FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOL supplies have slowed to a trickle and buyers are scrambling to fill international orders in WA before the annual July market recess.
It has been an exceptional season, with quality wool on offer and more of it – an increase of 80,520 bales or 4.68 per cent on last season Australia wide at this stage – and sold for record prices, but in WA it has reached an end.”
FARM WEEKLY – “THE new age of agriculture is upon us, with advances in technology opening opportunities in the face of an increasingly uncertain climate.
Despite a difficult start to the season, farmers will receive the support they have come to expect from exhibitors at this year’s Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, with more than 700 businesses booked to attend in the face of an uncertain year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A FRESH female face has joined predominantly older male buyers in the auction room at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).
Swan Wool Processors Pty Ltd’s administration assistant Georgie Foley, 20, last week sat at the back of the auction room among the buyers processing paperwork for the lines of wool the East Fremantle company was buying. “
THE BORDER MAIL – “Suffolks will be the stars of the Sheep Show at the upcoming Sheepvention in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society will present Sheepvention 2017 on August 7 and 8 at the Hamilton Showgrounds.
Competitions on offer will include The Hamilton and Western District Sheep Show, The Coprice Victorian Farm Dogs Competition, Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards, Ram Sale, Inventions Awards, Wool Handling and Young Auctioneers Event.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Tim Miller – “Captain James Cook’s landing at Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds in 1773 with the first sheep to enter New Zealand was re-enacted on the lake, with a stuffed merino sheep and a frozen pig playing leading roles.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VEGAN wool is the aim of a new prize being sponsored by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals at the 2018 Biodesign Challenge in the United States.”
NZ CITY – “Prices fell at the latest weekly wool auction, with some grades hitting their lowest level in seven and a half years, amid lacklustre demand from China…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has answered the call to nominate its outstanding achievers for the first Australian Wool Industry Medals. Nominations for the medals close today and Federation of Australian Wool Organisations secretary Bianca Heaney said the response to the inaugural medals initiative has been fantastic.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL prices surged for the smallest seasonal bale offering this year at auctions in Sydney and Melbourne this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator rose 27 cents to 1533c/kg clean as brokers offered 22,298 bales.”
SHARECHAT.CO.NZ – “Prices fell at New Zealand’s latest weekly wool auction, with some grades hitting their lowest level in seven and a half years, amid continued lacklustre demand from China, the largest buyer of the fibre.”