SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “INNOVATIVE Merino and terminal sheep breeders are reaping the greatest benefit from sheep DNA testing developments, according to new data released by the Sheep CRC.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A series of cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia, with snow falling in Alpine regions, while a surface trough and cold front generated moderate falls in western and southern Western Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – “There were plenty of visitors during day two of Sheep Week, who traveled around to studs in the Riverina.
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NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Yvonne O’Hara – “New Zealand wool harvesters can expect about a 25 per cent increase in pay and entitlements from July 1, to gain parity with rates paid in Australia.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “The wool market is still attracting big interest and momentum as the 2017/2018 selling season draws closer to an end at week 50.
Despite a brief respite the week prior, the AWEX eastern markets indicator (EMI) lifted again, finishing 10 cents higher to close at 2021 cents a kilogram, clean.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “CEO of Wool Producers Australia, Jo Hall, said she is frustrated and angered at PETA’s claims presented in the letter released last Friday.
“My questions to PETA are – if farmers don’t destock, would you rather them let the stock starve to death?” Ms Hall said.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish – “The wool market in Australia spent another week treading water this week, trying to go down, but unable to do so because of limited supplies of greasy wool.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “One of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs, It’s Ewe Time, returns in July and August, designed to increase producer awareness of the principles, practices and tools of sheep enterprise productivity and profitability.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “THE Australian Wool Exchange eastern market indicator has posted a rise of 10c/kg to settle at 2021c.
Moses and Son principal Marty Moses said 28,029 bales sold at Fremantle in a 96 per cent clearance.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “THERE has been a big jump in the volume of wool being declared as using pain relief or non-mulesed.
Data from the National Wool Declaration, released by the Australian Wool Exchange, shows for the 2017-18 season to May, there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of bales declared as non-mulesed and an 18 per cent increase in the number declared as using pain relief.”