AGENTS and woolgrowers could save $11 million over five years through the relocation of Sydney’s Yennora wool sales to Goulburn, a new report, Towards a new wool selling future in NSW, has shown.
The question of how, rather than why, has dominated a feisty discussion between agents and agriculture department staffers over the soon-to-be-commenced scanning of electronic sheep tags in saleyards.
Consultant Jason Trompf said he was hoping to use the upcoming Loddon Valley Stud Merino Field Days to significantly lift the number of producers with a written breeding objective.
PRICES continue to float in record territory as the unquenchable appetite for superfine wool forces the Australian Wool Exchange’s Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) to 1440 cents a kilogram, 12 per cent higher than year-ago levels.
The Cameron family at Nurcoung in Victoria's west Wimmera, are quietly building up a reputation for their Dohne sheep stud Koonik.
THE extreme shift in weather conditions from mild to scorching temperatures has caused a spike in summer pneumonia in sheep, as veterinarians warn producers of the consequences of nutrition loss.
SHEEP and wool producers are staring down the barrel of having two different technologies imposed on them as the Victorian government “whitewashes” alarms about the enforcement of an inferior electronic identification system.
Lamb markets have continued to be unpredictable, with prices fluctuating depending on quality and supply.
ON the back of extraordinary lamb and sheep meat prices, Merino wethers are becoming an unlikely hero in producers’ enterprises.