THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “AUSTRALIAN wool production is forecast to be down 10.8 per cent this year, compared to last.
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee’s updated forecast of shorn wool production in 2018-19 is 305 million kg greasy, down from 341 million kg greasy in 2017-18.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Travis King – “MORE than 50 years of Merino breeding has changed hands with the announcement that the Anglesey stud, Gnowangerup, has been sold in its entirety to the Wiringa Park stud, Nyabing.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “The outstanding property aggregation Mokanger and Lewana has been snapped up by Wool top-maker, Tianyu Wool. at a rumored nearly $14 million price tag.”
FARM WEEKLY – Wool Extra brought to you by AWI – “A new study in the USA has supported previous findings that wearing superfine Merino wool helps ease the symptoms of eczema and improves the wearer’s quality of life.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “The Australian Wool Innovation levy is in limbo after the vote on the 1.5 per cent and 2 per cent options was too close to call.
WoolPoll Panel chairman Sydney Lawrie said the panel met this week to discuss the unusual circumstances, which the Federal Government was working through with share registry company Link Market Services.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “Arthur River Merino producer John Pascoe’s WA farming heritage goes back to the 1830s when his great-grandfather, Alexander Richardson, landed sheep at Cossack’s Tien Tsin Harbour.
“After reading a favourable report from notable English explorer Francis Gregory, my great-grandfather, at 21 years of age, charted a boat to bring 500 sheep from Victoria to the Pilbara where he founded Pyramid Station,” Mr Pascoe said.”
SBS NEWS – “Rain may have reached drought-hit regions of NSW and Southern QLD in October, but it’s too late to improve summer harvest prospects, according to Rabobank.”
THE ISLANDER – by Belinda Wills – “When sheep and grain farmer Christine Berry walked into a Japanese clothing store and saw suits tagged with “made from Kangaroo Island wool”, she couldn’t resist buying a jacket to take home to Australia.
“When we walked into United Arrows, it’s like Myer in Japan, and saw a suit presented so beautifully and with the Kangaroo Island label it was wonderful, it was so powerful,” said Mrs Berry, chairperson of Kangaroo Island Wool said.”
THE ISLANDER – by Stan Gorton – “Turkey Lane Merinos offered its best ever line up of 47 high performance rams on Monday, November 12.
This was the final ram sale of the year for Kangaroo Island. “
THE ISLANDER – “The Kangaroo Island Shearing Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce the inductees for the 14th annual induction ceremony.
The 2018 inductees are Ron Hams and Kerry Brinkley.”