SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has indicated he won’t be resigning despite calls to stand down, after he swore at an ABC reporter for questioning him about the AWI leader’s covert observation of Merino breeders behind a one-way mirror.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “WAGGA researchers are at the coalface of what is shaping up to be a national survey for sheep and wool producers.
The survey, which includes producers throughout the country, will help researchers make inroads in health and biosecurity practices. It will help the research and scientific community determine how to represent sheep and wool in future work and projects.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “A RARE alignment of excellent prices for wool, surplus sheep and prime lambs bodes well for the rural industry. And market highs also help to trigger an interest in top-performing genetics says MerinoLink chief executive officer Sally Martin.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “WOOL and innovation? How about bullying and intimidation.
The toxic “our-way-or-the-highway” culture that has enveloped Australian Wool Innovation — the nation’s peak wool body charged with overseeing the research, development and marketing of the millions of dollars in grower levies collected annually — has dragged on long enough.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – ” AWI chairman Wal Merriman has been accused of breaching the company’s code of conduct following a verbal tirade at an industry event, as a pseudonym account was created to defend his actions. “
Guyra Central School at Wool Handling and Shearing by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland
THE GYRA ARGUS – “LEARNING THE ROPES: Guyra Central School student Stephanie Cameron throwing a fleece during the workshop in Glen Innes last Wednesday, October 11. It was organised by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A NEW-LOOK 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award includes some new changes to allow projects with a commercial focus or those that are simply good ideas, solutions or opportunities.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Surface troughs generated thunderstorms and showers with moderate falls in western, northern and eastern Australia. A coastal trough produced persistent, heavy rainfall in eastern Queensland and parts of northeastern New South Wales.”
GLEN INNES EXAMINER – by Steve Evans – “A new course in shearing for secondary school students is being tried, with the aim of giving young people more ways of having careers which keep them in the country.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “SOME growers have sold tender superfine clips for a staggering $3000 a bale, as China keeps the heat in the wool market competition.
The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) climbed a further 16 cents, week on week, to close at 1566 cents a kilogram at sales in Sydney, Melbourne and Freemantle this week where 37,519 bales were offered nationally.”