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).
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Andrew Beer – ” Australian farmers heavily invest in research and are looking to develop and implement some of the most innovative approaches to farming practices seen across the globe, according to Agri Solutions executive manager, Andrew Beer.”
THE MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD – “Next Tuesday is National Agriculture Day and a variety of agricultural groups, as well as Primary Producers SA are looking for people to spread the message far and wide.
PPSA executive chair Rob Kerin said agriculture was the major employer of South Australians and he wanted to encourage everyone to help celebrate the industry.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “South Australia’s Allan Piggott, Moorlands, is the captain of the nation’s new peak sheep body which has undergone a major overhaul.
Five state farming representatives have been elected during the inaugural annual general meeting of Sheep Producers Australia (SPA), on Tuesday, following dramatic changes to the governance structure.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Stephen Burns – “Controversy is not new to the wool industry: indeed an understanding of the history of producing wool in this country will show differences of opinion have long been a factor in driving it’s preeminent position.
Contention is not necessarily be negative, but can instead be a powerful force in lifting productivity.”
OBERON REVIEW – by John Seaman – “MANY management problems are evident across our Tablelands at present as “droughty” conditions affect many properties.
Landholders to the north of Bathurst face problems in feeding hay to livestock as many don’t own a tractor or loader and big squares or round bales are awkward to handle if the farmer and his wife have had a combined 140 birthdays.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales strengthened last week as demand increased through the physical auction market.”