STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A lack of surplus store sheep has caused the postponing of a Riverina sheep sale planned for Jerilderie next Friday.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – “Late last year woolgrowers across Australia were invited to donate some of their wool to be made into a special green cloth to eventually become the next batch of cricket’s iconic Baggy Green caps worn by Australian test cricketers.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – ” … AFTER the breakneck pace seen in recent weeks, buyers took a breather this week in the Australian wool market.”
FARMING UK – “The Kelpie, called Glencain Seven, set a new Australian record at the 2018 Casterton Working Dog Auction, selling for a record price of $22,200 (£12,500) to an undisclosed buyer from Hamilton in Victoria.
The Kelpie breed is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no guidance.”
FASHION UNITED – by Danielle Wightman-Stone – “Campaign for Wool has teamed up with environmental charity Hubbub to launch a new awareness campaign to help consumers reduce the impact of washing their garments, as well as call on the industry to take action to tackle the microfibre problem.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LIVESTOCK producers in north and north-west Queensland now have a wild dog specialist to help reduce the impact of the pests.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “A RAIN band produced moderate to locally heavy falls in the north west of Western Australia, while a coastal trough and south easterly onshore winds generated moderate falls along the east coast of New South Wales and south eastern Queensland.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WORKING dog owners in rural areas have been advised to improve farm security and dog identification systems after the recent thefts of several Kelpie and Kelpie crosses in New South Wales.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “St Helens woolgrowers David and Susan Rowbottom admit they accidentally fell into Merino sheep, and despite many ups and downs, have never looked back.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “It’s a popular marketplace for many Australian producers, but could saleyards soon become a thing of the past?
In an industry that is constantly evolving, producers are now demanding more accurate measurement and feedback of the lambs they are sending to slaughter.”