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Victorian saleyards get sheep tagging funding win
Victorian saleyards get sheep tagging funding win

Thirteen Victorian saleyards are set for major changes with the Victorian Government providing assistance in the move towards mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats. (more…)...

APRIL in December call for new scientists and new science
APRIL in December call for new scientists and new science

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) made its first call for research proposals to markedly enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry. (more…)...

Pilot program to drive producer-led innovation
Pilot program to drive producer-led innovation

Producers from across Australia have been invited to participate in MLA Donor Company’s (MDC) Producer Innovation Fast-Track – with the pilot program designed to accelerate the...

NZ supplies pressure US imported beef market

US imported beef prices continued to move lower last week – largely due to increased  availability from New Zealand, along with a bearish trend in US...

Hamilton saleyard in the fast lane for electronic ID
Hamilton saleyard in the fast lane for electronic ID

The Victorian Government will provide $460,000 for Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange to install new sheep electronic identification scanning technology to boost traceability and efficiency across the...

Productive Pork CRC for all to see
Productive Pork CRC for all to see

Although approaching its wind-up phase, the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork had another very productive year in 2016/17, in terms of research outcomes...

Proposed poultry standards fall short
Proposed poultry standards fall short

The Western Australian Government has raised concerns about proposed Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry in their current form. (more…)...

Lamb definition public consultation
Lamb definition public consultation

Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) is extending the opportunity for producers and supply chain members to provide feedback on the proposed lamb definition change by an extra...

2018 McLennan-McColl Victorian Flock of the Year
2018 McLennan-McColl Victorian Flock of the Year

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year competition, supported by Merino Victoria, will open to commercial merino producers in the Bendigo,...

Animal welfare remains number one priority
Animal welfare remains number one priority

Following an Animal Welfare Review Stakeholder Deliberation hosted by the WA Minister for Agriculture and Food which involved discussions about amendments to the Animal Welfare Act...

Cattle prices remain highly dependent on season

The impact of seasonal conditions on restocker interest has been the major driver of Australian cattle prices over the past 12 months, and is continuing to...

New organisation to lead sheep and lamb industry
New organisation to lead sheep and lamb industry

A new era of leadership in advocacy and governance for the sheep industry started as Sheep Producers Australia officially became the industry body for the nation’s...