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Record low cash rate underpins fall in interest payments – ABARES
27 Sep 2016

Record low cash rate underpins fall in interest payments – ABARES

Over the past two decades beef farm debt has generally increased; however this has largely been underpinned by overall scale and farm value growth.

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Widespread showers continue to squeeze slaughter levels
27 Sep 2016

Widespread showers continue to squeeze slaughter levels

Last week (ending 23rd September), eastern states cattle slaughter totalled 107,326 head – down 28% on the same time last year – with substantial rainfall across major producing regions in Queensland and New South Wales continuing to impact availability. 

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Investment in lamb pays off – ABARES
27 Sep 2016

Investment in lamb pays off – ABARES

Investment in farm capital – such as land, fixed structures, livestock, plant and equipment – plays an important role across all facets of farm business management, such as financial performance, production efficiency and farm productivity. 

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China’s ban on US beef lifted
27 Sep 2016

China’s ban on US beef lifted

After 13 years China has lifted a ban on some beef products from the US, according to the China Ministry of Agriculture and General Admission of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

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Tuesday daily cattle summary
27 Sep 2016

Tuesday daily cattle summary

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled on 714¢, back 0.75¢/kg cwt, on where it had finished the previous day.

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Tuesday daily sheep summary
27 Sep 2016

Tuesday daily sheep summary

This week at Dubbo, lamb throughput increased significantly, yarding 34,190 head.

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Friday daily cattle summary
23 Sep 2016

Friday daily cattle summary

Despite the widespread rain throughout the region, numbers at Dubbo lifted to 1,990 head.

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Friday daily sheep summary
23 Sep 2016

Friday daily sheep summary

Consignments to Wagga remained lower than usual for this time of year, with wet weather restricting numbers.

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Lower bids on US imported beef market
22 Sep 2016

Lower bids on US imported beef market

Imported beef prices in the US were mostly lower this week, according the Steiner Consulting Group’s weekly report commissioned by MLA. 

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Cattle price rise underpins producer returns – ABARES
22 Sep 2016

Cattle price rise underpins producer returns – ABARES

ABARES’ recently released Financial performance of beef farms, 2013–14 to 2015–16, commissioned by MLA, highlights the impact higher cattle prices have had on the producer bottom line.

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Thursday daily sheep summary
22 Sep 2016

Thursday daily sheep summary

Numbers at CTLX Carcoar remained limited due to the widespread rain across the region.

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Thursday daily cattle summary
22 Sep 2016

Thursday daily cattle summary

Widespread rain reduced consignments at Dalby by more than half to 1,123 head.

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Financial performance of lamb producing farms improve - ABARES
22 Sep 2016

Financial performance of lamb producing farms improve - ABARES

Financial performance is major driver of change on lamb producing farms. ABARES have recently released a report which presents the results from their annual Australian Agricultural and Grazing Industries Survey...

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Where has the herd deteriorated most?
21 Sep 2016

Where has the herd deteriorated most?

It doesn’t take too many words to describe where the regions most impacted by the widespread, drought-induced herd liquidation of the past few years are.

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Wednesday daily cattle summary
21 Sep 2016

Wednesday daily cattle summary

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) settled on 712¢, declining 4¢/kg cwt, on where it had finished the previous day.

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Wednesday daily sheep summary
21 Sep 2016

Wednesday daily sheep summary

This week at Forbes, lamb numbers declined 17% to 20,250 head. 

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Lamb prices continue to rise as supply tightens
20 Sep 2016

Lamb prices continue to rise as supply tightens

National lamb saleyard throughput has tightened on the back of widespread and in some places very heavy rain during the start of spring. For September-to-date, there have been nearly 140,000 less lambs offered at saleyards year-on-year, totalling 371,957 head, with all states registering lower yardings.

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Rainfall boosts northern cattle markets in August
20 Sep 2016

Rainfall boosts northern cattle markets in August

Highlighted in MLA’s latest North of the Tropic Beef Report, ‘above-average’ rainfall across most major northern producing regions in August continued to support cattle indicators throughout the month.

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