AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 21 September 2018 (Week 12)
STOCK & LAND – “The Australian wool market saw corrections this week, with the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) dropping 27 cents a kilogram to 2067c/kg.
This saw a surge in the passed-in rate, which went up 7.2 per cent to 9.8pc, on a slightly increased offering week-on-week of 35,630 bales.
The Southern Market Indicator fell 29c/kg, closing the week at 2022c/kg.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Former CSIRO research scientist Jim Watts believes there is a genetic solution to mulesing and that producers can breed sheep that are naturally flystrike resistant.
It has been known since the 1930s that producers can breed merino sheep that is smooth bodied, without any wrinkle that doesn’t need to be mulesed, Dr Watts said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ESCALATION of the growing China-American trade war will hurt the global wool industry, although no direct impact on Australia’s raw wool exports with China is expected at this stage, leading wool market analyst Chris Wilcox said today.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices corrected around quality, forward supply and price uncertainty, and exchange rates, at auctions this week.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd & Kristen Frost – “A central west merino breeder has praised the efforts of the New Zealand government for moving to ban the practice of mulesing sheep and believes Australia should follow in its steps.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia, mulesing is a procedure of sheep to prevent flystrike and is performed on lambs, before three months of age.”
AD WEEK – by T.L. Stanley – “Natural fabric is hero of sprawling film from TBWA Sydney… The heroine of a new long-form ad touting Merino wool seems to have more working against her than just the unnatural fibers she’s wearing…”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost & Jade Bate – “A SALE TO REMEMBER: The $52,000 ram sold by Wallallo Park stud, Victoria to Scott Pickering of Derella Downs Merino stud, Esperence, WA.Pictured from left to right is Paul Cousins (cousins Merino services) Jenny Carter, John Carter, Scott Pickering and holding the ram is Stephen Chalmers of Landmark stud stock.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Caitlyn Burling – “Western Queensland grazier Ben Banks has long known the value of a Merino ewe.
So much so, that even throughout the last 20 years of unpredictable and extreme weather patterns of northern Australia, Ben and his family have done everything within their power to hold onto their core breeding ewes.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Mark Griggs – “RETURNING clients and new buyers paid up to $6500 twice and a $226 average for 125 of the 130 head offered at the 20th anniversary GullenGamble Poll Merino ram sale, Yeoval, on Tuesday.”