NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Crossbred wools still struggled as fine wool prices lifted at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
Results were mixed for a top offering from all wool breeds compared with the last sale on September 28 with core Asian markets subdued, including for crossbred hogget fleece.
Crossbred fleece 31 to 34 microns was 3-7 per cent cheaper, 35 microns and stronger was back 1-3 per cent and second shear unchanged.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “MELROSE
*47 of 49 Merino and Poll Merino rams sold to $3300, av $1644
CONTINUING what has already been a stellar ram selling season, Melrose Merino stud has recorded its best ever sale.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders Northern wool manager – “ANOTHER solid performance at the wool auctions this week as early stage processors around the world kept orders flowing to keep their machinery busy.
Wool is moving rather reluctantly along the pipeline at present. However, the auction market is still performing very well in most sectors.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Although not hitting the extremes of other Riverina sheep sales no fewer than eleven sale lots of 2016-drop black-tag young ewes recorded prices above $200 and to a top of $230 a head at Deniliquin sheep breeders Merino and crossbred sale on Friday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “More buyers for fewer sheep and lambs boosted the on online clearance rate by almost 20 percent on AuctionsPlus last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing – “Record breaking Australian-based New Zealand shearer Stacey Te Huia quickly recovered the cost of his latest trans-Tasman mission as he won a rare elite-level speedshear in Wamate last Friday.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Sue Neales, Reporter Rural/Regional Affairs – “When is a sheep a lamb?
And is all the $2.3 billion of lamb meat sold in our supermarkets and butchers’ shops every year — with each Australian consuming 9kg of juicy lamb chops or roast lamb — actually from young, frolicking lambs?
That is the conundrum confronting Australia’s 31,000 sheep and lamb farmers and Australia’s lamb-loving consumers.”
FARM WEEKLY – “A NEW bloodline has been added to the Westcoast Wool & Livestock cattle marketing team, with Allen Bentham joining highly-experienced and well-respected senior auctioneer, Chris Hartley, at the Muchea Livestock Centre.
Mr Bentham will assist producers in local and southern livestock areas, while the company’s Midlands representative, Brad Groves, will provide further support to producers in the Bindoon, Gingin and surrounding shires. “
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Adam and Kellie Walton are excited about the early results of introducing Focus Genetics’ bloodlines into their flock.
They have gradually transformed their operation at Wurrook South, at Rokewood, from running a traditional fine-wool Merino self-replacing flock, to focusing on prime lamb production.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Winton shearer Troy Pyper won’t be taking the foot off the pedal despite taking an early near-certain finals-placing lead in the PGG Wrightson Wool National Shearing Circuit after the second round in Waimate today.”