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.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has released a guide to planning for a non-mulesed Merino enterprise among recent new publications from its breech strike research development and extension program.”
ABC NEWS – by Tara de Landgrafft, Mark Bennett – “The rise and rise of the price of wool is seeing the nation’s farmers scrambling to rebuild their flocks.
It has been a rollercoaster ride over the past 30 years, but the future of wool is looking bright with international buyers once again looking to buy Australian wool.
In Western Australia’s remote Nullarbor pastoral region, 365km east of Kalgoorlie, Ross and Jo Wood have returned to Rawlinna station to shear 65,000 sheep.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “CHINA’S next winter fashion fad could determine the direction the WA wool market takes in the next few months.
For the past two northern hemisphere winters, stylish women’s fashion jackets made in a variety of styles, lengths and colours from an innovative double-faced woollen fabric, has driven apparel manufacturer and wool processor demand for WA’s natural fibre.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “CURRENCY dipped nicely again just before wool auctions began in the past week allowing for a stable market in US dollar terms.
The overall increase of 27c in local currency terms, coincidentally gaining exactly what it lost the previous week. AWEX’s eastern market indicator closed on 1778c.”
RURAL LIFE – “Wool prices for all types showed positive signs, with price increases across all categories at last week’s South Island wool sale, brokers say.
With 30% of the offering lambs wool, competition was strong. There was also plenty of competition from buyers for good colour fleece, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”