THE SCOTTISH FARMER – by Gordon Davidson – ” NEW British sheep-shearing records were set last week by two Welsh shearers.
Gareth Daniel and Ian Jones had set out to beat the existing ‘Nine Hour Two Stand’ British lamb shearing record at a specially-organised event, supported by the British Wool Marketing Board, which took place last Friday at Llysfasi Agricultural College, in the Welsh town of Ruthin, in Denbighshire.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “AUSTRALIA’S Dohne sheep have “impressed” one of their toughest critics. South Africa’s Cameron McMaster started in the industry at the development stage of the breed with his involvement spanning more than three decades.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders – “The Australian wool market again performed quite well last week given we are still at the slow point of the processing season and buyers face uncertainty about price trends and volume for the forthcoming season.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “FARM services giant Landmark has consolidated its position as Australia’s biggest wool broker with the purchase of the Arcadian Wool business this month.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LIMITED activity was reported on Wooltrade last week with just 54 bales traded as prices consolidated in the physical wool market.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – “THE continued improvement in poll merino demand in recent years led to a 12 per cent lift in the overall sale result at the Daniell family’s White River ram sale last Tuesday.
This Poochera-based sale again achieved a total clearance of 185 merino and poll merino rams to a top of $15,000 and at a solid $2391 average.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – by Catherine Miller – “DELOSHANDA Merino and Poll Merino stud notched up its highest on-property average in its 41-year sale history last Monday at Darke Peak.
Stud principals Damien and Rebecca Macgowan sold 46 of the 48 rams offered for a credible $1457 average.”
STOCK & LAND – “EVEN with extra lots on offer, the Maramville Poll Merino ram sale at Ceduna last Wednesday still managed a full clearance with a lift in the top price and average.”
AGWEEK – by Mikkel Pates – “BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — Center of the Nation Wool, Inc. is aptly named.
It’s at the center of major producing areas, and at a geographical center if you count Alaska and Hawaii, says Larry Prager, chief executive officer since 1993.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast greasy shorn wool production at 325 million kg in 2015/16, down 6.1 per cent as against in 2014/15.
AWPFC noted that for the 2015/16 season, AWTA test data showed a significant increase in the weight of wool 16.5 micron and finer and no change in the volumes of 17 micron wool.”