Month

August 2017

Weekly Livestock Update with Warren Johnston

As Spring edges closer and the rainfall has fallen a little wider across Tasmania, the general feeling is that our Spring flush may be more wide spread than previously thought, although the Southern and East Coast region can certainly do with more follow up, the forecast looks brighter.  This week saw another tough week numbers...
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Weekly Livestock Update with Warren Johnston

With good rainfall across most parts of Tasmania and surrounding Islands and good reports from Southern mainland states, there appears to be a slight firming within the sheep markets over the last few days, and an urgency from some of the processing fraternity to start to lock away lamb and mutton supplies as supply looks...
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Wool Manager’s Report

There were 38000 bales rostered for sale in all three centers this week. The market opened with a bang across all micron categories. The EMI has reached new highs in both AUD and USD terms and xbreds have surged higher. As we touched on last week we were unsure how the market would open after...
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Wool Manager’s Report

Wool sales resumed this week in all 3 centres following the 3 week mid-year recess.  Auctions in both Sydney and Melbourne were held over three days, while Fremantle was held over two days, with the national offering coming in close to 55,000 bales for the week. Much of the talk over the recess was around...
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Weekly Livestock update with Warren Johnston

As livestock numbers tighten, the general trend is prices move in the right direction!!  This unfortunately doesn’t seem to be the trend in 2017 with numbers of livestock presenting in markets at almost record lows.  This issue not confined to just Tasmania, with Hamilton in the Western Districts of Victoria known for its record yardings...
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Weekly Livestock update with Warren Johnston

Livestock sales this week have been fairly quiet, with numbers and price both struggling to gain positive ground at present. Regardless of categories, most processors are looking at 2 weeks plus to secure kill space but the market in general appears to have plateaued out at this point, and all in all rates for all...
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Tasmanian Merino Nominated for Innovative Award

    We are extremely proud to report that Tasmanian Merino has been nominated in this year’s BOFA Innovative Tasmania Awards in the Innovative Product Category. Voting is now open, please head to https://breath-of-fresh-air.com.au/innovative-tasmania-awards/ to show your support!
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