RIVERINE HERALD – by Shepparton News – “Mansfield farmer Mark Ritchie likes to buck the trend when it comes to managing risk and opportunity.
He will talk about this at the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s annual conference at Nagambie on September 6 and 7.
Mr Ritchie will outline the best ways to invest on-farm to capitalise on good livestock prices.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Sheep giving off lower methane emissions are being bred by scientists now looking to see if they can produce leaner meat and more lambs.
Methane from livestock is responsible for 33 per cent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. As part of international agreements, New Zealand is committed to cutting these emissions.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “John Landers is used to fast work – assessing eight decks of sheep for AuctionsPlus was all in a day’s work for him – but the speed at which wool is sold in Sydney was an eye-opener.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – Lyndal Reading – “THE winner of a national wool broking award considers himself lucky to be working in the industry. Elders district wool manager Brett Smith, based at Walgett, in NSW, won the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Annual Wool Broker Award last week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE lamb market has defied traditional price patterns by recording a late August burst that has pushed averages back above 600c/kg carcass weight.
While good news for producers selling early-drop suckers, it has raised the question of how long the rally can last before the pressure of the spring flush takes effect.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “OVINE brucellosis has been reduced by the voluntary accreditation program across the country, but one breed society is making it mandatory.
The Australian White Suffolk Association has announced that from next year, all White Suffolk studs will need to provide an OB accreditation when they did their annual flock book returns.”
STOCK & LAND – by laura Griffin – “The Australian wool auction sales adjusted heavily downwards last week (ending Thursday August 24) in stark contrast to the impressive gains of the previous week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Mecardo, Ag Concepts – “While cattle prices eased again last week, the rate of decline has slowed.
The EYCI dropped 112¢ over the previous 12 weeks, at a rate of 9.3¢ per week. Last week, the EYCI lost “only” 4.75¢ to hit yet another 22-month low of 538.75¢/kg cwt. At a dressing percentage of 54 per cent, the EYCI was at 291¢/kg lwt.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – “ONE hundred years of ram sales at Calcookara Poll Merino and Merino stud was commemorated with a $373 lift in the average price at the Cowell on-property sale on Thursday last week.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – by Bronwyn Haynes – “Two local Crookwell shearers will be among the NSW Shearing team who will represent the state at the end of October in Bendigo at the National Titles.”