QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Wethers that didn’t make the trucks to be sold gave Isisford grazier, Julie Maxwell, the thrill of having the champion locally grown fleece of the Longreach Show on Saturday.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “THERE were no signs of slowing down in the wool market this week, as the Eastern Market Indicator struck its highest ever point of 1943c/kg.
The EMI is up 28 per cent on this time last year and in Melbourne last week all micron indicators lifted except 32.”
STOCK & LAND – “Shepparton detectives are investigating the theft of a ewe and lambs, from the town’s saleyard, on Friday.
It is believed a tray truck with a homemade stock crate arrived at the New Dookie Road saleyards, just after 1am on May 18.”
STOCK & LAND – “North East Victorian livestock producers have been invited to learn more about key animal health issues and biosecurity tools.
The event, to be held in Myrtleford, will be delivered by producer-led project Livestock Health & Biosecurity VICTORIA and will include presentations from the Integrity Systems Company (ISC).”
STOCK & LAND – “Agriculture Victoria researchers at Rutherglen and Hamilton have been putting lucerne to the test.
As a result, they’ve upgraded the guidelines for grazing lucerne in extensive dryland farming systems.”
THE EXAMINER – by Stefan Boscia – “The 180th Campbell Town Show is a triumph of tradition blended with modernity, according to show president George Gatenby.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “There is golden fleece in the goldfields of Rawlinna Station — a million-plus hectare property worth its weight in Merino fibre.
The station started its rush for wool in January, followed by 10 weeks of shearing 65,000 full-wool Jumbuck Pastoral Merinos.
It is now in the closing stages for the 2017/18 season.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “Buyers scrambled for wool during last week’s sale, with a drop in the Australian dollar and a smaller offering driving the national market to a new record.
The Eastern Market Indicator finished at an all-time high of 1891c/kg on Thursday, May 10 rising 55c/kg and surpassing the previous record of 1847c/kg last month.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “Wool’s continuing price rise may be starting to sound like a broken record, but it’s music to wool producers’ ears.
At the end of last week, just two per cent of the 18,446 bales offered were passed in, finishing a 1943c/kg smashing through the 1900/kg clean barrier.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “STEPS to avoid a looming trade war between China and the United States were good news for Australia’s wool industry, leading analyst Chris Wilcox said today.”