THE RURAL – by Alyson Hulley – “For some years Monaro shearing contractor and president of the Shearing Contractors Association of Australia Mick Schofield has made a point of ensuring there are skilled shearers about the region to supply his own business and that of others.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Ellen Simpson – ” … Sheep and lamb numbers remained steady at 2756 head, with the total offering comprised of lambs and wethers…. “
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “An unfortunate human error made while ordering NLIS eartags online by a third party has been a lesson learnt by one innocent sheep breeder offering stock at Wycheproof sheep sale.”
THE COURIER – by Leanne Younes – “Australia’s traditional reputation for ‘riding on the sheep’s back’ has been revived with wool prices surging and the traditional shearer’s life alive and well.
For young shearers Lance Melbourne and Brad Watts, it is a lucrative and long-term job.”
ABC NEWS – GOULBURN MURRAY – by Meagan Rooth and Rhiannon Tuffield – “Wild dog attacks near Benalla, in Victoria’s north-east, are taking a serious toll on livestock numbers and the mental health of farmers, according to a local wool producer.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “THE Australian wool market’s “astonishing” run continued last week as it charges towards the 2000 cents a kilogram mark.
The Eastern Market Indicator rose 40c/kg clean last week to finish at 1983c/kg.
All micron price guides in Melbourne lifted, except 28 micron, which dropped 11c/kg, and 30 micron, which dropped 6c/kg. The biggest lifts were the 17 and 22 micron price guides, which gained 88c/kg and 71c/kg respectively.”
ABC TAS COUNTRY HOUR – with Tony Briscoe – “The Talbot brothers from Nile in Tasmania’s central north are stalwarts of the Tasmanian merino Industry.
Tom Talbot a long time wool classer is now in his late 80s but he still likes to visit farms in the north of the state his brother Jack is in his mid nineties and is still involved in the day to day running of the family farm Glen Mavis .”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “On a day the Australian sheep live export industry was warned to be more accountable, the value of the country’s Merino wool made a softer appeal towards continuity of foreign trade.
During the Fremantle sale, wool from Merino sheep bred at Miling and born at Nambung, West Badgingarra, represented the best of both environments when put up for offer at the Western Wool Centre last week. ”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “DEMAND for Merino wethers and lambs held firm online last week as producers across New South Wales and Queensland continued to sell off surplus stock to focus on retaining ewes in the dry conditions.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “GENETIC technology, the wool value chain and non-mulesing management techniques will be all under the spotlight when growers from across the nation gather for the MerinoLink conference on June 20.”