SHEEP CENTRAL – “WILD weather across parts of Australia could have been to blame for last week’s lower AuctionsPlus sheep numbers.”
Snowboarding News – – Shared By: Outdoor Industry Association – “Leading the charge in performance Merino wool apparel of the highest quality, Ibex Outdoor Clothing proudly unveils the ultimate one-layer, head to toe Merino solution for your outdoor pursuits. Meet the Woolies Wonder Bodysuit.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL has been the strongest performing commodity in agriculture since February this year, as Australian agricultural markets start 2017 in broadly stable territory according to the March Rural Commodities Wrap from NAB Agribusiness.”
THE GISBORNE HERALD – by Murray Robertson – “THE owners of major Danish footwear company Glerups have been in Gisborne to look over the operation of their Gisborne wool suppliers Whangara Farms, and Nanny and Ove Kristensen said they were “blown away” by New Zealand and its people.”
THE IRISH TIMES – by Tom Kelly – “…Giesswein Merino wool sneakers.
Merino wool is a natural, super-material with extraordinary properties thanks to its exceptionally fine fibres. It’s inherently stretchy, soft to the touch, very breathable and reacts to temperature, helping to cool or warm as needed. “
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Angus Livingston – “Four men who “demeaned the image” of the iconic Australian shearer by cruelly punching sheep and gouging their eye sockets have been fined and banned from owning the animals.”
DIGITAL.FARMTV.COM – “Australian agricultural markets have started 2017 in broadly stable territory according to the March Rural Commodities Wrap from NAB Agribusiness, with wool the strongest performing commodity since February.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “WOOL has proven the strongest performing commodity since February according to the latest Rural Commodities Wrap from NAB Agribusiness.
NAB’s Rural Commodities Index was steady in February with excellent price runs in lamb and wool neutralising falls in beef and dairy. However, the index is so far on track for a 1.5 per cent drop in March.”
Sheep shearers fined up to $3,000 and disqualified from handling sheep after animal cruelty case in Horsham
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Jess Davis – “Four shearers have been fined and disqualified from handling sheep after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.
The men appeared in the Horsham Magistrates Court in Victoria on Friday after pleading guilty in February to a combined 60 animal cruelty charges.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – WA Country Hour by Michelle Stanley – “A new record high price of $221 for commercial merino ewes has been set in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.
The sale took place on Wayne Pech’s Tambellup property, Bella Vista, 320 kilometres south-east of Perth.”