural garments

A passion for high quality garments for women and men but made from natural fibres led Fiona Beggs to open a shop in the ‘Paris end’ of the Wagga Wagga shopping precinct.

Modern Merino$

The Australian Merino has evolved into a premier all purpose sheep.

WA-bought ewes test positive for OJD in Mid North

A cluster of new Ovine Johne’s Disease cases in the Mid North is a timely reminder of the need for producers to be vigilant when buying sheep, especially those from interstate.

Heavy lamb prices come off the boil

Heavy lamb prices are currently coming off the boil, now tracking below last year’s levels and significantly back from the highs seen earlier this year.

Registered pain relief now mandatory when mulesing in Victoria

The new rules came into effect on July 1.

Grogansworth for nourished fleeces

George Henderson will have an increased number of Poll Merino rams on offer this spring.

Feed focus boosts lambing rates across SA

Many of the state’s sheep producers are optimistic of achieving higher lambing percentages than 2019, with ewes lambing onto green feed – in some cases for the first time in years – and mild weather as the lambs have dropped.

A true labour of love

A hobby that became a passion for Southern Tablelands wool growers.

Sheep industry’s finest win Lambition Awards

The winners of the inaugural Lambition Awards have just been announced.

YP-bred first cross ewes soar to $476 national record

MINLATON sheep breeders RK&SA Mumford have set a new national record for scanned in-lamb, first-cross ewes, receiving $476 in an AuctionsPlus national sheep sale on Tuesday.

Big volumes ease lamb prices

Price corrections experienced due to high lamb and mutton numbers.

SA Sheep Industry Blueprint helps drive $2 billion plus sector

The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint has surpassed many of its key goals, including smashing its target to increase the productivity and value of the sheep sector by 20 per cent by the end of 2020.

Prices come off the boil on heavy lamb market

Heavy lamb prices have eased.

Sector needs pride and purpose to progress value-adding opportunities for wool

Australia’s wool industry gets a ‘shout-out’ to unite and explore onshore processing potential.

Rooster to feather duster

Sad end to expensive rams

Asian wool situation ‘disastrous’ but bounce back on the cards

While the current wool situation in Asian countries was “bordering on disastrous”, there was optimism of a bounce back next year, according to AWI’s John Roberts.

New generation

A new generation at Thalabah Merinos are keen to take the stud into the future.

All eyes on Victoria as pain relief when mulesing becomes law

All eyes will be on Victoria this week as the state’s laws change to mandate the use of pain relief when mulesing.

Freeze branding divides wool industry

Peak industry bodies lock horns over NWD transparency debate.

PETA’s new anti-wool campaign ‘won’t be taken seriously’

PETA has launched a campaign targeting the wool industry but there’s not a lot of concern that their message will be taken on board by everyday consumers.

Updated national plan to tackle wild dogs released

An updated National Wild Dog Action Plan has been released to the public to provide a blueprint for humane, best practice wild dog management across the country.

Merino field day cancelled

South West Slopes Merino field day cancelled.

DEXA’s potential to ‘revolutionise’ industry

In the past four years, NSW’s Gundagai Meat Processors has revolutionised its processing facility to now boast one of the most advanced lamb carcase chillers in the world.

Supreme title win set Sir Winston up

The Garnett family’s Sir Winston was special because he “fired wherever he went”.

Low supplies keep sector afloat but winds of change may be on the horizon in 2020-21

Wool industry faces continued challenging conditions in the short-term, but a cyclical upturn could occur in 2021.

Woolgrowers feel brunt of COVID-19

Survey finds Covid-19 has had major impact on Aussie woolgrowers.

Tough times throughout the Monaro push stock onto agistment

Trucks flow out of the Monaro as producers seek agistment opportunities.

Woolgrowers called to have say on mulesing ban bill

Woolgrowers have until July 31 to have their say.

Diversification key to AWTA’s success

Australian Wool Testing Authority has taken advantage of its strengths and diversified into other industries.

Family enterprises lead major buyers

Australia’s largest wool buyers are a group of family-owned enterprises.

Anzac’s legacy

In 1989 Merryville Monarch ‘Anzac’ 43 sold for $68,000, the highest price for a two-tooth ram at the time.

Gaining value from wethers

AuctionsPlus on the surprising opportunities to be found with wooly wethers.

Small blessings found after KI bushfires

Duncan sheep producer Josh Graham says there has been a few silver linings after the devastating KI bushfires.

Tradition meets innovation at Rocklyn

Rocklyn Merino Stud is one of the oldest in the country, but that does not mean owners the Diprose family do not have an eye on the future.

A long road to recovery for wool market

Australian wool market finished its season on a low note, dropping more than $6 a kilo for the year.

Winning formula for top stock

The Sheridan’s sell 8000 lambs in the Riverina region each year.

Adding data to managing ewes in containment

CSU survey on managing ewes in containment

Woolgrowers show resilience ahead of Gippsland ram sale

From bushfires to rain and frost, farmers soldier on in state’s east.

Merino genetics for all types

The Merriman family, Boorowa, NSW, have a diverse range of Merino genetics available through their Merrignee and Koonwarra studs.

Shearing set to return to Bannaby

It has been decades since the historic building was last fully operational.

SA’s Merino field days to go ahead

COVID-19 has taken its toll on many events, but three major Merino field days are set to proceed next month in SA.

Wavering demand keeps lamb prices at bay

Sheep yardings fall, lamb prices slip as demand wavers.

The great weaning debate

A ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ approach should be taken when weaning prime lambs.

Demand for ethical and sustainable wool garments prompts changes to brand requirements

Tasmanian wool company adjusts its brand parameters for growers in response to global retail trends.

Pre-lambing management key to flock rebuild

Discussions will turn to pre-lambing management tactics in the New England.

Price correction continues despite wool supply slump to levels of mid-1990s

Even as supply falls to 1995 lows, national and online wool auctions fail to spark much buyer demand last week.

Tips for attaining favourable results at lamb marking

Management is the key to getting good results at lamb marking.

Brokers back wool industry charity foundation

It’s their birthday, but wool selling brokers are giving out the presents.

A step forward for Australian wool

WoolProducers welcomes launch of Australia-UK free trade agreement negotiations

Time to sell

As the wool market hits a five year low, premiums are being paid for high yielding lines.

Downstream demand for wool as yet unaffected by supply slump

Depsite wool supplies continuing to contract to mid-1990s levels, global demand remains flat.

No kidding, strategy pays

Goats helped Louth producers feed 10,000 Merino ewes through the drought.

Brassica mix gets a tick for rotational grazing

Rotational grazing in a ‘pie graph’ design.

TFI receives council go-ahead for new Murray Bridge abattoir

A year on from unveiling its plans for a state of art abattoir at Murray Bridge, Thomas Foods International is a step closer to turning the first sod with the local council granting planning approval.

Ewes top at $660 at Shepparton stud dispersal

Aussie White ewes top at $660 at stud Kaaroona stud dispersal.

EMI hits lowest point in five years

Wool market continues to fall with EMI at lowest point since 2015.

Mandatory pain relief for Vic sheep producers from July 1

From July 1 Victorian sheep farmers must ensure they administer pain relief when mulesing sheep.

Pascoe’s view on investment

Dusty Pascoe is a fourth-generation farmer.

Fencing outlay payday arrives

Breeding Merino ewes has always been the main game for Will and Marcelle Chandler and nothing that’s happened in the last 15 or 20 years has dissuaded them from that focus.

Market trend shows big isn’t always better

Lighter domestic lambs worth more money per kilo than their heavier counterpart.

Live export backflip: RETWA gets exemption to export stranded sheep

RURAL Export and Trading WA has begun loading the Al Kuwait livestock vessel after being granted permission by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Loading underway for sheep ship going to Gulf; AA appeal rejected

RURAL Export and Trading WA has begun loading the Al Kuwait livestock vessel after being granted permission by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Auction and online prices reflect general global market jitters

Low wool supplies a thread of hope for industry as prices follow downward trends in global markets.

QMSSA planning mini state sheep show in July

The Queensland Merino Stud Sheepbreeders Association is planning to stage a mini version of its annual state sheep show at Mitchell in July, in conjunction with judging for the 2020 Royal Queensland Show wool competition.

Growers held back wool from testing and auctions in face of tough global market conditions

May testing and auction data confirms COVID-19 restrictions played havoc with wool supply and demand.

Sheep Producers announces new CEO

Sheep Producers Australia announces Stephen Crisp as new CEO.

Hope for wool to get a spring in its step leading into auction recess

Despite last week’s price drop, short wool supplies offer hopes of a correction leading into the coming auction recess.

Al Kuwait exemption request granted

Livestock vessel involved in COVID-19 outbreak set to be loaded

How livestock media changed to stay viable

Taking Stock column: successful media outlets have had to change their model to become sustainable

Strong lamb prices at Ouyen

Crossbred lambs sold to $305 at Ouyen yesterday.

Buyers competing for high yields

Wool market slips with yields not meeting buyer requirements.

Online show and sale opens doors to the world for studstock specialists

“Abel-Rene” online show and sale will be held on September 10 and 11.

Woolerina encouraging consumers to buy sustainably

A boutique clothing brand that creates pieces using solely Australian wool is celebrating its 15th year in business by encouraging consumers to support the local wool industry.

Bringing people together with lamb

MLA’s new winter lamb campaign to focus on bridging the isolation gap and bringing people together through cooking Australian Lamb.

Short supply no guarantee of higher wool prices

Australian Wool Network SA state manager Rod Miller has not seen woolgrowers hold such a higher percentage of the national clip for close to 30 years.

Is WoolQ delivering on its promised benefits?

When WoolQ was launched in 2018, it was promised to boost the industry by $38 million across 15 years.

Victorian wool grower eyeing off the market

Dusty Pascoe has been holding onto a portion of his wool clip since March and is now tossing up whether to sell it this week or not.

How to take advantage of joining ewes in containment

Joining ewes in containment can be advantageous for sheep producers and AgriPartner Consulting principal livestock consultant Hamish Dickson had some tips for those considering doing it.

Trials see 10,000 Merinos evaluated

Wagga Wagga consultant is passionate about mentoring the next generation of producers

Producers holding on in hope of better price

Producers hoping for an improvement in the market may be “self-defeating” as stockpile grows.

Buoyancy continues as NSW restockers keep busy

The store sheep market is continuing to be buoyant as restocker demand from up north drives southern prices up.

Buoyancy continues as NSW restockers keep busy

The store sheep market is continuing to be buoyant as restocker demand from up north drives southern prices up.

Collinsville’s future Merino breeders make $330 in head-turning early sale

Collinsville stud has set a high benchmark ahead of the spring off-shears season, receiving an outstanding $330 for a line of surplus to requirement, commercial Merino ewe lambs from their Hallett property.

Advice to consider market trends when preparing businesses for success

Wool growers best to consider global market trends when ensuring optimal positioning for long-term business success.

Online auctions bask in success of physical centre rises as supplies held back

Kick in wool prices flows through from auctions to online offer systems.

AWI cuts back as lessened revenue takes hold

Australian Wool Innovation has had to make some tough decisions on personnel and projects as coronavirus and lessened wool prices impact its revenue.

Breeder builds on Highlander genetics

An Inverleigh breeder is building on his successful Highlander sheep program.

Constrained supplies and some positive global economic signs help wool market tick along

Small rally in wool prices driven by low supplies and shoots of global demand emerging.

Lambition award entries extended until midnight

Only two days remain to get in your Lambition awards entries.

Lambition award entries extended until midnight tonight

Only two days remain to get in your Lambition awards entries.

Trade lambs make more than 950c/kg at CTLX

Trade lambs were in strong demand at the Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange prime sheep and lamb sale last week.

Massive Merino ewe offering to hit market

Record demand for breeding ewes, coupled with a run of dry seasons on the Nullarbor Plain, has led to one of the biggest ewe offerings from a single SA vendor in the past couple of years.

Lamb prices continue to fire

Lamb prices are remaining strong.

Putting growers first in levy payment system

Finding balance in the levy paying system for the wool.

Iodine deficiency can lead to low survival of lambs

Sheep producers are being warned to keep an eye out for iodine deficient lambs as large amounts of rainfall strip iodine out of soils.

Scanning rates jump for lambing

Warning issued to Victorian producers to prevent lamb loss.

Lambition award entries close soon

Only two days remain to get in your Lambition awards entries.

Shearer training kicks off in Jamestown centre | PHOTOS

Nine participants from across rural SA are this week learning the tricks of the shearing trade, in the first training course to be held at Jamestown’s Heiniger Shearer Training Centre.

Shearer training kicks off in Jamestown | PHOTOS

Nine participants from across rural SA are this week learning the tricks of the shearing trade, in the first training course to be held at Jamestown’s Heiniger Shearer Training Centre.

NSW Farmers backs WoolPoll extension

NSW Farmers is calling for WoolPoll to be extended from three years to four in response to the federal government’s review of the wool levy voting system.

Keep the best, sell the rest

Wool growers decide whether to store or sell.

Smallest offering in 25 years sparks buyer interest

Australian wool market experiences lowest national quantity in 25 years.

Queensland considers pain relief mandate, NSW lags behind

The Queensland government is currently progressing a new code of practice which would mandate the use of pain relief while mulesing.

Stock prices surge as rebuild begins

Insatiable eastern states demand has proven a windfall though for southern livestock sellers, although high prices are making it harder for those rebuilding flocks and herds.

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 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.

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 become ‘essential’ | Comment

Wool needs to be an essential part of human existence.

Wool must be made ‘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.