SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “FORMER Australian Wool Innovation board member, AWEX and Sheep CRC chairman John Keniry has joined calls for a sheep industry-wide policy on mulesing and animal welfare, and believed AWI is “walking away from” the market for non-mulesed wool.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Southern Riverina News – “With 35 studs booked for the ninth annual Elders Riverina Sheep Expo in Deniliquin, the August 18 event is at capacity.
Designed as a celebration of the region’s sheep and wool industry, the expo will be held at the Peppin Heritage Centre and Museum in George St from 10am.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “TOLARNO Station was considered a king among giants during the wool industry’s mighty reign of the late 1800s.
Spread over almost half a million hectares on the Darling River, about 50km south of Menindee in far west NSW, it ran 338,000 Merino sheep, employed 400 staff and had three pubs, its very own jail, school, blacksmith shop and chaff store.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “THE dual purpose value of Merinos has been highlighted at a breeders’ workshop in NSW.
Up to 200 woolgrowers attended the Midstate Merino Field Day at Dubbo last week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE lamb market continues to struggle against the deteriorating season, which is pushing supply ahead of demand.
Prices have weakened further in the past seven days, with some centres hit by hefty discounts of $10-$30 for lambs and mutton late last week, including Horsham, Ouyen and Swan Hill.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “THE sheep industry needs balance between breeding figures and the classing of a physical animal, says Merino classer Stuart Hodgson.
“As a general comment our industry has been hijacked by figures,” he said.
Mr Hodgson said there had been too much reliance on figures and not enough on the practical visual assessment of sheep.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Paula Thompson – “THE O’Brien Dohne and Poll Merino stud had solid results in its sixth annual auction at the Wudinna Showground on Thursday last week, selling to $3600.
Poll Merinos drew spirited bidding in particular, with full clearance of 47 rams, averaging $1325, which was $95 up on the previous year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “It seems fitting that the Campbell Town couple who supply some of Australia’s superfine merino wool campaign host the Norwegian textile designers and artists who are promoting the wool around the world.”
THE STANDARD (Hong Kong) – “The price of Australian wool has bounced back after a 20-year lull due to global demand, experts said.
Wool farmers are benefiting from the best prices for their product in two decades.”
CHINA DAILY – Xinhua – “MELBOURNE – The price of Australian wool has bounced back after a 20-year lull due to global demand, experts said on Tuesday.
Wool farmers are benefiting from the best prices for their product in two decades with market analysts tipping that the market would remain strong.
Geoff Power, president of Livestock South Australia (SA), said that prices were steady at $12.03 per kilogram for fine wool and medium merino wool and the market was “looking very good.” “