NATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW (NZ) – by Tina Morrison – “The European summer holiday period kept some wool buyers out of the New Zealand market this week, denting demand for fine crossbred wool.
The price for 35-micron wool fell to $5.50 a kilogram at yesterday’s South Island wool auction from $5.55/kg when it was last traded at the previous South Island auction two weeks ago, according to AgriHQ.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 19 August 2016 (Week 7)
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Vanessa Binks – “TAKING out three of the last four top honours at the Lake Cargelligo Merino Maiden Ewe Competition, a Rankins Springs producer believes the event offers more than just another successful notch on his belt.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “BETTER-than-expected prices for his crossbred wool made a trip to the Western Wool Centre (WWC) to see it sold worthwhile last week for Cataby farmer Duncan Glasfurd.
Mr Glasfurd sold 12 lines of wool ranging from 21 micron to 27.5 micron to a top of 954 cents per kilogram greasy for the finer fleece and across a price spread of 230c/kg down to the 26-micron fleece.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “WOOL forward trading has undergone a reform, as the industry jumps on the front foot to global pressure to regulate practices in over-the-counter (OTC) derivative market.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “A LAST-MINUTE decision paid off for Ross Wells of Willandra Merino stud when he took out the Riverina Merino Ewe of the Year award with a sheep he only decided to bring the night before.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jaimie-Lee Oldfield – “MERINO breeders have come a long way in lamb survival in the past 10 years — but the challenge is far from over.
“Lamb survival is a production handbrake, it’s absolutely economically critical, but it’s also got major welfare connotations around it. So it is like a triple whammy,” said Lifetime Ewe Management expert Jason Trompf.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Grace Ryan – “The Narromine store sheep sales took place on Wednesday with buyers hailing from around the region and beyond.
The sale saw just 4815 sheep yarded, a significant drop from last month.
People from Bathurst, Forbes, Wellington, Lake Cargelligo, Hermidale, Dubbo and Nevertire gathered to see how the rain has benefited sheep in the Narromine district. “
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS – Chris Holland meets the owner of an international wool firm which is thriving in private hands
PART of the Bradford-based wool trading and processing business Standard Wool dates back more than 200 years.”
STOCK & LAND – “GREENFIELDS Merino stud at Hallett triumphed at the Crystal Brook Show Merino judging last weekend, taking home a swag of ribbons including grand champion ram of the show.”