SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIAN superfine wool grower Noel Henderson has turned down leadership of the sector’s peak grower body as the sector struggles to reach a consensus on an animal welfare and mulesing policy.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – “Crossbred wool prices continue to be seriously challenged with a further drop in prices at last week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch.
The offering of very well grown pre-lamb crossbred fleece failed to attract buyers, allowing the market to slip by up to 4%.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Ruth Schwager – “ACHIEVING maximum profitability is the focus for a large fine wool production at Congi Station, Woolbrook, where objective measurement and indexing is used to predict and measure the true value of each animal.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – “There was an increase in numbers at Deniliquin saleyards on Tuesday as the first drafts of new season lambs came forward.
Quality across the 3000 young lambs was very good, with the majority presenting as heavy trade weights with seed-free skins.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Elders district wool manager Brett Smith is ambitiously lifting the production and profit of clients across the expansive North West NSW and Southern Queensland region.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish – “THE wool market resumed this week after the traditional three week winter recess, and although there were no fireworks, a good steady fire is currently burning to keep the market warm.
Forward selling prior to the auction opening indicated that market would be positive and the first selling day saw the market quickly account for the currency changes during the break, with AWEX’s eastern market indicator only increasing by 1c in Aussie terms, but US34c.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Australian Wool Network (AWN) wool broker Russell Macgugan is an advocate for the Western District and the woolgrowers who reside there.
To celebrate these two passions, Mr Macgugan has begun facilitating clients’ involvement in AWN’s Direct Network Advantage which links woolgrowers to garments under a new Western District brand.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “ATTITUDES towards the introduction of sheep and goat EID’s in Victoria had changed dramatically in the past 12 months, the state’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Charles Milne has said.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “IT WAS freezing cold at Sheepvention this week, so how exactly did people brave the conditions? Check out our gallery of people who visited the Hamilton… “
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 11 August 2017 (Week 6)