PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “Tumby Bay farmer Sydney Lawrie has been appointed by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to chair the 2018 WoolPoll Panel.
Together with his wife Therese, Mr Lawrie owns and manages a sheep and cropping enterprise including about 4000 sheep and 7000 acres of wheat, canola, barley, peas and oats.
Mr Lawrie was a member of the 2015 WoolPoll Panel, bringing many new ideas to the panel, especially relating to increasing voter turnout.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A DISPLAY has been opened up at the Melbourne Wool Selling Centre to celebrate the history of wool broking in Australia. The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia (NCWSBA) organised the inaugural display, in the lead up to its 100-year anniversary in 2019.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “KURRA-WIRRA
*47 of 48 rams sold to a top of $2200, av $1409
KURRA-WIRRA Merino stud has recorded a near total clearance of Merino and Poll Merino rams at its recent on-property ram sale at Culla.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LONGREACH sheep and cattle grazier Dominic Burden has been appointed as the north Queensland representative on the AgForce Queensland Farmers board.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jon Condon – “New faces on AMPC board | Christine Pitt departs MDC | MLA’s appoints domestic marketing manager | Western Meat Packers management moves | New national property role for Colliers’ Rawdon Briggs | Vale John Schumacher | AgForce rep elected to NFF board | Ruralco appoints technology specialist to board | New chair for Rabobank | Recognising outstanding achievement in Landcare.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIAN Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has confirmed her support for a National Audit Office investigation into the grower levy-funded Australian Wool Innovation.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “CLIP preparation is one way producers can offset poor crossbred wool prices, and receive a premium for wool already selling at high rates. It could mean a more than $400 per bale difference in returns, according to Australian Wool Network agents.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Specialist Western District producers will get their first opportunity this Friday at Ballarat to purchase crossbred ewes suitable for am early summer joining.
All up 12,000 young ewes, aged 1-1.5 years, 17-drop ewe lambs and some mature ewes will be offered, with a large portion mulesed and Gudair vaccinated.”
STOCK & LAND – “VICTORIAN farmers are looking to 2018 with optimism, with strong positive sentiment reported across all agricultural sectors.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “Confidence has rebounded strongly among NSW farmers, with sheep and beef producers behind much of the upswing, according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.”