ABC NEWS – by Lucy Barbour and Brett Worthington – “The head of the Australian wool industry has express-posted a letter of apology to farmers he secretly watched in the so-called ‘Man in the Mirror’ scandal.
The letter arrived with farmers late last week, ahead of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) expected grilling at Senate Estimates at Parliament House in Canberra tomorrow.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “EIGHT Merino and Poll Merino studs in southern Victoria opened their gates on Friday, for this year’s Southern Victorian Merino Field Days.
The studs that took part in the field day were Boorana, Stavely Park, Mt Challicum, Stud Park South, Montrose Hill, Wurrook, Ioness Poll, and Coryule.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 23/10/2017
Rising by 2 cents last week the Eastern Market indicator finished a mixed week at 1,568c/kg, with the 45,792 bales that were offered nationally resulting in a 6 percent pass in rate.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ECONOMICALLY important fleece and carcase traits in Merino sheep will be under the spotlight at the MerinoLink inspection and field day in southern NSW this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to $316, young Merino ewes made $240 and Merino wether lambs made to $126.50 in online sales last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FORMER online livestock assessor Alan William Roe has been remembered as a meticulous operator with an aptitude for marketing.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator has decided not to declare domestic mobile roaming, but has identified measures that could improve inadequate mobile phone coverage and poor quality service in regional Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “BRITISH working sheep dog prices reached new peaks at the recent Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale with the top lot making almost £10,000 or more than A$16,800.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Colin Bettles – “Queensland Nationals Senator Barry O’Sullivan – a former police officer – is foreshadowing a torrid time for AWI at Senate estimates this week. … NINETY minutes has been allocated for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to face a vigorous and painstaking interrogation at Senate estimates hearings in Canberra this week, spearheading a lengthy agenda of farm levy-payer groups.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Dana McKenzie always felt it was somewhat of an oxymoron to be practising yoga on a ”stinky” PVC mat.
So, armed with a passion for wool – and a desire to find a use for it – the Romanian-born entrepreneur decided to do something about it.
This weekend, Mrs McKenzie has been at OM Yoga in London, the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, to launch wool mats to thousands of yoga enthusiasts.
Speaking to the Otago Daily Times, having just set up her stall, Mrs McKenzie said it had been a ”big dream in the making” and she was thrilled to be there.”