Victoria’s chief saleyards body has called for expressions of interest from technology firms willing to trial equipment that may prove suitable for when the scanning of electronic sheep tags becomes mandatory in saleyards early next year.
Wool broker principals have raised doubts about the regional relocation of the showfloor to Goulburn, as Australian Wool Handlers (AWH) extends the company’s long-term lease at Sydney’s Yennora wool auctions.
SYSTEMIC failures with Australia’s sheep and goat industries’ mob-based tracing system have been revealed in a damning report by Animal Health Australia.
More than 150 Victorian farmers have now been granted money under the state government’s sheep and goat electronic identification transition package.
The Australian lamb industry looks set to continue its decade-long purple patch of outstanding demand, as SA leads the charge on sheepmeat productivity goals.
One of the lamb industry’s most highly regarded buyers, Noel Rutley, has retired, aged 70, to end a distinguished 54-year career.
VICTORIAN woolgrowers David and Susan Rowbottom of St. Helens have produced arguably the world’s best ultrafine wool fleece for four consecutive years.
A NEW record was set at the annual charity wool auction held by Quality Wool in Melbourne this week, when sales raised more than $75,000 for Ronald McDonald House Westmead in Sydney.
THE wool market continued its unrelenting rise this week, climbing a further 24 cents a kilogram week-on-week - marking the seventh consecutive week the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) has risen.