NBR – by Rebecca Howard – “New Zealand’s wool market picked up from its recent doldrums at the latest South Island auction as a weaker dollar and wider range of wool types on offer helped to lift prices at a more robust clearance rate.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – “Celebrate the region’s sheep and wool industry at the ninth annual Elders Riverina Sheep Expo in Deniliquin on August 18.
Featuring sheep and wool judging, shearing competitions, a homage to the wool fashion industry and more, the event will again be held at the Peppin Heritage Centre in George St.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MOST Australian wool prices held relatively firm this week despite a higher $A-US exchange rate, as buyers secured supplies before the annual three-week recess.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 14 July 2017 (Week 2)
FARM WEEKLY – “OPPORTUNITIES to scour wool in Malaysia has changed the landscape for local exporters and, importantly, increased wool competition for WA growers.
Since the closure of the last WA wool scourer in 2009, scoured wool sales by WA exporters have had to be sent to Victoria for scouring prior to shipment, making it difficult for them to compete with exporters in the Eastern States.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – TASMANIAN COUNTRY – by Roger Hanson – ” A SIXTH-generation farmer in the Derwent Valley has a clear objective for his farming business: to grow the best fine wool by paying attention to flock genetics and responding to local climate variations.
Charles Downie, 39, and his wife Sally oversee superfine wool operations at the 2000ha Glenelg Estate near Gretna with their children, five-year-old Ollie, three-year-old Joe and 10-month-old Amy. Mrs Downie will soon return to work as a sonographer.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL producers need to do their research before moving to a six-monthly shearing.
This is a warning from industry adviser and former wool broker Robert Hermann, who is concerned producers are getting the wrong signals.
The Ag Concepts managing director was speaking at Bendigo’s Best Wool Best Lamb conference.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Mark Kearney – “The experience of sheep breeders visiting Bendigo this week for a showcase of their prized animals tells the tale of an industry in transformation.
More than 3000 ovine animals from hundreds of studs across the country will vie for ribbons at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show from tomorrow.”
GABRIELLE JOHNSTON – “VALUABLE career opportunities available in agriculture will be showcased at this year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo’s careers and technology hub. It comes at a time when a number of rural sectors face labour shortages, and many are undergoing technological changes.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “BINDI Murray is the sort of go-getter the WA sheep industry is lucky to have and when you’re talking sheep with Bindi, it’s easy to appreciate the straightforward logic behind her family’s Woodanilling operation.
Basically, running quality sheep effectively with less inputs is the main idea.
“We’ve always run sheep on the property and we always will run sheep on the property,” Bindi said.”