WESTERN ADVOCATE – “TWENTY-FOUR bullocks pulling a wagon was an impressive sight in the early days – and it is even more so now. Our image shows two wagonloads of wool being taken into Bathurst from Freemantle Station.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Giving children the opportunity to increase their knowledge in Australian agriculture is what gave two entrepreneurs the inspiration to create one of the most successful and much loved children’s characters George the Farmer.”
AGRILAND – Agriland Team – “Abattoirs in Australia are beginning to shut their doors on the back of higher lamb prices.
7 News Melborne reports that the Manildra Meat Company in Cootamundra, New South Wales was forced to close as it can longer afford to pay premium prices for lambs which are now in short supply…”
IOM TODAY – “The society will help any animal in need of care, and whilst it is most commonly associated with domestic animals and wildlife it also looks after what might be classed as ’farm animals’ from time to time.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish – “AUSTRALIA’s wool market continued to perform strongly during the past week with AWEX’s eastern market indicator adding a further 9c to reach 1449c/kg.
AWEX’s northern market indicator closed up 9c on 1530c. The 17 micron indicator closed on 2093, 18 micron 2017c, 19 micron 1806c, 20 micron 1562c, 21 micron 1442c, 28 micron 704c, and 30 micron 546c.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – “Moses & Son, AWI, MLA, Sheep Solutions and Agriwebb have joined forces to present a series of sessions on the benefits of incorporating and or increasing sheep numbers in your business. The upcoming session will be at the Golf Club on February 8, from 4.30pm.
The old saying “Australia rode on the sheep’s back” may become relevant once again with the trend back to wool, lamb and sheep meat.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “ISPO Textrends forum, the best platform for performance textiles by manufacturers, designers, and product managers, held at the recent ISPO Munich expo, international sports business tradefair, from February 5 to 8, 2017, pulled in large number of visitors as it presented the upcoming textile trends namely; PFC free, natural, and visibility at the expo.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Increasing students knowledge of the merino industry and giving them the opportunity to explore the agricultural industry was the aim of the School Wethers Challenge.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SOLID demand boosted by new business continued to push Merino and crossbred wool prices higher at auctions this week.”
NBR (NZ) – by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand lamb wool prices picked up as the volume of bales offered for sale at auction declined.
The price for 30-micron lamb wool increased to $3.90 a kilogram at yesterday’s South Island auction, up from $3.55/kg last week, although it remains 42% below year-earlier levels and 29% down on the five-year average, according to AgriHQ.”