QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “… “Mutton is at the highest point, approaching levels we’ve never seen, wool is in a tremendous position and there is a feed season to match so it is a perfect storm of demand for stock during a time of genuine low supply.”
ABC RURAL – by Michael Pritchard and David Claughton – “A wild dog that terrorised a flock of sheep in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales has finally been killed.
It has been a seven-year battle for farmers Norm and Nolene Black, but it ended this week.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “Winslow merino producer Brendan Finnigan says wool has always been good to him but it has been especially good to him in recent months.
Mr Finnigan gained a top price of 1492c a kilogram and an average of 1422c/kg for 16.4 micron fine merino wool he sold last week, up by more than 250c/kg for wool of a similar micron he sold last August.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – by Nikki Reynolds – “RIVERINA farmers will be among a benchmarking group which is heading to Flinders Island next month.”
THE SOUTHLAND TIMES – by Sarah Dowie – “The International Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships took place last weekend.
During the three days, I, along with many others, witnessed the determination, guts and skill of all competitors who came from around the world.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “SOME really positive results from saleyards and wool auction floors are helping to lift producers’ spirits and settle some loan commitments before they are due.”
ABC RURAL – WA Country Hour – by Tyne Logan – “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP producers will be able to assist in Queensland research into smart sensors to prevent and detect livestock theft, although the initial CQUniversity project will focus on cattle.”
PARKES CHAMPION POST – “Year 12 Parkes High School student Sarah Townsend won the group final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition held in Eugowra last weekend.
Sarah is now off to the Royal Easter Show to represent our group and compete against other young judge finalists from across NSW.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S top shearers and wool handlers have achieved their best world championship team results in more than 10 years at the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in New Zealand on the weekend.”