STOCK & LAND – “THE sun was shining on day three of Stock & Land Sheep Week, where studs in north-west Victoria showed visitors around their properties.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “Campbell Town merino and mixed cropping farmer Sam Lyne has welcomed higher prices for meat and wool to offset lower figures for his crops.
Mr Lyne, who farms at his property Riccarton his father Crosby Lyne and brother Angus Lyne, said merinos consistently returned profits of up to $60 per dry sheep equivalent and $40 for lambs.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “Pressure for more exclusion fence funds is building in Queensland in advance of next week’s state budget. After sheep and wool president Alan Rae made a call in April for another $5m, AgForce this week reiterated that the continued roll-out of wild dog exclusion fencing at the top of its budget wish list.”
STOCK & LAND – “Feed supplements, genetic technology and future Merino production system challenges will be under the spotlight at the MerinoLink Conference on later this month.
To be held at Mercure Goulburn on June 21, the conference will be followed by a field day on June 22 at Gunning showcasing the revolutionary upright shearing platform.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – “AFTER weeks of positive sentiment in the wool market, it is slowly changing to the negative.
All merino categories lost ground for the fourth week in a row.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – ” … Wool market
AFTER weeks of positive sentiment in the wool market, it is slowly changing to the negative.
All merino categories lost ground for the fourth week in a row…”
THE EXAMINER – “Max Freeman Memorial Trophy for the Champion Hack– Sarah Beltz riding Just An Enigma. This year’s judge was Bronwyn Parker from Young NSW; Bronwyn judged the Tasmanian Horse of the Year in 2015.
The June Calvert Perpetual Trophy – Rebecca Fish for a tapestry depicting a shearing scene…”
THE RURAL – “DEMONSTRATIONS on the new upright shearing system as well as the latest technology facing the sheep and wool industry will be showcased at an upcoming conference.
Feed supplements, genetic technology and future Merino production system challenges will be all under the spotlight when growers gather for the MerinoLink Conference on June 21 in Goulburn.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “The century-old wool selling system is set to be digitally disrupted with Australian Wool Innovation splashing $3.6 million to build and launch an online wool exchange platform.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “… But what about wool?
Following two strong seasons, the first half of 2017 was a tough one for crossbred wool growers, with the fine and coarse crossbred indicators both dropping to multi-year lows. Crossbred stocks in China are reported to remain high with buyers cagey. Crossbred lambs’ wool has taken a severe knock this year and the coarser end of halfbreds has slipped back since the highs seen over the last couple of years.”