Shearing can be a back breaking job but a world-first prototype being designed and trialled in SA aims to eliminate one of the toughest physical elements - dragging the sheep from the catching pen.
Australia's stronghold on sheepmeat exports into the US could be about to lose its grip, as a three-decade long ban on British lamb exports gets a green light.
A needle that uses a miniscule camera to measure intramuscular fat instantly could be commercialised within three years, if a team of South Australian scientists has their way.
From bigger numbers to tightened supply, saleyard throughput is dictating prices, albeit still well above last year's levels.
Australian lamb makes its way onto more supermarket shelves and restaurant menus as popularity grows.
Sheep Producers Australia has appointed industry representatives from across Australia to its newly created policy council, which replaces four subject-specific committees.
Consumer groups have intensified the pressure on the Federal government to regulate the pet food industry.