QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – ” … The Rural Safety and Health Alliance is supported jointly by Agrifutures Australia, Australian Eggs, Australian Pork, Australian Wool Innovation, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Dairy Australia, Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, Grains Research & Development Corporation and Meat & Livestock Australia. It replaces the former Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership, which was wound-up in 2017.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “THE wool market has kicked off the year on a high, buoyed by a lower Australian dollar and a three-week absence of sales.
The Eastern Market Indicator rose 48c/kg when the market opened for the year last week, closing at 1910c/kg — 92c/kg higher than the opening January sale last year and 2.6 per cent higher than the pre-Christmas close of 1862c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “NORTH East Victorian wool producer David Fitzroy sold 10 bales of Merino fleece in Melbourne last week…”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – “With the Eastern market indicator sitting at 1849 cents to conclude the 2018 year, wool growers have had one of the best selling years for decades, according to Alfoxton stud principal Chris Clonan.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – “Moray Merino Stud will offer for sale 40 poll and horned merino rams on Tuesday January 22, 2019 at its on-property sale at Guyra.
“These rams are superfine and as of December 18 have not cut their teeth,” said owner James Stewart.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Geoff Plasto – “… Schute Bell report that last weeks wool market was the first sale for 2019 after sales resumed when the annual 3 weeks recess finished.
There was strong buyer demand evident from the opening, with 47,500 bales being offered and 44,261 bales being sold with a passed in rate of 7%. “
BOMBALA TIMES – by Jeanne Medlicott – “Plans are well under way for Australia Day celebrations in Bombala run in conjunction with the NSW Strongwool Shearing Championships on Saturday, January 26 at the Bombala Showground.”
GEAR JUNKIE – by Marty Gabijas – “Long before globalization, smuggling a merino sheep out of Spain was punishable by death. Fortunately for those who play outdoors these days, several channels exist for obtaining merino — without losing your head.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Rob Herrmann – “DESPITE its early bravery in October, the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) was unable to sustain the heady 2,000¢ plus levels experienced through to the end of 2018. It eventually slipping 151¢ to finish 2018 at 1,862¢. In US$ terms it also retreated, dropping 115¢ to 1,346¢.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “The Australian wool market resumed in much better form than the national cricket team last week and managed a solid increase on the previous innings. A larger offering in Melbourne necessitated a three-day sale and so buyers there were forced to pad up earlier.”