THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE more things change the more they stay the same.
Fourteen years ago when Victoria pushed ahead with mandatory electronic eartagging of cattle it was widely criticised for being unnecessary, too costly, too difficult to implement, and would herald the end of saleyard selling because of problems with trying to scan big numbers.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “Landcorp has recorded a net profit after tax of $11.5 million, largely thanks to a $7.4m profit on land sales.
The state-owned enterprise, which Finance Minister Bill English earlier this year described as a “poor investment” although the Government had no intention to sell it off, reported a net operating loss of $9.4m on revenue of $209m for the year ended June 30, 2016.”
ABC RURAL – by Tyne Logan – “Meeting consumer expectations, particularly around animal welfare, will be key in shaping the future of the West Australian sheep industry, according to the Australian Farm Institute.”
NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW – by Geoff Hiscock – “SYDNEY — In ancient Greek mythology, Jason and his gallant band of Argonauts sailed the good ship Argo through unknown waters in their quest to find the Golden Fleece, taken from a magical winged ram once owned by Zeus, king of the gods.
Today, Italian textile fashion houses such as Ermenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana embark every year on a similar quest — a search for the world’s finest woolen fleeces that takes them half way around the globe to the merino sheep stations of Australia and New Zealand.”
HARDEN MURRUMBURRAH EXPRESS – “Due to ground conditions the field day site has been changed to the nearby Harden Showground on Thursday September 1.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Geoff Plasto – “Eleven-plus mm rain last week to freshen up the grass area. Since then five fine days and forecast rain falls of 20 to 40mm.on Thursday and Friday. Not all farmers will be pleased with this forecast.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN New South Wales land managers are being urged to play their part in protecting the region’s agricultural industry from biosecurity threats by completing their Annual Land and Stock Returns by August 31.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company recently organised a visit of its brand ambassador, fashion designer Jason Wu to see the source of Merino wool, the natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre which lies at the heart of his latest collection. This visit comes two months before the designer shows his Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Beale – “HIS innovative approach to marketing at a local and national level nabbed Elders’ Lachlan Sutton the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia and Fairfax Media’s 2016 Wool Broker of the Year title. “
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “An end game of a healthy, viable livestock industry is the imperative that drives University of Southern Queensland researcher Ben Allen.”