STOCK & LAND – by Kylie Nicholls – “ARCHDALE producers, the McClelland family, have increased the size of their self-replacing Merino flock to take advantage of the recent lift in wool and lamb prices.”
THE LAND – “SOME of the top Merino operations in the country have been put to the test with the Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge, and the two-year competition will finish next week with the final shearing.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 16 February 2018 (Week 33)
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NYNGAN OBSERVER – “The Western region wild dog aerial and ground baiting program will commence in April, with dehydrated meat baits and fresh meat baits to be used.
The program was discussed at a meeting in Cobar between pest control groups and biosecurity officers recently.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Mike Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “A STRONG Aussie dollar with lower demand triggered by the Chinese New Year has led to spot auction prices retracting from their record levels, impacting forward market prices and trading volumes.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO wool prices generally fell for a larger auction offering this week, as the Australian dollar’s value rose and more lines with tensile strength faults came forward.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Australian wool markets consolidated around the ruling levels at auction in sale week 33 ending February 16. With only the Melbourne centre operating, the Australian Wool Exchange- Eastern Market Indicator (AWEX EMI) slipped by a margin of 6ac clean/kg to close at 1812ac clean/kg, after setting a new daily record of 1820ac clean/kg on the opening day.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINALISTS in the prestigious Peter Westblade Scholarship have been announced from a national field, with seven young wool professionals vying for the award.”
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.”