QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Joely Mitchell – “CONSUMER priorities are changing, and wool marketing strategies need to adapt, according to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) general manager John Roberts.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kelly Butterworth – “Australian Women in Agriculture will be providing seven student scholarships and three Future Farmers Network member scholarships for the 2017 AWiA Conference.
AWiA president Ms Sarah Parker said she the organisation was committed to supporting ag students and young people to gain personal and professional development alongside leaders in the industry.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Bridget Speight and Shane Gibbons aren’t planning to give up on dual purpose sheep anytime soon.
The couple run Whare Creek, a 2400 hectare sheep, beef and dairy support property in the southern end of the Te Anau basin.
The farm was originally part of Redcliff Station, bought by Speight’s grandfather Charles Speight in 1918. She is a descendent of James Speight who founded the Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin in 1876.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – “Sheep and Lambs Bendigo – August 28. Yarding: 19,320. Change: up 1765. Lambs: 14,294. Change: up 39
Lamb numbers remained similar, although when analysed there are more new season lambs coming forward against declining supplies of old season lambs. ”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE AuctionsPlus wool sales retracted as the record-breaking physical wool market appeared to run its course last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “OUTBACK Queensland community and industry bodies are continuing to promote the uptake and funding of cluster fence development for wild dog control and sheep industry growth.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP producers should cull any sheep which have been struck by flies and their progeny, the latest Australian breech flystrike research has recommended.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Shepparton News – “Mansfield farmer Mark Ritchie likes to buck the trend when it comes to managing risk and opportunity.
He will talk about this at the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s annual conference at Nagambie on September 6 and 7.
Mr Ritchie will outline the best ways to invest on-farm to capitalise on good livestock prices.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Sheep giving off lower methane emissions are being bred by scientists now looking to see if they can produce leaner meat and more lambs.
Methane from livestock is responsible for 33 per cent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. As part of international agreements, New Zealand is committed to cutting these emissions.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “John Landers is used to fast work – assessing eight decks of sheep for AuctionsPlus was all in a day’s work for him – but the speed at which wool is sold in Sydney was an eye-opener.”