SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Merino wool from non-mulesed sheep will be sold under a New Zealand brand after a trans-Tasman marketing partnership was announced recently.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “PREMIUMS paid for Australian Merino wool declared as coming from non-mulesed sheep have more than doubled since 2016-17, according to figures released by the Australian Wool Exchange.”
CENTRAL WESTERN DAILY – by Alex Crowe – “ASKING farmers how they’re faring in recent times, “magnificently” has not been a response too often heard.
On Tuesday, sheep farmer of 50 years, Errol ‘Badger’ Babbage answered using just that word, and with good reason.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – ” A summit in Wellington yesterday aimed to offer innovative solutions for the future of New Zealand’s wool industry.
Federated Farmers’ Meat and Wool Chair Miles Anderson spoke to The Country’s Jamie Mackay about the summit and how it tackled the problem of strong wool.”
THE RURAL – Advertising feature – “WOOL growers are enjoying a boom time at present with market conditions over the last six months being at levels not previously seen before on some microns.
This has led to an increase in wool production in the area, according to wool buyers Wagga Wool Co.”
THE RURAL – “WOOL prices closed 13c/kg down on the previous week with the eastern market indicator settling at 1981c.”
2GB 873AM – Rural News – “High wool prices are forecast to stay, as the nation’s markets enter the three-week winter recess.
The Eastern Market Indicator broke through the $20 per kilogram mark for the first time earlier this year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “THE WA shearing industry has secured funding to improve shed safety on farms.
Safety in the workplace is one of the most important issues for shearers, and the WA Shearing Industry Association (WASIA) has sourced funding from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and CGU Insurance to begin its Shed Safety Assessment program.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Coming off family farms, and studying agriculture at Longerenong College, are the common denominators of Fox & Lillie Rural’s newest recruits, Emma McCrae and Tom Roughead.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The sheep and wool industry might be booming, but it still faces the challenge of attracting young people to get involved.
This is one of the issues that will be dissected on an industry panel at New Breed, held during the Young Stud Masters’ Muster on Friday night.”