INTEREST.CO.NZ – by Tony Chaston – “…. Wool … Last week’s South island wool sale had 27% of the offered 6,452 bales unsold…”
IPSWICH STAR (UK) – “The English National Sheepdog Trials and Suffolk on Show, which took place at Haughley Park, near Stowmarket, from July 28, brought together the country’s top handlers and their dogs for a virtuoso display of their skills.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CONTRACTS for sustainably produced high quality traditional style Saxon superfine wool are helping to halt the decline in production of the luxury fibre.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “FORMER Australian Wool Innovation board member, AWEX and Sheep CRC chairman John Keniry has joined calls for a sheep industry-wide policy on mulesing and animal welfare, and believed AWI is “walking away from” the market for non-mulesed wool.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Southern Riverina News – “With 35 studs booked for the ninth annual Elders Riverina Sheep Expo in Deniliquin, the August 18 event is at capacity.
Designed as a celebration of the region’s sheep and wool industry, the expo will be held at the Peppin Heritage Centre and Museum in George St from 10am.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “TOLARNO Station was considered a king among giants during the wool industry’s mighty reign of the late 1800s.
Spread over almost half a million hectares on the Darling River, about 50km south of Menindee in far west NSW, it ran 338,000 Merino sheep, employed 400 staff and had three pubs, its very own jail, school, blacksmith shop and chaff store.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “THE dual purpose value of Merinos has been highlighted at a breeders’ workshop in NSW.
Up to 200 woolgrowers attended the Midstate Merino Field Day at Dubbo last week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE lamb market continues to struggle against the deteriorating season, which is pushing supply ahead of demand.
Prices have weakened further in the past seven days, with some centres hit by hefty discounts of $10-$30 for lambs and mutton late last week, including Horsham, Ouyen and Swan Hill.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “THE sheep industry needs balance between breeding figures and the classing of a physical animal, says Merino classer Stuart Hodgson.
“As a general comment our industry has been hijacked by figures,” he said.
Mr Hodgson said there had been too much reliance on figures and not enough on the practical visual assessment of sheep.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Paula Thompson – “THE O’Brien Dohne and Poll Merino stud had solid results in its sixth annual auction at the Wudinna Showground on Thursday last week, selling to $3600.
Poll Merinos drew spirited bidding in particular, with full clearance of 47 rams, averaging $1325, which was $95 up on the previous year.”