STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “This year’s sale will be the first for the season’s circuit to test the impact of wool prices that have seen the Eastern Market Indicator jump above 2000 cents a kilogram.”
THE YOUNG WITNESS – by David Walsh – “Peter Moncrief from his property at Quamby Park, 15 kilometres north of Young was paid the best price ever for his 12 bale line of 20.4-micron merino fleece wool at the wool sales in Sydney last Thursday.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sarah Harris – “School leavers, it’s official. Agriculture is where it is at!
While graduates in many less fertile fields struggle to find full-time employment those with agricultural qualifications can literally cherry-pick.
A shortage of labor across the agri-skills chain and the pressure to double food production to feed the estimated 9.8 billion world population by 2050 have created the perfect storm for ag students across education platforms.”
THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Fairfax agricultural writers – “A media release circulated by animal activist group, PETA, caught the attention of Fairfax Media’s national agricultural writers today (Friday) when it advised drought stricken farmers “if you can’t feed them, don’t breed them”. “
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “This year’s Young Champions Award at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show (ASWS) can look forward to new doors opening and an exciting future if Peta Bradley’s experience is anything to go by.”
NZ HERALD – “A Hawke’s Bay station owner’s death following a helicopter crash has left a hole in the country’s farming and wool industries, family and friends say.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “A WILD dog has been shot after terrorising sheep flocks during the start of the lambing season north of Moora.
The incident has raised alarm bells, with fears it is not an isolated sighting.
Australian Wool Innovation wild dog co-ordinator Meja Aldrich said research was being done in the parks system west of Coomerdale and Namban, near Watheroo, where cameras had captured footage of multiple wild dogs.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 15 June 2018 (Week 50)
FIBRE2FASHION.COM – “After a brief respite in the market from rapid price gains last week, this week’s action at Australian wool auctions saw prices generally head back to the positive trajectory. The Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) lifted 10ac on the back of the price gains of the fine/medium merino fleece sector, and closed at 2021ac/clean kg.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – by Contributor – “Lamb numbers declined by half in what is best described as a true winter’s yarding at Deniliquin on Tuesday, with decent lines of good quality lambs scarce.”