THE RURAL – by Hannah Powe – “NEW heights were reached by Grassy Creek Merino stud during their 6th annual on-property sale at “Tarengo”, Boorowa, on October 9.
The Corkhill family cleared 100 per cent of their increased sale offering, with rams averaging a strong $2625 (up $285 from last year). “
OBERON REVIEW – “THE very light rain that fell throughout the Great Race last Sunday was a disappointment for all concerned and probably spoiled the day for many spectators.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “BUYERS jumped at the final opportunity to secure Leenala Poll Dorset genetics on Monday. Alan and Lyn Schinckel dispersed the last of their ewe flock, and held their last ram sale at Naracoorte, South Australia, drawing a big crowd of purchasers and onlookers.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AUSTRALIA Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) has soared to 1550 cents a kilogram, as the spring supply struggles to satisfy the appetite of Chinese mills.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL grower owners of the Graziers Investment Company Ltd have voted overwhelmingly to appoint liquidators to wind-up the entity and distribute $20 million in capital to shareholders.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIAN farmers are being surveyed about their on-farm energy use to help inform future programs supporting producers.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A BULLISH wool market driven by keen demand was exposing short-term supply shortages despite earlier shearing across New South Wales, AuctionsPlus said this week.”
HERALD LIVE – by Riaan Marais – “High production numbers, good auction prices and massive demand from overseas markets contributed to a landmark year for the South African wool trade – with the Eastern Cape as the top contributor.”
JUST STYLE – by Michelle Russell – “Argentina’s wool sector is to adopt Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard as a basis for the outreach and training of the country’s sheep farmers”
STOCK & LAND – by Julian Luke – “INSTEAD of buying feed during the devastating drought last decade, Riverina couple Ian and Camilla Shippen decided to buy properties.
From an outsider’s perspective the Shippens admit increasing their debt load at a time of climatic uncertainty might have seemed crazy, but on closer inspection it appears to have been a stroke of brilliance.
They have emerged from the drought with a bigger flock than before and increased the size of their aggregation.
The Shippens are woolgrowers based at Liewah, Moulamein, NSW.”