SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has called for nominations for three director positions available to be filled this year, consistent with the body’s constitution requiring that at least a third of the seven-member board must retire their positions every two years.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “SOUTH Australian Merino sales are underway, with strong results being achieved so far.
Mallee stud Kamora Park, Sandalwood, sold 191 of 194 Poll Merino rams last week, to average $2059 and top at $7200.
This was an average lift of $364 on last year’s sale, with 19 more rams sold.
Landmark joint auctioneer Gordon Wood said the sheep and wool industries were in great shape and with the overnight rain, plus more forecast, buyers could bid up with confidence.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Sheepvention pen of five ram sale
131 Poll Merino rams sold to $17,000, av $3281
107 Merino rams sold to $15,000, av $3252
5 Corriedale rams sold to $6500, av $2650
Five Dohne rams sold for $3500 each
ALTHOUGH lot numbers were down at the Sheepvention ram sale, the buying gallery and competition was just as strong.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “ANNA Brien at Bella Lana, Dripstone reminds me that the stud’s field day will be held this Friday, August 11 from 9am.
Specialist sheep classer Craig Wilson will be involved with the event from start to finish and keen sheep breeders should really benefit from the day.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “A RECORD average price was set at Sheepvention today as 247 rams sold from 270 offered for an average of $3270 and top of $17,000.
The top price was achieved again — for the second year running — by Keith, South Australia stud, Moorundie Poll Merinos.
Last year, Moorundie’s first Sheepvention outing saw them sell a ram for $30,000.”
ABC NEWS – Rural – by Sarina Locke – “Consumers are more interested in animal welfare than ever before.
It’s a global mega trend.
Wool is an environmentally sustainable fibre…but in Australia many lambs are mulesed.
Mulesing involves cutting the skin around the tail, to produce stretched skin with no wool. This operation protects sheep from the Aussie blowfly. Wool consumers say this operation is inhumane especially with no pain relief. …”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ICONIC Asian luxury department store Lane Crawford has collaborated with Australian Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, The Woolmark Company to launch two wool-rich athleisure collections by Helen Lee and Particle Fever.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – By Heidi Gibson – “It’s day three of the shearing season at ‘Little Valley’ near Elsmore where the Mepham family have a mob of 1,800 merinos to shear.”
STOCK & LAND – Mercardo, Ag Concepts – “Factors conspired to see the Australian market soften again, with the headline Eastern Young Cattle Indicator down 1.6 per cent to close last week at 574¢/kg cwt.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – “Rainfall last Thursday certainly lifted the hopes of farmers and graziers for a better spring with measurements in excess of 25mm for the week. One can see late crops sown on dry land bursting through the soil during the past few days.”