FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “THE Primaries livestock and wool team was recognised on a national stage last week, winning the Ruralco Business Unit of the Year for livestock/wool.
The award was presented at the recent Ruralco annual leadership conference which culminated in a gala awards dinner recognising the performance of the various Ruralco business units across its Australian network. “
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “In 1989, the Australian wool market collapsed and burdened Australian woolgrowers with the ownership of a 4.7 million bale stockpile and a debt of $2.8 billion.
A decade after the reserve price scheme was abolished, Australian Wool Innovation was established in 2001 as the industry research and development body.”
OBERON REVIEW – by John Seaman – ” … Looking back
BATHURST Merino Association president Warwick Larnach reports that the association has now completed a quarter century of operation. Some of the highlights in 2017 were: … “
THE BORDER MAIL – by Dr Jeff Cave – “Sheep producers need to be vigilant about being alert for fly strike after the recent heavy rainfall and floods.
Regular inspections of all mobs is vital.
In Victoria, scouring and dags are the major risk factors for breech strike and there have been a large number of reports of dirty sheep.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “AUSTRALIA’S wool market hit yet another record this week, with the Eastern Market Indicator closing at 1699 cents a kilogram clean.
It is the 11th time this season the EMI has broken a record with the previous record being 1689c/kg three weeks ago.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 8 December 2017 (Week 23)
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sharon O’Keefe – “MORE THAN $675 million was collected in revenue from compulsory grower levies and public funds by 15 Research and Development Corporations last year.
Throughout December, Fairfax Agricultural Media journalists will be featuring news on five of the corporations through the National Ag Levy Scorecard feature.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – “The cover of this new edition of Beyond the Bale promotes AWI’s new Flock to Baggy Green project. During this exciting summer of cricket, Australian woolgrowers are being invited by AWI, Cricket Australia and Kookaburra, to donate some of their wool to help create the next batch of Baggy Green caps for our Australian Test cricketers…”
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Branded content by the Woolmark Company – “Pete McBride spends his time exploring places where the weather can change dramatically, making him fastidious about packing the right gear.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices spiked again this week, with continuing strong pre-Christmas demand for Merino fleece and intense competition on Merino carding and oddment lines.”