FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “A TOP catalogue of Merino and Poll Merino rams attracted strong buying support at the annual Wyalkatchem and Districts Merino Breeders Association Ram Sale last week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “THE Jones family’s Ejanding on-property ram sale at Dowerin last week followed the buoyant trends of this year’s ram selling season, recording a massive sale result.
The stud’s regular clientele, along with some new faces, warmed to the top line-up of well-grown and measured white woolled rams and bid extremely strongly through to the 180th and final lot, driving sale averages northward.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “*71 of 90 rams sold to $5000 (twice), av $2440
In what’s been a troubling season in many parts of the country, buyers still bought with confidence at Toland Merino and Poll Merino stud’s on-property ram sale.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Michael Condon, Kath Sullivan, Nikolai Beilharz – “The Australian wool industry’s research and development body has defended its call for farmers to pay a 2 per cent wool tax, as several farm lobby groups call for a reduced levy.
Australian wool growers have until November 2 to vote for a zero levy or a 1.5 per cent, 2 per cent, 2.5 per cent or 3 per cent which will fund marketing and research and development by Australian Wool Innovation.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Andrew Marshall – “Australian farm exports are becoming increasingly reliant on five key markets – China, Japan, the USA, European Union and Middle East.
Despite particularly strong demand growth for food and nutritional products throughout nearby Asia, sales to many promising Asian destinations slipped in 2017-18.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Countryman – by Bob Garnant “After three decades of showing their best fine wool fleeces, the King family, of Rangview stud, Darkan, have won their first supreme champion title in the wool section at this year’s IGA Perth Royal Show.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Max Stainkamph – “Students at Bowen Public School were treated to a lesson in life on the land on Thursday, witnessing first-hand a sheep shearing display at the school.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Rachel Clarke – “ON the back of one of the worst years on record at Beacon, the Parakeelya Poll Merino stud ram sale at Beacon last Wednesday was very buoyant.
Stud principal Andrew Dunne, with the help and support of his close family, offered up 100 plain-bodied, paddock-run rams with Landmark auctioneer Grant Lupton extracting plenty of bids from the 22 registered buyers.”
FASHION UNITED (UK) – “The Woolmark Company won’t rest in its aim to expand the popularization of wool despite the fabric’s trade price reaching a record high this year. In its most recent campaign launched in September the company promoting Australian wool products, advertises wool as a performance fibre, an area where it expects major growth in the coming years.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SOLID grain, lamb and wool prices drove a 0.7 percent rise in the National Australia Bank Rural Commodities Index in August.”