NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Yvonne O’Hara – “New Zealand wool harvesters can expect about a 25 per cent increase in pay and entitlements from July 1, to gain parity with rates paid in Australia.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “The wool market is still attracting big interest and momentum as the 2017/2018 selling season draws closer to an end at week 50.
Despite a brief respite the week prior, the AWEX eastern markets indicator (EMI) lifted again, finishing 10 cents higher to close at 2021 cents a kilogram, clean.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “CEO of Wool Producers Australia, Jo Hall, said she is frustrated and angered at PETA’s claims presented in the letter released last Friday.
“My questions to PETA are – if farmers don’t destock, would you rather them let the stock starve to death?” Ms Hall said.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish – “The wool market in Australia spent another week treading water this week, trying to go down, but unable to do so because of limited supplies of greasy wool.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “One of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs, It’s Ewe Time, returns in July and August, designed to increase producer awareness of the principles, practices and tools of sheep enterprise productivity and profitability.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “THE Australian Wool Exchange eastern market indicator has posted a rise of 10c/kg to settle at 2021c.
Moses and Son principal Marty Moses said 28,029 bales sold at Fremantle in a 96 per cent clearance.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “THERE has been a big jump in the volume of wool being declared as using pain relief or non-mulesed.
Data from the National Wool Declaration, released by the Australian Wool Exchange, shows for the 2017-18 season to May, there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of bales declared as non-mulesed and an 18 per cent increase in the number declared as using pain relief.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “STRONG demand for more valuable sheep meat and wool exports is helping to underpin a forecast increase in Australia’s farm production value, according to the latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report.”
NEWSROOM.PRO (NZ) – by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand sheep farmers, whose fortunes in recent years have been overshadowed by their dairy farmer colleagues, are having a strong season with lamb prices approaching record levels, according to AgriHQ’s Monthly Sheep & Beef report for June.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales have dried up as fewer lines are passed in at Australia’s booming physical sale-by-sample auctions.”