STOCK & LAND – Official maps of Stock & Land Sheep Week
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “GOOD grain prices and more favourable global dairy auctions bolstered the agriculture sector last month.
Cotton, wool, and fruit and vegetables also performed well, according to the latest NAB Rural Commodities Index, which was up 1.5 per cent last month.
The index results, released this morning, showed wholesale fruit and vegetable prices were up in May, with fruit prices surging 11.9 per cent and vegetables up a more modest 2 per cent. Tomatoes were a particularly strong performer, up 21 per cent.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MEAT & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation are urging producers to complete the latest wool and sheep meat survey.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Kinbacher – “JUST as the state’s sheep industry is heating up again so too are the benefits for a Queensland based Merino clothing brand.
Merino Country was established in 1993 by Kerrie Richards who was working out of the shearers quarters on the family sheep and cattle station, Clareborough, near Richmond at the time.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST ewes with lambs sold to $321 and Merino ewe-lamb units made $261 on AuctionsPlus last week. Some of the first new season lambs were also offered online this season, making to $126.50 in New South Wales.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “GIANT online retailer Amazon is expected to be the world’s biggest clothing seller when it opens for business in Australia next year.
And while seemingly steeped in tradition, the global wool industry and marketing of wool products is rapidly and inexorably, being drawn into the digital age.
These were messages taken away from the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) annual meeting and conference in Harrogate, Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom, last month by a contingent from Ruralco Holdings.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “PROSPECTIVE veterinarians and future sheep industry participants gained greater understanding of the wool sector last week thanks to Esperance wool broker Vicky Hempsell.
Ms Hempsell, who works for Primaries of WA, hosted visits to Primaries’ wool store in Bibra Lake, Perth, and the Australian Wool Testing Authority laboratory and Western Wool Centre, where wool is sold at auction, for university students studying animal science.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE seasonal drift pattern for the wool market remains intact at present with superfine wools continuing to come back to the pack, and medium Merino prices slightly cheaper during the past week.
AWEX’s eastern market indicator eased by 23c to 1472c in local currency terms, while a volatile currency market saw the price in US dollars ease by 34c, and European prices down by 29c.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Jessica Cuthbert – “An impressive mix of multimedia artwork from various community groups is on display at Vancouver Arts Centre.
Included in the display — which featured at the Vancouver Street Festival in early May — is The Story of Wool, a multimedia immersive experience celebrating Albany’s connection with wool.
Historical information, historical photographs, oral histories and shearing memorabilia tells the story of Albany’s wool heritage.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “It was one of the first flock ewe shows in Queensland when it debuted in 1962, and the Landsborough Flock Ewe Show is still going strong 55 years later.”