SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has announced its new General Manager – Research will be Dr Jane Littlejohn. She will replace Dr Paul Swan at the wool industry’s research, development and marketing body.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL buyers and customers will play a bigger role in National Wool Declaration promotion and NWD verifications will double to improve awareness and the rigour of the mulesing status and dark/medullated fibre risk statement.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIA today lifted quarantine restrictions on all properties involved in an anthrax outbreak near Swan Hill in north west Victoria.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SUPERFINE wool growers will get an insight into a new wool clothing line – Itochu’s Hamilton Lambswool – at their annual re-union dinner in Hamilton, Victoria, this month.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “FIRST cross ewes lambs sold to $297 as buyer competition remained strong for a reduced number of sheep and lambs on AuctionsPlus last week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Travis King – “LINES of four-year-old Merino ewes hit a top of $167 at last week’s Wandibirrup Grazing Company flock reduction sale at Beaufort River.
Buyers at the Humphries family sale were greeted with quality, consistent lines of 3-5yo mated Merino ewes and while prices didn’t reach the record heights of sales held earlier in the month, they still reflected the current buoyancy in the sheep market.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbi Hinkley – “WITH the way sheep meat and wool prices are at the moment it is little wonder young farmers like Sophie Forrester are excited about the future.
After graduating from Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) Sophie moved back to the family farm at Qualeup, west of Kojonup, and undertook a business apprenticeship while working on the property a couple of days a week.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “He’s a sheep-breeding, gymnastics-coaching school teacher who is also handy with a pair of knitting needles and a spinning wheel.
”I’d do brain surgery if they’d let me. I’d put my hand to anything,” he quipped during the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders Association of New Zealand’s conference in Oamaru last week.
Mr Albrey and his wife Sue have 450 Polwarth, merino, Romney and Corriedale sheep on their property at Arno, near Waimate, of which about one-quarter are white.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “A BIT of downwards pressure initially during the past week led to quite a high pass-in rate, but then a dip in the Australian dollar saw the Thursday advantage come into play. Prices recovered nicely to close out the week with every meaningful category of wool across Australia rising at auction on Thursday.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – Jim Paterson – “ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny has said expectations are high that dairy, beef and lamb prices could all reach more than $6 per kilogram this year…” VIDEO