SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MERINO rams sold for a record average at Hamilton’s Sheepvention ram sale this week, helped along by the Moorundie Poll Merino stud’s top price of $17,000.”
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE – “Sales resumed this week after the annual three week mid-year recess.
Historically, this sale is normally a larger one, due to the extended break.
This year, 52,359 bales were offered to the trade. Sales opened on Tuesday with only Sydney and Melbourne offering.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices rose despite a bigger offering in auction centres across Australia this week.”
NBR – by Tina Morrison – “A higher volume of wool was sold at auction in New Zealand this week after organisers skipped a week and held a double auction across both islands.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Ruth Schwager – “STICKING with Merinos through the tough years has paid off for Tamworth fine woolgrower, David Gowing.
Mr Gowing and his daughter, Stephanie Cayley, run a flock of 600, including 280 ewes, at “Dunleigh” and “Wyoming”.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by bob Garnant – “Merino ram surveyors chasing improved genetics for their stud and commercial flocks were impressed with the quality at last week’s Narrogin Long Wool Day.
Looking over the 32 participating stud display, Yealering farming couple Brad and Virginia Nicholls took time off their busy hand-feeding schedule to go through the ram shed as they decide on their next sire options.”
BEEF CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “Elders chief executive officer Mark Allison has issued a challenge to Australia’s rural development corporations to achieve more with their levy dollars and government contributions.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Paula Thompson – “THE 2017 ram sale season got off to a cracking start at the Brimanna poll merino auction at Yeelanna on Monday, July 24, with a record average for the stud of $2365 – up $507 on the previous year’s sale.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “FOR the fourth consecutive year, the National Trade Lamb Indicator (NTLI) has continued to climb, averaging 639 cents per kilogram for the first half of the year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has called for nominations for three director positions available to be filled this year, consistent with the body’s constitution requiring that at least a third of the seven-member board must retire their positions every two years.”