SHEEP CENTRAL – “A LATE surge in wool buying at Australian auctions pushed the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator up over the 1300c/kg mark this week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “FIFTH generation farmers Ian and Stacey Lugsdin, of Warrendale, northeast of Hay, have won the Elders northern clip of the year for 2015-16.
Their wool, nominated in January, was described by the judges as very even across all criteria, with a low midpoint break and high tensile strength.”
STOCK & LAND – by Mark Phelps – “TRAPROCK woolgrower David Bartlett, Dunblane, Yuraraba, says he is convinced that switching to more frequent shearings – three in two years and even four in three years – will maximise the value of his woolclip.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Mark Phelps – “QUEENSLAND will continue oppose the introduction of individual electronic ear tags for sheep, despite Victoria announcing it will go it alone with an eID system from January 1.”
THE BORDER MAIL – “Properties in the region are gearing up for the upcoming Spring Ram sales to be held over September and October.
The Prentice family from Kurralea say they are anticipating commercial producers travelling to their property in Ariah Park from many areas of NSW and interstate to purchase rams.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release Commerce Commission – Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their duvets.
Budge imported duvets from China and sold them to two Auckland retailers that largely cater for the tourist shopping market.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul and Courtney Walsh – “GENETIC advancement by WA Merino breeders has been rewarded with major interest from local, interstate and international buyers.
The 2016 Rabobank WA Sheep Expo and Sale held over two days in Katanning last week reflected the positive outlook for the WA sheep industry, with stud breeders out in force, showing off their latest genetics.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Beale – “PROCESSORS are calling for a national mandate on the use of electronic identification for sheep and goats, following Victoria’s move to make electronic tags compulsory.
From mid next year, all Victorian saleyards and abattoirs will be required to read electronic tags of sheep and goats born in 2017, with the information linked to National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). “
ABC RURAL – by Danielle Grindlay – “All lambs born in Victoria, from 2017 onwards, must be fitted with an electronic identification tag.
The State Government this morning announced mandatory electronic tags for sheep and goats, despite strong opposition from national industry groups.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Longreach shearer Dave Grant has had a tough time getting ready for the upcoming Jackie Howe Festival Invitational at Jondaryan’s Festival of the Golden Shears.”