With unfavourable seasonal conditions expected to further reduce soil moisture levels in QLD cropping regions, we look at the impacts and the steps producers can take to plan and be prepared this summer.
Despite prices in the overall wool market declining, non-mulesed wool is fetching premium prices because of the demand in Europe by retail brands looking for ethically produced wool.
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When it comes to international trade, Australian sheepmeat and wool exports are benefiting most from Australia’s relationship with China. However, with the first importation of foreign wheat in a decade thanks to drought, grain and cattle exports have a longer road ahead and serious competition. Read why in our latest Farming on the Front Foot update.