WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “TOURISM and history are all part of working life for central west farmers Ian and Dianne McCutcheon.
The couple, who run cattle and sheep on their property west of Gilgandra, also operate tours at their Berida Woolshed, which is nearly 120 years old.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool industry now has its own medal, anyone can win it and nominations are open. The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. has announced the launch of the Australian Wool Industry Medal to recognise men and women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S sheep and lamb markets are predicted to strengthen further with near record prices, as production and slaughter forecasts are revised lower for 2017, according to Meat & Livestock Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MITCHELL Merino stud breeder Felicity Brumpton has had a good day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. On the same day two rams from her Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino Stud were sashed medium and fine wool reserve champions, AgForce announced she was the winner of the $5000 Gus McGown bursary.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO ewes were in strong demand online last week, as 50,492 sheep and lambs were offered on AuctionsPlus, 2879 more than the previous week.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “MORE than 25 years ago, wool industry stalwart Peter Morgan wanted to drown out the noise of subjective market analysists with no-fuss, objective data.
In the 1990s, far fetching speculations of plummeting production levels following the collapse of the Reserve Price Scheme were being bandied around the industry, which in turn had huge ramifications on the Wool Product Forecasting Committee (WFPC) analysis.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 10/4/17
A further correction was felt in the Australian Wool market this week with the Eastern Market indicator (EMI) settling at 1,459c/kg, a reduction of 43 cents at the end of the week’s trade.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “HERE’s a cargo you wouldn’t want to leave unattended.
Wool grower Shayne Smith, from Dumbleyung in Western Australia, took this picture of his wool being carted in a grain truck, then sent the picture out on Twitter with the following: “Most profitable way to fill grain tippers in 2017”.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders norther wool manager – “A CONTINUATION of the corrective move, then a flattening out and finally some improvement occurred during the wool market in Australia during the past week.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Sue Neales – “Regional Australia’s ice plague is ripping through the shearing industry, busting apart decades of wool industry traditions and generating drug-fuelled distrust between shearers, farmers and their woolshed workers.”