THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “INTERNATIONAL guests at the World Merino Insight said keeping market share for wool was a challenge for the global industry.
Helen Heddell, of Eskhead Merino stud in New Zealand, and François van der Merwe, of Golden Fleece Merino stud in South Africa, were at the World Merino Insight in Adelaide this week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “THERE was no complaining at last week’s Esperance Breeders’ ram sale where producers in the area are experiencing a good season and reaping the rewards of good wool and sheep prices. “
WWD – by Kristi Garced – “The Australian designer has partnered with Woolmark to launch Suit, a 10-piece collection of tailored suiting…”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller and Murray Arnel – “Agriculture Victoria has confirmed questions about the roll out of mandatory sheep and goat electronic tagging have been around individual stakeholder responsibilities, under the new system.”
ABC RURAL – by Bridget Fitzgerald – “The peak body for Australian superfine wool growers says farmers will continue to fail to earn premium prices unless they can market ethical production to retailers.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A FREE trade deal between the United Kingdom and Australia or New Zealand could have a catastrophic effect on British sheep farmers, according to the National Sheep Association.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 9 September 2016 (Week 10)
FARM WEEKLY – “IMPROVING the overall profitability of the Merino is the main objectives of the breeding program at the House family’s Barloo stud.
The stud is run as part of a large commercial operation on 8000 hectares in the Gnowangerup and Tambellup shires and has soil types ranging from sand to gravel to red clay.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkley – “IT was a pleasing result for Lewisdale stud principals Ray and Helen Lewis following a four-year hiatus from the stud Merino game.
Last week the family’s Merino and Poll Merino sires were back in the auction ring at the Lewis’s Wickepin farm, just in time to welcome in the 2016 WA two-tooth ram selling season.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “IT is best time in 30 years to run sheep for wool, the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) Agribusiness Sheep Updates was told last week.”