The latest biosecurity failure in South Africa (SA), the detection of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), not only had immediate impacts, with the banning of all movements of cloven foot animals and their products; but also consequential impacts on other SA farm products.
In this series of blog articles, we’re taking a look back at the year that was for agricultural commodities and provide our insight for the year ahead.
This installment highlights 2018’s key movements in sheep and lamb markets and what to keep your eye on in 2019.
The Sheepvention name captures the remarkable story of a sheep show that has survived where many other regional events have long ago shut up shop.
The P & A Society members who 40 years ago decided to re-invent (and re-name) a dying sheep show by thinking outside the traditional and accepted model are to be applauded.
We have seen some optimistic headlines recently about the prospects for agriculture.
“Mining boom to dining boom” and “Australian farms to be the food bowl for Asia” are recognizable newspaper headlines that capture the promising outlook.
And when you look at where the growing population lives, there is no doubt that Australia is well placed to service this potential.