THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “RECORD livestock prices, healthy wool returns and a stellar start to the season are driving up farm incomes in southeastern Australia’s livestock-producing regions.
And the better returns are flowing into towns, with some retailers reporting a lift in sales.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “LIVESTOCK prices may be positive right across the board, but for David Jolly, wool is still the winner.
Offering his annual clip at the Australian Wool Exchange in Melbourne last week, the Lexton farmer’s took a gamble on the auction system.
Mr Jolly usually sells his 90 bales on the electronic exchange, but prices encouraged him to place this year’s clip, averaging 17.6 micron, on the open auction market.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Sheep and wool were front and centre of Isisford’s 20th anniversary show on Saturday, and visiting stud Merino breeder, Karen Huskisson, said she was enjoying being in a place with a good sheep vibe.
She had brought six two-tooth rams out that she described as “tough buggers”, having been part of a drought feeding regime that included cottonseed, mung beans and what hay she could get hold of.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “The Campbell Town Show boasts being Tasmania’s only Sheep Show, but it is the wool that will be in the spotlight for the AWI Fashion Parades on Saturday.”
THE AVON VALLEY & WHEATBELT ADVOCATE – by Mal Gill – “Electronic bale tags recording which farm wool comes from and who classed it, as well as a description and specification, cannot come soon enough for Elders Western Australian wool manager Danny Burkett.”
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS – by Ashwini M Sripad – “BENGALURU: Karnataka Sheep and Wool Development Corporation Ltd will soon have its own meat outlets across the state just like Nandini and HOPCOMS outlets. These outlets will sell low-cost and hygienic lamb and mutton.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Colin Bettles – “TENSIONS escalated during the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs Committee’s estimates hearings, amid concerns about the process failing to deliver proper scrutiny of national agricultural levy-payer groups.
At the Canberra hearings last week, Labor Senator Carol Brown led questioning of Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Chair Kay Hull and Managing Director John Harvey, about the annual Rural Women’s Award dinner.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE desire among sheep producers to increase ewe numbers is unquestioned. However, the potential rate of flock rebuilding is a significant debate in the industry.
The latest Australian Wool Innovation and Meat and Livestock Australia wool and sheepmeat survey focused heavily on sheep and lamb slaughter and the intention of producers to boost production.”
STOCK & LAND – “The western Victorian town of Casterton will again be filled with thousands of Kelpies and Kelpie enthusiasts during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.”
NOOSA NEWS – “MANAGING a livestock business in western Queensland is a significant undertaking – but new remote monitoring technology can help ease the tyranny of distance for producers… Leading Sheep is a joint initiative of Australian Wool Innovation and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland, supported by AgForce.”