SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales on Wooltrade started strongly early last week before dropping off in line with the auction market pattern.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW South Wales shearer and former national champion Daniel McIntyre was the top performer in Australia’s latest trans-Tasman shearing test win against New Zealand last week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Led by a ramped-up pasture and genetics investment, Vicky and Tony Geddes have transformed their Holbrook mixed enterprise operation to focus on Merino sheep.
The Geddes have broken apart pieces of their operation’s puzzle to fine-tune each stage of production and management, and in doing so, doubled the stocking capacity and output of ‘Yallock’.
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkley – “THE strength of Coromandel Poll Merino stud’s long running and hugely successful sire Sir Thomas ET2 was proven yet again at last week’s on-property ram sale, with many of the top-priced rams carrying the tried and tested patriarch’s genes.”
STOCK & LAND – by Nathan O’Sullivan – “A large crowd flocked to the Grassy Creek Merino sale held on-property at “Marengo”, Boorowa, on Monday (October 10) to see a strong result with interstate buyers taking the top-end.
The Corkhill family sold 97 of the 100 rams offered for an average of $2340.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – by Laini Kirkman – “WESTERN Australia’s Shannen Warnest won the Prime Super Open Shearing at Warialda on Saturday.
Mr Warnest, along with 200 other shearers and wool handlers from across Australia and New Zealand, were in town for the National Shearing and Wool Handling Championships.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE resurgence of the Merino breed is spreading thanks to a national campaign which is adding fuel to the dual purpose breed’s fire.
Independent research and field trials being promoted by Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders’ Breed More Merino Ewes campaign aims to highlight the breed profitability across a range of production systems and rainfall zones.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S peak wool, sheep meat and goat meat industry councils want the Victorian Government to delay the introduction of mandatory electronic ear tagging in the state.”
NZ FARMER – “Crossbred wool prices pulled back slightly at the Christchurch wool sale
A wide range of wool types gained good support last week with about 22 per cent of the offering failing to reach reserve prices.
Fine wool 7 to 19 microns was firm to 1 per cent cheaper from the last sale and 21 to 23 microns was firm.
Crossbred fleece was back as much as 4 per cent, second shear and early shear fleece up to 3 per cent cheaper and bulky oddments up to 5 per cent.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Commercial Merino producers have the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of DNA research by participating in a pilot trial of the new Flock Profiling Test.”