SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “THE wool forward market opened with renewed interest from the bid side this week, with an offer sweep across the board ahead of the auction opening.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MELBOURNE label BLAIRARCHIBALD has won the menswear section of the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize Australia and New Zealand regional final at an awards event in Sydney.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “AUSTRALIA’S wool market benchmark price rose 12 per cent in 2016-17, to average about 1400c/kg.
And the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences predicts the Eastern Market Indicator will rise another 3 per cent this financial year, to average 1445c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE wool market is back with a bang, rallying 28 cents a kilogram last week.
In the opening sales after a three-week recess, the market defied a stronger Australian dollar and high-volume offering to bounce higher across all categories.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “ANDREW and Jodie Green’s approach to sheep breeding is uncomplicated yet effective.
“The aim is to have two sources of income — wool and meat — from the one line of ewes,” Andrew says. “We’re basically trying to breed Merino wool on a first-cross ewe.” “
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Mid West sheep and cattle producers are set to present this season’s best breeding stock for exhibition at McIntosh & Son Mingenew Midwest Expo.
After a hiatus of more than 10 years, two livestock competitions have been brought back to the fore of Expo, both with the support of sponsor Elders.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The Muller family donated a special bale of wool in memory of their matriarch Helen Muller, who passed away suddenly 20 months ago. Andrew Muller, of Nalandra at Molyullah, said it the bale of Merino crutching was the last bale his mother had sorted before she died.
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – “THE construction of an exclusion fence has allowed a Traprock region grazier Brent Finlay to protect parts of his property from wild dogs and return it to productive and profitable sheep grazing land.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – “Police are urging farmers to check their stock and report any thefts as soon as possible as, in just the past three weeks, police have taken reports of 460 sheep stolen.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The generosity of wool growers and buyers saw more than $13,000 raised for The OTIS Foundation today. Participants in the Australian Fleece Competition, whose winners are awarded at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, can chose to donate their fleeces. Competition convener Candice Cordy, who works for key competition partner Landmark, said 282 fleeces were donated that filled 11 bales. She said that equated to roughly two-thirds of the fleeces entered being donated to this year’s chosen charity.”