RURAL NEWS – by Rural News Group – “Managing ewes for maximum survival and profitability is underpinned by four key profit drivers, says Australian livestock consultant San Jolly. Jolly, of Productive Nutrition, recently spoke about those profit drivers to producers at ‘Pastoral Profit’ workshops, held jointly by Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation, in NSW and Queensland.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release Silver Fern Farms – “The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and Silver Fern Farms have reached agreement for NZM to take 100 per cent ownership of Alpine Origin Merino Limited, previously owned jointly.
Alpine Origin Merino Limited was established 5 years ago as a joint venture between NZM and Silver Fern Farms to own the SILERE alpine origin merino brand and to fund the development and marketing of the SILERE merino meat range. Under the agreement NZM becomes the sole shareholder in Alpine Origin Merino Limited.”
RNZ – “New Zealand Merino has lifted its full-year profit by 18 percent to $2.7 million. Shareholders, including over 500 fine woolgrowers, will get a total dividend which represents a return of 38.3 percent on the current share price.”
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…”