THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Researchers are still scrambling to work out why swatches of sub-clover have turned red and died at farms in WA.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development senior research officer Paul Sanford said preliminary testing had revealed the presence of two viruses in samples of red and dying clover from farms at Mt Barker, Brookton and Esperance.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “TENSIONS within the wool industry are expected to come to a head at Australian Wool Innovation’s annual general meeting in Sydney tomorrow.
The meeting follows a string of controversies involving the organisation in recent months that included AWI chairman Wal Merriman secretly watching a confidential industry focus group behind a one-way mirror and later telling a journalist questioning him on the matter to “f— off”.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “SENIOR – Constable Dan O’Bree is pretty comfortable in a woolshed. He spent 10 years as a shearer before joining Victoria Police so when given the opportunity to pick up a set of blades at a NSW rural crime investigators course at Goulburn recently, he jumped at the chance.
SHEEP CENTRAL – “The Bureau of Meteorology’s rainfall outlook for December to February released today shows northeast NSW and regions surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria are likely to be drier than average. Elsewhere across the country, there is no strong signal showing wetter or drier conditions for summer.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Wool growing heavyweights, TA Field Estates and Paraway Pastoral, will make their presence felt at this year’s Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) annual general meeting in Sydney.
The duo will have representatives attend the AGM in person to cast their votes.”
NZ FARMER – by Rob Tipa – “High country farmers believe they are the world’s biggest single supplier of a select range of ultra fine merino wool. Rob Tipa investigates.”
WALCHA NEWS – by Vanessa Arundale – “The Blake brothers are in the business of luxury. Buying a jacket made from their 12 micron unshedded, unmulesed wool could set you back more than $28,000. Their story is one of many the Australian Government wants us to celebrate on November 21 as part of the nation’s first National Agriculture Day.”
ESQUIRE – “The sneaker isn’t new by any stretch of the imagination. But in the past few years, young and old brands alike have been making it feel new again by pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation. And as it turns out, one of the coolest things to arise from this movement isn’t a tech-y beast designed to make you run faster and jump higher.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Fine wool prices are skyrocketing but merino farmer Mark Stevenson is happy to have his fleece tucked away in long contracts.
The mood in the merino pens was upbeat at the Canterbury A & P Show as it should be with fine wool prices on the rise at Australia and New Zealand auctions for fleece bound for the outdoor casual wear market. Any excitement was measured at the show though as farmer exhibitors have seen these market cycles rise and fall in the past.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THE NEXT 38 hours will be dominated by heavy rainfall, particularly in the western district, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).