SHARECHAT.CO.NZ – “Cavalier Corp sank back into the red after the overhaul of the wool carpet maker’s operations proved more expensive and more prolonged than expected, raising flags over the company’s ability to keep operating as a going concern.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers have adopted a policy encouraging the ultimate removal of the need for mulesing.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “The Willemenup Poll Merino is a constantly evolving package of genes, bred to add more value to the next generation.
Each sheep is backed by objective measurement, using muscle and fat scanning and fleece testing to ensure genetic progress.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S biggest wool handler AWH is hoping efficiency initiatives and data-driven innovation can “pull-through” more bales into its farm to port network, leading to an expansion into China.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Kim Woods – “A LOW, squat, wide brick of an animal will be the efficient breeding ewe of 2027. New Zealand sheep scientist Dr Mark Ferguson is urging producers to reduce selection pressure for big framed sheep.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A vigorous cold front produced moderate falls across southeastern Australia at the start of the week. A cut-off low pressure system and cold front generated showers and thunderstorms in southeastern South Australia later in the week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL, wonderful wool, has continued its remarkable rise.
The Australian Wool Exchange’s Eastern Market Indicator surged into record territory last week, reaching new highs each day of sales.
It finished at 1614c/kg, an increase of 25 per cent on the same time last year.”
THE COROWA FREE PRESS – by Shepparton News – “A group of wool brokers has returned from a study tour of China focusing on wool processing beyond the farm gate.
The 31 Fox and Lillie Group staff — including employees from Benalla, Horsham and Mildura — discussed current processing and market trends for wool with their Chinese counterparts.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “AUSTRALIAN agriculture is once again riding on the sheep’s back, as wool prices soar and the beef cattle market continues to plummet.
Wool’s Eastern Market Indicator reached an all-time high of 1614c/kg last week, a rise of more than 60c/kg in seven days. Strong demand from China boosted wool prices across the board, with increases of between 4 per cent and 17 per cent for all micron ranges.”
PORT LINCOLN – “The 38th annual White River Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Poochera was one to remember with a record breaking average of $2951, up $540 on last year.”