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.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CSIRO’S Chiswick Field Station near Armidale in northern New South Wales is the latest site to be announced in the Merino Lifetime Performance (MLP) project, following a national expression of interest process.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A DRAFT animal welfare action plan released yesterday is not yet supported by the Victorian Farmers Federation due to a lack of separation between production and companion animals.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: new Zewaland Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s C.E.O John Dawson reports that the South Island auction offering a wide range of microns and types, saw varied interest as a resurgent New Zealand dollar and limited overseas buying combined to undermine local price levels.”
NZ FARMER – “The wool market continued its downward trend despite another superb offering of pre lamb mid micron and crossbred fleece at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
The sale had one of the largest passed in rates for sometime of 46 per cent.
A good offering of merino wool realised price levels in line with Australia.”
NZ FARMER – by Audrey Malone – “Getting a knighthood doesn’t get you out of doing the household chores.
The dishwasher still needs to be loaded, Sir David Fagan says.
In fact, not much has changed for Sir David since he received a knighthood for services to shearing at the end of 2015.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “THE sun was shining on the Kolindale sale in Esperance with return buyers turning out to get their hands on more top quality genetics from the respected Dudinin-based stud.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “AUSTRALIAN non-mulesed wool is being bought before auction by overseas buyers willing to pay a premium.
The manager at Shelford’s Warrambeen Merino stud, Andrew Kirk, said wool from their past two shearings had been sold to overseas interests at a higher price than it would have made if it had gone under the hammer.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “CLEVE Area School has earned bragging rights in the Schools’ Wether Competition with its team of Merino wethers taking out the Mutooroo Pastoral Prize for overall meat and fleece winner.”