INTEREST.CO.NZ – posted in Rural News by Guy Trafford – “Wool has seen a number of ‘false dawns’ over the last few decades. It is an amazing product and producers for a couple of generations now have been confounded by why such a great natural product constantly gets poor prices.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – “Bendigo
Sheep and lambs
May 21. Yarding: 21,330. Change: up 5205.
Lambs: 17,330. Change: up 4944.
Sheep: 4000. Change: up 261…. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “BALMORAL Merino stud farmer Tom Silcock said it was “pretty special” to sell wool in the record-smashing climate this week.
The Mountain Dam Merino stud principal said their wool reached prices of more than $3000 a bale, for 15-16 micron sold from nine-month-old ewes.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – by Catherine Miller – “Months of training has paid off for Cleve Area School students who have taken out two of the three individual awards in the secondary division of the 2018 National Merino Challenge, held in Adelaide, on the weekend.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Catherine Miller – “Year 12 Cummins Area School student Laura Hall continued the school’s success at the National Merino Challenge in Adelaide at the weekend as the champion in the secondary school division.
“All the trainers here have been really friendly and explained so much, so I have learned a lot,” she said.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Alexa Hearn – ” … Sheep and lamb numbers increased only slightly for a total consignment of 2791 head. Mixed sex lambs made up the majority of the catalogue with 1349 head and the catalogue was completed with 1012 wethers and 430 ewes.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Geoff Plasto – “With the fine weather, winter has now appeared and frosts are coming to the lower areas of the district, no rain is forecast until possibly Friday when a possible shower is due.
At Dubbo last Thursday 6940 prime cattle, penned with cows and young cattle lacking finish once again making up the bulk of the yarding.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “IT was another very solid week at the spot auction market with the 19 micron Micron Price Guide breaching 2200 cents and the 21 micron MPG 2100 cents.”
FIBRE2FASHION – courtesy Woolmark – “Woolgrowers, fashion designers, retailers and consumers will unite to celebrate The Woolmark Company’s Wool Week Australia beginning May 24 to June 3. With Australia producing 90 per cent of the world’s fine apparel wool suitable for the high-end fashion market, some of the country’s biggest labels and retailers are supporting the campaign.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Wethers that didn’t make the trucks to be sold gave Isisford grazier, Julie Maxwell, the thrill of having the champion locally grown fleece of the Longreach Show on Saturday.”