FEEDLOTS and restockers competed strongly to push prices up at the Jamestown market, held on Thursday.
THE closure of Queensland's biggest sheep and goat processing plant at Wallangarra nearly one year ago was the first sign of the national flock shortage which has dragged several processors to a halt.
THE spread between over-the-hooks (OTH) and saleyard prices for mutton and lamb continues to widen as processors set limits well below the physical market.
SEVERAL lamb processor plants have been forced to slash their throughput capacity as inflated sheep meat prices cripple companies.
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.
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.