FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “KEEP calm and get pregnant.
That’s the advice from a study published by The University of Western Australia (UWA) after researching the reproductive outcomes of 200 Merino ewes known to have either a calm or a nervous temperament.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 18 May 2018 (Week 46)
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S wool price benchmark exceeded the 1900-cent mark for the first time this week to reach 1943 cents a kg clean as demand for medium Merino wools surged, giving some growers their best wool prices in decades.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP Producers Australia has started its search for a new chief executive officer after implementing new governance structures and processes over the past six months.”
THE RURAL – “VENDORS sold 17,450 sheep and lambs at the South Eastern Livestock Exchange on Wednesday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service lamb numbers improved and the quality was mixed.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The Australian wool industry is continuing its record-breaking streak, hitting a season turnover of $3 billion, the highest ever since records began.”
POWYS COUNTY TIMES – by Barry Hancock – “British Wool has launched the 2018 Golden Fleece Competition, designed to showcase the exceptional quality of British produced wool.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “After four years of producing the world’s finest wool fleece, the Rowbottoms of St Helens near Port Fairy have lost the title.
The Rowbottoms, of “Rowensville”, came second in this year’s competition for the prestigious Vellus Aureum (Golden Fleece) Trophy.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The weekend’s cold snap saw snow dumped on some parts of the State’s Alpine region.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Efron said a 20-30 centimetre layer of snow was recorded in the Alps.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – “An Esperance woolgrower’s non-mulesed woolclip reached a new value realism during last week’s Fremantle wool sale.
Jerdacuttup woolgrowers Michael and Helen Palmer’s 18-year project to breed a true dual-purpose fine Merino flock, with 18-micron wool suitable for next-to-skin garments, hit a milestone with a farm record top-price of 1960¢/kg greasy.”