SHEPPARTON NEWS – “Young people passionate about the sheep and wool industry, and wanting to make a difference, can apply for the prestigious 2017 Peter Westblade Scholarship.
Now entering its sixth year, the scholarship provides opportunities to experience all aspects of the sheep and wool industry.”
WOOLNEWS – Latest Wool Trading News – December 2016
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Three World shearing records will be attempted within eight days in the Central North Island next month.
The attempts have been confirmed with the World Sheep Shearing Records Society, secretary Hugh McCarroll MNZM announced at the weekend.”
ABC NEWS – ABC RURAL by Tyne Logan – “Earlier this week, West Australian farmer Trevor McIntosh ordered a shearing team with an average age of 75 years. But at 85 years old himself, it was not much of an issue, especially after finding himself in predicament when his usual shearer pulled out.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “POSITION, position, position – the old real estate sales adage can, in a market correction, apply to selling wool as much as to selling houses.
That was the case at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) on Wednesday last week with two of Elders’ woolgrower clients from the Esperance area proving sale order position made a difference.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “IT was a positive close to the wool selling activities for the year as we now await the arrival of the big guy in the red suit.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “A PEN of 200 1 ½-year-old, first cross Border Leicester-Merino ewes topped the store sale at Wycheproof today, selling for $252.
Less than 6000 sheep were yarded, with a small crowd attending due to harvest.
The first cross ewes bottomed at $224, while Merino ewes ranged from $188 for 230 1 ½-year-olds to $116 for older sheep.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CONTINUING solid demand for wool from China, especially for Merino fleece, pushed prices to a record calendar year level this week, in the final auction series for 2016.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION LIMITED – Wool market review – week ending 16 December 2016 (Week 24)
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE wet winter has been a double edge sword for woolgrowers with increased seed germination resulting in significant price discounts for wool contaminated with burrs and seeds.”