The live sheep export trade seems to have sailed into calmer waters after exports rose slightly last year.
Acting livestock editor The Land
Former editor of The Land, former Fairfax Media Agricultural Editor
The Sydney and Fremantle wool markets yesterday followed the downward path set at Tuesday's sale in Melbourne.
Last week's welcome but patchy rains has stemmed the flow of sheep and lambs into major saleyards and pushed up prices.
Strong hopes for another wool price rise at the Melbourne sale today didn't eventuate with the EMI losing 14 cents a kilogram clean.
The peak national woolgrowers' body isn't happy with a push for a new non-mulesed category on National Wool Declaration forms.
Greg Hayes says the family tradition of running Merinos on the family farm in South Australia's Mid North is a proven recipe for success.
The wool market had an encouraging resumption to sales after the Christmas break with the EMI climmbing above the 1600c barrier.
Researchers at the UK's University of Nottingham have developed smart technology to provide early warning of footrot in sheep flocks.
The Eastern Market Indicator nudged up another six cents yesterday as the wool market's positive start to 2020 continued.
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