QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “THE Balonne Shire Council is hoping new funding gained for wild dog fencing will help them reinvigorate the once thriving sheep industry in their region boosting job opportunities following water buybacks woes. “
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – Day one of the two selling days last week had the Northern Indicator back 20 cents and the Merino Cardings indicator easing by 42 cents.
While day two was to the contrary with the Northern Indicator finding support as the day wore on to gain back a total of 4 cents which it had lost and Cardings also firmed 8 cents.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders norther zone wool manager – “MORE of the same without the extreme movements of last week in the carding department, so we achieved an expected result in the Australian wool market during the past week.”
NZ CITY – “Prices for New Zealand coarse wool have lifted at auction this year as the relatively low price stokes demand.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MORE than $4 million has been allocated to Western Australian pastoral fencing projects aimed at boosting sheep and goat numbers in rangeland areas.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO and first cross ewe hoggets continued to top the AuctionsPlus prices last week as sheep and lamb numbers offered online dropped by 12,000 to 82,777 head.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “THE “glory days” of the sheep industry have hit WA, according to Pingelly Shearing contractor and shearing industry trainer Rob Cristinelli.
“It’s the best it’s been in a long, long time,” he said.
“These are the glory days for the sheep industry and we hope it can sustain the prices for some time.” “
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “A centuries old tradition and a centuries old fibre have been reunited in a perfect match with the gondoliers of Venice returning to their roots to again wear wool. And not just any wool but fine Australian Merino wool.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “THE supreme grand champion award in the Merino judging ring at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama has been given some extra clout with a $6800 4-wheel motorbike up for grabs as the major prize.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – “Renewed interest in Merinos is shining through at annual ram sales across the region with average prices and clearances up compared with 2017.”