STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Electronic tagging of sheep, effluent disposal and the chain of responsibility would be among the topics to be discussed at this year’s annual Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria (LRTAV) conference, in Torquay, next week.”
STOCK & LAND – Rural Bank, for Southern Farming Systems – “Rural Bank’s analysis of 2016 Australian farmland property values has some good news for high rainfall farmers.
The Australian Farmland Values report is based on real farm sales since 1995 and draws on more than 230,000 transactions, accounting for 278 million hectares of land with a combined value of $132 billion.”
PARKES CHAMIPION-POST – “Farmers of all ages congregated at “Derrymore” last week as Quality Wool hosted a Bred Well Fed Well workshop in Alectown.
Hosted by Bernard and Elizabeth Dwyer, 18 participants attended the intensive one-day workshop.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THERE was an increased number of exhibitors at the 136th Ballarat Sheep Show, held on Sunday. Coryule Merino stud, Willowvale, took out supreme champion sheep, with their grand champion Merino ewe.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE push continues for WoolProducers Australia to become the oversight body of Australian Wool Innovation.
NSW Farmers last week voted to throw its support behind WPA as the grower representative body.
Wool committee chair of NSW Farmers Andrew Wood said producers wanted a united voice, and WPA was the logical choice. “Producers feel that we could have more input into strategy planning, and that is where the red meat industry has some influence with MLA, they get to sign off on the strategic plan,” he said.”
THE ADVERTISER – by Erin Jones – “GLOBAL demand for Australian wool has pushed prices skywards as the commodity bounces back from a 20-year lull in production.
Farmers are experiencing the best wool prices in decades and industry reports predict the market to remain strong.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THERE was a near total clearance of Merino and Poll Merino rams at Ballarat’s annual ram sale on Monday, proving there was still demand despite a smaller offering.
Seven studs offered 27 rams, of which 26 sold, to a top price of $10,000, and an average price of $3356.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Casey Treloar – “ALLALA Poll Merino stud offering 10 extra rams during their 14th on-property sale at Kapinnie on Friday paid off with an increased average of $178 on last year’s sale.
Overall, 88 of 89 rams sold for a $1560 average, with the one ram passed in sold shortly after the auction.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Todd Whillock searched far and wide to find the right ram for the family’s commercial wool-growing operation, and recently established stud.
The family moved from Gulgong, NSW, 400km north to ‘Clovernook’ at Walcha, NSW, four years ago.
Mr Whillock said they were still getting used to the country and working out the best management practices for the farm on the south-eastern edge of the Northern Tablelands.”