QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – ” AWI chairman Wal Merriman has been accused of breaching the company’s code of conduct following a verbal tirade at an industry event, as a pseudonym account was created to defend his actions. “
Guyra Central School at Wool Handling and Shearing by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland
THE GYRA ARGUS – “LEARNING THE ROPES: Guyra Central School student Stephanie Cameron throwing a fleece during the workshop in Glen Innes last Wednesday, October 11. It was organised by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A NEW-LOOK 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award includes some new changes to allow projects with a commercial focus or those that are simply good ideas, solutions or opportunities.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Surface troughs generated thunderstorms and showers with moderate falls in western, northern and eastern Australia. A coastal trough produced persistent, heavy rainfall in eastern Queensland and parts of northeastern New South Wales.”
GLEN INNES EXAMINER – by Steve Evans – “A new course in shearing for secondary school students is being tried, with the aim of giving young people more ways of having careers which keep them in the country.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “SOME growers have sold tender superfine clips for a staggering $3000 a bale, as China keeps the heat in the wool market competition.
The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) climbed a further 16 cents, week on week, to close at 1566 cents a kilogram at sales in Sydney, Melbourne and Freemantle this week where 37,519 bales were offered nationally.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Stephen Burns – “It was an emotional occasion at the beginning of the annual ram sale at Grogansworth Merinos, Bookham when studmaster Kim Henderson announced his friend and classer of the Grogansworth flock, Ian Marwedel has decided to retire from the industry to which he has dedicated his long life.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “LIVESTOCK and wool prices are on the rise, unhindered by increased spring supply.
Leading the way are lamb prices, remaining above 600c/kg and bucking the usual downward trend of the new season flush of lambs.
The Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator finished Monday at 616c/kg, up 11c/kg for the month and 64c/kg higher than a year ago.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL prices and the weather gods were kind to John Leach last week.
Mr Leach farms Coyurah Springs, at Rheola, via Inglewood, and said last Wednesday his season had potential, but needed rain to finish it off.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Mark Griggs – “SUPERIOR genetics in wool and carcase are the traits buyers from four states and New Zealand were chasing at the 31st Mumblebone on-property sale of Chad and Louise Taylor and family at “Marapana”, Wellington, last week.”