SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – REGIONAL – Press Release: Destination Wairarapa – “The Golden Shears, often referred to as “the Wimbledon” of shearing, received a major boost this month after leading real estate company Bayleys came on board to sponsor the Open Shearing Category.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THE SHIELDS family, ‘Minona’, Dookie, recently celebrated 100 years of shearing, and one of the youngest member of the family, Emily, had the liberty of auctioning it off at the Melbourne wool stores.”
THE STANDARD – “Upcoming workshops in the south-west will help producers and livestock agents boost Victoria’s traceability system.
From March 31, property-to-property movements of electronically tagged sheep and goats in Victoria must be recorded on the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database by the person receiving them.”
STOCK & LAND – “Critical electronic identification infrastructure was now being rolled out across Victoria, Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has told State Parliament.”
STOCK & LAND – by Leann Dax – “Lamb markets remain unpredictable, with prices fluctuating depending on quality and supply.
The one positive trend by the end of last week was strong competition and higher prices for trade and heavy export lambs.”
THE LAND – 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.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A YOUNG poll Merino ram dubbed Barnaby has made a name for himself in a ewe flock at Harrow, in Victoria’s Western District.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by James Nason – “Tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall between Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia on 18 February, and brought very heavy rainfall to the western Kimberley. Broad areas of low pressure across western, northern and eastern Australia produced showers and storms.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL has united with cotton to spread the good news about natural fibre biodegradability around the world.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SALEYARDS at Sale and Leongatha are set to be the next selling centres to install equipment for the electronic scanning of sheep and goats in Victoria.”