STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitrchell – “THE Woolmark Company has partnered up with Tommy Hilfiger for its latest THFLEX campaign. Tennis star Rafael Nadal has returned as the face of the collection, stepping out in suits crafted from Australian Merino wool.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SCANNED in-lamb first cross ewes sold to $310 on AuctionsPlus last week, as the weekly online commercial sheep and lamb offering fell by 20,409 to 30,083 head.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Kristen Frost – “Peak Hill stud, Towalba, have shown their versatility between medium and strong wools, taking out the grand champion medium wool ram title.
Judge Tim Dalla, Collinsville stud, SA, applauded the ram for his great outlook and heavy cutting fleece. “He is a big upstanding ram that is structurally correct,” Mr Dalla said.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “AFTER a fortnight of price falls, the wool market rebounded last week.
The Eastern Market Indicator regained its losses of the previous week, rising 53c/kg to finish the week at 1512c/kg.
It was the medium microns that led the charge into the Easter recess, with the 21 micron indicator gaining 131c/kg in the south.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sarah Hudson – “EVERY winter brothers Glenn and Brian Curry sit down with their agronomist to detail the rotation plan for their 2590ha cropping and sheep farm in southern NSW.
One of the key priorities of the plan, said Glenn, was to use their livestock and crops to manage weeds. The plan was guided by WeedSmart practices, the industry-led initiative focusing on sustainable herbicide use.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “SKY-HIGH livestock prices are expected to remain at record levels until spring.
Meat and Livestock Australia released its updated sheep and cattle outlooks in the past fortnight, which predicted producers would keep reaping best-ever returns… “
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Martin Bunyard – “Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merinos and Mt Ascot Merinos were the only two Queensland studs to exhibit sheep at this year’s Sydney Royal Show.
The two prefixes are owned by the Brumpton family, Mitchell with stud principle Nigel Brumpton reporting a successful showing for the local Poll Merino and Merino studs.”
THE RURAL – by Mark Griggs – “A FLEECE off a Demondrille stud’s 2017 show team ewe which hadn’t attracted any judge’s eye at shows, certainly gained lots of attention in the Sydney Royal Fleece judging taking out grand championship honours.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “QUEENSLAND’S sheep and wool producers want an annual $10 million increase in state and federal government funding for wild dog exclusion fencing.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A BREAK from tertiary study has started Georgia Reeves’ career in wool and helped her win the nation’s top wool classer graduate competition.”