STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A buoyant wool market supported the sales of six charity bales at auctions around the country, raising $17,460 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
Facilitated by Australian Wool Network (AWN), the last of the three sales was held at the Melbourne woolstores, where two bales, ranging in micron from 16.2-18.2, sold for an average of $3317 a bale.”
NARROMINE NEWS – “Significant impacts of sire selection on wool, carcase and fertility traits is set to draw commercial and stud producers to the Merino Lifetime Productivity (MLP) field day at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre (TARC) on Wednesday July 11.”
FARM WEEKLY – “EIGHTEEN students from the WA College of Agriculture Cunderdin toured the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) and Westcoast Wool & Livestock recently to watch the sale of the school’s 2018 wool clip.
The 49 bale clip exceeded valuation expectations, and topped the sale for that day. “
FARM WEEKLY – “WESTCOAST Wool & Livestock is a keen sponsor and supporter of rural and regional communities and one of its latest efforts centres on helping students from Boyup Brook District High School (BBDHS) to tour the nation’s capital.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mike Foley – “AUSTRALIA continues to build on its free trade credentials, with several recent initiatives building on the Chinese, South Korean and Japanese deals it has inked in recent years.
Negotiations on an Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement have been set in motion.”
RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “The demise of Te Ako Wools is a “significant blow” for the wool industry, Federated Farmers says.
The organisation, which was launched in Alexandra in mid-2016, was owned by the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association. It worked with Primary ITO to provide industry training, including shearing and woolhandling.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “With Bestwool/Bestlamb celebrating 20 years at the conference in Bendigo, long-time co-ordinator Peter Schroder, has called time on his connection with the program.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Further increases in productivity in sheep meat and wool growing business attracted around 300 delegates to the 2018 Bestwool/Bestlamb conference in Bendigo on Wednesday.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “QUALITY Wool’s sixth annual charity wool auction was a “definite success”, raising $78,600 for Ronald McDonald House Westmead this week.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 29 June 2018 (Week 52)