WOOLNEWS.NET – ” Wool Industry Commits to Sheep Welfare Standards ….”
BAROSSA HERALD – by Jack Hudson – “Birdwood High School student Jack Gillespie thought he was just doing an assignment one week, but was then announced as a finalist in the Wool4School competition for his art work.”
7 NEWS – “Victoria’s premier will arrive in Bejing on Tuesday morning for a seven-day official visit to China and Japan.
Daniel Andrews is hoping to improve business export opportunities and add to cultural partnerships while meeting with government and business officials…”
STOCK & LAND – “LOOKING across the border to secure quality Poll Merino genetics from Old Ashrose last week was young sheep breeder Aidan Maynard, 19, Kerribee Station, Gol Gol, Vic.
He paid the second highest price at the sale of $7500, in a half-share with his grandfather Jim Maynard.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “NINUENOOK
11 of 21 rams sold to $1350, av $775
WITH the Avoca River rising and causing flooding on roads, many potential buyers were put off attending the Ninuenook ram sale last Wednesday.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – “THE $6000 top price ram at the North Ashrose stud’s annual on-property sale at Hallett will be going to Uruguay.
It is the first-time that any SA genetics have gone into Uruguay since the 1980s. The ram was bought by the Sant Antonio Merino stud, Salto, after it was viewed at the recent World Merino Insight conference in Adelaide.”
THE COUNTRY (NZ HERALD) – “Most wool types eased in price in the North Island sale last week, despite an easing in the value of the New Zealand dollar.
New Zealand Wool Services International chief executive John Dawson said recent overseas sales of shorter shears, which made up the bulk of the offering, had the sector better supported with prices holding their ground.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell and Laura Griffin – “Some of the winners from the Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition, held on Saturday and Sunday at the Melbourne Showgrounds…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE country’s depleted ewe flock has seen prices paid for breeding ewes near $300, with agents forecasting the supply scarcity to hit unseen “extremes” this spring.
The start of breeding ewe sales kicked-off in southern NSW this month, with price peaks notably up on last year, while averages remain on par.”
RAINBOW BEACH COMMUNITY NEWS – “The latest report from Western Queensland… Lately you would not have seen many press reports from the drought-affected areas, although 85% of Qld is still drought declared.
Maybe the press have been gagged, because help is not going to these areas from a state or federal level.
If it wasn’t for volunteer organisations like Drought Angels, Aussie helpers, Burrumbuttock Hayrunners and others, I would hate to think how many families in the West would be surviving….”