GOODIWINDI ARGUS – by Hayley Skelly-Kennedy – “Despite the widespread dry conditions, confidence in the current lamb and wool market was evident at the Karbullah Poll Merinos ram sale near Goondiwindi on Monday, which pushed to a top of $4000 twice.
All 160 rams offered were sold under Helmsman conditions, with Mark and Vicki Murphy’s draft averaging $1651.”
REUTERS – by Colin Packham – “Australia lowers forecast for wool production by 6 pct
* Australian graziers forced to cull sheep as droughts bites
* Australia trims rural production forecasts “
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “A Merino ram described by dealmaker Rick Power of Landmark stud stock, Grenfell, as a sheep carrying a very special type of wool quality has sold privately on-farm at Yarrawaonga Merino stud, Harden for $60,000 today.
The private sale was announced to the 285 strong buyer crowd before the stud’s annual on-property sale.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S search for a new rural innovation vision should address wastage, cross-over in research and development spending and ‘patch protection’ in the nation’s food and agriculture sectors, according to Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “Interest in quality Poll Merinos continued at the annual Eastern Riverina Poll Merino ram sale on account the Meadow View, Valley Vista, Karoola Downs and Hurlstone Park studs at Culcairn when 91 rams from 95 offered sold for $2,280 average price.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is withholding key levy income and reserves information from shareholders voting in the 2018 WoolPoll ballot.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIA’S key farmer body is backing the position of the national industry body WoolProducers Australia in advocating a 1.5 percent wool levy in this year’s WoolPoll.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – by Mel Kitschke – “Jamestown’s October Long Weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever, featuring three days jam-packed with family friendly entertainment.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday, September 29, at 11am with Jamestown’s annual race day at the picturesque Jamestown Race Course.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “THE relatively benign increase in AWEX’s Eastern Market Indicator of 6c in both Australian dollar and US dollar terms does not really explain the sentiment of the market, or what is going on behind the scenes.”
FIBRE2FASHION – courtesy of Escorial – “Celebrating 21 years, Escorial, a rare and luxurious wool, will showcase its creations for Autumn/Winter 2019-20 at the renowned fashion and textile show, Première Vision beginning September 21 in Paris. Founded in 1997, Escorial is a special type of wool from an authentic source that are direct descendants of the original Royal El Escorial flocks.”