Grain Market Update – Canola (April 2015)

16 April, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2015 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered port. The graph shows that the ICE Canola futures price has remained stable for the period. However since Mid March the basis … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (April 2015)

16 April, 2015

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. During early 2015, the indicator price has strengthened and is now above the highest prices achieved during 2014. At these … Continue reading


Protein Is Important When Feeding Lambs

20 November, 2014

Supplementary feeding lambs to increase weight gain is a common practice, however in many cases the protein component of the diet is lacking, resulting in potential weight gain not being achieved. The two main components of a lamb’s diet are … Continue reading


Ovine Brucellosis

20 November, 2014

Ovine Brucellosis is a bacterial disease of sheep which is characterised by infertility of rams. It appears that the incidence of Ovine Brucellosis is increasing in southern NSW. Ovine Brucellosis is caused by the Brucella Ovis bacteria, which is found … Continue reading


Managing Stocking Rate

24 September, 2014

Many livestock decisions are based on experience or “gut feel” and while this may be appropriate most of the time, more confident decisions can be made when some measured information is included in the decision. MLA, AWI, the Evergraze project … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (September 2014)

24 September, 2014

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. Whilst there has been some volatility over the last two years, the AWEX EMI has largely traded within a range … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (May 2014)

8 May, 2014

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. Whilst there has been some volatility over the last 2 years, the AWEX EMI has largely traded within a range … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (Nov 2013)

14 November, 2013

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. This graph clearly shows the peak in wool prices during mid 2011. It is important to remember that this peak … Continue reading


The role of sheep in farming systems in changing markets

12 June, 2013

Mark Harris Rural Management Strategies Pty Limited Key Words: Sheep, Mixed farming, Continuous cropping, Risk, Enterprise mix, Cash surplus, EBIT, Capital requirement Take Home Messages Higher sheep prices are better but current prices are still satisfactory Mixed Farming and Continuous … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (June 2013)

12 June, 2013

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. This graph clearly shows the peak in wool prices during mid 2011. It is important to remember that this peak … Continue reading