Watch events as they unravel at the annual wool auction hosted by the Australian Wool Exchange and its partners at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The sale is met with enthusiasm from woolgrowers, brokers and buyers – all eager to showcase the industry to the public. But don’t just sit on the side lines, the people from the Australian Wool Exchange and brokers will be on hand answer any questions you might have during the action.
When: 11 and 12 April
Where: Sheep & Wool Pavilion
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “DEMONDRILLE Merino stud from Harden in NSW was the clear winners of the Merino section at the Sydney Royal Show yesterday…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “HALF a million fewer lambs than previously forecast will be slaughtered this year, which is expected to drive prices to more record highs.
Meat and Livestock Australia’s April update of its sheep industry projections shows 2.7 million fewer sheep and lambs will be processed compared to last year, resulting in “strongest ever” markets.”
LITHGOW MERCURY – “Their entries were in sheep-shape condition and Lithgow High School claimed top prizes in the Royal Easter Show’s stud competition.
The school and students took home first place in the sires fleeced division and in the schools interbreed long wool ram displaying two teeth or over.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Andrew Farran – “Western District wool grower Andrew Farran gives his take on the issues of the historically low Merino flock, the implications of increasing wool production and how innovation has contributed to industry viability and might in the future.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “TOURISM and history are all part of working life for central west farmers Ian and Dianne McCutcheon.
The couple, who run cattle and sheep on their property west of Gilgandra, also operate tours at their Berida Woolshed, which is nearly 120 years old.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool industry now has its own medal, anyone can win it and nominations are open. The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. has announced the launch of the Australian Wool Industry Medal to recognise men and women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S sheep and lamb markets are predicted to strengthen further with near record prices, as production and slaughter forecasts are revised lower for 2017, according to Meat & Livestock Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MITCHELL Merino stud breeder Felicity Brumpton has had a good day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. On the same day two rams from her Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino Stud were sashed medium and fine wool reserve champions, AgForce announced she was the winner of the $5000 Gus McGown bursary.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO ewes were in strong demand online last week, as 50,492 sheep and lambs were offered on AuctionsPlus, 2879 more than the previous week.”