STUFF Business Day – “Wool exports are forecast to remain around 100,000 tonnes a year for the next five years.
But this is 30 per cent less than the amount exported at the start of the century.
Bloch & Behrens Wool New Zealand general manager Palle Petersen said the declining export volume have always been tied to the number of sheep. “
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Visitors to six studs across East Gippsland had nothing but praise for the presentation of the sheep at the Gippsland Merino Field Days this week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Tough seasonal conditions in much of the catchment area did not deter wool growers from turning out for the second day of the 2018 Gippsland Merino Field Days.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool grower reluctance to sell clips at lower auction prices also curtailed online sales last week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “Shearers and wool handlers work 10-hour days, often in less then ideal workplace conditions. Attitudes towards the industry must change, said Jason Letchford from the Shearing Contractors Association of Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO wool valued at about $100,000 has been stolen from a property at Tintinara in south eastern South Australia.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – “Throughout the year, Lock farmers have been putting aside wool to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
The donated wool was collected and baled at the annual pressing night on July 1 where the community came together for a barbecue and night of wool pressing.”
FARM WEEKLY – Advertiser Content for AWI – “World record holding Australian shearer Dwayne Black was one of a group of top shearers who participated in a scoping day held by AWI to look into the opportunity of using robotics in wool harvesting.”
2GB 873AM – RURAL NEWS – “Australian Wool Innovation is in for a major shake-up following the release of a report handing down 82 recommendations.
It includes improved communication with stakeholders, a skilled based board, and a maximum of 10 year terms.
The independent review found AWI does somethings well, but does need to modernise.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “WA Merino genetics could soon be headed across the Indian Ocean to South Africa.
Two South African Merino producers Dykie De Villiers, Waterval stud, Noupoort, Northern Cape and commercial producer Craig Ferreira, De Aar, Northern Cape and their agent Bennie Steyn, BKB, De Aar, were in WA last week, visiting Merino and Poll Merino studs across the Great Southern region with Elders stud stock representative Nathan King, looking for new genetics to inject into their flocks.”