SHEEP CENTRAL – by James Nason – “Tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall between Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia on 18 February, and brought very heavy rainfall to the western Kimberley. Broad areas of low pressure across western, northern and eastern Australia produced showers and storms.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL has united with cotton to spread the good news about natural fibre biodegradability around the world.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SALEYARDS at Sale and Leongatha are set to be the next selling centres to install equipment for the electronic scanning of sheep and goats in Victoria.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN New South Wales landowners will have an opportunity to increase their pest animal control skills at a one-day training workshop in Pooncarie next month.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “For all the accountants about the bush crunching numbers on farming gross margins, the industry is yet to find an expert that will say there is less risk and as much money to be made from farming sheep, compared to growing grain.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “STORE sheep prices have melted in the past fortnight, arguably creating some of the best buying opportunities the industry has seen in two years.
Price falls of $20 to $30 were evident at Wycheproof last Friday in one of its toughest sale days for some time.”
XINHUANET – Editor: Mengjie – ” — It used to be trendy for Chinese to dress in clothes of foreign brands, but now China is helping shape the latest trends in the fabric and apparel world.
At first glance, the blue and gray sportswear in the showroom of this fabric and garment maker in east China’s Longkou City doesn’t appear to be anything special. However, its advantage lies in its cloth, which is made from fine wool.”
STOCK & LAND – by mark Griggs – “RETURNING clients of long standing, the Paul Baker family, Scarborough Lodge, Wellington, NSW, paid the top price of $1600 for two 18-month-old rams at the annual Gillmore Spring Drop Poll Dorset Ram sale recently.”
CHINCHILLA NEWS – by Alexia Austin – “WILD dogs continue to have a large impact on livestock in the southwest, with towns banding together to tackle the problem.
At the forefront of the fight is the Balonne Shire council, which is seeking expressions of interest for exclusion fencing funded by council loans.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “LOCAL farmers attended a woolgrower evening in Goornong on Monday night, organised by KareeWool, where they heard presentations about wool testing and marketing their clip.”