COUNTRY NEWS – by Alana Christensen – “Records are continuing to tumble as wool producers cash in on a wave of high prices, with wool fetching more than $20/kg.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “For the last decade, Adrian Carpenter has made the trek from Cressy, Tasmania, all the way to Casterton in Western Victoria, for the Australian Kelpie Muster.
Ever year, Mr Carpenter has sold Kelpie dogs at the auction, last year selling three, with one of them selling for the highest price he had ever sold a dog for, $8700.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Ellen Simpson – ” … Sheep and lamb numbers this week climbed to 5900 head, up 3144 on last week. Clearance was firm at 72 per cent.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “THE Eastern Market Indicator closed at 2027 cents a kilogram clean after strong performances by nearly all the micron indicators.
The charge was led by the 23 micron price guide in Melbourne which lifted 81c/kg for the week, followed by 21 micron which lifted 74c/kg clean.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool buyers favoured fine Merino lines in the AuctionsPlus catalogue, as the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator peaked at 2027c/kg clean last week.”
NZ HERALD – The Country – ” The inaugural Natural Fibre Exchange (NFX) trading event attracted strong participation with 96 per cent of the wool on offer sold.
The NFX, launched earlier this month, is an innovative independent online trading platform for natural fibres, with an initial focus on New Zealand wool…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “INFORMATION sharing is proving an invaluable tool for mixed enterprise producers like Janelle and Paul South who operate about 3500 hectares and 9000 Merino breeding ewes at Arthur River with their family.
The South family has been farming in the Darkan and Arthur River area for generations, over which time the sheep operation has slowly evolved to constitute 50 per cent of the farm business.”
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WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Natalie Lyons – “Week commencing 4/6/18
The increased wool offering this week was met with another Eastern Market Indicator rise of 44 cents across both sale days to reach an astonishing 2,027c/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO ewe numbers doubled to almost 14,000 on AuctionsPlus last week, as overall listings increased. AuctionsPlus market operations officer Ellen Simpson said 47,364 sheep and lambs were offered online last week, an increase of 16,123.”