NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – “Sydney-based Rabobank commodity analyst Georgia Twomey spoke to The Country’s Jamie Mackay today to see if she can sort out the woes of the strong wool industry in New Zealand.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – “LAST Saturday’s Burraga Sheep Show was held in bright sunshine and attendees enjoyed the quiet, country feel of each of the attractions.
We were pleased to see the involvement of Upper Macquarie County Council with its two weeds inspectors discussing landholder questions throughout the day.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Being in the wool industry in western Queensland in the last few years has been an epic roller coaster ride, but Longreach couple Dominic and Vicki Burden are doing their best to negotiate the bends, peaks and troughs.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Joely Mitchell – “CONSUMER priorities are changing, and wool marketing strategies need to adapt, according to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) general manager John Roberts.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kelly Butterworth – “Australian Women in Agriculture will be providing seven student scholarships and three Future Farmers Network member scholarships for the 2017 AWiA Conference.
AWiA president Ms Sarah Parker said she the organisation was committed to supporting ag students and young people to gain personal and professional development alongside leaders in the industry.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Bridget Speight and Shane Gibbons aren’t planning to give up on dual purpose sheep anytime soon.
The couple run Whare Creek, a 2400 hectare sheep, beef and dairy support property in the southern end of the Te Anau basin.
The farm was originally part of Redcliff Station, bought by Speight’s grandfather Charles Speight in 1918. She is a descendent of James Speight who founded the Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin in 1876.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – “Sheep and Lambs Bendigo – August 28. Yarding: 19,320. Change: up 1765. Lambs: 14,294. Change: up 39
Lamb numbers remained similar, although when analysed there are more new season lambs coming forward against declining supplies of old season lambs. ”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE AuctionsPlus wool sales retracted as the record-breaking physical wool market appeared to run its course last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “OUTBACK Queensland community and industry bodies are continuing to promote the uptake and funding of cluster fence development for wild dog control and sheep industry growth.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP producers should cull any sheep which have been struck by flies and their progeny, the latest Australian breech flystrike research has recommended.”