SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices experienced a dramatic correction again this week, with most Merino types losing 50-100 cents, although a positive trend emerged in later sales.”
NBR – by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand’s wool market has just had the lowest clearance rate in almost eight years recorded at the latest weekly auction.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “THE deep retraction in prices in the wool auction market had only a minor impact on the forward markets this week.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 7 April 2017 (Week 40)
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOL was the standout commodities performer in the first quarter this year and, thanks to a “bump” in grain prices, WA was best performing commodities State, according to National Australia Bank (NAB) Agribusiness.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Business Desk – by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand’s wool market remains weak, with the lowest clearance rate in almost eight years recorded at the latest weekly auction…”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronhaw – “Agricultural leaders are shivering in excitement rather than shuddering at the thought of even more technological and market change ahead.
Leaders of companies with a combined 80 per cent stake in New Zealand’s primary exports met in Christchurch this week for the Te Hono Summit, which has emerged from boot camps previously at Stanford University. The brainchild of New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) chief executive John Brakenridge, previous summits have resulted in new companies and a joint-venture market hub in Shanghai.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – SA Country Hour – by Cherie von Horchner – “At the age of 16, Andrew Killeen turned his back on the bright lights of Adelaide for an uncertain future in the bush.
Eight years later, he is living a nomadic life as a contract station hand, his work having taken him as far north as Daly Waters in the Northern Territory — further north than Burke and Wills achieved on their fateful journey in 1861.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – by Madeline Link – “VENDORS are all smiles at the Guyra Saleyards as prices have hit a record high…”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Sally Bryant, Michael Cavanagh and Cara Jeffery – “Landholders at 600 sites across Australia are watching for signs of rabbit death caused by the early March release of the RHDV-K5 Korean strain of calicivirus.
The strain is the first new rabbit control agent release in more than 20 years, and farmers and scientists are watching intently to see what the outcome will be.”