THE RURAL – by Colin Bettles – “NEW farm levy-payer databases are “moving along in a positive direction” with a trial due to conclude by the year’s end, says Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Managing Director Dr Steve Jefferies.
Dr Jeffries was quizzed about the whereabouts of the new grower identification and communication tool, that’s being developed by the federal Coalition government, during recent Senate supplementary budget estimates hearings in Canberra.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WHEN you’re on a good thing stick to it could be the slogan Albany woolgrower Fred Weight farms by.
Mr Weight, who runs sheep and cattle at Youngs Siding, has bought his replacement wethers from the Batchelor family at Broomehill for 30 consecutive years.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “HORSHAM BORDER LEICESTER SALE
*24 of 29 rams sold to $16,500, av $7000
*Total clearance of six ewes sold to $1200, av $1016
MANY records were broken at the 2017 Border Leicester Show and Sale last week, which was held at the Horsham Showgrounds.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AUSTRALIA’S wool export industry has weighed-in on the Australia Wool Innovation saga, criticising the industry group for claiming responsibility for current wool prices.
Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors (ACWEP) president Matthew Hand has dubunked claims made by AWI chairman Wal Merriman’s, in a recent letter to shareholders aimed at influencing the board succession prior to the upcoming election.”
SPH WEBSITES – ASIA – by Jonathan Pearlman for The Straits Times In Sydney – “China has become the top source of visitor arrivals for Australia, a historic shift which has led to calls for more to be done to “welcome” this fresh wave of travellers…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “James Morgan in the sheep yards on Outalpa station. He is seeking a second term on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board and has been recommended to shareholders by a board nomination committee and personally endorsed by AWI chairman Wal Merriman.”
ABC – PM with Dominique Schwartz – “Wool growers have been left shocked to discover the extent of executive spending at its peak marketing and research body.
The ABC today revealed Australian Wool Innovation’s chief executive charged farmers and taxpayers an estimated $100,000 to attend a six week business course, which includes morning exercise and yoga.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGSITER – by Andrew Marshall – “AWN-StockCo finance deal
Independent wool marketer, Australian Wool Network (AWN), has teamed up with rural financier, StockCo, to offer customers strategic livestock funding options.
The distribution agreement will let AWN’s broking and selling services team provide short-term livestock funding to its producer base.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 3 November 2017 (Week 18)
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “VICTORIA is facing its coolest start to November in almost two decades, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). BoM extreme weather desk meteorologist Dean Narramore said the cold weather outbreak has hit the whole of south-east Australia.”