YASS TRIBUNE – by Toby Vue – “Cavan Station on Wee Jasper Road has played host to a week-long shearing school that aims to address the shearer shortage across the industry.
Run by Ian Elkings at Elkins Alpaca Shearing, the program is geared towards beginners and is conducted on behalf of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
It is the second time it has run at the site, after the first one ran in 2017.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “The Wagin Football Club could be in for a sporting resurgence with new wool guernseys and the coaching skills of a former Fremantle Docker.
The Upper Great Southern Football League team will become the first country football team in Australia to don the wool-synthetic blend jumpers this playing season. “
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Rueben Hale – “Police in Pingelly are investigating the theft of around 175 Merino sheep, worth about $30,000.
CBH director and Pingelly farmer John Hassell has reported the sheep presumed stolen from his property in two incidents last month.
He said he noticed 50 sheep missing from a flock of 320 in mid-January and 125 more, including two-prized rams, vanished last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jon Condon – “Diversified national rural agency Landmark has appointed Rob Clayton as the business’s new managing director, replacing Tommy Warner.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EUROPEAN and North American tertiary students will vie for prizemoney of €10,000 and the chance to work with global sports brand adidas in the Woolmark Performance Challenge.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Peter Hemphill – “RABOBANK is expecting investment to flow into Australian agriculture during 2018, prompted by good financial prospects in most rural industries.
Wine, wool and sheep-meat are expected to be the big winners of 2018, while barley, pork and cotton are forecast to have solid returns, according to the bank’s annual Agribusiness Outlook report released today.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – ” Steve and Mary Satterthwaite of Muller Station have a passion for merinos. They talk to Pat Deavoll about their innovative breeding methods
Muller Station is at the back of beyond, about as far from the main road as is possible to get in New Zealand.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – “Sheep – With the weather settling into more normal patterns, that is dry if somewhat hotter than normal, the store markets have settled down again. In the south, rising slaughter volumes are flowing through Lornville, although not at the level predicted earlier.”
BRISBANE TIMES – “Australian Wool Innovation are running a “shearing school” at Cavan station. Shearer Canberra’s Ian Elkins helps students from the local area learn to shear sheep.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “An active monsoon trough and associated tropical low produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Australia during the week. Surface troughs produced showers and moderate falls in parts of the west and east. The highest weekly total was 716 mm at Humpty Doo in the Darwin–Daly District of the Northern Territory.”