THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “The Campbell Town Show boasts being Tasmania’s only Sheep Show, but it is the wool that will be in the spotlight for the AWI Fashion Parades on Saturday.”
THE AVON VALLEY & WHEATBELT ADVOCATE – by Mal Gill – “Electronic bale tags recording which farm wool comes from and who classed it, as well as a description and specification, cannot come soon enough for Elders Western Australian wool manager Danny Burkett.”
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS – by Ashwini M Sripad – “BENGALURU: Karnataka Sheep and Wool Development Corporation Ltd will soon have its own meat outlets across the state just like Nandini and HOPCOMS outlets. These outlets will sell low-cost and hygienic lamb and mutton.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Colin Bettles – “TENSIONS escalated during the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs Committee’s estimates hearings, amid concerns about the process failing to deliver proper scrutiny of national agricultural levy-payer groups.
At the Canberra hearings last week, Labor Senator Carol Brown led questioning of Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Chair Kay Hull and Managing Director John Harvey, about the annual Rural Women’s Award dinner.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE desire among sheep producers to increase ewe numbers is unquestioned. However, the potential rate of flock rebuilding is a significant debate in the industry.
The latest Australian Wool Innovation and Meat and Livestock Australia wool and sheepmeat survey focused heavily on sheep and lamb slaughter and the intention of producers to boost production.”
STOCK & LAND – “The western Victorian town of Casterton will again be filled with thousands of Kelpies and Kelpie enthusiasts during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.”
NOOSA NEWS – “MANAGING a livestock business in western Queensland is a significant undertaking – but new remote monitoring technology can help ease the tyranny of distance for producers… Leading Sheep is a joint initiative of Australian Wool Innovation and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland, supported by AgForce.”
THE RURAL – “NUMBERS climbed to a whopping 43,000 head, which was 20,000 more than the previous week at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale on Thursday.
Numbers surged on the back of last week’s dearer market.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) there were good supplies of heavy lambs along with increased numbers of trade lambs.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “For the first time in its 20-year history, the China Wool Industrial Association represented by over 130 delegates from 80 major wool processors met outside China at the historical Lal Lal Estate near Ballarat in Australia. The development is significant since Australia is looking to increase the demand for Australian, specially Victorian, fine merino wool.”
THE SCOTTISH FARMER – by Gordon Davidson – “THIS WEDNESDAY’S Highland Sheep event at Contin, Strathpeffer will give wool producers the opportunity to interact with a number of key British Wool personnel and gain insight into the work British Wool is doing on their behalf.”