FARM WEEKLY – by Kristen Frost – “WOOL yields are down about 2.7 per cent on the same time last year as a result of shorter wools with higher exposure to dust and dirt due to the continuing dry conditions experienced across major wool growing areas.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “YOUNG Merino ewe values reached $183 at the annual Elders sheep sale at Mingenew last week.
The Elders Mid West team presented an outstanding quality yarding of 3533 sheep consisting of annual draft Merino ewes and wether lambs from regular sale vendors. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “THE nation’s wool clip is falling “significantly”, driven by the drought plaguing NSW.
The impact of the drought is now being clearly illustrated in Australian Wool Testing Authority data, which shows national test weights dropped 19 per cent, year-on-year, for the month of September.”
NOTED.CO.NZ – by Russell Baillie – “A documentary about women shearers might, on the face of it, seem a little quaint. After all, the Golden Shears, the grand champs of all things wool, has had women competing against men for decades, even if the old footage at the start of She Shears reminds us that there was also once a beauty contest at Masterton’s annual gathering of the flocks.”
STOCK & LAND – by Felicity Brady, Stavely Park stud principal – “With record prices being received and demand for wool continuing to strengthen, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the wool and sheep industry, according to Stavely Park stud principal Felicity Brady.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “PRINCE Charles has weighed in on the WoolPoll debate.
And he thinks now is not the time to reduce the budget on wool promotion and marketing, suggesting he agrees with Australian Wool Innovation’s recommendation to keep the present 2 per cent levy.”
STOCK & LAND – by Phil Hartwich, Mt Challicum stud principal – “After a successful season of showing, Phil and Kim Hartwich are looking forward to welcoming visitors to their stud on Friday, October 19.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “INTERNATIONAL wool textile body leader and consultant Peter Ackroyd has failed to declare he is a paid advisor to Australian Wool Innovation in a letter exhorting growers not to reduce wool promotion spending.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RESEARCH into development of a potential bio-herbicide for the invasive weed Noogoora burr has been welcomed by the wool industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A persistent surface trough and onshore flow brought moderate falls to southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales, while troughs and a cold front tracked across southwest Western Australia throughout the week, producing moderate falls in the southwest and southern coasts of the State.”