COUNTRY NEWS – “Have you ever considered if your stock have a trace mineral deficiency?
Macro-minerals such as calcium and phosphorus are required in large amounts, however, trace minerals such as copper, cobalt, selenium and iodine are only required in small amounts.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “A NEW research project has been launched to evaluate the use of smartphone apps in agriculture and producer attitudes towards these tools, in order to ensure future tools and technologies meet their needs…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
Independent Commodity Services, wool market analyst Andrew Woods, Wagga Wagga, NSW, forecasts the eastern states wool clip to be on average half a micron broader at the end of this financial year.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Graziers remain on high alert for lamb and sheep losses with ongoing wet and cold conditions forecast.
Riverina farmers and NSW’s Western Division have been hardest hit with agents reporting widespread lamb losses in the past month.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Clare King – “MORE rams offered, more rams sold and a $4100 top price made the Belmont Park on-property ram sale a resounding success at Wagin last week.
The top price sire was both showy and sirey and so it was fitting that its stud qualities would be utilised in breeding replacement rams at its new home in Dudinin as well as putting in a final appearance in the show ring under the Belmont Park banner at the upcoming IGA Perth Royal Show.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “WHEATBELT wool producers got one up on their traditional wool growing cousins this week when a fleece from Pithara grabbed one of the first supreme ribbons on offer at this year’s IGA Perth Royal Show.
The fleece, which was awarded best of the show, was exhibited by Darrell, Glenys, Brad and Emma McIlroy, Glendawn Poll Merino stud.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “HALF a century of loyalty is a rarity in business these days, let alone in wool and livestock.
But that’s exactly what Elders and the Panizza family were celebrating last week with the Panizza family’s 50th consecutive wool clip sold through Elders…”
NBR – by Edwin Mitson – “New Zealand Merino Co is to take full control of its brand of merino meat, which was previously owned 50-50 in a joint venture with Silver Fern Farms.
The partnership started five years ago, creating the Silere alpine origin merino brand through a business called Alpine Origin Merino.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “The Wyche-Port Demons may have lost their North Central Footy League grand-final but those who choose to support the towns annual September store sheep sale will be surely on a winner…”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “Continuing wet weather has hampered market gardeners and the transport of livestock to saleyards and has disrupted shearing operations in many districts…. “