THE BORDER MAIL – by Jodie Bruton – “ICONIC Riverina woolshed Momolong has been razed in a fire.
Momolong Station Woolshed near Savernake stood the test of time for more than 160 years.
At one stage it was understood to have had 100 blade shearers working on the board.”
THE MACLEAY ARGUS – “With good results for a range of grains and broadacre farms, continued demand for wool exports and a bright outlook for livestock it is timely to highlight the commitment of the farming industry to achieving these results with protection of the environment in mind. The announcement of the development of a new memorandum of understanding between the National Farmers Federation, the peak national body representing farmers, and NRM Regions Australia, who represent 56 natural resource management organisations across Australia, will facilitate a renewed focus on investment in sustainable agriculture activities.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WITH the passing of time the sheep have got bigger and wrinklier, the journey north rougher and tougher, but the colourfulness of the characters and a basis in fact of tales they tell have changed little.
Former shearers, shed hands, wool pressers, classers and cooks who worked the big sheds of the Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley when the north of the State was sheep country, still meet regularly to remember those good times.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Shorn wool production in Australia in 2016-17 will reach 339 million kilograms greasy, 4.3 per cent increase from 2015-16, according to forecast by the Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee. The increase is largely being attributed to excellent seasonal conditions in many areas resulting in higher fleece weights and strong wool market conditions.”
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NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Prices fell again for a mainly crossbred offering at the Christchurch wool sale.
Asian buying continued to remain quiet with orders largely reserved for quick deliveries.
Farmers were again resisting selling at lower market levels at the sale on Thursday and this resulted in growing volumes of unsold wool now at levels unseen for a generation in proportion to the New Zealand wool clip. With other wool stocks also in the pipeline, funding has tightened.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool production is expected to increase to 339 million kilograms this financial year, but it might be too early to tell if this means the steady decline in farm fibre output for more than 20 years has turned around.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – by Sally Rae – “Growing volumes of unsold wool are now at levels not seen in proportion to the New Zealand wool clip for a generation, wool brokers say.
Prices dropped at this week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch, where mainly crossbred wools were offered.
There was continued grower resistance to selling at market levels, which had resulted in the steadily growing unsold volumes, PGG Wrightson Wool’s South Island sales team said.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Article: BusinessDesk – by Tina Morrison – ” Less wool than forecast was offered at New Zealand’s weekly auction as farmers held back bales from sale in anticipation prices may lift in the future.
Just 8,444 bales were put up for sale at yesterday’s South Island auction, 20 percent below expectations, according to AgriHQ. Even with the low number of bales on offer, the clearance rate remained subdued at 67 percent, lagging behind the 71 percent clearance rate for the season to date, AgriHQ said.”
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE – “Canberra’s award-winning Old Bus Depot Markets will host its first ever two-day event focused on wool. ‘A Celebration of Wool’, previously a single day event, will this year take place over a weekend and highlight more than 45 wool producers, makers and creators from the region and interstate.”