SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIAN farmers will go to war over Andrews Labor Government plans to establish a dedicated public sector group for farm and companion animals called Animal Welfare Victoria.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 20 October 2017 (Week 16)
Merino young ewes have made a top of $210 a head and young crossbred ewes to $238 a head at the first of two October store sheep sales scheduled for Wycheproof in northwest Victoria.
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Merino young ewes have made a top of $210 a head and young crossbred ewes to $238 a head at the first of two October store sheep sales scheduled for Wycheproof in northwest Victoria.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “THE demand for Australian sheep from countries including Chile and Argentina is well documented.
Now it seems they are also keen on our wool-classing and shearing skills.
Phillip Ward, of Dubbo, in NSW, has more than 40 years’ wool industry experience, and is the director of Australian Agricultural Training.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Disturbing news for the sheep industry has come this week from the Hay district in New South Wales – the very heart of the Riverina sheep grazing region and supposedly the Merino capital of Australia.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “VICTORIAN farmer Graham Supple has maintained a loyal relationship with one Merino stud and bred big- framed Merino sheep for half a century.
Farming at Paradise near St Arnaud, the Supple family have based their sheep breeding on Glendamar Merino genetics since the 1960s.”
KTVQ.COM – Montana – by Russell Nemetz MTN News – “Wool is one of the world’s most diverse natural fibers. It’s this diversity that has made the U.S. military the American wool industry’s number one customer.
The American Sheep Industry Association’s Wool Marketing Director Rita Kourlis Samuelson says “We’re trying to remind people why they use wool. It’s not your grandma’s wool sweater.” “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff and Natalie Kotsios – “AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has refused to address the current controversy surrounding Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman.
AWI, which receives millions of dollars in woolgrower levy funds and matching government payments each year, has come under fire this week following an incident where Mr Merriman last week told a journalist questioning him on industry issues last week to “f— off”.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “MERINO and first-cross ewes topped about the $200 mark at a multi-agent spring sheep sale at Wycheproof.
The highest bid of the day was for the first lot of 300 Kadinia Pastoral, June-July 2016 first-cross ewes, which sold for $238 to John and Scott Arnold, of Rupanyup.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Kinbacher – “A ST George wool grower has successfully used a drought lotting technique to lamb his 940 ewes in his yards with minimal losses.
Rod Avery, who leases the 2400 hectare property, Burgorah, north of St George, noticed the dry conditions worsening and knew he had to take the risk and begin hand feeding his pregnant ewes if he were to keep a large percentage of them alive.”