NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Yvonne O’Hara – ” Even though Lucie Grancher grew up on a merino farm in southern France, she only learned her woolhandling skills when she came to New Zealand.
Now she is encouraging French farmers to better prepare their wool and is on the organising committee for the woolhandling section of the 2019 world shearing championships, which are to be held in France in July next year.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Mark Griggs – “BARGAINS were found at the Allendale Merino stud’s ram sale at Wellington last Saturday with 58 of the 64 rams selling at auction to a top price of $3600 and a $1421 average for Tony and Penny Inder and family.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “A HIGHER Australian dollar was responsible for the weaker wool market last week.
The Australian currency moved towards the US73 cents level after sitting on US71 cents for the past few weeks.
As a result the Eastern Market Indicator fell 27c/kg to finish at 2067c/kg.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Don’t run away from the mulesing issue in Australia.
That is the message coming from NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair, who urged the Australian merino industry to take ownership and keep the public informed on what is happening, otherwise someone else will fill the void.”
THE RURAL – by Murray Arnel – “A price of $262 a head for the sought-after Goolgumbla-blood Mooloomoon, Moulamein Merino ewes topped the Hay Merino Breeders September sheep sale where 47,000 were penned.”
THE RURAL – by Mark Griggs – “Brighter seasonal conditions in the south and across the Victorian border lifted prices considerably at last Wednesday’s 14,000 head West Wyalong Sheep Breeders Sale.
Rising 16-month-old Merino ewes topped the sale at $280 while first-cross ewes made to $226 and mixed-sex second-cross lambs born in June/July this year made up to $146 unshorn.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales eased to a standstill with the downward movement of the physical auction market last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL will replace fibreglass in revolutionary surfboards to hit the Australian market next year. The boards will be released in Australia in February next year under the Firewire Surfboards brand ‘Woolight’.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – Advertiser content for AWI – “AWI’S marketing arm The Woolmark Company has launched a new global consumer campaign – Live & Breathe – the first in recent years.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Travis King – “VENDORS at this year’s Wagin Breeders’ Ram Sale were understandably delighted with the results posted at the event when prices topped at $4000 and a $1333 average was set across the 279 rams sold.”