QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “ORDERS for Chinese Government uniforms are driving fine wool prices on the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), while a supply drought of bales sparks a market rally.
The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) closed at 1318 cents per kilogram last week, up 18c on the prior week.”
WHARFEDALE & AIREBOROUGH OBSERVER (UK) – by Annette McIntyre – ” THE PRINCE of Wales has given the royal seal of approval to a Guiseley wool company by praising it in a national newspaper.
In an article in the Daily Telegraph Prince Charles extols the virtues of wool and makes special mention of Abraham Moon.”
STOCK & LAND – by Rob Bolton, Livestock Manager Ruralco Southern Operations – “I WAS conscripted to do a day’s work in the Bendigo Saleyards last Monday, as is often the case at this time of year…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “FOR Robert Cameron the past 12 months have been some of the worst seasonal conditions the Merino breeder has ever seen.
Mr Cameron, who farms west of Ballarat at Burrumbeet, said two dry autumns and springs combined with an overly wet winter have resulted in his flock’s wool being down on strength and yield.”
ABC RURAL – by Sarina Locke – “Farmers and pest animal experts are dubious about claims a lever-action shotgun like the Adler should be allowed in to Australia to help them better manage wild pigs and dogs.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Coryule Merinos
33 of 50 rams sold to $3200, av $1415
IT was a wet afternoon in Willowvale, as buyers came to snap up 35 of 50 rams on offer at Coryule’s twilight sale on Tuesday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “STOCK & Land has won big at this year’s annual Australian Community Media (ACM) Awards.
Jennifer Chen, who does livestock sales and administration for Stock & Land, was voted winner of the Rising Star award.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “…Wool report – THE wool market had a very positive week for all merino categories, rising 30-40c/kg, while the XB wools lost between 10-15c/kg. The northern market indicator finished the week on 1359c/kg, up 18c/kg. The fine wools are slowly getting dearer every week with tthe 17 micron wools now at their highest level since 2011.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LAMB prices generally fell further in saleyards early this week and over-the-hook rates dropped despite a fall in yardings at most centres yesterday…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP producers nationally have welcomed recent sustained rainfall, but the return of widespread wet weather has brought its own set of issues for some wool growers and brokers.”