THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “A BUOYANT wool market, improving lamb returns and significant rain across much of eastern Australia are arresting a decline in sheep numbers across the nation.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES by Sally Rae – “You are going to be the rock stars for the future consumers,” New Zealand Merino chief executive John Brakenridge told about 100 merino growers in Omarama yesterday”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “VICTORIA’S largest sheep saleyard has offered to trial electronic tag scanning technology.
Ballarat saleyards, the third largest in the eastern states, had a throughput of 1.4 million sheep in 2015-16.
Ballarat saleyards manager Jonathan Crilly said this volume would make mandatory scanning of sheep tags a major transition.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Gylnis Traill-Nash – “Buzz does love to meet people who are passionate about their work, so it was a treat to meet Suket Dhir in Sydney this week, as he launches his winning Woolmark collection of menswear into David Jones. The Indian designer is currently on a global tour of his new international stockists that formed part of the prize, one of the biggest outcomes of the award.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “MICHAEL Craig is a stickler for details.
In fact, there’s hardly a thing on his 4200ha mixed sheep, beef and cropping farm at Harrow, in Victoria’s Western District, that hasn’t been measured, monitored or scrutinised.”
ABC RURAL – WA Country Hour – “A perfect storm of strong wool and sheep prices is swaying some Western Australian farmers away from cropping, and back towards sheep.
The WA sheep flock dropped sharply after peaking at over 38 million in 1990, and current figures show that total nudging back towards 15 million.”
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Crossbred wool bottoms at auction while beef and lamb schedules keep falling (NZ)
INTEREST.CO.NZ – “…Auctions in both Islands attracted good support, despite the firmer currency. Tight supply and more interest from China, especially for quick shipment, underpinned the demand.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Lynda and James Cartwright, Bungaree, Raywood, have continued the tradition of breeding high quality, feature sale-topping Border Leicester-Merino ewes.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A GROUP of wool classers turned up on the right day for a tour at the Victoria Wool Processors plant in Melbourne recently.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Super six shootout for shear sports guns in Christchurch
Six shearers and six woolhandlers have been named for the Top Six Shootouts to select the Shearing Sports New Zealand team for the 2017 World Championships.”