THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff and Kate Dowler – “WOOL growers are calling on Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman to resign after he told a journalist questioning him on industry issues to “f— off”.
The clash — which AWI described as “unfortunate” — occurred at a wool industry event in South Australia last week when an ABC reporter approached Mr Merriman with questions about him secretly watching a confidential industry focus group behind a one-way mirror in June.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “INDUSTRY GOALS: Paul Cocking of Mangoplah says there is plenty more to achieve in his role with Australian Wool Innovation. Picture: Nikki Reynolds
MANGOPLAH wool grower Paul Cocking is seeking another term on the board of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Mr Cocking formerly held the reins at Riverina Wool Testers and Fabstock and has stood on the board of AWI for two terms (four years). “
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News – Tony Chaston – “…. Wool More of the same at the South Island wool auction, with fine crossbred hogget wools down again in price, and only 72% of the offering sold.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Deniliquin Pastoral Times – “A special store sheep sale in Deniliquin delivered a healthy endorsement for district flocks, according to Rodwells livestock agent Steve Arentz.
Mr Arentz said 12,000 sheep and lambs were offered at the Friday the 13th sale, with a large contingent of buyers in attendance.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “MERINO rams sold to a high of $4500 at the Broula on-property sale at Tarcutta.
Vendors Bruce and Lyn Angel offered 55 polled and 29 horned Merino rams. Mr Angel said the rams presented well. “
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE number of bales offered at eastern states’ wool auctions has jumped 15 per cent this season, as dry conditions kick-start spring shearing.”
WAATEA NEWS NZ – News Clip – Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “The spring shearing season has started, and that gives Maori in the industry a chance to shine in competitions.
Joel Henare from Ngati Porou picked up the open wool handling title at Waimate in south Canterbury at the weekend, his 93rd career win and his sixth title in a row.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “HARVEST cannot come soon enough for the Spark brothers, Michael and Peter, who farm at Dowerin and are looking to turn their Merino flock out onto stubble.
“We’re struggling for sheep feed at the moment,” Michael Spark said on a visit last week to Primaries of WA’s woolstore.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “LEADING national wool indices higher last week, the Western Indicator (WI) finished back above the 1600 cents a kilogram landmark for the first time in a month.
It had last topped 1600c/kg clean on September 7, on its way down after breaking through the landmark barrier for the first time earlier this year and setting an all-time record of 1680c/kg on August 17.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – “MONARO region farmer and merino stud wool producer, Charles Massy, will be launching his latest book, Call of the Reed Warbler, at Skillset’s Flannery Centre in Bathurst at 5pm on Wednesday.”