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…. “
THE REPUBLIC OF EAST VANCOUVER – “Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Wool Top Processing Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2022”. The Wool Top Processing market report studies current as well as future aspects of the Wool Top Processing Market based upon factors such as market dynamics, key ongoing trends and segmentation analysis. Apart from the above elements, the Wool Top Processing Market research report provides a 360-degree view of the Wool Top Processing industry with geographic segmentation, statistical forecast and the competitive landscape.”
STOCK & LAND – by AlishA Fogden – “THE 2017 Nuffield Australia national conference was held in Adelaide on Thursday and Friday last week, attended by more than 300 delegates from primary industries.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Helen Walker – “Farmers across the inner Darling Downs are rejoicing after weekend falls of between 30mm to 60mm of rain.
According to Elders senior broadacre agronomist Andrew Millers, Toowoomba, farmers in a line east of Dalby through to Millmerran have received good falls with little impact to their crops…”
THE ESPERANCE EXPRESS – by Tony Hughes-Owen and Jodie Rintoul – “AMONG the fervor during the East Mundalla on-property ram sale at Tarin Rock last week, where a record price of $57,000 was paid for a Poll Merino ram and another sold at $20,000, the stud also negotiated the sale of another Poll Merino sire privately for $30,000.”
STOCK & LAND – by Vanessa Binks – “Total clearance of 120 rams, to $18,000, av $3092
FINISHING the season strongly after a tough winter was the story of the day for Lachlan Merinos, with its 14th annual ram sale at Forbes, NSW, topping $18,000.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Linking with merino innovators and a foray in the strong wool marketplace has helped the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) make an after-tax profit of $2.7 million which is up 18 per cent on the previous year.
Turnover at $120m was up from $113m the previous year on the back of a record profit and record bales sold during the financial year ending June. The debt to asset ratio is at a modest 33 per cent.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A STRONG upside case for increased sheep industry investment could be made in Australia, according to an agricultural research paper released by ANZ yesterday. Releasing the paper ‘The Sheep’s Back’, ANZ Head of Agribusiness Mark Bennett said sheep enterprises present a far lower volatility profile compared to other broadacre farming systems.”