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29 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Mutton Export Earning Set to Fall, but Wool Expected to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report...
20 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Exporters Keep Close Eye on Sheep Slaughter During Eid al Adha Festival
AUSTRALIA - Livestock export industry representatives have said they worked proactively in key Eid al Adha festival supply chains in the Middle East where Australian sheep have been detected...
16 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Australia 'Could Threaten UK Sheep Industry'
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is encouraged to see activity already taking place to negotiate trade agreements for when the UK leaves the European Union – but is seriously...
24 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Sheepmeat Industry Leadership Programme Launched in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Sheepmeat Council of Australia has launched a new professional development opportunity for sheepmeat producers and others in the industry to build leadership skills and develop...
01 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sheepmeat Industry Outlines Election Priorities
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s sheepmeat peak industry body, the Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA), has called on all political parties and independents to reaffirm their commitment to Australian...
19 April 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia South Australian Sheep Blueprint Maps Growth Strategy
AUSTRALIA - A Blueprint for the South Australian sheep industry, which aims to increase value and maintain international competitiveness has been launched....
18 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Strong Return on Investment for EIDs in Australian Sheep
AUSTRALIA - Implementing electronic identification (eID) and individual measurement has delivered both immediate and ongoing financial returns for Geurie, NSW, sheep producer, Eric Harvey....
14 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia RamSelect Breeding App Wins Award
AUSTRALIA - The popular RamSelect app, which assists sheep breeders to select superior genetics specifically matched to their flock needs, has been awarded a prestigious CRCA Excellence in Innovation...
26 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia New Research to Inform Australians on Lamb Cuts from Heavier Carcases
AUSTRALIA - Australia Day lamb connoisseurs will this week be treated to an array of never before seen cuts as innovative chefs and retailers design new recipes to showcase the flavours of our...
31 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Goat Prices Soared in 2015
AUSTRALIA - Australian over-the-hook goat indicators remained at record levels during 2015, assisted by strong international demand, a lower A$ and tighter supplies over the winter months, according...
07 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have expressed concern at the recently appointed Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)....
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sheepmeat Exports to South East Asia Fall Slightly
AUSTRALIA - During the first ten months of 2015, Australian exports of sheepmeat into the South East Asia (SEA) region (comprising Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam,...
20 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Develops New Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
19 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia South Australian Sheep Fund Consults on Future
AUSTRALIA - The South Australian Sheep Advisory Group (SASAG) is seeking producer feedback on the future investment priorities of the SA Sheep Industry Fund (Fund) and the contribution rate to...
06 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Livestock Producers Happy With Export Results
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has said the sector is enjoying a period of sustained growth, shown in the latest export figures....
22 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia More Research Needed on Sheep Disease in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The impact of Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA), a bacterial disease found in sheep, is the cause of significant losses to the Australian sheep industry, despite the introduction of a vaccine...
09 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Steady Australia Middle East Exports See Saudi Buying Slip
AUSTRALIA – Sheepmeat exports to the Middle East are steady, with major declined in mutton shipments, particularly to Australia’s largest market, Saudi Arabia....
05 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Wool and Sheepmeat Survey Opens
AUSTRALIA – A producer survey to assist farms and industry bodies in making informed business decisions is collecting data this month....
28 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Prices Slip Again
AUSTRALIA – Wool markets softened further last week after exhibiting some “signs of life”, according to Australia’s industry board....
21 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Prices Weaken Under Cautionary Purchasing
AUSTRALIA – Turbulent markets continued the recent depression seen in the wool markets last week, resulting in a two per cent contraction. ...
15 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Volatility Continues in Australian Wool Market
AUSTRALIA – Gains made by Australian wool traders from strong uplift early last week were “practically eliminated” by the final day of selling....
01 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia China Economy Causes Wool Price Drop
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s biggest wool customer China has caused market turbulence this week, causing consecutive contractions in wool prices after devaluing its currency....
07 August 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Lamb Exports Set for Record Year
AUSTRALIA – Australian lamb exports have been revised higher for 2016 to break last year’s record....
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....
 
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