THE COROWA FREE PRESS – by Contributor – “Corowa Market held on Monday, March 19 with 7,871 lambs yarded and increase of 2,145 from previous week, 5,875 sheep yarded which was an increase of 3,066.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “GLOBAL financial advisory and accountancy firm Ernst & Young (EY) has been selected by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to undertake the independent review of Australian Wool Innovation’s performance and governance.”
NZ FARMER – by Rob Tipa – “For anyone who has ever been there, the landscapes of Little Valley are quite simply unique.
Tucked away between distinctive rock-studded ridges surrounding this remote corner of Central Otago, Matangi Station could be on the dark side of the moon. In fact, it is only a 15-minute drive from the main street of Alexandra.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN Australian veterinary students are being given an insight into livestock biosecurity issues through a joint training and engagement initiative.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “After two solid days of judging across central Victoria, the 2018 McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year champion has been awarded to a Muskerry-based flock.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Alexa Hearn – “Sheep and lamb numbers were limited on AuctionsPlus this week with only 1225 head being offered from the sunshine state and not surprisingly, 100 per cent clearance was recorded. This was a decrease of 2043 head from last week.”
THE RURAL – “WOOL prices have continued a downward trend after a season of record highs.
The Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator closed for the week at 1751c/kg which was down 27c. “
COUNTRY NEWS – “Wool prices have continued their downwards trend, with 79¢/kg stripped off the Eastern Market Indicator from the record highs experienced just two weeks ago.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE wool market continued to live up to the old saying that what goes up must come down, as prices eased again last week over all microns.
Falls of 20 to 60 cents a kilogram were recorded across an offering of 42,645 bales, with the Eastern Market Indicator closing at 1751c/kg clean to be down 27c/kg on the previous week.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – by Ella Smith – “THE Tamworth region has had a long association with the sheep industry, but did you know the city lays claim to the man behind the Silver shearing machine?
Perhaps it was the tradition that an Australian had invented the shearing machine in 1867 that inspired William Silver to turn away from general engineering and windmill making to create a shearing machine of his own.”