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THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “JOHN and Susie Wallace of Wanganella in the NSW Riverina hope sheep and lamb prices continue their high run.
Sheep, lamb and wool prices have been so good that Mr Wallace said they sold their young Merino ewe hoggets early to take advantage of the good rates.”
FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Guy Trebay – “If some designers amass vintage clothes to form a personal collection, Alessandro Sartori does so for an entirely different reason: to perform dissections.”
YASS TRIBUNE – by Toby Vue – “Cavan Station on Wee Jasper Road has played host to a week-long shearing school that aims to address the shearer shortage across the industry.
Run by Ian Elkings at Elkins Alpaca Shearing, the program is geared towards beginners and is conducted on behalf of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
It is the second time it has run at the site, after the first one ran in 2017.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “The Wagin Football Club could be in for a sporting resurgence with new wool guernseys and the coaching skills of a former Fremantle Docker.
The Upper Great Southern Football League team will become the first country football team in Australia to don the wool-synthetic blend jumpers this playing season. “
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Rueben Hale – “Police in Pingelly are investigating the theft of around 175 Merino sheep, worth about $30,000.
CBH director and Pingelly farmer John Hassell has reported the sheep presumed stolen from his property in two incidents last month.
He said he noticed 50 sheep missing from a flock of 320 in mid-January and 125 more, including two-prized rams, vanished last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jon Condon – “Diversified national rural agency Landmark has appointed Rob Clayton as the business’s new managing director, replacing Tommy Warner.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EUROPEAN and North American tertiary students will vie for prizemoney of €10,000 and the chance to work with global sports brand adidas in the Woolmark Performance Challenge.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Peter Hemphill – “RABOBANK is expecting investment to flow into Australian agriculture during 2018, prompted by good financial prospects in most rural industries.
Wine, wool and sheep-meat are expected to be the big winners of 2018, while barley, pork and cotton are forecast to have solid returns, according to the bank’s annual Agribusiness Outlook report released today.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – ” Steve and Mary Satterthwaite of Muller Station have a passion for merinos. They talk to Pat Deavoll about their innovative breeding methods
Muller Station is at the back of beyond, about as far from the main road as is possible to get in New Zealand.”