FARMING AHEAD – by Kristy Moroney – “DRUG AND alcohol abuse in Australia is among the highest in the world. Within our sparsely populated remote areas, the nation’s outback drug habit appears to be twice as bad as the problem in big cities.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Mark Saunders – “That’s the message sheep and wool producers heard this week at the Best Wool Best Lamb conference held in Bendigo, Victoria, where respected economist and wool market analyst Chris Wilcox was a guest speaker.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE Australian wool market has proven that low prices are the best cure for low prices.
Fine Merino wool is receiving well-deserved premiums this financial year, while years of inflated crossbred prices have resulted in prices tumbling this season.”
DIGINOMICA – by Jessica Twentyman – “The Australian menswear retailer is looking to maximize its investment in Salesforce Commerce Cloud through careful nips and tucks.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices finished at a record season-ending level this week, despite buyers pulling Merino rates back in expectation of larger auction offerings next month.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat industry was “very exposed” on the issue of mulesing, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton told lamb and wool producers in Bendigo this week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “CHANGES to the popular Merino auction have increased interest of studs from Queensland and Western Australia who will now make the long-haul trip to the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
Further representation from NSW was also expected with the sale being brought forward to now be hosted Sunday afternoon from the previously Monday event.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “FOR Rick and Jenny Keogh, the first hint something was up came about 12 years ago.
“We just noticed our lambing rates getting lower and lower,” Rick said.
At the time the Keoghs’ 13,152ha Amaroo Station, about 120km south of Blackall in western Queensland, was considered prime Merino sheep country, with lambing percentages within their 5000-head flock of 90,100 and even 120 not uncommon in good years.”
SUNRAYSIA DAILY – by Tyrone Dalton – “The double box wool press was used to compact wool in a shearing shed after a wool classer had looked through the fleece’s fibres to grade its staple strength and will this month be a part of the exhibit displaying the works of feature manufacturer Ronaldson Bros and Tippet.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS BUSINESS – Press Release: New Zealand Wool Services International – ” Wool Market Loses Further Ground
New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that today’s market was down due to a combination of slower demand and a slightly stronger New Zealand dollar.”