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Sheep Industry News: Australia

02 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Profit Comes From Cost Control, Australian Sheep Study Finds
AUSTRALIA – The top Australian producers scrutinise farm spend and push output per ewe, a long term study has found....
Crop Industry News from Australia Lamb Exports Edge Higher
AUSTRALIA - The last month of winter saw Australian lamb exports rise by 10 per cent on the corresponding month last year, totalling 17,947 tonnes....
01 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sheep Numbers Fall Again
AUSTRALIA – Sheep numbers are estimated to be lower for the second consecutive fiscal year, despite weather improving across many key lamb regions....
29 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Wagga Throughput Falls 21 Per Cent, Friday
AUSTRALIA - High quality new season lambs and good supplies of old lambs were reported at Wagga saleyard this week. ...
27 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Lamb Supply Improves
AUSTRALIA - The Australian national lamb supply increased 33per cent week-on-week, to total 110,495 head according to figures from Meat and Livestock Australia’s as reported by ’s National...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian RSPCA Calls for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA in Australia is calling for legislative change to introduce mandatory reporting of animal cruelty by those who, by virtue of their job, are expected to have an understanding...
25 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Prices Improve with More Young Lambs
AUSTRALIA – Australian eastern states lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, was steady week-on-week, on 123,604 head....
22 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Better Lamb Prices Reported in Eastern States
AUSTRALIA – Merino lambs enjoyed biggest gains in eastern Australia this week, up 20 cents as lamb prices generally improved....
20 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Sheep Farming Best Bet for Profit, Australian Report Finds
AUSTRALIA – Producing lamb has a bright future but only if investment can be made....
14 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Prices Fluctuate as Demand for Older Lambs Weakens
AUSTRALIA - Eastern states lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, increased 20 per cent week-on-week, to 122,972 head....
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Lamb Exports Strong Across Most Cuts
AUSTRALIA - While lamb production was steady, a 10 per cent increase in exports during the June quarter, to 58,095 tonnes, pointed to less lamb available on the Australian market....
12 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought Pushes Australian Sheep Slaughter to Five Year High
AUSTRALIA - Persistent hot, dry weather has stimulated sheep turnoff this fiscal year, taking cull rates up 23 per cent to 10.1 million, the highest since 2008-9....
Crop Industry News from Australia Experts Meet to Solve Infectious Disease Challenges
AUSTRALIA - Many of Australia's leading animal and human infectious disease experts are joining forces this week to identify challenges that might benefit from greater collaboration across Australia's...
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
01 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sheep and Lamb Prices Fall Back
AUSTRALIA – Markets have slipped across many lamb and sheep products this week apart from the restocker lamb indicator, which inched higher....
31 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia New Livestock Land Transport Laws Come into Force
AUSTRALIA - The six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday....
30 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia National Lamb Supply Decreased Seven per cent This Week
AUSTRALIA - National lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, decreased seven per cent week-on-week, to 109,342 head. ...
24 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Prices Fall on Larger Lamb Consignments
AUSTRALIA - Eastern Australian states lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, increased 19 per cent week-on-week, to 170,536 head....
Crop Industry News from Australia Call to Sheep Producers to Watch for Scrapie
AUSTRALIA - Sheep producers are being called on to help maintain Australia's favourable trading status by keeping a close eye on their flocks for any signs of the disease scrapie, and earn money...
23 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Registration Open for National Merino Sheep Show
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Leading Sheep programme is offering Queensland sheep and wool producers the opportunity to visit the National Merino Sheep Show in Dubbo, New South Wales, from 26-29...
21 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia PDS Highlights Importance of Measuring Genetics
AUSTRALIA - The genesis of most practical and applicable research in agriculture comes from the producers themselves....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Applaud Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
18 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Tighter Mutton Supplies Push Prices Higher
AUSTRALIA - Eastern states lamb supplies, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, eased four per cent week-on-week, to 143,726 head, with large falls in supply recorded in...
17 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Lamb Markets Close 19 Cents Lower, Thursday
AUSTRALIA – Wednesday’s lamb markets closed 19 cents lower to 526 cents per kilo hundredweight....
16 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Lamb Exports Return Record Values
AUSTRALIA - Despite the volume of Australian lamb exports lifting only three per cent year-on-year in May (20,528 tonnes), the value of those shipments surged 42 per cent to total A$147.1 million...
11 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia RSPCA Investigate Alleged Sheep Cruelty in Shearing Sheds
AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA in Australia has launched an investigation into cruelty complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding the alleged ill treatment of sheep during...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Live Sheep Exports Increase in May
AUSTRALIA - Australian live sheep exports in May reached 248,745 head, one per cent higher than May 2013, while the fiscal year-to-May eased by one per cent to 1.88 million head, according to...
10 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Lamb Prices Dip as Demand Eases
AUSTRALIAN - With winter well underway across large areas of the eastern states in Australia and icy conditions expected at the close of the week, eastern states lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Lamb Slaughter Peaks in May
AUSTRALIA - The high drought-induced lamb slaughter seen throughout 2013 maintained momentum into the first few months of 2014, with ample lamb supplies continuing to come through, according...
Crop Industry News from Australia JBS Australia Acquired Andrews Meats
AUSTRALIA - The Australian arm of the Brazilian meat processing giant JBS has taken over Australian process Andrews Meats....
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