RNZ – by Alexa Cook, Rural Reporter – “An unusually hot and humid summer in the North Island has stained wool yellow, making it harder to sell and leading to lower prices.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – Will Chaffey, Elders district wool manager – “Week commencing 26/3/2018
Rallying 27 cents in the two days of trade last week, the Eastern Market Indicator found support levels and now sits at 1,778c/kg.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Two western NSW students from TAFE NSW Harry Kemp and Lena Price are competing this week in the Australian Wool Exchange National Woolclassing Competition at Sydney.”
DAILY LIBERAL – by Mark Griggs – “MERINO ewes topped the Narromine store sale for the second consecutive month at $161 in a yarding of 14,000 head featuring an 11,500 head dispersal of John Rae and family’s Pentdale Nominees, Carwell Station, Quambone last Wednesday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “OTHER Australian states are preparing for the potential national mandatory electronic identification of sheep and goats, Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has opened nominations for its ‘Raising the Baa’ Leadership in Agriculture Program.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MURDOCH University graduate Lydia Inglis was awarded the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum top honours for 2018 in Perth last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RESTOCKERS and breeders took advantage of softer prices for Merino ewes and wethers on AuctionsPlus last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has released a guide to planning for a non-mulesed Merino enterprise among recent new publications from its breech strike research development and extension program.”
ABC NEWS – by Tara de Landgrafft, Mark Bennett – “The rise and rise of the price of wool is seeing the nation’s farmers scrambling to rebuild their flocks.
It has been a rollercoaster ride over the past 30 years, but the future of wool is looking bright with international buyers once again looking to buy Australian wool.
In Western Australia’s remote Nullarbor pastoral region, 365km east of Kalgoorlie, Ross and Jo Wood have returned to Rawlinna station to shear 65,000 sheep.”