A DEBATE surrounding a new lean-meat yield pricing structure for the sheep industry has the saleyard system in its firing line.
In a unanimous vote by the judges, Springwaters Stud, Boorowa, has been crown the supreme prime lamb exhibit at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, as the Poll Dorset breed dominates the elite titles.
ESCALATING sheepmeat prices have failed to impact consumption in developing countries, but on the flip, affordability has taken a blow to consumption in developed economies.
FORMER wool broker of the year Greg Tilbrook has become one of the country’s most reputable brokers, climbing from a humble regional wool technician to the state wool manager for Primaries of WA.
Electronic National Vendor Declarations (eNVD) is being investigated as the key measure to improve the country’s failing traceability system for sheep and goats.
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.
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.
AS extraordinary lamb prices and soaring energy rates cripple processors, the sheepmeat industry is on notice to expect shrinking buying activity later in the year.