FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “ONE of the best seasons seen in the area and strong meat and wool prices meant there was plenty of enthusiasm among buyers and it showed in their bidding at last week’s Ejanding on-property ram sale at Dowerin.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “SA will host its first Merino sire evaluation trial in an effort to benchmark the performance of the state’s modern Merino sires.
The move is a key initiative in the SA Sheep Industry Blueprint, and was announced by blueprint manager Stephen Lee during the Classings Classic Merino ram sale at Murray Bridge, which was held in conjunction with the Global Merino Insight conference.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Daniel McIntyre took home the Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears Invitational trophy and $10,000 for the third time on the weekend, coming out ahead in both quality and time, with a total time of just over 11 minutes and 30 seconds.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Linda Sharman – “IT was the first day of spring, and bids were in the air at the Belka Valley Merino and Poll Merino on-property ram sale last week.
The change of seasons, preceded by showery rain the day before, saw competition for the stud’s rams pick up where it left off last year, with the sale top of $2900 just $200 shy of the 2015 top price.”
AFRICA NEWS – “It is a busy time for workers at Saeed el-Khalaan’s wool factory in Egypt’s Daqahliya town. They have been working overtime using disgarded sheepskins for their wool in the weeks before the Eid al-Adha festival.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin and Joely Mitchell – “Rain continues to fall across much of Victoria today, with a front moving from the west of the state across the state’s west to the central areas.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices eased this week, influenced by a stronger Australian dollar, but the main AWEX Eastern Market Indicator still finished above 1300 cents/kg clean.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MERINO ram breeders concerned about declining ewe numbers and ram sales have won funding to help boost the industry’s flock. A campaign called ‘Breed More Merino Ewes’ was launched by the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders at the Royal Adelaide Show on Wednesday night.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices have provided some support to the falling Australian sheep skin market, but declining lamb and sheep slaughter figures have done little to counteract lower export demand.”
FOREXTV.COM – “MATERIAL MATTERS: The Campaign for Wool will kick off its first wool conference in Scotland later today.
Held in Ayrshire, the Dumfries House Wool Conference will host an international crowd that includes wool experts and fashion industry names such as Marks & Spencer chief executive officer Steve Rowe, Paul Smith, Ermenegildo Zegna chairman Paolo Zegna, president of Condé Nast International and chairman of The Campaign for Wool, Nicholas Coleridge, founder and creative director of Eco-Age Livia Firth, David Gandy, The Savory Institute president and cofounder Allan Savory and Adam Carpets chairman Alan Folwell.”