KNITTING INDUSTRY – by Jane Prescott – “Premiere Vision in Paris from 13-15 September was a show, which satisfied both visitors and exhibitors. There were no exuberant claims, but neither were there thinly disguised negatives. The collections which were gathered together were imaginative and different enough to energise the winter season 2017/18. Economic signs are showing areas of growth in various countries including the US and Japan, which has proved a fillip.”
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC – by Gemma Chilton – “Farmers around Australia are being asked to share their experiences of climate change in a new national survey…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “A QUALITY line-up of Dohne sires and solid support from return buyers helped push prices to a top of $2100 at last week’s Chirniminup Dohne ram sale at Northam.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “GOOD news was all there was to be had at this year’s Sheep’s Back Sheep Easy 2016 field day held last Tuesday.
Sheep’s Back hosted almost 200 participants at Muresk Institute in Northam for a day promoting innovation, simplicity and efficiency in the sheep and wool industry.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “First time buyers at the annual on-property auction of the One Oak Poll Merino stud, Jerilderie, account Alistair and Natasha Wells, Victor and Harry Stonnill, “Cocketgedong”, Urana, paid top of $10,000 for their pick of the 131 Poll Merino rams on offer.”
STOCK & LAND – by Larry Schlesinger – “The Laguna Bay Pastoral Company has acquired historic Banongill Station in Skipton as the first asset for its $280 million US pension fund-backed agricultural fund.”
STOCK & LAND – “High profile Channel 7 sports presenter Hamish McLachlan features in the most recent Fibre of Football video produced in-house by AWI.The video of Hamish and his father Angus on the family’s woolgrowing property in the eastern Adelaide Hills in South Australia is the latest in a long line of videos highlighting the many great stories behind wool and its link with Australian football.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Murray Arnel – “oung Merino ewes were sold to a sizzling $274 a head at the Hay annual September breeders’ sheep sale on Friday where numbers offered on the day were clipped to 30,000 head due to wet conditions that have soaked western NSW.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “FOR the first time since introducing poll genetics seven years ago, the poll Merino will dominate the catalogue at Broula Merino Stud’s on-property sale, Tarcutta on Friday, October 7.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “Glen Iris will be holding its annual Bond ram sale at the Glen Iris woolshed on Thursday, October 6.
Elders will conduct the Helmsman auction, commencing at 11.30am, followed by a light luncheon. Rams will be penned for inspection from 9.30am.”