STOCK & LAND – by Karen Bailey and Annabelle Cleeland – “THE wool market started the year with a bang, hitting more record breaking prices during the first fortnight of auctions.”
ELLE – by Justine Carreon – “When you’re an up-and-coming fashion designer gaining recognition can be difficult. Imagine being based in New Delhi, India to boot and you’ve got the plight of Bodice designer Ruchika Sachdeva. “You can be doing something so beautiful but nobody knows about it,” says Sachdeva. But thanks to the International Woolmark Prize things are about to change for the womenswear designer.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “WORLD record-breaking New Zealand shearer Kerri-Jo Te Huia has set the standard for other top female shearers in establishing a woman’s nine-hour strong wool ewes record of 452 this week.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “Two new Agriculture Ministers – federal representative, David Littleproud, and his Queensland counterpart, Mark Furner – haven’t got their relationship off on the best foot, if Tuesday’s activity is anything to go by.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “THIS year has started out with satisfactory markets and a reasonable season.
It has also brought complacency as often happens when problems haven’t surfaced.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “HOW cool is this?
The shearers at Mark Mortimer’s place in central NSW don’t have to worry about being slowly roasted in the oven that is a shearing shed on a 40C-plus day.”
THE STANDARD – “DNA testing has taken the guesswork out of breeding for Victorian sheep mixed farmer Todd Martin who now has a clear picture of how his flock compares to the rest of the industry and of the decisions he needs to make to improve its performance.”
WALCHA NEWS – by Stephanie van Eyk – “The biennial New England Merino Field Days held last week drew Merino enthusiasts from across Australia and overseas…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “THE seven-hour drive from Tailem Bend in South Australia to Melbourne was well worth it for Ian and Margaret Eckermann.
They watched their wool sell at the Australian Wool Exchange last week for their best prices in decades.
The Eckermanns sold 20 bales of fine wool to a top of 1579c/kg. It ranged between 18.8 and 21.6 micron and made 1350c/kg-1579c/kg.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – “Deniliquin’s CanAssist branch will this week return to the event which launched its local fundraising campaign a year ago.
The group — which raises money to support local people with the costs associated with cancer treatment and recovery — will hold another fundraising and awareness stall at the massive store sheep sale being held at Deniliquin saleyards on Friday.”