SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A NEW humane control method for wild dogs and foxes with less risk to non-target species has passed field testing in outback South Australia. ‘In this training video, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service senior pest officer Rob Hunt describes and demonstrates the canid pest ejector for wild dog and fox control in Australia. He explain how the CPE works, the associated bait types, how and where to set the CPE and basic maintenance’ … “
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Rose Harding, Hawkes Bay Today – ” A desire to do something different with their land led to the sight of small brown sheep on the hills of Matapiro, west of Hastings.
When Bruce and Rachael Nimon bought the former Forde home near the Matapiro homestead eight years ago they wanted to do something different.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – Bureau of Meteorology – “A COASTAL trough and associated low produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate to heavy falls along the east coast of Australia, while a monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems generated moderate falls across northern Australia.
Past seven days: In the first part of the week, surface troughs extended from the north and inland west of Western Australia, across central parts of the Northern Territory, and from north-west to south-east Queensland. Showers and thunderstorms produced moderate falls in parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne in Western Australia, the Gulf Country, Cape York Peninsula, and across central to south-east Queensland.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Supreme Merino exhibit: Melrose
Grand champion ram: Glenpaen
Reserve grand champion ram: Glenpaen
Grand champion ewe: Melrose
Reserve grand champion ewe: Glenpaen”
THE NARACOORTE HERALD – “Quality Wool has teamed with one of Australia’s leading apparel industry experts to give growers a glimpse of the newest exciting innovations in Merino wool sportswear, showcased at the 41st South East Field Days at Lucindale last week.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – “A large interstate contingent converged on the Burra Oval for the Elders SA Stud Merino Expo, ensuring it was one of the largest crowds seen at the event in many years.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has claimed it has not disenfranchised its grower members by negotiating with Australian Wool Innovation to avoid a contentious extraordinary meeting over governance issues.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MINISTER for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud has refuted a claim by Australian Wool Innovation chair Colette Garnsey that he co-operated with the levy-funded body to reach a consensus with grower groups on key recommendations by an Ernst-Young review of AWI’s performance and governance.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Peter Somerville – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s extraordinary general meeting has officially been scrapped.
AWI confirmed yesterday its EGM, which was initially scheduled for last Friday and would have given levypayers the opportunity to vote on five remaining recommendations from the 2018 Ernst Young Review of Performance, would now not take place.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Press Release – “The board of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and woolgrower representative groups have reached consensus on the company’s response to five recommendations of the Government-commissioned Review of Performance (ROP) that involve… “