FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes-Owen – “IT was another very solid result for Ross and Pauline Taylor and their daughter Kelly-Anne Gooch at their seventh annual Tiarri Prime SAMM on-property ram sale last week east of Lake Grace.
The 27 potential buyers who registered for the sale were presented with a catalogue of 100 top quality rams in great condition and backed by excellent figures throughout.”
THE FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Georgina Safe – “Teatum Jones International Woolmark Prize styles available at David Jones. From left: Crombie coat, Elizabeth dress, Ella Ray dress. The Woolmark Company…”
ABC RURAL – NSW Country Hour by Cara Jeffery and Sally Bryant – “With spring lambing underway, sheep producers are being urged to revise their tail docking techniques.
Findings from a study by Dr Joan Lloyd released in a report from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) showed a tail cut too short put lambs and sheep at greater risk of developing arthritis.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Organisers of the first Windeyer Lamb Fest overlooked nothing lamb-related in seven months of planning for the event.
From spinning and weaving the fleece, to sheep dog trials and even sheep racing, was on show at the Windeyer Recreation Grounds on Saturday.
Lamb Fest was organised by the Gold and Fleece hotel to highlight the village’s history, from its golden days to the current days as a sheep and lamb producing area. “
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – by Jing Zhang – “With rising global interest in sustainable lifestyles, Woolmark looks to present wool from its Australian producers as a modern fibre both in premium fashion markets and growing markets such as China.”
ABC RURAL – by Carl Curtain – “The head of agribusiness Elders says the live export industry remains a bright prospect despite the company today announcing it will be pulling out of the animal freighting business.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – “The cover of this new edition of Beyond the Bale features the Woolmark Optim WR jacket – a unique water and wind resistant jacket made out of 100% Merino wool fabric, which is available to wool levy payers at an exclusive price.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Several staff from the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) travelled to the Remote Area Planning and Development Board region last week to look into whether triple bottom line benefits are being delivered by federal government funding to build cluster fences.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders Northern Wool Manager – “A STRONGER currency took some of the shine off the Australian wool market last week with a dip in the average indicator of 15c.
In US dollar terms, however, the market remains relatively robust and increased by US7c over the two days of selling. Stylish superfine wool was well supported, following the tone that has been evident in recent weeks, but buyers showed a little more reluctance towards the lower specification lots.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – “There was another “superb” offering of pre-lamb mid-micron and crossbred fleece at last week’s South Island wool sale but prices continued their downward trend of recent weeks.
The 46% of the offering passed in was one of the largest passed-in rates for some time, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”