SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIA’S sheep and goat producers will continue to enjoy the cheapest electronic sheep and goat ear tags in Australia in 2019.”
IOL.CO.ZA – by Ana Monteiro – INTERNATIONAL – “The benchmark price of wool in South Africa, the world’s second-biggest producer of the variety used for clothes, climbed to a record high as the rand weakened and demand increased.
The Cape Wools Merino Indicator climbed 6.6 percent to 253.82 rand ($16.45) a kilogram (2.2 pounds) at the sale in the southeastern city of Port Elizabeth, Cape Wools SA said in an emailed statement Wednesday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “At the start of the week, a strong cold front followed by a complex low pressure system tracked over southwestern parts of WA, with the associated cloudband and embedded thunderstorms generating moderate falls in the South West Land Division and Goldfields District in WA. The cold front and a weak low moved through SA, and continued to produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate falls recorded in the Eyre and Yorke peninsulas, extending north into the Flinders District and southeastern parts of the State.”
RURAL NEWS – by Pm Tipa – “With a lot fewer players in the wool industry these days there is a better chance of getting consensus, says NZ Wool Exporters Council president Peter Whiteman.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Mark Griggs – “MARCH shorns from Ross Wells’ Willandra stud, Jerilderie, took out the section’s grand champion ram and ewe at the 2018 Rabobank National Merino Show and Sale at Dubbo last week.”
NZ HERALD – The Country – by David Hill – “He might be the youngest show president, but Tim Black says attracting even younger people is essential to ensuring the future of A&P shows…”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Kristen Frost – “For the second year in a row, and only their third time to enter the competition, Peter and Kirsten Fielding, Sunnybrae SAMM stud, Peterborough, have won the champion Prime SAMM fleece with a 1.5-year-old stud ewe.
The winning 21.3-micron fleece scored 65 points out of a possible 100.”
THE GRENFELL RECORD – by Nadine Morton – “AN INVESTIGATION has commenced after 10 heavy lambs were stolen from a property west of Young.
Between 7pm on Friday and 2am on Saturday, the lambs were stolen from a rural property on James Street at Binya.”
NZ HERALD – The Country – ” Wool is still very much a two-speed market says Georgia Twomey.
Rabobank’s Sydney-based commodity analyst told The Country’s Jamie Mackay that demand for fine wool continues to outweigh strong wool.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Elizabeth Anderson – “A “favourite” ram has led the charge, making the top price at a Karawatha Park sale, where the average price jumped $353 with full clearance of 112 rams at Buckleboo.”