Livestock prices to be impacted by very high production numbers

With a mountain of supply flooding the market coupled with drier conditions Rabobank suggests some farmers will be counting numbers in their sleep Local sheep, cattle and goat markets are being impacted by very high production numbers, compounded by already large volumes of meat in congested supply chains, according to agricultural analysts at Rabobank.  For […]

Flexolt oral lice treatment is a game changer for sheep producers

Battling lice is no longer as time consuming or as hit or miss with the release of a world first oral lice treatment for sheep available now for local producers For the first time, local sheep producers can treat their flock for lice when it best suits them following the release of Flexolt oral lice […]

What to expect from agriculture in 2023 according to Rural Bank research

Rural Bank’s agriculture forecast for 2023 provides an in-depth perspective on supply, demand, and price outlooks for local agricultural sectors Strong production is forecast across most agricultural commodity sectors over the first six months of 2023, according to Rural Bank’s research into our major agricultural income sectors. And even though demand is expected to remain […]

Sheep numbers and sheepmeat production is expected to increase even further

Sheep producers are in a strong position due to a larger flock and strong demand from the US and other export markets Sheepmeat production is forecast to rise in the second half of the year according to the Rural Bank’s Australian agriculture mid-year outlook report. The report goes on to say that supply so far […]

Recent rain could push sheep prices up even further in 2022

The recent rain across much of Australia’s sheep country may see sheep prices rise even further, heading into 2022. According to ANZ’s latest Agri Commodity Report, the extra green clip as a result of the rain could not only see sheep gaining extra condition, but could substantially reduce feed costs for farmers. “Apart from those […]

Wool Exchange receives $180,000 grant to improve tracing wool chain

The Australian Government has awarded the Australian Wool Exchange $180,000 to improve traceability in the Australian wool industry supply chain. It is expected the grant will help streamline information in the wool supply chain. This funding will go towards a trial application of e-Bale, which is a way of uniquely identifying each wool bale through […]

Wool industry expects a full Christmas stocking as main markets resurge

Industry observers back up a commodity report that gives wool producers a thumbs up for a full end of year recovery This forecasts is based on increased wool demand expected from the northern hemisphere winter kicking in at the end of this year. If this eventuates it will have a major bearing on many aspects […]

Sheep producers expected to flock online to check on-farm biosecurity

A Facebook group has been established by Animal Health Australia (AHA) to provide greater engagement with sheepmeat and wool growers on biosecurity and animal health issues Creating the “The Flock Round-up” group is part of a broader engagement strategy being delivered out of the National Sheep Industry Biosecurity Strategy 2019-2024 (NSIBS). NSIBS was developed by […]

Sheep exports to Saudi Arabia back on the menu

A new pathway has now been established to export more sheep to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia For sheep exporters anxious to offer stock to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment says it has finalised the operational requirements for meeting the conditions for livestock exports. The conditions […]