FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “WANDERING Shire president and farmer Brendan Whitely has found “the best job ever” with his own business Sheep Shower WA.
Providing sheep farmers with the option to shower their sheep to help eradicate lice is something he wished he had done years ago.
Mr Whitely said if people had enough sheep he could travel all across the State to work for them.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “HOGGET lambs producing 110 millimetre long wools in only nine months of a low-feed year like this is considered an endorsement of their methods by the Wilkinson family, Badgingarra.
Their Challara Merino stud and commercial hogget lambs, shorn in December, and ewes, shorn in late March, went through the shearing shed again five weeks ago and produced 84 bales of wool sold at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) on Thursday last week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “RECORD ewe prices, but still buyable.
That was the contradictory outcome from last week’s special store sheep sales in the south, which were headlined by $314 for young first-cross ewes at Corowa in NSW — a record for the selling centre.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “A top offering of mid-micron hogget and fine wools reached prices unseen in a generation at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
The fine wool offering was the highlight of the sale with wool agents reporting prices reaching the “extreme” end in some cases.
Competition was well spread across the micron categories. With increased demand for sound and good length wool buyers were competing strongly as the season for fine wool comes to an end.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Dozens of former and current shearers, pastoral workers and their families will gather at Mandurah’s Ravenswood Hotel on November 5.
The annual Shearers and Pastoral Workers Social Club reunion and general meeting has been penned in for 10am.
A highlight on the calendar of some of WA’s oldest former shearers, the annual get-together was founded about 10 years ago by the club.”
STOCK & LAND – by Justin Conlan – “CORYULE
*35 of 53 Selected rams sold to $5000, av $1303
THE 3rd Annual Coryule twilight on property sale offered 53 specially selected rams. Whilst the clearance and average was on par with last year, what was clearly evident was the support of repeat buyers.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RISING lamb and wool shipments have helped Victoria set a new record with food and fibre exports reaching $12.8 billion – the biggest total in the state’s history.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE long-term sustainability of Western Australia’s sheep flock will be in focus when livestock export industry stakeholders gather in Perth next month for the LIVEXchange 2017 conference.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Hiromichi Ochiai – “The Woolmark Company has entered into a two-season partnership with Japanese fashion label FACETASM for developing its Autumn/Winter 18/19 and Spring/Summer 19 wool-rich offerings, ahead of its show at Paris Men’s Collection. Both collections will be Woolmark-certified. The partnership marks the beginning of a long-standing relationship between the two.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wales’s Daniel McIntyre has reclaimed the title of Australia’s top open shearer with a quick yet clean performance at the Bendigo showgrounds on Saturday.”