SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE Merino wool prices improved further this week, but broader micron demand was weaker, continuing the trend noted over recent months.”
COUNTRY NEWS – by Rodney Woods – “Following on from their success at the Australasian Dorset Championships, Tatura’s Rob and Lynne McCartney have been at it again, this time showing off their sheep at the Royal Melbourne Show.
The prize-winning Yentrac stud blew the competition away, winning Champion and Reserve Champion Poll Dorset Ewe and, in the Southdown section, Reserve Champion Ram, Sires Progeny Group, Best Yearling Ram and Most Successful Exhibitor.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 30 September 2016 (Week 13)
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “THE history books were re-written at many SA’s Merino and Poll Merino on-property sales this season as top prices and averages soared.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AS the spotlight continues to shine on production, the sheep and wool industries have been called on to improve their consumer awareness or risk jeopardising market share…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “WOOL at this year’s IGA Perth Royal Show was as popular as ever with the curious eyes of young families walking through the shed to admire the display of fleeces.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “WHEN Merino producer Charlie Webb bought a sheep handler, little did he know it would create another income source for his farm.
It was not the handler itself, but a desire to make the flow of sheep into the handler better that led to Back Up Charlie.
And after two years of design and testing, the sheep handling system has just taken out the coveted machine of the year award at the Henty Field Days and is going into production.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A scanning technology expert has warned the low frequency (LF) RFID tags used in the cattle industry will not suit the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) for sheep and goats to be implemented in Victoria next year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Growing up on his family’s cropping farm in Freshwater Creek, Xavier Carew always knew he’d pursue a career in the industry.
At just 20 years of age, Mr Carew is still unsure exactly what this might entail, but for now, he’s just happy to be studying what he loves.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: New Zealand Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s Marketing Executive Mr Malcolm Ching, reports that the North Island offering of 7900bales eased across the board with 74 percent selling. The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was up 0.94 percent compared to last week’s auction, however continuing subdued interest undermined the local market levels.”