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Sheep Industry News: Australia

06 August 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Boosts Australia Sheep Farmer Confidence
AUSTRALIA – Widespread rain across Western Australia put a major dent in lamb supplies this week but gave producers “added confidence”....
31 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Japan Buys More Australian Lamb
JAPAN – Lamb exports from Australia to Japan increased five per cent in the 2014/15 fiscal year, helped along by 16 per cent increase if frozen shipments....
28 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Government White Paper Good News for Australian Sheep Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Several aspects of the recently released government White Paper for the Australian agriculture sector will benefit sheep producers....
13 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Market Escaping Greek Exit Saga
AUSTRALIA – No direct effect on wool demand can be attributed to the Greek debt crisis and negotiations with the European Union, according to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)....
10 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sheep Industry gets A$140,000 Boost
AUSTRALIA - A sheep industry plan to drive profitability and innovation and increase revenue by more than A$330 million, has received a A$140,000 boost from the State Government....
07 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Wool Prices Fall Further But Find Feet
AUSTRALIA – Merino fleeces lost 25 cents last week as the wool market continued to post “more orderly” losses....
03 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Abattoir Data Initiative to Save Australian Sheep Farms Millions
AUSTRALIA – Two new industry initiatives are expected to provide “valuable feedback” to producers to assist them make informed animal health and market specification decisions....
02 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia How Are Australian Wool Markets Moving?
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool markets have taken differing turns recently, with oversupply dampening record auction prices and forward markets seeing “very healthy levels” of sale....
29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Season Comes to Uncertain Close
AUSTRALIA – Wool auctions ended the fiscal and wool year under “a cloud of uncertainty” last week....
19 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia China, Australia Sign Free Trade Agreement
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another step closer....
10 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Wool Sales Still Roaring
AUSTRALIA – Wool prices set new record highs or extended new record levels in the Australian wool market last week....
20 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Goat Slaughter Continues to Rise
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat slaughter during March rose by 50 per cent year-on-year, with 220,021 head processed according to the Australia Bureau of Statistics....
18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Wool Markets See Price Resistance
AUSTRALIA – Wool markets stuttered last week as price resistance came into play after a string of market gains....
12 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wild Dogs Biggest Damage to Morale and Pocket
AUSTRALIA – Wild dogs represent the biggest threat to the emotions and economics of Australian sheep farms, a conference heard last week....
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Markets ‘Up to Whole New Level’
AUSTRALIA – Substantial gains across wool offerings were reported from markets last week, with the Merino sector excelling once more....
08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Tight Supplies and Rain for Eastern States
AUSTRALIA – Rainfall has dampened some Australian markets this week as tightening supplies have failed to bring much price uplift....
30 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Lamb Prices Steady, Wednesday
AUSTRALIA – Lamb prices saw some upward movement in restocker classes yesterday but slipped slightly elsewhere....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers Want Trade Deal to Centre on Agriculture
AUSTRALIA – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations should be seeking “ambitious outcomes”, placing farming at the heart of an agreement, says a producer organisation....
21 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Weekly Sheep Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Goat Slaughter and Production Rises
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat slaughter during February increased 29 per cent year-on-year, with 214,990 head processed according to data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics....
15 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Dry Conditions Drive High Lamb Slaughter
AUSTRALIA - Australian lamb slaughter in February reached the highest level for the month on record, reaching 1.9 million head, after a drier than expected start to the year....
13 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Industry Hits Back at PETA Campaign
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool industry has slammed animal rights activists for a "misrepresentative" campaign against sheep shearing....
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Wool Market Targets US
AUSTRALIA – Wool consumption follows economic activity and Australian wool traders are keeping an eye on the US for its potential as the world’s second wool market....
31 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Firm Wool Markets Put 88 Cents on Wool Year on Year
AUSTRALIA – Current strong trends in the wool market held steady last week ahead of the Easter break....
30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia MLA: Australian Markets Show Lamb Price Increases
AUSTRALIA - Most lamb prices rose at markets last week, write analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
23 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Cyclone Olwyn Upsets Australian Lamb Markets
AUSTRALIA – Throughput fell dramatically across many Australian lamb sale-yards last week, as widespread rain hampered trade....
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Slows Australian Goat Production in January
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat slaughter during January declined 18 per cent on year-ago levels, with 137,936 head processed (Australian Bureau of Statistics)....
19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Lamb Throughput at Ballarat Fell 11 per cent
AUSTRALIA - Lamb throughput at Ballarat fell 11 per cent week-on-week, to 23,353 head, and quality over the trade and heavy weight categories was good, although fewer heavy weight lambs were...
16 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Firm Lamb Supply at Wagga
AUSTRALIA - Lamb consignments at Wagga were firm week-on-week, at 30,000 head, with very good quality trade and heavy weight lambs penned, report market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
12 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Goat Slaughter Level, Lower Exports
AUSTRALIA – Low goat slaughter in southern areas has been countered by higher northern turn-off, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
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