Thursday, March 30, 2023



119th Wagin Show and 50th Woolarama, 10-11 March 2023

119th Wagin Show and 50th Woolarama, 10-11 March 2023

Naracoorte High Ag news: Happenings on the Ag Block

Kristin Murdock. With the school year approaching an end, students have been busy finishing off projects ... Shearing and marketing of the lambs has also occurred recently, with Agricultural Studies students from all year levels taking part in the process.

Experience wool industry heritage at Jondaryan Woolshed across Australia Day

Enjoy a trip through the pioneering days of the Australian wool industry at the Jondaryan Woolshed’s Back to the Woolshed event from January 26-28, 2023 ... “The three-day family event opens on Australia Day (Thursday, January 26, 2023) and runs across the following two days”: Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio

Removing the barrier to transparency – New digital blockchain solution introduced by Fibretrace® at no cost for the global industry

The future of fashion is transparent. One of the global leaders in traceability technologies, FibreTrace®, are set to release a free digital traceability solution to the textile industry, which maps the global textile supply chain from fibre to retail.

Shearers Association, AWU, trade blows over Ag Visa

Nichola Rupolo. The Shearers Contracting Association of Australia has labelled the Australian Workers Union’s claims about the new agriculture visa as “illogical” and “unfounded”. The AWU says the federal governments new visa to entice overseas workers into the agricultural sector will undercut wages and conditions for shearers and put young women out of a job ... Experienced shearer from RPC Shearing in Temora Rohan Cockfield has seen labour issues in the industry for over a decade.

Viewpoint from “Euralie”, Yass – mulesing

In the past decade, we have been able to sell our wool from unmulesed sheep direct to Norway and the UK (Yorkshire), as our wool meets all their requirements. As with food, the ethical provenance of fibre is becoming an essential marketing tool.  At a basic level - we give the customer what they want.

Prior wins Tatiara Art Prize

Gabrielle Duykers. A “poignant” and “emotional” textile work has taken home the 2021 Tatiara Art Prize and is now on public display at Walkway Gallery. The winning work, ‘The Shortest Day of the Year', comes from artist Deborah Prior and tells the story of family connections as inspired by her grandmother. Made from vintage Australian woollen blankets, the beautifully crafted piece also represents the wool industry and its critical connection to regional and remote communities.

Collaboration driving growth for Queensland sheep producers

A survey of Leading Sheep’s network of Queensland sheep and wool businesses found industry collaboration and information sharing helps facilitate improved flock, drought, and business management changes for producers.

Commodity price boom rubbing off on wool

The commodity price boom – which has seen some agricultural commodities rise to seven-year highs in recent months – has “rubbed off” on the wool market with prices recovering from last year’s lows, albeit not to the same heady highs, according to agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.

Commodity prices stay strong amid rising Australian Dollar

Agricultural commodity prices continue to perform well for Australian producers with cattle prices the most compelling after the benchmark Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) surpassed a record 900c/kg in April. The NAB Rural Commodities Wrap, released today, reports trends in global grain markets point to encouraging news for Australian grain growers, while wool prices continue their upward trend.

World first Sheep Sustainability Framework launched

Sheep Producers Australia and WoolProducers Australia have today released the world first Australian Sheep Sustainability Framework (SSF). The SSF was initiated by Australia’s sheep industry leaders to demonstrate our sustainable practices, identify areas for improvement, and better communicate with customers and consumers. The framework lists 21 priorities across the four themes - Caring for our Sheep; Enhancing the Environment and Climate; Looking after our People, our Customers and the Community and Ensuring a Financially Resilient Industry.

Australian agriculture looking to profitable year ahead – industry outlook

Australia’s agricultural sector is set to enjoy an overall profitable year ahead – underpinned by high commodity prices, positive seasonal conditions and low interest rates, and despite expected continuing trade tensions with China – according to a newly-released industry outlook.

All categories

About ARR.NewsACTAFLAgingAgricultureAquaculture & fishingARR.News eventArtsAthleticsBankingBasketballBeefBiodiversityBook ReviewBowlsBuilding & ConstructionBusinessCarbonCharityClimateCommunicationsConflictCottonCouncilCraftCricketCyclingDairyDamsDanceDroughte-commerceEducation & trainingEmploymentEnergyEngineeringEquestrianEventExhibitionFamilyFarmingFederal politicsFeedFertiliserFestivalFilmFireFishingFloodFloraFoodFood & BeveragesForestryGardeningGoatsGolfGrainsHealthHealthHistory & heritageHorticultureHospitalityIndigenousIndustry reportsInfrastructureInland waterwaysInternationalInternationalInterviewLand & environmentLaw & orderLetters & responsesLifeLiteratureManufacturingMarineMediaMedia ReleaseMeet the publishersMilitaryMilitary historyMiningMotorsportMurray RiverMusicNew ReleaseNewsNewsletters - SportNSWNTOpinionOut nowOut now - Archive - April 2021Out now - Archive - April 2022Out now - Archive - August 2020Out now - Archive - August 2021Out now - Archive - August 2022Out now - Archive - December 2020Out now - Archive - December 2021Out now - Archive - December 2022Out now - Archive - February 2021Out now - Archive - February 2022Out now - Archive - February 2023Out now - Archive - January 2021Out now - Archive - January 2022Out now - Archive - January 2023Out now - Archive - July 2021Out now - Archive - July 2022Out now - Archive - June 2021Out now - Archive - June 2022Out now - Archive - March 2021Out now - Archive - March 2022Out now - Archive - March 2023Out now - Archive - May 2021Out now - Archive - May 2022Out now - Archive - November 2020Out now - Archive - November 2021Out now - Archive - November 2022Out now - Archive - October 2020Out now - Archive - October 2021Out now - Archive - October 2022Out now - Archive - September 2020Out now - Archive - September 2021Out now - Archive - September 2022PaintingPerformancePetsPhotographyPicnic RacesPlaguepoetryPoliticsPopulationPoultry and eggsPowerProfilePropertyQldRacingRailReligionResearchRetailRoadsRowingRugby LeagueRugby UnionRunningSASailingSaleSculptureSheepShowsSoccerSoilSportState politicsSteelSugarSupply chainSurfingSwimmingTalkiesTasTechnologyTennisTheatreTimberTourismTradeTransportTravelTriathlonUncategorisedVicVolunteeringWAWaterWeatherWebinarWildlifeWineWoolYouth