STOCK & LAND – by Jamie Brown – “The Armidale, NSW, stud operated by Chris and Cindy Clonan, sold all 70 rams and averaged $1975, up almost $450 on last year with the most even line presented in the stud’s 15 years of annual sales.”
STOCK & LAND – by Hannah Powe – “THE enthusiasm of the wool industry and its producers was high as the Boorowa region celebrated 30 years of the Boorowa Flock Ewe Competition on February 16.
Twelve strong flock entries were put on show.
The growers represented came from a range of new and return producers.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2018 Australian Wool Industry Medal, which recognises those who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry.”
STOCK & LAND – by Hannah Powe – “Victorian buyers led the demand for Merryville, NSW, ewes, paying a top price of $220 per head, twice, for pens of stud ewes at the Merryville 34th annual stud and flock ewe sale recently.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “HOW HAS an industry-owned organisation that relies on total volume of wool, managed to generate revenue when volume has decreased by almost 500 million kilograms in the last three decades?”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “SEVEN finalists from across Victoria and NSW have been selected for the Peter Westblade Scholarship.
The scholarship provides in-kind support worth up to $10,000 over 12 months, and the recipient receives practical skills training, mentoring and the establishment of industry networks.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Nine Mile Station’s poll merino ram sale in Central Otago left the owners beaming about the high prices paid.
The Lucas family offered 72 rams for the recent on-farm sale and 68 sold for an average price of $2196, up more than $700 on last year’s sale.
Two rams sold for $4000, sold to Cecil Peak and Spotts Creek stations respectively. Volume buyers were long-term Nine Mile buyers Gundy and Lisa Anderson, from Bog Roy Station, who bought 15 rams.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool demand was continual last week as the auction market price benchmark fell slightly.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders norther zone wool manager – “THE wool market was all over the place like the proverbial during the past week. Looking at the AWEX market report of the eastern market indicator movement, one could be fooled into thinking it was a benign week with only a small easing of 6c to 1812c, and even a nice little jump of US14c.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “OVINE Johne’s Disease management in South Australia should be de-regulated and OJD infections in sheep flocks would probably increase in high rainfall areas even if regulatory controls continue, a confidential review has concluded.”