OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “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.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CAMPAIGN for Wool patron Prince Charles has urged wool growers, brokers, processors designers and retailers to sign a declaration outlining wool’s environmental and welfare credentials. However, almost two weeks after the launch of the Dumfries House Wool Declaration in Scotland on September 9, details of any signatories are unavailable.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EXTRA rams didn’t dull buyer enthusiasm for Poll Merino sires at the 28th Leachim stud sale at Snowtown, South Australia last week. The Michael family with selling agents Landmark sold all 228 rams offered for $2733, $18 up on last year. The family added 28 more rams to the original 200 catalogued just before the sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “THE Garnett family’s Willemenup Poll Merino and Curlew Creek Poll Dorset on-property ram sale last week will be one of the biggest sales for the season given the number of rams offered and sold.
In a mathron two-breed, two-agent sale, 316 rams were sold from 359 offered for a gross of more than $400,000.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Catherine Miller & Jodie Rintoul – “AN exceptional Old Ashrose Poll Merino ram with terrific purity has been sold to two high profile WA studs, in a $45,000 private sale at last week’s Royal Adelaide Show.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “MOLLERIN Rock Dohne stud is producing the goods and buyers are noticing.
At the stud’s on-property sale in Koorda last week it was smiles all round for the Longmuir family as Elders auctioneer Adrian Gamble knocked down the bids to achieve 100 per cent clearance of the 114 rams on offer.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Clare King – “A COLLECTION of old and new buyers arrived to view and bid at another positive sale at this year’s Crichton Vale stud ram sale in Narembeen last week.
Optimistic buyers were happy with the rams on offer this year and this was apparent in the clearance of 71 out of 80 rams offered comprising 50 Merinos and 30 Poll Merinos.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “EVERYONE has footy finals fever, including our wool growers.
Greg Andrews Hamilton Run Dohne and Poll Merino stud at Jamestown in South Australia has been selected as one of just two South Australian properties, and one of 12 in the country, to be included in the Australian Wool Innovation’s Fibre of Football promotion.”
THE CANBERRA TIMES – by Clare Sibthorpe – “A year after his record-breaking mammoth fleece turned him into a global sensation, Chris the sheep is adjusting well to life beyond the spotlight.
But while his days are now spent chewing grass and following his newfound flock in a NSW hobby farm, RSPCA chief executive Tammy Van Denge says the world has not moved on.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “AUSTRALIAN growers saw the benefit of the currency markets again in the past week as the softer tone in US dollar wool prices was masked by a lower local currency.”