Sheep

Cheaper genomic testing now for sheep flocks

Sheep breeders will today enjoy cheaper genomic testing of their flock when the price of the Sheep Genomic Test is reduced from $35 per animal to $27 (plus GST) when collected using a tissue sampling unit (TSU) and $30 (plus GST) when collected on a blood card.

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Growers urged to forward sell portion of clip as buffer

With wool prices still at record highs despite last week’s drop, agricultural commodities risk management specialist Southern Aurora Markets is urging growers to consider hedging by forward selling a portion of their clip as a buffer against a likely price downturn driven by declining demand.

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Lamb indicator reaches 721c/kg carcase weight

Scattered rainfall combined with tighter supply has boosted already-resilient saleyard prices, with the Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) reaching 721¢/kg carcase weight (cwt) on Tuesday, 9¢/kg higher than the previous record set on Friday.

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Processors compete fiercely for finished lambs

Scattered rainfall combined with tighter supply has boosted already-resilient saleyard prices, with the Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) reaching 721¢/kg carcase weight (cwt) on Tuesday, 9¢/kg higher than the previous record set on Friday.

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