THE EXAMINER – by Kasey Wilkins – “A trade mission to Asia not only highlighted new opportunities to increase trade, but also cemented the fact that Tasmania’s products are regarded world-class.
Primary Industries minister Sarah Courtney led the agriculture leg of the state government’s trade mission to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing alongside more than 20 Tasmanian business and industry representatives.”
STOCK & LAND – by Paula Thompson – “NEW Zealand judge Mark Copland summed it up best when he described the James family’s Coolawang stud as “pretty much unstoppable” in this year’s feature breed showing.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by David Everist – “Wool continues to sell at record levels and the current drought is sure to impinge on the national clip, putting further pressure on the supply/demand dynamic.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Rachel Clarke – “DESPITE not being from a farming family, Kellerberrin local Courtney Garlett has taken a strong interest in the agricultural community.
The 18-year-old is currently completing her year 12 studies at the WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin.
Attending Kellerberrin District High School until year 7, then studying at Merredin College until year 10, Courtney made the decision to study at the Cunderdin ag college so she could undertake certificate courses while getting her ATAR.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 14 September 2018 (Week 11)
SHEEP CENTRAL – A NEW vision for farming and a road map to rural innovation is being sought by the Federal Government to maximise cooperation, collaboration, capital investment and technological development.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Countryman – by Cally Dupe – “The Varone family, of Hyden, won the coveted State Ewe Hogget Competition at last week’s Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Entry numbers were down but spirits were high, with eight commercial producers participating this year. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “QUALITY ewes sold to a dearer trend at Deniliquin last week as buyers came out for replacement sheep showing enough size and condition to be joined this year.
A standout pen of young Merino ewes classed out of a stud flock sold for $250, which is the best price received so far this store selling season for 2017 drop maiden ewes.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A lack of buyer support has caused stock agents to back-flip on a decision to split weekly prime lambs and sheep at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange.
At this time of the year, the Bendigo livestock agents have split weekly market into lamb-only and sheep-only sales held on Monday and Thursday respectively.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “The current stretch of prolonged dry weather, which has seen less than 50 millimetres of rain fall on a vast area of eastern Australia during the winter growing period, has had an adverse effect on saleyard sheep prices.
According to data collated by Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) the supply of lighter ewes increased as the 2018 winter progressed, leading to a widening of discounts among the major mutton indicators.”