THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “LEADING wool growers Tim and Carla Brody are again in the running to take out the annual Southern Clip of the Year.
The gong, which is announced at Sheepvention, was awarded to the Brody family in 2015.
The Melville Forest family sold 17.4 micron Merino fleece wool for an average of $2850 a bale in May — a price that was up about 40 per cent on last year — and were awarded the clip of the sale certificate.”
THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Erin Witmitz – “A YOUNG Horsham wool buyer believes his love of working in a shearing sheds led him to enter wool handling competitions throughout the state.
Zack Currie, 19, won the senior wool handling competition at the 140th annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend. “
STOCK & LAND – by Jennifer Shaw – “Were you out and about during day two of the Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo? Have a look through our gallery to see if we snapped you there…”
STOCK & LAND – by Jennifer Shaw – “Did we take a photo of you at day one of the Australian Sheep & Wool Show? Check our gallery to see if we spotted you…”
NZ FARMER – by Peter McDonald – “OPINION: Like many others I have a shed full of wool which really has to make way for some pre-lamb shearing in August.
The crossbred wool industry is now in crisis with this further slump in prices. Unbelievably this is on the back of an enormous shrinkage of the national flock over the last 20 years.
Farmers made the decision years ago to collectively walk away from the promotion of wool.
Milton Friedman the famous economist who preached unbounded capitalism coined the phrase “there are no free lunches in this world”. That means in regard to the wool sector if you desire sustainable prices you have to invest. Did we think someone else would pick up the tab on our behalf? “
STOCK & LAND – by joely Mitchell – “THERE was a big crowd of young people who attended the Young Stud Masters’ Muster at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show on Friday night.
The Young Champion’s Award winner was awarded to Peta Bradley, Armatree, NSW, a fourth year Rural Science Honours student at the University of New England, who when not studying assists at her family’s Border Leicester stud and cropping operation.”
THE EXAMINER – by Sean Slatter – “Campbell Town has been subject to a case of grand theft merino in the last few weeks, with a large number of sheep stolen from a property in the area.
Tasmania Police is investigating the theft of 40 merino ewes from Greenhills property at Macquarie Road some time between June 27 and July 13.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Kathrine Catanzariti – “It’s Ewe Time, a new series of one of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs, is coming to Ceduna, Kimba and Cummins.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool demand was consistent last week as the auction market held firm before the annual three-week recess.”
NZ FARMER – by Brad Markham – “OPINION: It’s fair to say not much shocks me anymore. Four years reporting on politics in Australia, taught me anything’s possible. Even the most unathletic of politicians can achieve policy backflips worthy of a gold medal.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered more than 90 per cent of all carpet manufactured today is made of synthetic fibre.
I was gobsmacked. I’ve never thought much about flooring. But suddenly I was on my hands and knees running my fingers across the light brown carpet in our home office, trying to determine if it’s wool or man-made.”