FARM WEEKLY – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) is seeking young wool industry applicants for its 2018 Breeding Leadership skills course.
The biennial course, which has trained more than 130 people nationally since its inception in 2002, is open to people aged 25-35 years and working in the wool industry in any capacity.”
MERCO PRESS – “Landholdings General Manager Andy Pollard has reported that the wool market remains in a strong position, with demand increasing as customers view it as a more sustainable product than artificial fibres.
He said it was forecast that the Australian wool clip might be up by 8% this year. The world sheep population was down by 25% compared to a few years ago, thus limiting the supply of wool and adding value.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Fourth generation South Australian sheepmeat and wool producer Andrew Michael is one of three nominations to fill three vacant MLA board posts, to be voted-on by members at November’s annual general meeting.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Bruce McLeish northern wool manager – “A WEAKER Australian dollar provided some protection against easier prices for those growers with wool in the market this week. Not all types were easier, but rather savage discounts for much maligned poor processing characteristics of tender and high mid-break dragged down the indicators, particularly in the medium Merino section. “
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 29 September 2017 (Week 13)
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kath Sullivan – “VICTORIA’S transition to mandatory electronic ear tagging for sheep and goats is not working, according to Nationals leader Peter Walsh.
Mr Walsh called on the Government to reconsider its timeline, set by Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford, to mandate the tags.
It has been compulsory to tag lambs born in Victoria with an electronic tag since January 1, and will become compulsory to scan sheep and goats at saleyards from March 31 next year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “IT was an up and down week for wool at auction and on the forward markets, and the forward indexes traded near cash in November and December before falling away.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE Merino wool prices lifted this week despite general discounting of clips with high mid-staple break readings.”
NEWS HUB NZ – “A global animal rights campaign has accused the wool industry of cruelty, putting farmers here on the defensive.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “DELL Dorper and African White Dorper rams were down $1500 on average compared to last year at its annual spring sale last week.
But stud manager Andrea van Niekerk said it was a good result considering the “drought-like conditions” the Moama area had experienced this year.
The Dorper rams averaged $2001 and White Dorpers $1336.”