ABC NEWS – SA Country hour – by Jemima Burt – “When pastoralist Grant Burge heard that he could donate wool to be used in the Australia’s cricket teams’ iconic Baggy Green cap, he did not hesitate.
“The baggy green is a cap that’s quite unique. It’s a bit of an icon,” Mr Burge said.”
BOOROWA NEWS – “Brad and Maria Cartwright of “Kempton” Crookwell have been awarded the third Annual Southern Tablelands Flock Ewe Champion with their Thalabah bloodline maiden Merino ewes.
Brad and Maria take home $1000 from major sponsors ANZ Agribusiness and NSW Stud Merino Breeders Association as well as $550 worth of wool testing from Southern Tablelands Fibre Testing.”
RNZ – by Alexa Cook, Rural Reporter – “An unusually hot and humid summer in the North Island has stained wool yellow, making it harder to sell and leading to lower prices.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – Will Chaffey, Elders district wool manager – “Week commencing 26/3/2018
Rallying 27 cents in the two days of trade last week, the Eastern Market Indicator found support levels and now sits at 1,778c/kg.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Two western NSW students from TAFE NSW Harry Kemp and Lena Price are competing this week in the Australian Wool Exchange National Woolclassing Competition at Sydney.”
DAILY LIBERAL – by Mark Griggs – “MERINO ewes topped the Narromine store sale for the second consecutive month at $161 in a yarding of 14,000 head featuring an 11,500 head dispersal of John Rae and family’s Pentdale Nominees, Carwell Station, Quambone last Wednesday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “OTHER Australian states are preparing for the potential national mandatory electronic identification of sheep and goats, Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has opened nominations for its ‘Raising the Baa’ Leadership in Agriculture Program.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MURDOCH University graduate Lydia Inglis was awarded the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum top honours for 2018 in Perth last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RESTOCKERS and breeders took advantage of softer prices for Merino ewes and wethers on AuctionsPlus last week.”