WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Paula Thompson – “THE O’Brien Dohne and Poll Merino stud had solid results in its sixth annual auction at the Wudinna Showground on Thursday last week, selling to $3600.
Poll Merinos drew spirited bidding in particular, with full clearance of 47 rams, averaging $1325, which was $95 up on the previous year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “It seems fitting that the Campbell Town couple who supply some of Australia’s superfine merino wool campaign host the Norwegian textile designers and artists who are promoting the wool around the world.”
THE STANDARD (Hong Kong) – “The price of Australian wool has bounced back after a 20-year lull due to global demand, experts said.
Wool farmers are benefiting from the best prices for their product in two decades.”
CHINA DAILY – Xinhua – “MELBOURNE – The price of Australian wool has bounced back after a 20-year lull due to global demand, experts said on Tuesday.
Wool farmers are benefiting from the best prices for their product in two decades with market analysts tipping that the market would remain strong.
Geoff Power, president of Livestock South Australia (SA), said that prices were steady at $12.03 per kilogram for fine wool and medium merino wool and the market was “looking very good.” “
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Electronic tagging of sheep, effluent disposal and the chain of responsibility would be among the topics to be discussed at this year’s annual Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria (LRTAV) conference, in Torquay, next week.”
STOCK & LAND – Rural Bank, for Southern Farming Systems – “Rural Bank’s analysis of 2016 Australian farmland property values has some good news for high rainfall farmers.
The Australian Farmland Values report is based on real farm sales since 1995 and draws on more than 230,000 transactions, accounting for 278 million hectares of land with a combined value of $132 billion.”
PARKES CHAMIPION-POST – “Farmers of all ages congregated at “Derrymore” last week as Quality Wool hosted a Bred Well Fed Well workshop in Alectown.
Hosted by Bernard and Elizabeth Dwyer, 18 participants attended the intensive one-day workshop.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THERE was an increased number of exhibitors at the 136th Ballarat Sheep Show, held on Sunday. Coryule Merino stud, Willowvale, took out supreme champion sheep, with their grand champion Merino ewe.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE push continues for WoolProducers Australia to become the oversight body of Australian Wool Innovation.
NSW Farmers last week voted to throw its support behind WPA as the grower representative body.
Wool committee chair of NSW Farmers Andrew Wood said producers wanted a united voice, and WPA was the logical choice. “Producers feel that we could have more input into strategy planning, and that is where the red meat industry has some influence with MLA, they get to sign off on the strategic plan,” he said.”
THE ADVERTISER – by Erin Jones – “GLOBAL demand for Australian wool has pushed prices skywards as the commodity bounces back from a 20-year lull in production.
Farmers are experiencing the best wool prices in decades and industry reports predict the market to remain strong.”