FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AS Australian wool prices experience a sharp fall in recent weeks, wool exports take a tumble on the back of the nation’s supply drought.
Wool prices continued to slide despite a sharp drop in the Australian dollar against the US$ to the lowest level in more than two years.
Marking a fall of 75 cents a kilogram in the past fortnight, the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) finished the recent trading week at 1992c/kg.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Travis King – “WHILE the weather was cold outside the selling shed, the atmosphere inside was red hot as the Woodyarrup on-property sale hit a $2099 average last Tuesday.
Once again Craig Dewar and his son Lachlan presented a consistent quality line-up of 252 Merino and Poll Merino rams that found plenty of favour with loyal repeat buyers and some new clients.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – Advertiser content for AWI – “Adequate numbers of highly skilled professional staff to harvest and handle a high-quality Australian wool clip are key to the profitability of the Australian wool industry.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Mark Griggs – “LIKE most Merino stud ram sales this spring the average price rose at Glenwood’s 17th on-property sale at Wellington last Friday by $417 to $2272 for the clearance of 117 rams from 120 offered.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “The wool market bounced back up last week after it has been on the decline for the past three weeks.
This was thanks mainly to the limited supply of 20 micron and broader wools, with Chinese buyers competing strongly for what was available.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Countryman – by Cally Dupe – “Handpiece at the ready, the four-shearer team were a busy lot as they worked their way through a mob of 2200 Merino ewes at Tarin Rock.
With three shearers and a wool presser “on loan” from a Victorian contractor, Emma Morvel, the group shore about 600 head a day at the Willock family’s farm late last month.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “The Hogg family, of the combined Navanvale and Sunny Valley Poll and Merino studs, achieved a top price of $6100 at the Williams Breeder Ram Sale held on October 3.
The sale topper, a two-tooth Merino sired by a Woodyarrup ram and out of a special stud ewe, sold to first-time buyer Whippy Dawes, of Rutherglen stud, Yearling.
Mr Dawes said the ram represented out-cross genetics, but similar wool style for use in his family’s stud.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Mark Griggs – “RETURNING clients and new buyers from New Zealand and all five mainland states, some being composite breeders looking to increase the value of their wool without giving away carcase and reproduction, secured 194 of the 198 rams offered at the 32nd Mumblebone on-property sale at Wellington last Wednesday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “After a declining trend for the past month, buyer competition for Merino wool returned last week due to exporters scrambling to cover off inventory and the US Dollar (USD) level creating confidence.
The Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) gained 31 cents pushing over the 2000 mark again to close at 2023c per kilogram, clean.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Andrew Marshall – “AUSTRALIA must become far more skilled at processing farm products before they leave our shores because factories in Asia won’t keep doing the “dirty work” for much longer, warns prominent meat and grain exporter, Roger Fletcher.”