TVNZ – by Alison Pugh – VIDEO
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 13/3/2017
With the Eastern Market Indicator closing at 1,522c/kg, there was a 22 cent rise in the 36th week of the wool selling calendar.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – BUSINESS REVIEW – by Sue Neales – “A start-up finance company has found a fresh way to bankroll capital-starved farmers wanting to expand, using a funding model pioneered by US miners.
CommStream Capital, founded by Agricultural Management Company head Charlie Blomfield, provides upfront capital to farmers in return for a pledge of annual physical delivery of a commodity such as wheat, cotton or wool for a contracted volume, term and price…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “CONSULTANTS are urging producers not to miss out on financial gains to be made through improved data recording and managment.
Sheep industry researcher and consultant Jason Trompf told producers at the Loddon Valley Merino Field Day recently to stocktake their operation, and have a breeding objective, before making management decisions.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Andrew Marshall – “AUSTRALIAN farm export earnings are likely to hit a record $48.7 billion next financial year – about $1b more than the current 2016-17 period – if seasonal conditions remain relatively supportive.
The big winners in the year ahead should be producers of wool, dairy products, sugar, wine, sheepmeat, barley, canola and rock lobster – all are expected to see a rise in export prices for their products.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Laura Griffin – “Entries are open for the 17th Australian Fleece Competition.
The prestigious competition has a total prize value of more than $16,000 and encompasses all main wool types – including Merino, Dohnes, Polwarths, Corriedales and British breeds.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A tightening in lamb numbers heading into winter contributed to a substantial decline in numbers offered on AuctionsPlus last week.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE Australian wool market continued to gain ground this week with AWEX’s eastern market indicator closing a further 22c higher to 1522c. The rise in the overall market indicator was courtesy of both ends of the clip helping to lift the average whilst the bulk areas of 21-22 micron wools held unchanged at resistance levels.”
RNZ Radio New Zealand – by Alexa Cook – “The Hilux Rural Games have descended on Manawatu for the first time in the event’s history, kicking off with 1000 sheep making a 500m dash down Feilding’s main street…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “THE physical market’s continued positive direction, particularly on the fine Merino and crossbred wools, was reflected in the forward prices paid this week.”