QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Grant maudsley, AgForce general president – “Agriculture is one of the pillars of the Queensland economy, and it’s important our State Government invests in key infrastructure that helps our sector grow and prosper.”
NBR – by Paul McBeth – “New Zealand commodity prices rose 3.2 percent as a broad-based strength across the country’s locally produced raw materials was led by the continued surge in apple and kiwifruit prices.”
FARMING LIFE (UK) – “The British Wool Marketing Board was established in 1950 as farmers were getting a poor deal when it came to selling their wool.”
HERALD – by Paula Thompson – “The demand from SA youth to expand their shearing knowledge has skyrocketed, with a waiting list for TAFE’s improver courses.
While there is still a short-fall of shearers in the state at peak times, industry figures are pleased with the interest from the next generation looking to enter the industry.”
STOCK & LAND – “SHEEP studs throughout southern Victoria opened their gates today, to kick off the first ever Stock & Land Sheep Week. Check out all of the photos and videos below, and make sure to tag any of your own photos or videos with the hashtag #SheepWeek.”
THE MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD – by Emmalie Balnaves-Gale – “One hundred female Merino sheep, worth around $15,000, were stolen from a property on Kringin Road at Pinnaroo over the past two months.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “MORE favourable global dairy auctions and stronger grain prices pushed the NAB Rural Commodities Index 1.5 per cent higher in May.
NAB Agribusiness economist Phin Ziebell said NAB’s weighted dairy export indicator gained 9.1 per cent in May – the best performance since December 2016.”
STOCK & LAND – Official maps of Stock & Land Sheep Week
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “GOOD grain prices and more favourable global dairy auctions bolstered the agriculture sector last month.
Cotton, wool, and fruit and vegetables also performed well, according to the latest NAB Rural Commodities Index, which was up 1.5 per cent last month.
The index results, released this morning, showed wholesale fruit and vegetable prices were up in May, with fruit prices surging 11.9 per cent and vegetables up a more modest 2 per cent. Tomatoes were a particularly strong performer, up 21 per cent.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MEAT & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation are urging producers to complete the latest wool and sheep meat survey.”