NZ FARMER – by Doug Laing – “Wairarapa claimed a significant shearing sports double on Sunday when shearer David Buick, of Pongaroa, and Eketahuna woolhandler Emaraina Braddick won the open finals at the Manawatu A & P Show in Feilding.
Buick won the open shearing final for a third year, beating world championships selection series favourites and Hawke’s Bay shearers John Kirkpatrick and Rowland Smith in a three-man final of over 20 sheep each.”
THE SHEEP SITE – USDA National Wool Review – 7 November 2016
ABC RURAL – SA Country Hour – by Cassandra Steeth – “The Tierney sisters break a few farming stereotypes — they are female and they are young.
In fact, if the pair wrote a song, they might give the Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin a run for their money, replacing the modern-day feminist anthem. “
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “INCREASED wool supplies at auction tipped the balance back towards the downside in the past week, as buyers were faced with plenty of choice and could afford to be selective.”
THE COURIER – by Julie Power – “There are no flash cars or fancy holidays. Only a few days off in Darwin for fourth and fifth generation sheep farmers, the Hilders from between Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW.
And these are the good times.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “SALE SUMMARY
3816 ewe lambs to $226
3588 wether lambs to $114
BUYERS upped the ante at Telang Pastoral Company’s 25th annual sale on Friday last week at Kingston, with East Friesian-Border Leicester-Merino ewe lambs averaging $40 more than 2015.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy AWI – “A strengthening dollar and higher supplies into the market sent Australian wool prices into a negative zone, following consolidation of wool prices in the last few weeks. Although the wool market was not affected much, the higher supply of wool however, released the pressure valve on buyers, both local and overseas, as prices fell by around Au 25-30 cents.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “A LARGER offering of wool has caused prices to slide by 28c/kg at auction sales.
The Australian Wool Exchange eastern market indicator has settled at 1303c.
Moses and Sons principal, Marty Moses of Temora said the offering of 47,220 bales meant that buyers could be more selective and spread the basis between the best and average style and measurement.”
THE LAND – by Stephen Burns – “The annual Hazeldean Merino ram sale at “Rosevale”, Hay, had been postponed for two weeks due to the very wet conditions, but loyal clients understood and returned to once again secure their sire requirements from the stud with a high reputation for breeding Merino and Poll Merino rams with the conformation to match their figures.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices fell this week, as the second largest offering of the season and buyer acceptance allowed prices to slide.”