FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill & Stephanie Sinclair – “PROLONGED dry conditions across WA are having a significant impact on the sheep market, with yardings across the State’s saleyards at unusually high numbers.
Farmers have been forced to sell stock as pastures dry up and feed supplies run out following a drier than average autumn and a concerning winter outlook.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “AS the financial year winds down we hear evidence of a profitable 2017-2018 for agriculture, solid purchasing orders, sound markets for most primary products and strong confidence for the coming year.
So what are the risks of farming businesses?…”
HELLENIC SHIPPING NEWS – “… In Australian dollar terms, export prices of wool, wine, lamb, barley, cheese and mutton are forecast to increase in 2017-18,’ Mr Gooday said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ELDERS Jamestown livestock manager Jack Coleman will get a final go at winning a national ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition title next year after taking out his second state title yesterday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SALEYARD lamb prices fell further early this week and some processors dropped over-the-hook lamb and mutton rates as supply and quality declined. However, early new season lambs are still making to 700c/kg in saleyards and more than 800c/kg online through AuctionsPlus.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “IAN Milliken has relocated his Merino operation three times in the past 12 years, all in the spirit of facing new challenges.
“Because of my age, a lot of people asked me why I did it, and I said ‘you’ve got to have a reason to get up in the morning, you’ve got to have a challenge’,” Mr Milliken said.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “The Daniell family’s White River merino and poll merino studs based at Poochera and Minnipa, had a major triumph at last weekend’s Hay Sheep Show, repeating last year’s outstanding success.”
NINE.COM.AU – STYLE – “Racing heiress and fashion blogger, the ever-polite and ever-chic Kate Waterhouse, has shown that wearing double denim doesn’t always have to be a disaster of Britney Spears sized proportions.
In top-to-toe Max Mara, Kate road-tested a new fabric developed by the enduring Italian fashion label using Merino Wool. The wool blend looks like denim but still has the warmth and softness delivered off the back of Australian sheep.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – “The annual “shear a sheep, eat a pie, drink a drink” competition took place at the New Commercial Hotel and Pub earlier this month and attracted 23 teams.
Jude Dix, who runs the New Commercial along with Ian Hayward, says the event, in its fourth year, even had a team of South Islanders enter on the day.
“Nothing like coming to Stratford and entering a competition like this!”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “PRODUCING some of Australia’s best superfine wool is all about working within the constraints of a tough environment for Penny and Russell Hartwich.
And instead of fighting against the limitations of their land, they work with it — and that includes retaining native pastures.”