SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “A cloudband produced moderate falls from central to southeast Australia, and surface troughs resulted in moderate falls across the west, central and east of Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Ruralco has announced an underlying net profit after tax of $28.8million for the full year ended 30 September 2018, up 10 percent on last year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “THERE has been a lot written and said about Australian Wool Innovation and its former chairman Wal Merriman in recent times.
While last week’s news that Mr Merriman was resigning as AWI chairman was a shock for its timing — it certainly was not a shock that it had come to that.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Return buyers with a penchant for Poll Merinos boosted the 2018 Nareeb Nareeb ram sale to an overall average of $2618.
The Glenthompson-based stud of the Beggs family offered 120 rams in total with all 80 Poll rams selling to an average of $2900 and 38 of 40 horned rams selling at an average of $2000.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “Australia’s new peak wool body chair believes good, consistent behaviour and good outcomes will return growers’ confidence in Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Collette Garnsey (OAM) was appointed as chair of AWI last Friday after the resignation of long-standing chairman, Wal Merriman.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “South-west wool producers’ reaction to the decision of controversial Australian Wool International (AWI) chair Wal Merriman to step down has been as divided as response to his leadership in recent years.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “A ROUGH week emerged for wool with prices dropping 78c/kg says Moses and Son principal, Marty Moses of Temora. “
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “In the last four to six weeks, the biggest buyer of Australian wool has been absent from the market.
Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors president Matt Hand said significantly reduced buying activity from China was the reason the Australian wool market had fallen so dramatically in recent weeks.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL growers have requested scrutineers be appointed to oversee a 2018 WoolPoll vote recount after Australian Wool Innovation announced the ballot will go to a preference count for the first time.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “THE votes between a 1.5 per cent and 2 per cent WoolPoll levy are too close to call.
And as a result for the first time in its history WoolPoll will go to a preference count.
None of the five options put to woolgrowers received the required 50 per cent majority on the first count.”