SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP Producers Australia president Allan Piggott will stand for re-election for a further three-year term. However, the peak sheep producers body has also issued a last-minute reminder to other prospective board director candidates.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Broad surface troughs across northern and eastern Australia produced moderate falls during the week, while cold fronts brought further falls to southeastern Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL prices have lost the gains of the previous week and then some, as the Eastern Market Indicator dropped below 2000 cents a kilogram.
An extra 4000 bales were offered last week but only the same number sold as the week prior with a pass in rate of 19.4pc. Several price indicators fell more than 100c/kg, forcing the EMI to close on 1970c/kg.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “A FEW drops of rain weren’t going to stop buyers from picking out their preferred lots at the annual on-property Rangeview Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Darkan last week.
And as if the King family had ordered it, the rain stayed away while the selling was underway, resulting in increases in top price, gross and average, proving the bidding was anything but dampened by the weather. “
RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “New Zealand wool could soon be going where no man has gone before.
Wool-based filter technology, designed by Auckland-based wool innovation company Lanaco, is one of several filter systems being evaluated by Nasa to protect astronauts in the Orion spacecraft on forthcoming deep-space exploration missions.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has been forced to defend its position on the disclosure of proxy votes, amid ongoing pressure to overhaul its election process. “
NEWS.COM.AU – by Matt Coughlan – “The federal government has criticised the Australian wool industry body for not implementing a handful of key recommendations from an independent review.
The research body has not put a 10-year cap on its board directors tenure that would claim the job of its controversial chairman, putting it at odds with the government.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has labeled Australian Wool Innovation’s Review of Performance Implementation Plan as “short on detail” and “vague” and called on the industry body to show more leadership.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “SUPERFINE wool growers have been receiving some of their highest prices in 20 years this year, according to micron price guide data.
However, some growers believe prices are the same as they were 30 years ago, in the peak of the 1980s — the micron price guide information does not go back that far so it is difficult to compare.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “Yarding just over 6000 sheep at Jerilderie vendors saw values firm on recent sales due to repeat buyers appreciating the quality of the sheep on offer.
Elders Jerilderie manager, Nick Gray noted the presence of many southern buyers which created demand for the sheep on offer, which were described as being in strong forward condition.”