THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “SIZZLING demand for lamb has sent prices soaring into record territory.
Prompted by a drop off in supply, the heat in the market was evident at Wagga Wagga in NSW last week where a pen of extra heavy lambs sold for $258.20 — what is believed to be a new national record.”
THE RURAL – by Jody Lindbeck – “The impacts of sire selection on wool, carcass and fertility traits will be discussed at a merino field day.
The Merino Lifetime Productivity field day will be held at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre on July 11.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – by Brad Newsome, Landmark Glen Innes – “DROUGHT across eastern Australia challenges all sectors on the land.
Grazing is the heart and soul of the community in areas such the New England which I call home.
While other industries are important, it is still first and foremost a grazing district. The dry times provides a range of challenges as the drought begins to tighten its grip.”
ABC NEWS – by Tom Nancarrow, Kath Sullivan – “Sheep producers have been warned not to neglect meat production in favour of the surging wool market, as record wool prices continue to soar.
Genetics expert and executive officer of the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association, Ben Swain, said in terms of breeding, wool is front of mind for many producers.”
STOCK & LAND – It was North-West Victoria’s turn to take part in Sheep Week, with studs in the region opening their gates to visitors.”
PARKES CHAMPION POST – “QUALITY Wool will look to pass $300,000 in total donations to Ronald McDonald House Westmead when it holds its annual charity wool auction in Melbourne this week.
Almost 70 bales (in 29 lots) will go under the hammer on Wednesday at the Australian Wool Handlers auction centre, with proceeds from the sale to benefit seriously ill children attending the Children’s Hospital Westmead.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “The commitment to producing traditional superfine wool on their property in the Yass Valley, despite many seasons of disappointing returns, is now paying off for Robyn and John Ive.”
STOCK & LAND – Sally Cripps – “As you drive towards the two-story home at Tiree, 100 kilometres south of Torrens Creek, you are greeted by the most delightful spectacle of Kelpie puppies rushing to see you, tumbling over each other with their ears pricked.”
TECHWOOL – The team at Kingston supporting the local footy club (Kingston Saints Football Club) with a fundraiser last week …. Select read more then CLICK here for clip
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool industry will this year celebrate more than 50 years of successful wool trading and industry development co-operation with China.”