RIVERINE HERALD – Contributor – “The new season young lamb numbers continue to flow in at Deniliquin saleyards, with a total of 11,900 lambs yarded at Tuesday’s sale.
Quality varied from very good down to some plainer lighter weight drafts showing some signs of dryness in their skins towards the end of the agents’ run.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MEAT & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton has slated comments from a peak domestic processor and retailer body that the country’s lamb industry was not “overly exposed” on the mulesing issue.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “UNALLOCATED funds from the wind-up of Graziers’ Investment Company Ltd – expected to total about $2.7 million — should be shared among its known wool grower owners, a major shareholder has proposed.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Rading – “GRAZIERS can boost stocking rates and take advantage of higher commodity prices, new research from the Mackinnon Project shows.
But farmers need to keep an eye on protecting pastures.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Stephen Burns – “Committed woolgrowers looking for heavy cutting Merino and Poll Merino rams flocked to Willandra, Jerilderie to satisfy their annual ram replacement requirements.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “The Thompson family, of Moojepin Merino stud, put up 130 fully measured Multi Purpose Merinos last week, clearing the lot to a top price of $8500.
Moojepin stud co-principal David Thompson said bidding competition on the top lots was an indication of his stud’s breeding prowess of using strict visual assessment backed by Australian Sheep Breeding Values.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Digby Stretch was “just a young farmer” when he became actively involved with agri-politics in the early 1990s.
The Kojonup grazier said he was spurred into action after the Australian Wool Corporation’s Reserve Price Scheme crashed and wool prices plummeted.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – “Central Otago wool harvesting workers and contractors have contributed to an industry-first online health and safety education resource.
Members of the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association’s ”Tahi Ngatahi” working party were in the region last week to hold three focus groups to ”flesh out” content for the series of short and sharp videos and other information for the online units.”
THE RURAL – “THE extensive ewe base at Greendale Merinos is used alongside a comprehensive testing program to select the highest performing sires and ewes which are retained for the Greendale nucleus ram breeding flock.”
STOCK & LAND – by Peter Kostos – “Community groups, such as Mount Worth & District Landcare Group, are expected to take on a role that State Government used to, and still should do, under Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR), I believe.
Some years ago, the then department of a different name, delisted ragwort and blackberries from its notifiable weeds list. “