THE WEEKLY TIMES – RURAL WEEKLY – by Cassandra Glover – “WITH prices hitting record highs, it’s a very good time to be in the wool industry.
Prices have continued to climb over the past few weeks with the Eastern Market Indicator hitting 1983c/kg last week.
“We’re living in high territory,” said Scott Carmody, trade consultant for AWI and commissioned wool buyer at auction.”
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HUNTER VALLEY NEWS – “A WILD dog that has terrorised Upper Hunter farms for eight years was finally taken down, thanks to the work of professional controllers.
The dog frequented farms between Wallabadah and Murrurundi, killing and wounding countless sheep.
Landholder Peter Forsythe, who runs a sheep property at Chilcotts Creek, said he was astounded to learn the dog had been removed by professional controller Ben Johnsen.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “With the Merino wool and mutton markets breaking to higher ground in recent weeks it’s fascinating to watch the mental calculators at work at sheep sales especially when lots are being offered with six months or more of fleece thrown into a deal as a lure.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “FOR Western District wool producers Adrian and Helen Lyon, last week was a good time to be selling fine wool.
The Lyons, who farm at Dunkeld, sold nine bales of 16.1 micron Merino wool for 2360c/kg at the Melbourne wool store.
Mrs Lyon said the wool clip was from Merino weaner wethers, shorn in late April.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Wool’s benchmark indicator broke 2000 cents per kilogram today, closing at 2011c/kg clean.
The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) rose by 28c to make the milestone, after closing at 1983c/kg at the end of last week.
It was an incredibly strong market across all three indicators. The northern region indicator closed at 2059c/kg, moving 26c higher, with all microns from 17 to 21 jumping 40c apart from 19 micron which closed at 30c plus.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “DOUBLING the rate of genetic gain in Merino flocks by 2022 is the aim of a sheep industry project underway in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “A strong cold front tracked across southern Australia, generating moderate falls along the west coast and parts of southeastern Australia. Moist, onshore airflow produced moderate falls along parts of the exposed east coast of Queensland and northeastern New South Wales.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A CALL for Australian Wool Innovation to be terminated and the compulsory wool levy to cease is among the more sensational grower submissions to the latest performance and governance review of the research, development and marketing body.”
GOULBURN POST – by Kristen Frost – “Sheep and wool producer Charles (Chick) Olsson has always had a keen insight with regard to animal welfare when it comes to on-farm operations.
So it is no surprise that his Four Seasons Pastoral Company at Goulburn in the Southern Tablelands is run with a ‘Gold Standard’ in animal wellbeing.”