SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers and classers will soon have three electronic specis to choose from, but at least one provider has questions about supply chain compatability.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Merino and crossbred fleece wool prices improved further this week, with buyers focussing on better prepared lines with less vegetable matter content.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FUTURE wool industry leaders participated in the Australian Wool Innovation Breeding Leadership course in South Australia this week.”
BOMBALA TIMES – by Karen Bailey – “Stability may be returning to the wool market after a fortnight of much more subdued price trends.
At the close of trading last week the Eastern Market Indicator was on 1812 cents a kilogram and at early sales this week the overall market was firm to slighter dearer.”
MOREE CHAMPION – by Vanessa Arundale – “Students from across northern NSW, including Moree, will make their way to the sheep station Europambela in Walcha next Wednesday to be inspired by experts in the field.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 23 February 2018 (Week 34)
NZ FARMER – by Gerald Piddock – “Wanted: An experienced sheep farmer willing to buy and nurture a flock of one of the country’s rarest sheep breeds.
The flock of 40 ryeland ewes is being put up for sale by owner Robert Port, who has retired from stud breeding.”
FARM WEEKLY – “WITH their Merino ewes returning an average cut of eight kilograms of 21.5 micron wool a head and delivering more Prime SAMM-Merino cross prime lambs for record prices a carcase, the Garard family’s sheep enterprise at Lake Biddy is more than holding its own.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “A RARE flock of carpet wool sheep developed in Tasmania has arrived at a new home in Victoria.
Sue Curliss and Geoff Martin, of Elaine, south of Ballarat, bought the Elliottdales, the last stud flock of the breed in existence, after breeders Carl and Jann Terrey put out a call to save the genetics when ill-heath forced a decision to give them up.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Committed Merino breeders gathered during the annual Bookham Merino ewe competition to look over the flocks entered and also to interact with other breeders all seeking to improve the flocks and ultimately the bottom line of their businesses.”