THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Hannah Driscoll – “DRONE footage has captured the historic scenes at Ballarat saleyards on Tuesday when a new yarding record was set.
Ballarat sheep market on Tuesday had a total yarding of 69,415 — including about 57,000 lambs, also its highest number ever — smashing its previous best by close to 7000, saleyards manager Jonathan Crilly said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “QUEENSLAND’S recovering sheep industry has received a $5 million funding boost to continue cluster fencing developments.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press release: NZ Wool Services International Ltd – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined North and South Island wool auctions this week comprising 13600 bales saw a 79 percent clearance with most types continuing to ease.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Australian sports, outdoors and lifestyle brand Mountain Designs has released a range of Wool Rich Blend products made from Corespun Merino, combining comfort, performance and resilience, and targeting applications such as multi-day hiking, climbing, travelling and everyday outdoor activities.”
BLOOMBERG (USA) – by James Gaddy – “Achill, a 6,100-acre farm about 40 minutes east of Armidale, Australia, is not the first place you’d think a $1.3 billion brand such as Ermenegildo Zegna would make an investment. But the 10,000 sheep on the property have been bred to produce some of the finest merino wool on earth. By definition, that means it is at most 18.5 microns wide, or roughly four times thinner than a human hair. (In the world of wool, only baby cashmere and Vicuña, at a minuscule 11 microns, are slimmer.)”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Natalie Kotsios – “LIVESTOCK producers, handlers, and vets are among those who can get on-the-ground experience dealing with foot and mouth disease under a federal training program in Nepal…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Hannah Driscoll – “MCKINNON Pastoral was one of the big winners at the Hamilton and District Legacy’s Fleece Show last week…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ANIMAL cruelty allegations against South Australian and New South Wales shearers implicated in a PETA video expose three years ago are unlikely to be tested in court…”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – by Emma Carinci – “The next (potential) generation of agronomists, veterinarians and farmers got a taste of all things agricultural recently at Melbourne University’s Dookie Campus.
Years 9 and 10 students from secondary schools around Melbourne and regional Victoria spent three days on an agricultural camp known as the ConocoPhillips Science Experience, undertaking learning activities related to sheep, cropping and dairy.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NATIONAL agribusiness company Landmark will boost its sheep and cattle sales network with the acquisition of Victoria’s Crawford Dowling Pty Ltd from January 1 next year.”