NEWS TALK ZB (NZ) – NZ HERALD – “An un-baa-lievably woolly sheep who is believed to have never been shorn will get a trim on Sunday afternoon to establish if its fleece is record-breaking.
The cut will take place at New Zealand’s national museum of sheep and shearing, The Wool Shed, on Sunday at 1pm.
The North Island counterpart to the Shrek the sheep, the feral crossbred ewe was snared on a remote bluff in the Mapiu district south of Te Kuiti.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A SPECIAL one-bale lot of ewe hogget wool averaging 13.9 microns and selling for 3090 cents a kilogram greasy was the highlight of trade at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) recently.
It was the highest greasy price paid at the WWC in more than 10 years according to Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) technical controller Andrew Rickwood.”
STUFF – SOUTHLAND TIMES – by Rachael Kelly – “It’s two from two for top shearer Nathan Stratford.
Fresh from a win at the New Zealand Merino Shears at Alexandra, he won the open competition at the Waimate Spring Shears on Saturday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Ewe buyer confidence lifted at Jerilderie on Friday on the back of patchy rain falling across more removed areas of central NSW.
Although rainfall across the main southern buying districts was deemed as insignificant, the enthusiasm that emerged, simply because it had rained somewhere, added as much as $20, and up to $40 a head on most previously undervalued drought capped prices.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool auction prices fell further this week, despite the latest testing figures highlighting the recent drop in greasy fibre production due to the drought and seasonal conditions.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “THE Australian spot wool auction market continued its steady decline, with the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator dropping 21 cents/kg this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MULESING would not be banned by the current Federal Government, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has told South Australian sheep producers.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN sheep producers will be able to use the world’s first hand-held combined pain relief delivery, and lamb castration and tail docking tool – Numnuts – next year.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 5 October 2018 (Week 14)
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “The Australian Government has no intention of banning mulesing in Australia, with the responsibility for animal welfare resting with state governments, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said.”