SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is hoping to tap into the creative energy of student app builders for wool’s benefit with a unique tertiary scholarship and inter-varsity program.”
ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA – by Brett Worthington – “Analysis of agricultural exports shows commodities already trading with China, Japan and Korea are the biggest winners from the early years of free trade agreements.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AFTER prolonged flood conditions thwarted the McCalman family of ‘Pretoria’, Warren, NSW, from transporting their 140 wool bales to store for four months, they took matters into their own hands.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “FOR Kate Methden running a stud is the perfect step to entering the sheep and wool industry.
The 18-year-old runs the Tuerong Valley Corriedale stud and is completing a Diploma of General Studies at Melbourne University’s Dookie campus.”
THE SOUTHLAND TIMES – by Rachael Kelly – “Entries at the 34th Northern Southland Community Shears is expected to be strong, with competitors from around the world looking to get in some early practice on local sheep before they head in to the World Championships in Invercargill.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders – “Minus 5 – not the wool market, but the overnight temperature most days last week in Beijing. The sudden burst of cold weather has brought a degree of optimism to retailers and therefore processors, which quickly flowed down the processing pipeline to create a strong market in Australia last week. “
ABC RURAL – by Nikolai Beiharz – “Wool prices are at a 17-month high with a seemingly unquenchable appetite from China driving demand.
The Eastern Market Indicator rose 49 cents to 1363c/kg clean, including a big surge in prices that caught buyers by surprise late on Wednesday.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “Investing in superior ram genetics results in increased productivity and profit for sheep farmers, but poor choices mean little gain and an opportunity lost.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Murray Arnel – “Merino young ewes made to a Victorian selling season high of $244 a head on Friday when Elders Wycheproof conducted its largest sale for more than two years.”
NZ HERALD – “A former world shearing champion believes the world shearing title is a wide-open contest as he prepares for the coming competition.
Gavin Mutch, a transplanted Scotsman who farms in Taranaki, qualified for the World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships with his win at the Royal Highland Show in June.”