SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE sheep offerings on AuctionsPlus lifted by 70 percent in Australia last week, with increased listings in all states except Western Australia.”
SUNRAYSIA DAILY – by Christopher Testa – “A COWANGIE man who stole sheep and wool from a fellow farmer has been “ostracised by his entire community” over what a magistrate described as a “despicable act”.
Bernard David Boseley was convicted and fined $12,500 in the Mildura Magistrates’ Court yesterday after pleading guilty to stealing 16 breeding merino ewes and South African meat merino ewes and eight fleeces of wool.”
THE RURAL – “The AWEX EMI closed the week on 1776c – up 4c for the week at auction sales in Australia. The EMI posted a healthy 12c rise in USD as sales resumed after a one-week Easter recess.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “Australia’s woolgrowers should continue to enjoy strong prices in 2018 as market fundamentals further boost the sector, according to Rural Bank’s Australian Wool Annual Review. 2018 is already a record breaking year for wool prices, with the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) reaching a nominal all-time high in early March of 1830c/kg, continuing 2017’s extraordinary streak.”
NZ FARMER – by Joyce Wyllie – “OPINION: Hands-on farming involves dirt on hands because there are some jobs which are not so clean.
We have just worked our way through one of the less nice but most necessary chores, of dagging. The topic of why sheep get dags is probably not covered in conversations over cappuccinos at the cafe but it does get ruminated on over rural refreshments.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Elyse Wurm – ” WILD dogs have caused the number of sheep on the Southern Downs to plummet from 50,000 to 5,000 over the past 10 years, but landholders are fighting back.
An application is being submitted to the State Government for 80km of exclusion fencing to help contain the wild dogs.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Joely Mitchell – “LambEx 2018 has released its program of international and Australian speakers, who will present on an array of local and global issues, at the upcoming conference.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A MODERN-DAY English shepherd with more than 100,000 Twitter followers features in the Lambex 2018 program released this week. Chair of the conference to be held in Perth on August 5-7, Bindi Murray said organisers were excited to welcome James Rebanks from the Lake District of the united Kingdom. Cumbrian shepherd and author James Rebanks.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “SHEEP farmers are expected to enjoy their best farm cash incomes for 20 years this financial year, primarily because of high returns from wool.
And, according to Rural Bank’s Australian Wool Annual Review, released on Monday, and the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) March quarterly commodities review, released on Friday, high wool prices seem set to continue.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “AUSTRALIA’s wool market managed to struggle through the sudden surge in supply volume after the Easter recess, which initially saw nearly 60,000 bales on offer.
In the end there were only 54,400 bales offered for sale and 94 per cent of these found new owners during the week. Initially, on Tuesday the market looked like it could get a bit ugly with prices easing by 20-30c in most categories. However, by the end of the week, despite a stronger local currency most types had positive numbers against them. “