RIVERINE HERALD – by Sophie Baldwin – “THE fleece will be flying and Franky Atkinson’s heart will be pumping, but nothing is going to stop the gun shearer from Echuca doing his best, amongst the world’s best, at the 2017 World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in New Zealand next month.”
SBS – “Ruralco says live export volumes increased following a restructure, with strong volumes and prices – and an uplift in the wool market – expected to continue.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Shepparton News – “FRIDAY’S special store sheep sale at Deniliquin had people reaching for the record books after 32,860 sheep went within a few dollars of cracking $5 million.
Four vendors went home with more than $500,000 in their banks as restockers came from far and wide desperate to grab a share of the Riverina’s last big store sale until spring.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Andrew Marshall – “Ruralco is tipping strong lamb market activity in 2017 and beyond after reporting a lift in first quarter earnings fuelled by a helpful season, increased live cattle exports and a healthy wool market.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO wool demand on Wooltrade again followed the physical market buying trend last week, with most sales occurring early in the week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S National Wool Declaration seems likely to continue as a voluntary document for wool growers, but other NWD aspects might change after the current industry review is finalised.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL and lamb prices helped lift restocking sheep values at the Riverina crossbred and Merino ewe sale at Deniliquin last Friday.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “GENETICS and a good season have combined to produce some startling wool statistics for the Dunne family, Beacon.
Andrew and wife Gemma, along with brother David and wife Karley, are principals of Parakeelya Merinos stud started by their grandfather on the property he selected in 1923.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE looming Chinese new year (CNY) holiday period is expected to have a soft impact on the Australian wool market, while sheep meat exports are expected to continue unscathed.
Following a three-week recess, Southern region wool sales opened this year to its largest one-day gain in nine months…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – ” USING the latest technology at Farrer Agricultural High School in Tamworth, NSW, is being seen as a way to encourage students to stay in the sheep industry.
It has also opened up new markets for the school’s Farrer White Suffolk stud.”