AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 5 October 2018 (Week 14)
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “The Australian Government has no intention of banning mulesing in Australia, with the responsibility for animal welfare resting with state governments, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said.”
STOCK & LAND – by Leann Dax – “Despite a short trading week in Victoria and NSW, market signals suggest prices for sheep and lambs will continue to lose traction.
After a lack lustre start to the sale at Wagga Wagga, NSW, rates fell $15-$28 a head – reflecting the highest fall in two months as demand continues to be affected by production slowdowns at some processing plants.”
STOCK & LAND – by Gregor Heard – “A BEVY of interstate ram buyers took the long trip to St Arnaud, in Victoria’s eastern Wimmera, on Monday to get hold of some Charinga/Banavie genetics at the stud’s annual ram sale.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Sheep and goat traceability standards are being lifted to protect Victoria’s $6.7 billion livestock industry.
Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has announced that action and performance levels for Victorian sheep and goat saleyards and processing facilities will be increased from 80 to 90 per cent from 31 March next year.”
RURAL LIFE (NZ) – by Yvonne O’Hara – “Alexandra shearing contractor and New Zealand Merino Shearing and Woolhandling championships committee president Dion Morrell had voted for another person to receive the inaugural Murray McSkimming memorial trophy, and was shocked when he realised he was the recipient.
”We had voted in a secret ballot on who we thought should get it,” Mr Morrell said.”
RURAL LIFE (NZ) – by Yvonne O’Hara – “The New Zealand Merino Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Alexandra proved to be a big event for both shearing contractor Dion Morrell, and daughter Pagan Karauria on Saturday night.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “HAMILTON and Ballarat livestock agents believe a State Government decision to move to a 90 percent electronic tag read requirement for sheep and goats in saleyards and abattoirs from late March next year is premature.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A series of surface level troughs produced moderate falls and thunderstorms across southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales, while complex low pressure systems in southern Western Australia generated moderate falls along the west and south coasts and southern Goldfields District.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “Despite drought affecting much of the eastern landscape of Australia, owner of one of Australia’s biggest meat processors, Roger Fletcher was optimistic about the future for Australia’s sheep industry over the next 20 years.”