NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders norther wool manager – “THE wool market seemed to struggle against opposing forces last week, with some participants calling for further correction, while others were keen to secure supply and content to push prices higher.
Despite a reasonably large offering of just under 50,000 bales the looming Christmas recess and the gap in supply won the argument and prices closed higher at stumps.”
NEW ZEALAND HERALD – THE COUNTRY – ” Prices were erratic at last week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch.
Exporters were very selective with their purchases of finer crossbred types destined for China. Coarse crossbred fleece showing discolouration struggled to find a level with limited competition, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUCTIONSPLUS offered a record 103,587 sheep and lambs on Tuesday last week, with promising reports of rain and forecasts for strong falls on the horizon. Total online sheep listings for the week totalled 118,077 head, an increase of 37,312 from last week.”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – by Contributor – “Well finished slaughter lambs were in limited supply at Tuesday’s sale in Deniliquin, with most of the yarding comprising store lambs and mutton.
The regular buying group competed in a solid market for the quality of lambs on offer.
There were 5772 sheep and lambs yarded, with most store type lambs. Only select pens had the weight and condition to suit processors.
The few pens of shorn lambs attracted the best processor demand, and were dearer.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SIRE nominations are being sought for the Merino Lifetime Productivity project’s final joining at its New England site at Armidale in New South Wales.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy: The Woolmark company – “Leading fashion designer Raf Simons with The Woolmark Company has released limited edition of 100 per cent Merino wool sweaters. The release is part of the partnership forged between the designer and Woolmark earlier this year and is also an ode to Simons’ love of the Japanese capital. Merino wool has always been an intrinsic element of Simons’ collections. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “PREDICTIVE sheep management application ASKBILL is being developed to potentially help producers meet lamb contract weight targets and processors to better understand on-farm production potential.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by AWGA president Robert McBride – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Growers Association president Robert McBride has congratulated Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton for his recent comments urging sheep producers to defend mulesing with pain relief.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN Australian sheep producers are being urged to consider starting supplementary feeding earlier this year due to the reduction of pasture in paddocks.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PROMINENT Merino advocate Dr Charles Massy will outline his approach to organic and regenerative agriculture at a Melbourne forum this week.”