ABC NEWS – Rural – by Sarina Locke – “Consumers are more interested in animal welfare than ever before.
It’s a global mega trend.
Wool is an environmentally sustainable fibre…but in Australia many lambs are mulesed.
Mulesing involves cutting the skin around the tail, to produce stretched skin with no wool. This operation protects sheep from the Aussie blowfly. Wool consumers say this operation is inhumane especially with no pain relief. …”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ICONIC Asian luxury department store Lane Crawford has collaborated with Australian Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, The Woolmark Company to launch two wool-rich athleisure collections by Helen Lee and Particle Fever.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – By Heidi Gibson – “It’s day three of the shearing season at ‘Little Valley’ near Elsmore where the Mepham family have a mob of 1,800 merinos to shear.”
STOCK & LAND – Mercardo, Ag Concepts – “Factors conspired to see the Australian market soften again, with the headline Eastern Young Cattle Indicator down 1.6 per cent to close last week at 574¢/kg cwt.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – “Rainfall last Thursday certainly lifted the hopes of farmers and graziers for a better spring with measurements in excess of 25mm for the week. One can see late crops sown on dry land bursting through the soil during the past few days.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “ROKEWOOD stud Wurrook followed up last year’s Sheepvention success by exhibiting the grand champion Merino ewe again.
This year’s winner was growing a 19-micron fleece and was also named Australian Supreme Merino Ewe.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “TERRICK West principal Ross McGauchie says he always brings his best rams to Hamilton, and this year that paid off when he won the best pen of five Merino rams.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “CORRIEDALE breeders are stumping up for their own meat eating quality trial.
The Corriedale Performance Group has 15 rams, from breeders in Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania, whose progeny will be assessed for eating quality over the coming three years.”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – “The insights of sheep producers trialling the new ASKBILL app will drive a new wave of innovation ahead of its full commercial release in November.
The web-based app was developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) to provide sheep producers with the critical information for making more precise farming decisions, protecting the wellbeing of their flock and maximising productivity.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “A stylish 156 bale clip grown at Cluny, Tasmania, has been crowned the 2017 Elders Southern Clip of the Year after receiving one of the highest scores in the competition’s 26 year history.”