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Sheep Industry News: Australia

17 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Narromine Yardings Spring into Action
AUSTRALIA - The first sale of spring at Narromine store sale saw 16,725 head yarded, around 2,000 head more than the corresponding sale last year....
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Goat Meat Exports Double
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat meat export values in July more than doubled year-on-year, to A$23.1 million....
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought and High Prices Keep Slaughter Figures High
AUSTRALIA - The past 12 to 18 months have been remarkable in terms of the number of sheep and cattle slaughtered - the result of the ongoing drought conditions in the north of the country and...
12 September 2014
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)....
Crop Industry News from Australia Merino Wool to Go into Specialist Infant Clothing
AUSTRALIA – A children’s clothing brand known for its use of woollens will blend material with merino wool for its pure merino muslin collection....
08 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Body Welcomes Ag Funding Review
AUSTRALIA – A senate inquiry into agriculture levies on research and marketing has been welcomed by wool industry body Wool Producers Australia (WPA)....
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Japanese Demand for Australian Sheepmeat Strong This Year
JAPAN – Japan imported more lamb and mutton this August than last, as short New Zealand supplies and economic recovery supported demand....
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...
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