THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “CLIP preparation is one way producers can offset poor crossbred wool prices, and receive a premium for wool already selling at high rates. It could mean a more than $400 per bale difference in returns, according to Australian Wool Network agents.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Specialist Western District producers will get their first opportunity this Friday at Ballarat to purchase crossbred ewes suitable for am early summer joining.
All up 12,000 young ewes, aged 1-1.5 years, 17-drop ewe lambs and some mature ewes will be offered, with a large portion mulesed and Gudair vaccinated.”
STOCK & LAND – “VICTORIAN farmers are looking to 2018 with optimism, with strong positive sentiment reported across all agricultural sectors.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “Confidence has rebounded strongly among NSW farmers, with sheep and beef producers behind much of the upswing, according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.”
THE RURAL – “YARDING numbers at the sheep and lamb sale on Thursday dropped to a total of 25,000 head.
The Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre hosted an unseasonably small offering due to the forecast rain in the region.
Producers throughout the region were preparing for the upcoming deluge of more than 100mm of rain that fell in some parts.”
THE RURAL – by Andrew Marshall – “Rain may have come too late to help many graingrowers’ prospects, but it has contributed significantly to a mood revival across much of the farm sector.
Varied rainfall patterns in November have helped send farmer confidence levels doubling from their four-year lows of just three months ago.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “Into his ninetieth year, southern Riverina farmer Jack Jones continues to cast his eye over the annual clip shorn from the Bond Corriedale ewes grown on the Urangeline-district property held by his family for over one hundred years.”
In fashion news this week: Raf Simons unveils limited edition sweater for The Woolmark Company, you can now customise your Fendi handbag
VOGUE AUSTRALIA – by Angelica Xidias –
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After collaborating with The Woolmark Company on his autumn/winter ‘17/’18 New York show, fashion designer Raf Simons has further marked the occasion by creating a limited edition wool sweater featuring the words ‘I Love Tokyo’ sprawled across the front in Japanese text.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “STUDENTS, teachers and their schools will vie for prizes worth $10,000 in the Woolmark Company’s 2018 Wool4School design competition. The Woolmark Company’s parent company Australian Wool Innovation has announced that registrations are now open for Wool4School 2018.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “CONSULTANT and producer Jason Trompf measures and records his prime lamb flock from embryo to entree.
There are two drivers which motivate this – boosting farm productivity and stock care – both, Mr Trompf feels are strengthened by meticulous data recording which will turn his family’s operation’s potential into profit.”