FG INSIGHT – “It is one of Australia’s largest Merino sheep units and now, thanks to increasingly ambitious plans, Collinsville Station is a colossal giant. James Wagstaff finds out more.”
JUST STYLE – by Beth Wright – “Imperial Stock Ranch, a producer and harvester of natural wool, has become the first US-based farm to be certified to Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard (RWS).”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy: AWI – “Australian wool markets were dominated by large price adjustments this week in the merino sector. All adjustments, however, were to the negative side, flowing on from the weaker conclusion to the previous week’s selling. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) fell away 44ac clean/kg from its highest ever recorded level to 1502ac clean/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers have reacted strongly to a fall in prices this week, with more than 20 percent of fleece lines passed in at the Western Australian auction centre.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “CONCERNS the sheep industry has been hijacked by immature breeding value measurements is being challenged by a $5 million Merino Lifetime Productivity Trial (MLP) which is underway across the country.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FORGET an Indian summer, WA’s wool industry is experiencing an Indian spring this autumn.
Highest prices for 19.5 micron and finer wools since Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) records started in July 1995, coupled with the aftermath of rain disrupted shearings at the end of summer, have generated unprecedented activity, particularly in the past fortnight, at WA wool stores. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – ” IF THE sheep industry is serious about improving and attracting more participants it must lift its game when it comes to measuring data, a leading consultant says.
Addressing the Balmoral Sire Evaluation field day at Harrow last week, Nathan Scott of Achieve Ag Solutions warned producers that they wouldn’t know “what is going on in your flock until you starting measuring it”. “
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Kojonup woolgrowers Monty and Shelley Radford and their daughter Paige, 3, enjoyed their visit to the Western Wool Centre last week where their Warriedar wool clip reached a top price of 1197 cents/kg greasy.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – By Eliza Wood – “Researchers in Western Australia have discovered that 1080 baits laid for wild dogs are being eaten mostly by goannas that are resistant to the poison.”
MUDGEE GUARDIAN – “Mudgee wool buyer Jim Pirie is bringing a decades-long chapter of his life to a close with this his final week in the wool industry.
“It’s mainly due to old age,” he laughed.”