NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “The New Zealand English Leicester Breed Society has just held it’s yearly field day.
Eighteen people attended, most of whom were from the South Island – not a big group by any stretch of the imagination. But the members made up for this with their unparalleled dedication to the english leicester breed, says the society chairman David Bennett.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MAJOR Chinese wool buyers will meet for the first time in Australia tomorrow at the Ballarat district property of leading Chinese importer and processor Tianyu Wool.”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – by Deniliquin Pastoral Times – “Seigwool in North Deniliquin is more than just a wool trading store.
Ben Seignior and his wife Amelia provide you with a one-stop shop for all your sheep and wool needs.
The northside business has been providing wool buying, brokering, exporting and sheep contracting services to Deniliquin and the wider region for more than a decade.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Wethers from Beaconsfield, north of Ilfracombe, have won the Thomas family a number of prizes in the 2017 Longreach Show wether trial.
Competing in one of the few remaining wether trials in western Queensland, the 2013 intake team won the supreme team award with a combined fleece and carcase value of $784.81.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Mark Phelps – “WHEN Karara grazier and shearer Ian Cullen called for help after wild dogs tore into his sheep flock on his property Rockdale, more than 70 willing people turned out to help to destroy the marauding canine menaces.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “GOOD seasonal conditions have boosted Ruralco Holdings Ltd profit to record level for the half year to March 31.
Ruralco, which owns Primaries of WA and the CRT group of independent rural retailers, reported net profit after tax for the first half of the year jumped 15 per cent to $12.4 million, up from $10.8m in the previous corresponding period.”
EASTERN RIVERINA CHRONICLE – “June 14 to 16: Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair attracts stud sheep breeders and more than 150 secondary school students.
The first day of the fair is “Schools’ Day” and is dedicated to educational workshops for participating schools.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Well before the millions of dollars spent on exclusion fencing in the shire have had time to have an effect, quality Merino fleeces were creating a buzz at the Longreach show on the weekend.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Alex Paull – “APWFC chairman Russell Pattinson said excellent seasonal conditions in all major sheep producing areas had resulted in higher average wool cuts per head this season.
“Some states such as Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland have seen the benefit from the improved seasonal conditions throughout the 2016/17 season and fleece weights are even better than the committee previously expected,” Pattinson said.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers have endured and enjoyed a varied year in Southland.
Farmers heard positives and negative reports of agriculture markets at a Federated Farmers annual meeting last week.
Meat and fibre chairman Gary Coker said farmers were on average getting $5.90 a kilogram for their lambs this year, compared with last year’s disappointing average of $4.75/kg. Coker stepped down at the meeting after two years and was replaced by Gore farmer Bernadette Hunt.”