WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Sean Teuma – “THE sheep and wool industry is in a golden period, the only thing holding it back is the prevalence of wild dogs.
That is the opinion of Karara Wild Dog Group member Bruce McLeish, who attended the Mulgowan meeting for potential cluster and exclusion fencing.”
EWN.CO.ZA – by Ilze-Marie Le Roux – “Cape Wool SA says the price has increased by 25% compared to the corresponding sale of the previous season. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “A COMMITMENT to providing quality dual-purpose genetics to breeders has proved successful for the Koonik Dohne stud at Nurcoung.
The bloodline can now be found across Australia.
In just eight years, stud principal Fiona Cameron and her husband Darren have built Koonik from the ground up and so too its reputation through competition wins and strong sale results at major sheep shows in southeastern Australia.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – WA Country Hour by Kit Mochan – “Despite record high prices, the WA sheep flock continues to dwindle, and the trend among young farmers to move from sheep into cropping is adding to the decline.
But when agricultural students competed for glory at the state’s largest sheep show and sale, the mood was more positive.
Third-generation Kojonup sheep and grain farmer Robert Leusciatti was thrilled when his son Michael won best shearer in the Ag School Challenge at the event in Katanning, in the state’s Great Southern region.”
FARMING AHEAD – “RABOBANK’S August outlook for the nation’s agriculture industry predicts easing prices in grain, wool, sheepmeat and beef due to below average rainfall and the forecast rising value of the Australian dollar.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S largest wool handler AWH believes a 10-15 percent saving in handling charges for its broker clients is achievable through a revolutionary suite of digital data applications and “game-changer” farm-to-market wool-handling innovations.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool production is expected to stabilise at 340 million kilograms in 2017-18 due to a slight increase in sheep shorn and despite an expected dip in fleece weights.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL-HANDLING giant AWH’s new chief executive officer Michael Jones has warned growers against viewing Australian Wool Innovation’s proposed Wool Exchange Portal as a means of bypassing brokers.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S program to lift sheep productivity has been boosted by the appointment of Albany local Brydie Creagh as a Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) co-ordinator.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “Sheep producers can now tap into the latest in meat science to bolster their business performance, with the Sheep CRC now a partner in the popular extension program, It’s Ewe Time (IET).”