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SHEEP CENTRAL – “ANTHRAX has been identified as the cause of death of a sheep on a property near Swan Hill in northern Victoria.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – COUNTRYMAN – ““This one’s a keeper, Basher” was the comment from a friend when he first saw Brian (Basher) Barnett with Bruce Rock farmer’s daughter, Helen Brown, a piece of advice that was not so much heeded as not really needed, for before too much time had passed, she became Helen Barnett.”
THE RURAL – “WOOL prices posted an 8c/kg rise at auction sales with the Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator settling at 1820c/kg.
According to Moses and Son principal Marty Moses the Merino fleece categories gained 10c to 50c.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Golden Shears attract about 300 competitors
About 300 shearers, woolhandlers and wool pressers are starting to gather in Masterton for the 58th Golden Shears which start tomorrow (Thursday) and end on Saturday.
By today, 281 people had entered, some in several of the events that will be decided over the three days in the Masterton War Memorial Stadium, where the championships have been held every year since the event was established in 1961.”
BAROSSA HERALD – “Budding wool enthusiasts will have an opportunity to get a taste of the industry at this year’s Mount Pleasant Show.
Nuriootpa’s Caitlin Heppner – the 2017 National Merino Fleece Junior Judging Champion – has instigated a Merino Fleece Junior Judging Competition for the March 17 event and is encouraging young people interested in agriculture to step up and ‘have a go’.”
XINHUANET.COM – “SYDNEY, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — A slew of sheep thefts have hit southern farms in Western Australia in the past month, amid rising industry prices, according to local authorities.
In one of the latest incidents, police in Gnowangerup town sent out an alert for the thieves and urged the public to report any “suspicious vehicles” after 80 sheep were stolen in the area earlier last month.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “PRICE is not necessarily the most important factor to a successful farming business, managing margin is, according to Southern Aurora Markets partner Michael Avery.”
FARM & DAIRY (US) – “CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio — For 100 years, Mid-States Wool Growers has been working with farmers big and small to help them market their wool. And for most producers marketing their wool through Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative, it’s about loyalty.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “THE Federal Government’s independent review into Australian Wool Innovation should examine how the wool levy and AWI’s research and marketing expenditure is decided, according to Australian Wool Growers Association board member Martin Oppenheimer.”