SHEEP CENTRAL – “SIRE nominations are being sought for the Merino Lifetime Productivity project’s final joining at its New England site at Armidale in New South Wales.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy: The Woolmark company – “Leading fashion designer Raf Simons with The Woolmark Company has released limited edition of 100 per cent Merino wool sweaters. The release is part of the partnership forged between the designer and Woolmark earlier this year and is also an ode to Simons’ love of the Japanese capital. Merino wool has always been an intrinsic element of Simons’ collections. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “PREDICTIVE sheep management application ASKBILL is being developed to potentially help producers meet lamb contract weight targets and processors to better understand on-farm production potential.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by AWGA president Robert McBride – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Growers Association president Robert McBride has congratulated Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton for his recent comments urging sheep producers to defend mulesing with pain relief.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN Australian sheep producers are being urged to consider starting supplementary feeding earlier this year due to the reduction of pasture in paddocks.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PROMINENT Merino advocate Dr Charles Massy will outline his approach to organic and regenerative agriculture at a Melbourne forum this week.”
GLEN INNES EXAMINER – by Steve Evans – “The results are being processed for the Northern Tablelands Wether Trial Shearing Day held at the Glen Innes Agricultural Station at the end of last month.
Thirty-nine teams of merinoa sheep (with ten animals in each) were tested to see which blood-lines were performing well.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “PRODUCTIVITY gains through performance recording and new technologies is a shared focus of the two new Meat and Livestock Australia board members.
Sheep and wool producer Andrew Michael from Snowtown, South Australia and Russell Lethbridge, who runs Werrington Cattle Company in north and central Queensland share a vision for increasing profitability in the red meat industry.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “MORE than 80 per cent of the clip from NSW fine wool growers the Wood family made the cut for the Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Club.
And it won them the club’s highest accolade for 2017.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “Prices were erratic at last week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch.
Exporters were very selective with their purchases of finer crossbred types destined for China. Coarse crossbred fleece showing discolouration struggled to find a level with limited competition, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”