2GB 873AM – Rural News – “Wool growers have voted to reduce the levy they pay to Australian Wool Innovation to 1.5 percent…”
BORDER CHRONICLE – “Bordertown came alive with the annual Spring Festival and Show on November 10.
Speed Shear event organiser Tiffany Golding said there were concerns numbers would be low with clashing of events but was pleased with 30 shearers registering. Categories catered for all types of shearers from the local farmer, former shearers and those shearing now.”
THE JOURNAL (IRELAND) – by Grainne Ni Aodha – “RECENT SALES OF wool have raised concerns that the Irish industry is “declining into oblivion” according to a group representing farmers.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOLGROWERS and brokers are starting to wonder not when, but if, a pre-Christmas rush is coming to the Western Wool Centre (WWC) this year.
After this week, there are eight days of live auction wool trade left before the WWC shuts down for three weeks over Christmas and the new year.”
STUFF – “The wool industry wants a new online training tool to become part of every woolshed in the country, so that injuries occurring in and around the sheds can be reduced.
Tahi Ngātahi was officially launched at the New Zealand Agricultural Show by shearing and farming industry leaders.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WELL-KNOWN western Victorian Merino stud The Mountain Dam has been sold to the Close family’s Kurra-Wirra Pastoral Company for an undisclosed amount.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MORE than $20 million in Australian wool grower capital held in the defunct Graziers Investment Company won’t be distributed until the GIC liquidator and Australian Wool Innovation agree over an unresolved stamp duty issue.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE continued sheep and lamb turn-off in New South Wales boosted AuctionsPlus’ online offering last week, with listings increasing by 9500 nationally to 102,303 and the New South Wales offering rising 18,000 to 70,285.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AN anthrax outbreak on a Swan Hill property has led to the disposal and vaccination of sheep by Agriculture Victoria veterinarians and animal health staff.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Natalie Lyons – “Week Commencing 19/11/18
Week 20 saw an increase of five cents to the Eastern Market Indicator closing at 1,781c/kg with mostly the broader merino types as well as crossbreds enjoying an increase to most indicators.”