NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – “BUOYANT wool prices have benefitted a charity to the tune of nearly $13,000, thanks to a partnership between Australian Wool Network (AWN) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
Every year since 2004 AWN has selected a number of bales to be auctioned in the final week of the selling season and the proceeds from these are donated to the charity which helps those in rural and remote areas.”
IOWA FARMER TODAY – by Jeff DeYoung – “Randall Vos says optimism is high in Iowa’s sheep industry.
Vos, who runs a 100-ewe commercial flock near Pella, serves on the board of directors of the Iowa Sheep Industry Association. He says strong lamb prices have helped fuel thoughts of expansion.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “QUEENSLAND sheep producers will get advice on feeding to fertility and applying cost-benefit analyses in a free webinar on Wednesday July 5.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LAMB survival impacts of supplementing pregnant ewes with calcium and magnesium will be outlined at the annual Graham Centre Sheep Forum this week.”
GT GEORGIA TODAY – The ISET Economist, a blog about economics in Georgia and the South Caucasus by the International School of Economics at TSU (ISET) – by Rati Kochlamazashvili and Pati mamardashvili – “Back in 2014, Georgia and the European Union (EU) signed an Association Agreement, which included the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and Georgia. While this agreement creates new opportunities for Georgia’s agricultural exports, high food safety standards in the EU market make it difficult to fully utilize these opportunities. This is particularly true for products of animal origin, which are subject to strict regulations. The necessary standards were successfully met last year for Georgian wool (fleece), and it became the first animal product to be exported from Georgia to the United Kingdom market (which is still a member of EU – for now)…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “WOOL growers seeking cover for next year’s clip should be heartened to see the 21 micron forwards market trade at 1350 cents into September 2018 this morning.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 3/7/2017
With an increase of over 14,000 bales offered nationally last week, the Eastern Market Indicator softened by 26 cents to conclude at 1,507c/kg. Wednesday’s selling saw the majority of the microns fall, while Thursday saw most microns stabilize and some even firm towards the end of the day.”
DARLINGTON & STOCKTON TIMES – by Mike Bridgen – “IAN Brooksbank, head grader with the British Wool Board, has been presented with the Frank Williams Trophy for his outstanding work for the Cotswold Sheep Society.
He was nominated by members for his contribution to the society through educational talks, regular judging and helpful feedback.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Sophie Dolling – “Teenagers are coming from all over South Australia to become better farmers at Cleve Area School.
Cleve Area School offers hands-on learning for future dryland farmers at the 400-hectare Sims Farm.
SA’s largest school farm, Sims Farm, was bequeathed to the Department of Education by long-time local farmer Gordon Sims.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Beale – “CONSUMER pressure for Australian sheep producers to abandon the mulesing procedure has infiltrated the red meat industry.
The surgical practice was identified as the number one threat facing the sheep industry by a crisis management company employed by the Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).”