THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “A HIATUS in South Africa’s wool sales should help the Australian wool market, Victorian broker Eamon Timms, of Fox & Lillie Rural says.
South Africa’s wool sales finished last week and it will be a couple of months before they resume.
Australia’s market finished firm last week, after a soft start.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Nikolai Beilarz – “Wool exports are continuing to grow, with new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing exports were 22 per cent higher in April compared to this time last year. The value of wool has risen even more sharply than the volume, with the amount of money the wool is worth rising by 50 per cent compared to this time last year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “A black and tan kelpie named Dotti was the toast of the Clark Rubber Australian Working Dog Auction on the weekend at Casterton, Vic.
It equalled the $12,000 national record set in 2012.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – “WOOL – he North Island wool auction saw more of the same but now reinforced with a firmer currency, which resulted in further falls for wool indicators.
Future hopes of a revival are all centered around more demand from offshore markets, but with levels of stocks on hand and stored in farmers’ woolsheds, this could take a while to eventuate.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL ambassador and fashion designer Colette Dinnigan heads a lift of sheep, beef and processing industry leaders who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List, announced yesterday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EARLY bird registrations close tomorrow for the 2017 Victorian BestWool/BestLamb Conference on June 27-28 in Bendigo.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “IRISH sheep shearer Mark McGeown has broken the country’s ewe shearing record at his first attempt. The Ravensdale shearer shore 514 ewes in eight hours at the County Louth Agricultural Show at Bellurgan Park on June 11 to break the previous record.”
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – by Darren Gray – “Confidence levels have surged among Victorian and NSW farmers thanks to record beef, lamb and mutton prices, and favourable seasonal conditions in Victoria and the NSW Riverina, a survey shows.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL grower-owned Graziers Investment Company has declared no monies owed or due to Australian Wool Innovation following a past bail-out arrangement between the companies over GIC assets in India.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Andrew Marshall – “It’s not raining where it’s badly needed, but farmers across much of Australia are more optimistic about their industry’s outlook than they have been for at least two years.
Most of that optimism is still riding on the back of positive sentiment sweeping the sheep and beef sectors where historically high prices for sheepmeat, wool and beef continue rewarding livestock producers with healthy cash flows.”