BOMBALA TIMES – by Karen Bailey – “Stability may be returning to the wool market after a fortnight of much more subdued price trends.
At the close of trading last week the Eastern Market Indicator was on 1812 cents a kilogram and at early sales this week the overall market was firm to slighter dearer.”
MOREE CHAMPION – by Vanessa Arundale – “Students from across northern NSW, including Moree, will make their way to the sheep station Europambela in Walcha next Wednesday to be inspired by experts in the field.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 23 February 2018 (Week 34)
NZ FARMER – by Gerald Piddock – “Wanted: An experienced sheep farmer willing to buy and nurture a flock of one of the country’s rarest sheep breeds.
The flock of 40 ryeland ewes is being put up for sale by owner Robert Port, who has retired from stud breeding.”
FARM WEEKLY – “WITH their Merino ewes returning an average cut of eight kilograms of 21.5 micron wool a head and delivering more Prime SAMM-Merino cross prime lambs for record prices a carcase, the Garard family’s sheep enterprise at Lake Biddy is more than holding its own.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “A RARE flock of carpet wool sheep developed in Tasmania has arrived at a new home in Victoria.
Sue Curliss and Geoff Martin, of Elaine, south of Ballarat, bought the Elliottdales, the last stud flock of the breed in existence, after breeders Carl and Jann Terrey put out a call to save the genetics when ill-heath forced a decision to give them up.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Committed Merino breeders gathered during the annual Bookham Merino ewe competition to look over the flocks entered and also to interact with other breeders all seeking to improve the flocks and ultimately the bottom line of their businesses.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Federated Farmers – “Federated Farmers wants to play a key role in ramped-up sector-wide collaboration on wool initiatives – and that’s reflected in a name change.
By unanimous vote of delegates from the Federation’s 24 provinces who met in Wellington this week, the Meat & Fibre Council and industry group is now the Meat & Wool Council and industry group.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “Receiving the highest wool prices since her time on the farm, third generation Kojonup woolgrower Lynley Anderson was very pleased with the record prices.
The Anderson family’s Brookvale line of six bales of 17.8 micron hogget fleece with a yield of 66.2 per cent and a length of 78mm (8 months growth) reached a top-price of 1580 cents/kg greasy last week at the Western Wool Centre auction through Primaries.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “ELDERS was so impressed by Sadye Wines’ hard work and determination, that she was offered a full-time position four months before the end of her traineeship.”