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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....
11 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Smaller Flock Set to Bring Short-term Rise in Australian Prices
AUSTRALIA – A short term production slump will drive up prices for Australia’s sheep sector as the industry commences a national flock rebuilding programme....
10 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Wool Market "Cautious"
AUSTRALIA – Wool markets ran “cautiously” in Australia lasts week amid slow take up from China after the Chinese New Year....
02 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia "Admirable" Wool Markets Weather Storm
AUSTRALIA – Wool auctions resisted a storm of typically detrimental market factors to only inch lower at the week’s close....
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Goat Industry Continues to Grow
AUSTRALIA - Over the past 20 years the Australian goat meat industry has continued to grow, largely underpinned by the sale of goats derived from rangeland or extensive production systems....
25 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Mutton Production Gathers Pace
AUSTRALIA - Australian mutton production in 2014 reached almost 233,992 tonnes cwt, an eight per cent rise on production levels of the previous year and 39 per cent above the five-year average,...
23 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Care Needed During Heat Wave, Australians Warned
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the next few days of high temperatures as animals suffer from the heat as well....
20 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Prices Hold Through Chinese New Year
AUSTRALIA – Wool sales showed “surprising resilience” to higher volumes this week with Australian prices holding at current levels....
18 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia React to Weather and Bolster Fly Monitoring
AUSTRALIA – If you’ve had mild conditions after summer rain, then it’s time to step up fly and worm monitoring, Australia shepherds are being told....
11 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Vets Descend on Tasmania to Discuss Sheep, Cattle Health
AUSTRALIA – Veterinarians are flocking to Tasmania this week to flesh out what the cattle and sheep industries need to improve health and productivity....
06 February 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)....
02 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Revolutionary NIR Calibration Delivery Platform Now Available
AUSTRALIA - A new online platform, known as AusScan Online, is set to revolutionise feed ingredient near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations, thanks to a licensing agreement...
30 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Lamb Supplies Drop at Australia Saleyards
UK - Lamb throughput at Wagga declined 9 per cent week-on-week, to 21,000 head, and quality was very good across trade and heavy weight categories. ...
29 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
23 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Export Standards Review Well Received
AUSTRALIA – A review of a government assurance system overseeing good practice on Australian exports has been commended by sheep producers....
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Livestock at Risk from Adelaide Hills Bushfire Ash
AUSTRALIA - Ash fallout from the Adelaide Hills bushfires is posing a risk to livestock due to potential impacts on pasture and water sources....
09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Prices Start 2015 Unchanged
AUSTRALIA – Australian wool prices started 2015 where they left off before Christmas, report Australian analysts....
07 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia See Biosecurity Like Insurance, Farmers Told
AUSTRALIA – Stringent measures to limit the biosecurity risk of farm visitors should be seen as safeguarding a farm’s future profits, a national initiative is telling farmers....
05 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Care For Livestock During Hot Weather, Australians Told
AUSTRALIA – Farm animals lack the temperature regulation abilities humans have, and need sufficient shelter and water during hot spells, rural Australians are hearing....
19 December 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). ...
18 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Goat Prices Go from Strength to Strength in 2014
AUSTRALIA - The Australian goat industry started 2014 in stark contrast to the previous year, according to analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
Crop Industry News from Australia Sheep Lamb Prices Strong in 2014
AUSTRALIA - Following the hottest spring on record, summer 2013-14 was warmer than average for Australia and coinciding with this was another season of ‘below average’ rainfall for the eastern...
15 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Markets End Year Positively For Merino
AUSTRALIA – Wool auctions closed for the year on a “highly encouraging note” following a large offering....
12 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Goat Slaughter Eases in October while Prices Rise
AUSTRALIA - October saw 191,754 head of goats processed in Australia, which was eight per cent lower than year-ago levels according to figures from Australian Bureau of Statistics....
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