SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices fell at Australian auctions this week, with finer Merino and crossbred clips the most-affected. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ABOUT a third of Australian wool and prime lamb farmers surveyed by the Commonwealth Bank are looking to expand their operations.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “INVERELL’s cattle and sheep saleyards complex in northern NSW will receive a $5 million upgrade over the next nine months, the facility’s owners Regional Livestock Exchanges announced today.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CONCERNS that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, according to experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “THE first question to ask yourself is “why am I collecting this data?”
This advice was from Belinda Steers of Precision Livestock Solutions, when demonstrating measuring fleece weight using sheep electronic identification at a field day at Greta last week.”
RNZ – by Alexa Cook – “A new app for the Australian wool industry is creating tension among wool brokers. The $3 million WoolQ app will allow growers to gather and analyse their data in one place, and communicate with other growers, brokers and potentially with buyers.
Wool is currently still sold by an ‘open cry’ auction system, with the buyers and the wool in one place – but this technology could change that.”
Merino ewes have made to $300 head on two occasions during an on-farm flock dispersal auction near Corowa in the southern Riverina of NSW.
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Merino ewes have made a lip-quivering $300 head on two occasions during an on-farm flock dispersal auction near Corowa in the southern Riverina of NSW.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “The historic fishing boat Tacoma did its annual trip to Taylors Island on Sunday to pick up the annual wool clip from the island south east of Port Lincoln.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Australian Wool Innovation board members will be required to undergo training in “dealing with” key stakeholders and the media, amid calls for the organisation to crack down on its chairman’s behaviour.
About 250 AWI shareholders put their votes to use at the organisation’s annual meeting in Sydney on Friday, voting in three new directors to a seven-person board.
Ahead of the vote, AWI director Colette Garnsey told shareholders a board members’ review into AWI chairman Wal Merriman’s recent behaviour found “no material breach” had occurred.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “The wool broker who called for an inquiry into Australian Wool Innovation’s voting process has gained a spot on the new AWI board after clocking up the second-highest vote for the three vacant positions.
NSW wool broker Don Mac-donald was elected on to the peak wool marketing and research body’s board at its annual meeting in Sydney on Friday, receiving 136,384 votes even though he was not endorsed by the AWI board.”