Welcome to our third edition of “Around the Camp”, our monthly update of sheep industry news and events. I have been overwhelmed with items to include in this newsletter, so many in fact that I have had to hold some over for the next one. Happy reading!
- BusinessEDGE 17-18 April Blackall
- What drives your business forum & dinner 19 April Longreach
- Wool Market Weekly Report
- Beyond the Bale March
- Feral Flyer March
- AWI Newsletter February
The latest forecasts for the sheep and wool industry were released at the ABARES Outlook Conference in early March. The switch to prime lamb is starting to reverse with some sheep producers returning to wool to take advantage of better returns. Wool prices are tipped to rise over the next 5 years with stronger economic activity expected to lift consumer demand for discretionary products such as woolen clothes.
High school students learn to shear sheep and handle wool.
The Invasive Animal CRC have reprinted 100 copies of the guardian dog manual. They are available from Glenn Conroy on 02 6201 2890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively the book is available for download.
Have your say on animal welfare issues. A consultation period is now open on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle and Sheep.
Many rural-based businesses are adjusting to greater competition for skilled labour and the continued migration of people to urban centres. A study was undertaken to better understand and find solutions to the problems of securing a skilled and stable labour force for the pastoral industries.
Sheep producers and industry bodies are supporting the broad direction of the new Ovine Johnes Disease (OJD) National Management Plan.
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