SHEEP CENTRAL – “More buyers for fewer sheep and lambs boosted the on online clearance rate by almost 20 percent on AuctionsPlus last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing – “Record breaking Australian-based New Zealand shearer Stacey Te Huia quickly recovered the cost of his latest trans-Tasman mission as he won a rare elite-level speedshear in Wamate last Friday.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Sue Neales, Reporter Rural/Regional Affairs – “When is a sheep a lamb?
And is all the $2.3 billion of lamb meat sold in our supermarkets and butchers’ shops every year — with each Australian consuming 9kg of juicy lamb chops or roast lamb — actually from young, frolicking lambs?
That is the conundrum confronting Australia’s 31,000 sheep and lamb farmers and Australia’s lamb-loving consumers.”
FARM WEEKLY – “A NEW bloodline has been added to the Westcoast Wool & Livestock cattle marketing team, with Allen Bentham joining highly-experienced and well-respected senior auctioneer, Chris Hartley, at the Muchea Livestock Centre.
Mr Bentham will assist producers in local and southern livestock areas, while the company’s Midlands representative, Brad Groves, will provide further support to producers in the Bindoon, Gingin and surrounding shires. “
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Adam and Kellie Walton are excited about the early results of introducing Focus Genetics’ bloodlines into their flock.
They have gradually transformed their operation at Wurrook South, at Rokewood, from running a traditional fine-wool Merino self-replacing flock, to focusing on prime lamb production.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Winton shearer Troy Pyper won’t be taking the foot off the pedal despite taking an early near-certain finals-placing lead in the PGG Wrightson Wool National Shearing Circuit after the second round in Waimate today.”
Wool industry leader tells ABC to ‘f*** off’, refuses to answer questions about Man in the Mirror scandal
ABC NEWS – by Marty McCarthy and Warwick Long – “Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chairman Wal Merriman has lashed out at the ABC at an industry event north of Adelaide, telling one of the broadcaster’s journalists to “f*** off”.
It was one of Mr Merriman’s first public appearances since the so-called Man in the Mirror scandal, where he observed a focus group session of fine wool breeders from behind a one-way mirror without their knowledge.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 13 October 2017 (Week 15)
GQ MAGAZINE – by Nick Carvell – “London is wool-crazy right now – and we suggest you join in. Take a look at what’s happening for Wool Week 2017 in the capital here.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “BORDER Leicester ram prices — buoyed by the great local season and healthy wool and meat markets — achieved a $500/head lift on average compared to last year at Coolawang Border Leicester’s annual sale at Mundulla yesterday. “