STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A lack of buyer support has caused stock agents to back-flip on a decision to split weekly prime lambs and sheep at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange.
At this time of the year, the Bendigo livestock agents have split weekly market into lamb-only and sheep-only sales held on Monday and Thursday respectively.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “The current stretch of prolonged dry weather, which has seen less than 50 millimetres of rain fall on a vast area of eastern Australia during the winter growing period, has had an adverse effect on saleyard sheep prices.
According to data collated by Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) the supply of lighter ewes increased as the 2018 winter progressed, leading to a widening of discounts among the major mutton indicators.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – Advertiser content for AWI – “Multi-function innovative wool designs took centre stage at this year’s Wool4School competition featuring a jacket that transforms into a bag, a stage costume capable of converting into a hip-hop street outfit and a practical multi-function design that offers the versatility to take one outfit from the office to home and back again.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices firmed further this week, with values lifting mainly for fine Merino and all crossbred fleece. The benchmark AWEX Eastern Market Indicator lifted six cents 2094c/kg clean, with brokers passing in 2.7 percent of the 34,064 bale offering, 4452 fewer than last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ACCURATE wool production and price forecasts have become a factor for Australian growers preparing to vote in WoolPoll 2018 this month.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “IT was a quiet week in the forward wool trading as the physical market looked for direction. All eyes were turned towards the 30th annual Nanjing Wool Market conference this week.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – “This month’s reflection on the wool market has seen a strong growth in terms of sales and as Grant Edwards, PGG Wrightson’s GM for wool, explains there is definitely an upwards trend for wool since June-July of this year.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “A Merino ram from Wallaloo Park Merino stud has today made what is believed to be a new national on-property record, selling for $52,000.
The 127 kilogram April 2017-drop ram was secured by Scott Pickering of Derella Downs Merino stud, Esperance, WA.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Countryman – Bob Garnant – “In a season turnaround at Esperance, the Pickering family had a much better than expected annual ram sale — selling to a top of $10,000 and a stud record average price of $2176/head.
Inside the newly built on-property ram pavilion, on offer was 129 Pyramid Poll Merino rams and 110 Derella Downs Merino rams of which 115 and 109 sold, respectively.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “Rivers Hyde, Kohat studs, Ongerup, WA, holding the second top price ram and Trigger Vale principal Andrew Bouffler holding the fourth highest price ram purchased by the Radford family Kojonup, WA. “In what is possibly one of the driest years in memory for NSW it was an enormous endorsement for our genetic direction,” Andrew said.”