PARKES CHAMPION-POST – by Barbara Watt – “To coincide with the inaugural National Agriculture Day today, we are featuring a story on the day in the life of a local farmer.
For busy fifth generation farmer Gavin Tom and his wife Elly not every day is typically the same.
By the time the Champion Post visited on Thursday morning, they had spent a couple of hours mulching trees in the orchard before meeting with their insurance representative for their yearly visit.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “When Norwegians Cathrine Stange and Tor Jonssen visited the livestock pavilion at the Canterbury A&P Show, they made a bee-line for the merinos.
The pair represented Devold, a high-end Norwegian merino clothing company which sourced its wool from Australia, and since last year from five South Island high country stations.
Devold chief executive Cathrine Stange said the five stations had been taken on as “partners” to supply wool to the company.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST cross ewes sold to $304, ewe lambs to $244 and Merino ewe hoggets made $234 on AuctionsPlus last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL growers have started a campaign to assess the magnitude of unreceived Australian Wool Innovation pre-election voting papers and implement a full election audit.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey, District Wool Manager, Central West NSW – “Week starting 20/11/2017
With over $96 million worth of wool sold nationally last week, the Eastern Market indicator gained 2 cents from an offering of over 50,500 bales, remaining almost 30 percent higher than this time last year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE Merino wool prices improved in Australian auctions this week, but crossbred fleece values declined further.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Press Release – “Many key facts illustrating wool’s renewability, biodegradability, and ultimate environmental footprint have been compiled in a series of factsheets, free to anyone wanting to know the facts and promote the natural fibre.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – by Heidi Gibson – “Sheep grazier Graeme Tonkin represents the latest generation in a century of his family’s farming in the Delungra district. At 59 he owns and operates “Vallyn” – an 1100 hectare property running around 3000 merino sheep, average micron 17.5, with New England rams.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Watching the volume of wool growing for Lanaco’s healthcare products and seeing lambs being born from specifically bred genetics is a ‘‘dream come true’’ for Nick Davenport.
Mr Davenport is chief executive and founder of the Auckland-based company, previously known as Texus Fibre, which specialises in fibre innovation and developing functional materials derived from wool.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by David Everist – “The staggering prices being paid for first cross ewes surely demonstrates that producers believe that prime lamb prices will be buoyant in coming years.
At Naracoorte, $366 was shelled out for a line of outstanding ewes and at Bendigo $330 was paid for well-bred well grown ewes.
Eighty five per cent of the 18,000 first cross ewes yarded at Naracoorte sold at $300 and higher.”