GEELONG ADVERTISER – by Alex Sinnott – “A LITTLE River farmer has been fleeced of more than $11,000 worth of wool — although the thieves have pinched less than they bargained for.
The wool consignment was stolen either Monday evening or early Tuesday morning from a Bulban Rd property, about 7km northwest of the Little River town centre.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “A NEW day of the week is expected to reinvigorate the Southern Victorian Merino Field Days.
Traditionally held on a Sunday, the field days will now be held on a weekday to fit in better with the working week.
Nine studs will open their gates for the event on Friday, October 17.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “BOORANA stud principal Will Lynch says there is still new interest in Merino sheep breeding despite a noticeable drop of breeders in the past two decades.
Mr Lynch has run the stud of more than 6500 sheep between Mortlake and Ararat for the past 20 years and said he still received new interest each year when promoting Boorana at the Southern Victorian Merino Field Days.”
STOCK & LAND – “A Victorian has claimed the title of one of Australia’s best wool handlers.
Sophie Huf, Hawkesdale, was one of two named 2016 National Woolhandling champions at Warialda, NSW on Sunday, October 8. Representing Victoria for the third time, Ms Huf said she had only been competing for nine years and hadn’t expected to win.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “BATHURST Merino Association chairman Warwick Larnach has issued a media release throwing the local association’s support behind the concept of moving wool sales from Sydney to Goulburn.”
ABC RURAL – by Eliza Wood – “The increasing number of wild dog attacks in WA’s Gascoyne region is forcing pastoralists to consider investing in hundreds of kilometres of exclusion fencing to protect livestock and revive the region’s sheep industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “COMMERCIAL non-mulesed Merino growers were in a good position to take advantage of industry expansion, Marnoo stud breeder Ben Duxson said last week…”
THE INDIAN EXPRESS – by Ians New Delhi – “Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, who recently collaborated with Kullu-based handloom weavers Bhuttico for a collection, says he is passionate about the handloom industry which is his source of inspiration. Rajesh Pratap and Bhuttico’s fashionable affair was held in Kullu last week and highlighted the farm-to-fashion journey of Merino wool which is part of the Woolmark Company’s Grown In Australia, Made In India initiative.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Western District sheep producer Philip Gough’s ambition is to make money and go fishing.
But his first priority is to produce 400 kilograms of liveweight per hectare annually, from lambs which meet the supermarket trade with an average 22kg carcase and a fat score of three.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “FINER microns led the charge as the wool market lifted last week.
While the Eastern Market Indicator rose 10 cents a kilogram clean, in the south the 18 and 19 micron indicators rose 25c and 24c/kg respectively.
The 17 micron indicator rose by 17c/kg while 20 micron rose by 15c/kg.
However in the broader microns, the 25 indicator dropped by 21c/kg and 26 micron by 19c/kg.”