ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Joanna Prendergast – “A turnaround in the price of wool is a boon for Australia’s sheep industry.
Driven by increased demand from China, a bale of wool can now fetch up to $3,000.
Sheep farmers and shearing contractors across Australia are rejoicing as the Eastern Market Indicator continues to climb, finishing at the sale at 1,522 cents a kilogram. “
THE ARMIDALE EXPRESS – “RURAL crime detectives are appealing for public help after more than $60,000 worth of stock and sheep were stolen from four farms in the New England.
Investigators have released ear tag IDs in a bid to track more than 200 sheep taken from Lyndhurst, north-east of Armidale.” Photo: Mark Jesser
TOWN AND COUNTRY MAGAZINE – “Record prices have gradually brought previously unwilling sellers to market, pushing the amount of wool being held in broker’s stores to historical lows.” Source: AWEX
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) top chiefs’ grilling over expenditure of compulsory levies at recent Senate estimates has triggered state farming organisations to instate a peak industry group to closer scrutinise their spending.”
i NEWS THE ESSENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING (UK) – by Tom Bawden – “Next time you reach for a synthetic nylon or polyester garment on the clothing rail you should think again – and opt for a natural one made from cotton or wool instead to help the oceans.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Andrea Crothers – “A new wave of wild dog cluster fences is set to rise in central west Queensland, with the announcement of recipients of $2.35 million in state funding.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Gaylen Coplestone – “You had to be tough to take on Herlihy’s SWA (Sheep With Attitude) at the annual Whanga Shears held end of February in the Republic.
There was plenty of action on and off the board. Sweat, blood, DQs and flying sheep all added to the mix. A virtual feast for WorkSafe!”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Courtney Fowler – “In an Australian first, a South Australian stud based at Warooka has sold 285 Merino and Poll Merino ewes in a reduction sale through the Auctions Plus network.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “Sheep Connect Tasmania has organised a host of workshops for farmers in the next month.
The RAMping up repro workshops help improve the value of rams through discussions on optimum health, ram performance, best practice ram management and the true cost of a ram.”