WORLDWIDE interest in Mayura's inaugural high performance production online sale, helped it achieve a world record for a beef semen package of $68,000 a straw.
The manager of a large network of saleyards in eastern Australia has toughened its rules around people attending sales during the coronavirus emergency.
Prices were up across the board at interstate cattle markets last week, including cow and calf units selling for more than $3000.
A RISING two-year-old Poll Hereford bull with impressive figures nabbed the $18,000 top price at Kerlson Pines and Oak Downs Poll Hereford studs' ninth annual bull sale at Keith on Tuesday last week.
AN increased clearance, and highly sought after bull and heifer, gave Raven Limousin and Limflex reason to celebrate after their annual bull and female sale at Field on Thursday.
PRICES held up reasonably well at the Naracoorte combined agents' monthly store cattle sale on Thursday under the COVID-19 uncertainty and tight restrictions to the buying gallery with most steers making $3.60/kg plus.
SHEEP and cattle numbers at Dublin are expected to dip significantly, with the selling exchange limiting buyer numbers and suspending the regular calf market until further notice in an effort to comply with social distancing measures.
Though not designed with a global pandemic in mind, a live stream selling platform installed at the Southern Livestock Exchange, Mount Compass, could prove a useful tool for Pro-Stock Livestock.
The DairyBio and DairyFeedbase projects are assisting dairy farmers to improve feedbase productivity and animal health.
The Australian dairy industry has convened a National Response Group to help shape its response to the COVID-19 outbreak.