SHEEP CENTRAL – “STEADY wool market demand extended into AuctionsPlus sales last week, with 110 bales sold online.”
FARMING UK – “Over 600 Freemen of the City of London will take up their historic entitlement to drive their sheep over London Bridge in a bid to promote British wool and the countryside.
The Great Sheep Drive spectacle will see more than 600 Freemen drive their sheep over what was once London’s only river crossing and sole trading route.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RISING lamb, wool and mutton prices are set to contribute to a stable $60 billion in Australian farm production this financial year, according to agricultural commodity forecaster ABARES.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Buyers were scarce and bidding was slow during the annual production of TA Field Estates, Wyvern Station sale on Auctions Plus on Tuesday.
Offering some 5310 unshorn wether lambs and 3470 Merino ewes, only two of the catalogued 17 sale lots collected more than one each with all but two wether lines failing to reach the vendors reserve.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “PRICE rises in the north stabilised on the final day of selling last week, with the Eastern Market Indicator closing at 2094c/kg.
The benchmark indicator gained 6c/kg on the previous week, with less than 3 per cent of bales passed in.”
ISPO.COM – by Louisa Smith – “As the original performance fiber, wool, in particular merino wool, has reemerged as a key contender for the sports and outdoors market. Natural, recyclable and also biodegradable, it is fast becoming a key contender for its breathability, thermal regulation and anti-odor, all inherent functions that appeal to the consumer, combined with its natural DNA.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “A record day at the 39th annual ram sale for the Lawrie family at Collandra Merino Stud on Tuesday saw a full clearance of 50/50 rams, a top of $5000 and an average of $1,698.
Buyers flocked to Collandra to bid and compete on 50 class sires boasting frame, exceptional carcase characteristics and bale filling capacity.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Murray Arnel – “The opportunities to purchase replacement store sheep under the current circumstances of the season have never been slimmer.
That is the message agents need to start pedaling given the large breeding areas to our north have become devoid of surplus numbers.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – Advertiser content for AWI – “The Australian eChallenge Wool Innovation, funded by AWI and undertaken by the University of Adelaide, is expanding its university partnerships to include Deakin University in Victoria and the University of Tasmania in Tasmania.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – Advertiser content for AWI – “The Australian eChallenge Wool Innovation, funded by AWI and undertaken by the University of Adelaide, is expanding its university partnerships to include Deakin University in Victoria and the University of Tasmania in Tasmania.”