SHEEP CENTRAL – “GENOMIC profiling has been introduced to Merino ewe flock judging for possibly the first time, with its use in the recent Parkes Doug Bicket Memorial Maiden Ewe Competition.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices continued to rise in Australia’s physical auctions this week, with premiums for sound wools with good length and less vegetable matter content.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 2 March 2018 (Week 35)
THE RURAL – “Vendors sold 42,000 sheep and lambs at the Wagga market on Thursday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service lighter weight lambs sold to weaker price trends as producers offload plain types.
Shorn trade and longer wool lambs sold to weak demand, with major domestic processors standing aside for most of the sale.”
BOOROWA NEWS – “There is plenty of fun to be had at this year’s Boorowa Show, which will take place on March 2 and 3.
Whether it’s checking out the pavilion or seeing the finest livestock, there is something for everyone at this year’s Show, with a few new activities for the whole family.”
THE ARMIDALE EXPRESS – by Vanessa Arundale – “Twenty eight students from across northern NSW made their way to the property Europambela in Walcha this week to take part in the triennial Rotary Youth in Agriculture Sheep Camp.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – Tasmanian Country – by Karolin Macgregor – “TASMANIA’S up-and-coming shearers and wool handlers and have had a chance to get some hands on experience.
A shearing school run by Primary Employers Tasmania trainer Jack Monks was held near Ross.”
WAATEANEWS.COM – “Three hundred shearers and wool handlers and wool pressers from arouind the motu – and some from the other side of the world – have descended on Masterton for the 58th Golden Shears.”
THE DAILY ADVERTISER – by Steff Wills – “For Veronika Hartmeier, the shearing shed is like a second home.
The Wagga woolclasser was part of one of 50 teams to compete in the largest wether trial of its kind on Thursday.
Wool experts from across the country descended on Tafe’s Primary Industries Centre in North Wagga for the Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Countryman – by Matt Coughlan – “Australia’s scandal-plagued wool industry peak marketing and research body has defended sending its chief executive on a $67,000 six-week business course at a prestigious American university.
Taxpayers footed the bill for the business course at Stanford University, attended by Australian Wool Innovation chief executive Stuart McCullough in 2013.”