FARM WEEKLY – “WITH a positive outlook for sheep meat and wool, the opportunity to invest in quality Merinos has never been greater.
The evolution of the Merino ewe over the past 15 years has achieved a level of production and ease of management that make the Merino the dam of choice. “
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Growing wool is in Tim Bingley’s blood and despite passing the reins onto the next generation, he says he hasn’t lost his interest nor his passion for the natural product.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – TASMANIAN COUNTRY – by Karolin Macgregor – “TASMANIAN wool producers are enjoying some of the best prices for decades as demand continues to grow.
Prices soared to a new record last week and confidence across the industry is high with signs the current buoyant market could be here to stay.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “MERINOLINK founder and farm consultant Sally Martin was one of 11 people who received the inaugural Australian Wool Industry Medal tonight.
Ms Martin, who is also involved in the Peter Westblade Scholarship, was announced as a recipient at the Wool Week dinner in Melbourne.
She was also recognised as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2013.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Elders district wool broker Brett Smith has been crowned the 2017 National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia’s Wool Broker of the Year.
Mr Smith, who covers the expansive North West NSW and Southern Queensland region, was tonight presented with the prestigious title during the Australian Wool Industries Secretariat’s Wool Week gala, held at Aerial, Melbourne.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Michael Blake, a passionate wool growing and farming advocate, is driven to improve practices on the family’s farm and share his learnings with the broader farming sector and general public.”
FARMERS WEEKLY – by Lucinda Dann – “The British Wool Marketing Board has bought Kent Wool Growers (KWG) wool-handling business and associated assets after the company was put into administration last week (19 August).”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Prices were up while numbers sold fell at the Rabobank Katanning Ram Sale held in conjunction with last week’s WA Sheep Expo event.
Of the total of 23 rams offered, 13 sold to a top price of $28,500 and average price of $9846, up $523/head on last year when 24 rams sold for an average price of $9323.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Record Merino sheep entries produced a memorable outcome for the Patterson family, of Woolkabin stud, Woodanilling, at the Rabobank WA Sheep Expo last week at Katanning.
The three judges were unanimous in their decision after inspecting some 250 entries to acclaim Woolkabin Elliot, a medium wool August-shorn Poll Merino ram, their choice for the supreme exhibit ribbon, which also entitled the ram to be sashed WA Ram of the Year.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Producers who had wool in the auction rooms last week were all smiles as market prices soared dramatically across the country.
The tone was set on the first day from the opening hammer in the Eastern States, with prices across the entire Merino spectrum increasing by 40 to 50 cents from the outset.”