INTEREST.CO.NZ – “WOOL – he North Island wool auction saw more of the same but now reinforced with a firmer currency, which resulted in further falls for wool indicators.
Future hopes of a revival are all centered around more demand from offshore markets, but with levels of stocks on hand and stored in farmers’ woolsheds, this could take a while to eventuate.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL ambassador and fashion designer Colette Dinnigan heads a lift of sheep, beef and processing industry leaders who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List, announced yesterday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EARLY bird registrations close tomorrow for the 2017 Victorian BestWool/BestLamb Conference on June 27-28 in Bendigo.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “IRISH sheep shearer Mark McGeown has broken the country’s ewe shearing record at his first attempt. The Ravensdale shearer shore 514 ewes in eight hours at the County Louth Agricultural Show at Bellurgan Park on June 11 to break the previous record.”
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – by Darren Gray – “Confidence levels have surged among Victorian and NSW farmers thanks to record beef, lamb and mutton prices, and favourable seasonal conditions in Victoria and the NSW Riverina, a survey shows.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL grower-owned Graziers Investment Company has declared no monies owed or due to Australian Wool Innovation following a past bail-out arrangement between the companies over GIC assets in India.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Andrew Marshall – “It’s not raining where it’s badly needed, but farmers across much of Australia are more optimistic about their industry’s outlook than they have been for at least two years.
Most of that optimism is still riding on the back of positive sentiment sweeping the sheep and beef sectors where historically high prices for sheepmeat, wool and beef continue rewarding livestock producers with healthy cash flows.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Travis King – “THERE is a marked difference in today’s sheep industry to where it sat when Mal Thomson took over the family farm at the age of 24.
That was in 1989, when the passing of his father meant Mal was thrust into running the family’s South Stirlings property, Keelocking South.
Mal was in Perth at the time, working and playing football for Claremont.
He said he had to make a decision as to whether to sell the property or head back and farm it. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alex Sampson – “VICTORIAN farmer confidence has risen to a two-year high, with the state’s farmers now the most positive in the country.
The confidence has been underpinned by good seasonal conditions and high beef, lamb, mutton and wool prices.
The “fantastic” start to the season has led to an improvement in confidence across all commodities in the state, with dairy leading the pack, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey, released today.”
NZ FARMER – by Rob Tipa – “The Paterson Family from the Armidale Merino Stud at Gimmerburn has added to its impressive record in sheep breeding this season with its success as the overall winner of the New Zealand Ewe Hogget competition.
Simon and Allan Paterson won both the fine wool and crossbred sections for the best ewe hoggets in their respective classes and won the Alliance Cup and the Royal Agricultural Society Medal as overall winners of the national contest.”