FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gil – “BEST prices in 10 years for Warranine Park wool was ample reward for nine months of trail feeding according to Ellen Walker.
“I’ve only been home (running the Brookton farm) just over 10 years so they’re the best prices I’ve ever seen,” Ms Walker said after her 114-bale clip sold at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “AS wool continues its record-breaking run, jumping more than 100 cents in the past couple of weeks and bursting through the magical 2000c barrier in WA and Sydney, the fibre’s force is being given super cycle status.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – ““MANIC” was the word a wool buyer used to describe last week’s one-day sale at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) where price records were set for the fifth consecutive trading day.
The Western Indicator (WI), a general guide to the strength of the WA wool market and which had sat at 1939 cents a kilogram clean after the first trading day this month, crashed through 2100c for the first time on Wednesday to finish at 2119c/kg. “
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “TRENT McLean is a young farmer keen on the sheep side of his family’s mixed enterprise in the Corrigin and Wickepin districts.
Across the family’s three properties, the McLeans operate a total of about 5000 hectares on which 5500 head of sheep play a major role.
“We run about half and half sheep to crop on the Wickepin properties and probably two thirds cropping at the home place in Corrigin,” Trent said.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – by Contributor – “Lamb numbers lifted although quality remained mixed, with well finished trade and heavy lambs still only available in limited numbers at the Deniliquin sheep sale on Tuesday.
The core group of regular buyers attended and the good slaughter lambs were firm to dearer than a fortnight ago.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Jenne Brammer – “WA’s 6000 woolgrowers are reaping the benefits of a spectacular resurgence in the wool price, fuelled by insatiable demand from China and constrained supply from low sheep numbers.
The wool price has performed well over the past two years, but reached a milestone this week when the benchmark eastern market indicator broke through $20 a kilogram for the first time.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “ONE of the European premier consumers of Merino fibre is leading the way for greater transparency along the wool supply chain with its soon-to-be launched integrity code Authentico.
And the news is good for Australian growers, particularly in relation to mulesing.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “Mortlake Merino wool producer Hamish Weatherly says record prices being paid for wool will encourage him to reinvest in his business.
Mr Weatherly, of Mortlake, said he had never seen prices as high as the $23 a kilogram being paid for the 18-19 micron wool produced by his adult Merino sheep.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MERINO wool’s high-end marketing focus and supply dynamics suggests there is room for auction prices to continue upward, Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said yesterday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “INSATIABLE demand for Australian wool drove auction prices to a new historical height this week, with the industry benchmark indicator peaking 555 cents a kilogram higher than 12 months ago.”