POLICE NEWS – “Police are investigating after a number of wool brokers reported that their wool had been tampered with over the past couple of months.
It’s believed that wool lots based in Melbourne had their high value wool removed from the original bales and replaced with significantly lower value wool.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – ” EXCLUSIVE: A SOPHISTICATED wool substitution racket with the potential to damage relations with China — Australia’s biggest wool market — has been uncovered.
The Weekly Times can reveal that at least 18 bales of Australian wool, worth tens of thousands of dollars, have been seized at mills in China in recent months after they arrived containing wool vastly different from that tested by authorities in Melbourne.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – Editorial – “THERE’S a saying that one bad apple destroys the cart.
And while the statement may not be new, it’s certainly still pertinent, with the revelation that at least 18 bales of Australian wool have been seized at mills in China in recent months amid claims of tampering and substitution.
Victoria Police allege the bales were tampered with somewhere between testing in Australia and unpacking in China, with “high value” fine wool stolen and replaced with “significantly” lower-value product.”
ABC NEWS – Rural – by Lucy Barbour – “There are renewed calls from some in the National Party for the Federal Government to introduce tougher foreign ownership rules, as new figures show China’s stake in Australian farmland has increased significantly.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Jane Lowe – “Max and Heather Wilson, Wilgunya Merino will host their sale at Dirranbandi on October 12.
Sheep meats are in peak demand, wool at around 1525c/kg making the total article a very worthwhile industry.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “VICTORIAN Merino ram sales are off to a flying start, topping at $42,000 this week. Charinga, Banavie and Gowandale stud at Berrimal sold 231 of 232 Poll Merino, Merino and White Suffolk rams on Monday, averaging $3512 across the draft.”
WALCHA NEWS – by Bob Walsh – “Gus Hooke Jr, holding his hat, is the taller man in this photograph standing on the right hand side, and was the son of the owner of Tia River Station.
Tom Dunn, the station manager, is the bearded man in the black hat standing alongside Hooke. The young lad standing beside Tom is his son Charles Joseph Dunn.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – by Greg Mayfield – “The Jamestown Show continued its traditional emphasis on wool and sheep with stunning results on Sunday and Monday.
The $4000 Heiniger Northern Ram of the Year was judged, with the honours going to Collinsville, Burra, and the Ewe of the Year and Pair of the Year were also decided.
One of the rams at the show was sold for $28,000.”
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STOCK & LAND – by Muray Arnel – “Merino young ewes made to a sale high, $232 a head, in the Grand Final eve Swan Hill, September, store sheep sale on Friday.”