STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “After two solid days of judging across central Victoria, the 2018 McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year champion has been awarded to a Muskerry-based flock.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Alexa Hearn – “Sheep and lamb numbers were limited on AuctionsPlus this week with only 1225 head being offered from the sunshine state and not surprisingly, 100 per cent clearance was recorded. This was a decrease of 2043 head from last week.”
THE RURAL – “WOOL prices have continued a downward trend after a season of record highs.
The Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator closed for the week at 1751c/kg which was down 27c. “
COUNTRY NEWS – “Wool prices have continued their downwards trend, with 79¢/kg stripped off the Eastern Market Indicator from the record highs experienced just two weeks ago.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE wool market continued to live up to the old saying that what goes up must come down, as prices eased again last week over all microns.
Falls of 20 to 60 cents a kilogram were recorded across an offering of 42,645 bales, with the Eastern Market Indicator closing at 1751c/kg clean to be down 27c/kg on the previous week.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – by Ella Smith – “THE Tamworth region has had a long association with the sheep industry, but did you know the city lays claim to the man behind the Silver shearing machine?
Perhaps it was the tradition that an Australian had invented the shearing machine in 1867 that inspired William Silver to turn away from general engineering and windmill making to create a shearing machine of his own.”
STOCK & LAND – “Fire-affected farmers will be “absolutely traumatised” by their experience and face a long road to recovery, United Dairyfarmers of Victoria Wannon branch’s Chris O’Keefe says.
The UDV branch secretary said the generous farming community was already making offers of support for fodder and short-term agistment.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Aerial baiting programs will be rolled out across New South Wales this autumn as part of coordinated approach to tackle the growing problem of wild dogs.
The program is being rolled out across seven of the state’s 11 Local Land Service regions in May.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “A TEMORA field day took centre stage for some of the best producers in the sheep and wool industry.
The MerinoLink event focused on the impact of ram selection and the effect it could have on overall flock performance.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A LAMB survival trial in south-west Victoria is indicating smaller mobs at moderate stocking rates might maximise the number of lambs weaned per hectare.”