WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “…Wool report – THE wool market had a very positive week for all merino categories, rising 30-40c/kg, while the XB wools lost between 10-15c/kg. The northern market indicator finished the week on 1359c/kg, up 18c/kg. The fine wools are slowly getting dearer every week with tthe 17 micron wools now at their highest level since 2011.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LAMB prices generally fell further in saleyards early this week and over-the-hook rates dropped despite a fall in yardings at most centres yesterday…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP producers nationally have welcomed recent sustained rainfall, but the return of widespread wet weather has brought its own set of issues for some wool growers and brokers.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Koole Vale
28 of 36 Merinos sold to $1600, av $954
12 of 12 White Suffolks sold to $900 (twice), av $713 KOOLE Vale stud principal Alan Harris said he couldn’t be happier with the result of his inaugural on-property ram sale in Costerfield last Wednesday.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Jarrad Delaney – “THE Eyre Peninsula has had strong results from its ram sales this year with strong livestock market performance driving the demand for rams.
Most ram studs had total clearances of their sale offerings this year along with an increase on average prices compared to last year.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “This light and breezy book is written less for those interested in merinos and more for the urbanite seeking an insight into life on a South Island high country station.
The chapters offer short vignettes into the lives of the runholders from 10 well-chosen stations. These range from Mt Nicholas in Central Otago, to Glen Lyon in the Mackenzie Country, north to Muller Station in Marlborough.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “A COMBINATION of wet weather and spiking demand played in the favour of wool growers last week.
The benchmark Eastern Market Indicator gained 18c/kg to close at 1318c/kg, for a small national offering of just 29,372 bales.”
STOCK & LAND – “Glenpaen
Total clearance of 100 Merino and Poll Merinos rams sold to $4500 thrice, av $2321
GLENPAEN stud principal Rod Miller described the stud’s 20th sale in one word: unbelievable.”
NZ FARMER – by hannah McLeod – “Organisers of the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships have extended the event, to be held at Stadium Southland, by another day in the wake of huge entry numbers.
The championships committee announced on Tuesday the event would run from February 8 to February 11 because 32 countries had registered.”
THE COUNTRY (NZ) – “The Country’s Jamie Mackay caught up with Sir Brian Lochore for his take on the drop in lamb and wool prices which are causing a few sleepless nights usually reserved for dairy farmers.”