HUNTER VALLEY NEWS – “The annual Merriwa event celebrates the town’s rich wool heritage since the 1830s.
From humble beginnings, the festival now attracts thousands of visitors each June long weekend, which this year falls on June 8-10, to enjoy traditional country hospitality.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “THE wool industry is emerging as the biggest success story in agriculture at the moment with prices reaching unprecedented levels.
For people at the coalface of the industry, like Jenni Turner who is with Fox and Lillie Rural at Culcairn in southern NSW, the rewards are something to be appreciated.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “HUNGRY wild dogs are moving south across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia prompting renewed calls for greater co-operation among landholders and authorities on control programs.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A series of cold fronts produced moderate falls across southern Australia, with heavy rain along the west coast at the end of the week. Showers associated with a coastal trough generated moderate fall along the east coast of New South Wales.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep meat body is seeking young people willing to act as ambassadors for the industry. Sheep Producers Australia is seeking applications from people in the sheep industry aged 25 to 40 for the 2018 Sheep Industry Ambassadors Award.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Rebecca Sharpe – “The “roaring drought” and no sale next week pushed numbers of grown sheep up to almost 20,000 at the recent weekly sheep and lamb sale – something most agents haven’t seen at the Dubbo saleyards.
A total of 40,140 head were yarded at today’s sale, including 19,240 grown sheep.”
RURAL LIFE (NZ) – by Sally Rae – “Craig Smith’s passion for wool never dims.
After about 28 years in the wool industry, Mr Smith remains a staunch advocate for the natural fibre, which he described as “the most amazing product in the world”.
This month, Mr Smith — previously business development manager at PGG Wrightson Wool — began a new job as general manager of Devold Wool Direct NZ Ltd.”
COUNTRY NEWS – by Alana Christensen – “Records are continuing to tumble as wool producers cash in on a wave of high prices, with wool fetching more than $20/kg.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “For the last decade, Adrian Carpenter has made the trek from Cressy, Tasmania, all the way to Casterton in Western Victoria, for the Australian Kelpie Muster.
Ever year, Mr Carpenter has sold Kelpie dogs at the auction, last year selling three, with one of them selling for the highest price he had ever sold a dog for, $8700.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Ellen Simpson – ” … Sheep and lamb numbers this week climbed to 5900 head, up 3144 on last week. Clearance was firm at 72 per cent.”