STOCK & LAND – by Mark Phelps – “AGRICULTURE Minister David Littleproud has not ruled out winding up Australian Wool Innovation if it does not provide an implementation plan for 82 corporate governance recommendations by October 19.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “If flies had white eyes instead of red eyes, they would pose less of a threat to your sheep flock.
The colour of their eyes affects their vision, and having white eyes would prevent them from being able to find sheep to lay their eggs on.”
STOCK & LAND – “Victorian farmers are highly resilient, adaptable and innovative. Nevertheless, there are circumstances of severe and prolonged dry conditions where self-reliance and sheer determination are not enough on their own.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Victoria continues to go it alone nationally with its compulsory electronic identification (eID) of sheep and goats. As thousands of sheep and lambs from drought-hit areas of New South Wales and Queensland enter Victoria, the question is – does it make Victoria’s eID legislation ineffective?”
THE RURAL – Advertising feature – “Illawarra Merino Stud has a selection of horned and poll rams available for private sale in late September 2018.
The stud and commercial flocks have been producing quality wool of 20 microns and weighing eight kilograms and over for many years.”
THE RURAL – Advertising feature – “THE current market for wool and meat is proving an ideal lead-in to Roseville Corriedale Stud’s fourth annual on-property sale.
Corriedales are an excellent self-replacing sheep for wool and meat and there will be about 30 high quality rams going under the hammer at the sale.
Owned by father and son Tony and John Manchester, Roseville has bred its stock to increase wool and meat profit per hectare, while also having increased fertility and lambing.”
THE RURAL – “Fox & Lillie Rural recently returned from their The Heritage of Wool Study tour to the United Kingdom and Italy with the group of wool growers coming back with an enhanced sense of confidence about the wool industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIA’S sheep and goat producers will continue to enjoy the cheapest electronic sheep and goat ear tags in Australia in 2019.”
IOL.CO.ZA – by Ana Monteiro – INTERNATIONAL – “The benchmark price of wool in South Africa, the world’s second-biggest producer of the variety used for clothes, climbed to a record high as the rand weakened and demand increased.
The Cape Wools Merino Indicator climbed 6.6 percent to 253.82 rand ($16.45) a kilogram (2.2 pounds) at the sale in the southeastern city of Port Elizabeth, Cape Wools SA said in an emailed statement Wednesday.”