NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman will have been commander of the industry organisation for 11 years when his position is up for election in 2019.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “EMBATTLED Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has apologised for wool’s infamous ‘man-in-the-mirror’ incident.
In a letter, dated last Wednesday and released today, Mr Merriman apologised for secretly viewing a meeting of stud breeders, who use the genetic appraisal MerinoSelect, through a one-way mirror from an adjacent room.”
THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Dianna Branson – “IT MIGHT have been unlucky Friday, the 13th, however Glenpaen Merino and Poll Merino Stud at Brimpaen bucked that myth during its on-property sale, breaking several records.
There was a record top price ram of more than $5000, record registered buyers and a record crowd attending.
All 100 lots offered where sold to a record top price of $10,000 to achieve a high average of $2575.”
ABC NEWS – by Lucy Barbour and Brett Worthington – “The head of the Australian wool industry has express-posted a letter of apology to farmers he secretly watched in the so-called ‘Man in the Mirror’ scandal.
The letter arrived with farmers late last week, ahead of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) expected grilling at Senate Estimates at Parliament House in Canberra tomorrow.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “EIGHT Merino and Poll Merino studs in southern Victoria opened their gates on Friday, for this year’s Southern Victorian Merino Field Days.
The studs that took part in the field day were Boorana, Stavely Park, Mt Challicum, Stud Park South, Montrose Hill, Wurrook, Ioness Poll, and Coryule.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 23/10/2017
Rising by 2 cents last week the Eastern Market indicator finished a mixed week at 1,568c/kg, with the 45,792 bales that were offered nationally resulting in a 6 percent pass in rate.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ECONOMICALLY important fleece and carcase traits in Merino sheep will be under the spotlight at the MerinoLink inspection and field day in southern NSW this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to $316, young Merino ewes made $240 and Merino wether lambs made to $126.50 in online sales last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FORMER online livestock assessor Alan William Roe has been remembered as a meticulous operator with an aptitude for marketing.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator has decided not to declare domestic mobile roaming, but has identified measures that could improve inadequate mobile phone coverage and poor quality service in regional Australia.”