QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “INFLUENTIAL young brokers from NSW and Victoria have been announced as finalist for the 2017 Wool Broker of the Year Award.
Landmark, Bendigo wool account manager Candice Cordy, Australian Wool Network wool and sheep specialist Russell Macgugan, Western District, Victoria, and Elders district wool manager Brett Smith, Walgett, NSW are in the running for the industry’s top title as best broker.”
ABC – TAS COUNTRY HOUR – with Tony Briscoe – “Norwegians Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison know how to spin a good yarn and their success on social media is legendary.
The pair have visited a Tasmanian shearing shed to see the superfine wool close up as part of a trip to Australia, where they also gave talks in Sydney and Melbourne.”
STOCK & LAND – by Leann Dax – “Sheep price levels are bouncing around, depending on who is buying and at which saleyard.
While some processors have secured a portion through direct sales, they are still present at the saleyard, but rarely in the fray.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – by Kristen Frost – “The Victorian city of Bendigo is 640 kilometres away, but that didn’t stop a committed group of sheep and wool producers from the Crookwell region making their way to the largest sheep and wool show in Australia to compete against the best in the industry.”
FG INSIGHT – by Ryan Wood – “A New Zealander has smashed the record for the number sheep sheared in a 8 hour period on a farm in Cornwall…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers are for the first time being offered contract premiums for non-mulesed traditional-style wool of up to 400c/kg-plus clean above current market indicators.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Rodney Woods – “With the highest ever number of retail sites, fierce competition, record prices paid for stud stock and high visitor numbers, the 2017 Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo reflected continuing market confidence.”
NZ FARMER – by Kate Taylor – “A Central Hawke’s Bay farmer has moved away from his dual purpose roots to breed stud sheep focused on meat production. He talks to Kate Taylor.”
ABC NEWS – by Eric Barker – “With few wool producers left in the outback town of Hughenden, a shearing display has been offering tourists a glimpse of the once flourishing industry.
Local shearer Warren Wall has been using a fold-out shearing stand in a park in the middle of town to shear a small mob of sheep and educate people about the town’s history.
Mr Wall said it was important the town preserved its historical wool industry.”
STOCK & LAND – by Erin Witmitz and Laura Griffin – “Zack Currie has loved wool from the first time he worked with it and he is excited about the career opportunities in the industry, especially for young people.
The 19 year-old is a wool buyer with the Australian Wool Network (AWN) at Horsham. Since he started there as a trainee last January, he missed working in shearing sheds so entered wool handling competitions throughout the state.”