QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Stephen Burns – “It was an emotional occasion at the beginning of the annual ram sale at Grogansworth Merinos, Bookham when studmaster Kim Henderson announced his friend and classer of the Grogansworth flock, Ian Marwedel has decided to retire from the industry to which he has dedicated his long life.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “LIVESTOCK and wool prices are on the rise, unhindered by increased spring supply.
Leading the way are lamb prices, remaining above 600c/kg and bucking the usual downward trend of the new season flush of lambs.
The Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator finished Monday at 616c/kg, up 11c/kg for the month and 64c/kg higher than a year ago.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL prices and the weather gods were kind to John Leach last week.
Mr Leach farms Coyurah Springs, at Rheola, via Inglewood, and said last Wednesday his season had potential, but needed rain to finish it off.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Mark Griggs – “SUPERIOR genetics in wool and carcase are the traits buyers from four states and New Zealand were chasing at the 31st Mumblebone on-property sale of Chad and Louise Taylor and family at “Marapana”, Wellington, last week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff and Kate Dowler – “WOOL growers are calling on Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman to resign after he told a journalist questioning him on industry issues to “f— off”.
The clash — which AWI described as “unfortunate” — occurred at a wool industry event in South Australia last week when an ABC reporter approached Mr Merriman with questions about him secretly watching a confidential industry focus group behind a one-way mirror in June.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “INDUSTRY GOALS: Paul Cocking of Mangoplah says there is plenty more to achieve in his role with Australian Wool Innovation. Picture: Nikki Reynolds
MANGOPLAH wool grower Paul Cocking is seeking another term on the board of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Mr Cocking formerly held the reins at Riverina Wool Testers and Fabstock and has stood on the board of AWI for two terms (four years). “
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report (NZ): The first spring lambs hit the market and the insulation qualities of crossbred wool allows for an alternative use
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News – Tony Chaston – “…. Wool More of the same at the South Island wool auction, with fine crossbred hogget wools down again in price, and only 72% of the offering sold.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Deniliquin Pastoral Times – “A special store sheep sale in Deniliquin delivered a healthy endorsement for district flocks, according to Rodwells livestock agent Steve Arentz.
Mr Arentz said 12,000 sheep and lambs were offered at the Friday the 13th sale, with a large contingent of buyers in attendance.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “MERINO rams sold to a high of $4500 at the Broula on-property sale at Tarcutta.
Vendors Bruce and Lyn Angel offered 55 polled and 29 horned Merino rams. Mr Angel said the rams presented well. “
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE number of bales offered at eastern states’ wool auctions has jumped 15 per cent this season, as dry conditions kick-start spring shearing.”