FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “BIG, upstanding Merino and Poll Merino rams carrying top white wools were in demand and sold strongly as buyers pushed prices to a top of $3000 at last week’s Eastville on-property ram sale at Wickepin.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “LAST week’s Koobelup Dohne and Moodi Whites ram sale in Narrogin marked a special occasion for both vendors involved.
Koobelup stud principals Ian and Julie Hanna consolidated their expanded stud and established a new selling regime and Moodi Whites stud principals Stephen Abbott and Ann Wright made their own little bit of history.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release Business Desk by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand Merino Co, a wool marketer that aims to develop higher-value markets for sheep products, posted a 19 percent lift in annual profit and said its business has doubled in value over the past three years…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell & Fiona Myers – “WET spring conditions will be exacerbated by more rain this week as the soggy spring continues.
Some areas of the Mallee have already registered more than double their average September rainfall, while much of Victoria has already had at least its monthly average with a week to go.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “IT WAS a mixed result for the wool market last week as finer wool showed rises, but 20 mic-ron types and broader lost ground.
The benchmark eastern market indicator closed up 6c/kg at 1311c/kg, but some analysts were surprised the market did not rise consistently given the Australia dollar was cheaper against US currency.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “THERE is nothing like returning to Australia as a 10-year drought was about to test your survival skills.
Tim and Tamra Mulholland had been farming in Central Otago, New Zealand, for a decade when they decided to rejoin Tamra’s parents, Alec and Gill Martin, on their 972ha property between Barham and Moulamein in southern NSW.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “IT HAS become a numbers game for sheep, both from a supply point and for producers wanting to restock this spring.
The latest slaughter figures for mutton show how flock numbers have contracted and the pressure this has put on the market to the extent good kill sheep are still commanding more than 400c/kg carcass weight heading into October.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by Stephen Burns – “Conditions were damp underfoot and overcast, but the crowd on the first day of the annual Henty Machinery Field Days was in line with expectations, but perhaps a little higher as many attended on the first day because rain was predicted for days two and three.”
EASTERN RIVERINA CHRONICLE – by Stephen Burns – “Conditions were damp underfoot and overcast, but the crowd on the first day of the annual Henty Machinery Field Days was in line with expectations, but perhaps a little higher as many attended on the first day because rain was predicted for days two and three.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “The federal Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud has called on the state government to match a federal government announcement on Monday of an additional $2 million of investment to control established pest animals and weeds in drought-affected regions across Queensland.”