SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN New South Wales landowners will have an opportunity to increase their pest animal control skills at a one-day training workshop in Pooncarie next month.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “For all the accountants about the bush crunching numbers on farming gross margins, the industry is yet to find an expert that will say there is less risk and as much money to be made from farming sheep, compared to growing grain.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “STORE sheep prices have melted in the past fortnight, arguably creating some of the best buying opportunities the industry has seen in two years.
Price falls of $20 to $30 were evident at Wycheproof last Friday in one of its toughest sale days for some time.”
XINHUANET – Editor: Mengjie – ” — It used to be trendy for Chinese to dress in clothes of foreign brands, but now China is helping shape the latest trends in the fabric and apparel world.
At first glance, the blue and gray sportswear in the showroom of this fabric and garment maker in east China’s Longkou City doesn’t appear to be anything special. However, its advantage lies in its cloth, which is made from fine wool.”
STOCK & LAND – by mark Griggs – “RETURNING clients of long standing, the Paul Baker family, Scarborough Lodge, Wellington, NSW, paid the top price of $1600 for two 18-month-old rams at the annual Gillmore Spring Drop Poll Dorset Ram sale recently.”
CHINCHILLA NEWS – by Alexia Austin – “WILD dogs continue to have a large impact on livestock in the southwest, with towns banding together to tackle the problem.
At the forefront of the fight is the Balonne Shire council, which is seeking expressions of interest for exclusion fencing funded by council loans.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “LOCAL farmers attended a woolgrower evening in Goornong on Monday night, organised by KareeWool, where they heard presentations about wool testing and marketing their clip.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by Jacinta Dickins – “The Riverina’s own Emily Pike has been giving the men a run for their money.
After only shearing for six months, the the Carrathool 21-year-old managed to smash out two personal records, shearing over 1000 sheep in just one week, beating the blokes by a long shot.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “A whopping $2196 average for rams sold at the Nine Mile Poll Merino sale could be a record, says owner Gordon Lucas.
The average price at last week’s sale between Tarras and Lindis Pass in Central Otago was $700 up on last year and 68 of the 72 rams were sold.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Ashley Fritsch – “Shears will be clicking at Axedale this weekend when the fifth annual quick shear event gets under way.
The family fun day raises money for four local groups – the school, preschool, public hall and fire brigade – and is usually held near Australia Day.”