RURAL NEWS (NZ) – by Pam Tipa – “Although the sale of an iconic New Zealand brand to overseas investors is somewhat sad, there are real advantages, says agribusiness commentator Nic Lees, of Lincoln University.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A whopping $97.4 million worth of wool was sold at auction last week, the fourth highest weekly total since records began in 1996.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Glendonald Merino stud has shown its sheep at almost every state in Australia over the last four decades, and last month, took out supreme Merino exhibit at the Balmoral Show.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CROSSBRED wool sold well on AuctionsPlus last week as physical auctions resumed after the Easter recess.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE sheep offerings on AuctionsPlus lifted by 70 percent in Australia last week, with increased listings in all states except Western Australia.”
SUNRAYSIA DAILY – by Christopher Testa – “A COWANGIE man who stole sheep and wool from a fellow farmer has been “ostracised by his entire community” over what a magistrate described as a “despicable act”.
Bernard David Boseley was convicted and fined $12,500 in the Mildura Magistrates’ Court yesterday after pleading guilty to stealing 16 breeding merino ewes and South African meat merino ewes and eight fleeces of wool.”
THE RURAL – “The AWEX EMI closed the week on 1776c – up 4c for the week at auction sales in Australia. The EMI posted a healthy 12c rise in USD as sales resumed after a one-week Easter recess.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “Australia’s woolgrowers should continue to enjoy strong prices in 2018 as market fundamentals further boost the sector, according to Rural Bank’s Australian Wool Annual Review. 2018 is already a record breaking year for wool prices, with the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) reaching a nominal all-time high in early March of 1830c/kg, continuing 2017’s extraordinary streak.”
NZ FARMER – by Joyce Wyllie – “OPINION: Hands-on farming involves dirt on hands because there are some jobs which are not so clean.
We have just worked our way through one of the less nice but most necessary chores, of dagging. The topic of why sheep get dags is probably not covered in conversations over cappuccinos at the cafe but it does get ruminated on over rural refreshments.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Elyse Wurm – ” WILD dogs have caused the number of sheep on the Southern Downs to plummet from 50,000 to 5,000 over the past 10 years, but landholders are fighting back.
An application is being submitted to the State Government for 80km of exclusion fencing to help contain the wild dogs.”