ABC NEWS – by Damian McIntyre and Gregor Salmon – “Tasmanian sheep Cecil has fallen three kilograms short of the world record for the heaviest fleece.
The woolly wether underwent a major trim in Launceston after being lost in the bush for years and his fleece weighed in at a whopping 38 kilograms.”
THE ADVOCATE – by Tess Brunton – “The five-year-old sheep received his first shave on Tuesday, after he was found neglected and stranded on a ledge at Heybridge last week.
RSPCA chief inspector Ray Kroeze said Cecil did not look like he had been shorn in his lifetime.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – by Tony Chaston – ” … WOOL The South Island wool auction saw a continuation of the gloomy market status, as again only 65% of the offering sold, and the stronger currencies saw crossbred indicators ease further.”
CAMDEN HAVEN COURIER – by Lucy Kinbacher – “JUST as the state’s sheep industry is heating up again so too are the benefits for a Queensland-based Merino clothing brand.
Merino Country was established in 1993 by Kerrie Richards who was working out of the shearers quarters on the family sheep and cattle station, Clareborough, near Richmond at the time.”
HUNTER VALLEY NEWS – “SHEEP and wool producers have the opportunity to improve their skills in ewe productivity management at a one-day workshop in Merriwa this month, hosted by Hunter Local Land Services.”
NEWCASTLE & LAKE MACQUARIE STAR – by Renee Valentine – “A group of spinners is not what you would expect to find in surburbia, so you may be surprised to learn the Newcastle Spinners and Weavers Guild meet on a regular basis at New Lambton and Warners Bay to swap tips and show off creations.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Grant maudsley, AgForce general president – “Agriculture is one of the pillars of the Queensland economy, and it’s important our State Government invests in key infrastructure that helps our sector grow and prosper.”
NBR – by Paul McBeth – “New Zealand commodity prices rose 3.2 percent as a broad-based strength across the country’s locally produced raw materials was led by the continued surge in apple and kiwifruit prices.”
FARMING LIFE (UK) – “The British Wool Marketing Board was established in 1950 as farmers were getting a poor deal when it came to selling their wool.”
HERALD – by Paula Thompson – “The demand from SA youth to expand their shearing knowledge has skyrocketed, with a waiting list for TAFE’s improver courses.
While there is still a short-fall of shearers in the state at peak times, industry figures are pleased with the interest from the next generation looking to enter the industry.”