SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE sheep and lamb listings increased on AuctionsPlus last week, led again by New South Wales producers selling stock while battling the drought.”
RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “Merino wool is fetching prices at auction not seen since the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Last week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch was “outstanding” for merino and mid micron wool, following on from the continued strengthening in Australia, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – Advertiser content for AWI – “Degradation of pastures during times of drought is of considerable concern to most sheep producers. Soil degradation and low pasture productivity post drought are common costs associated with periods of drought for sheep producers.”
ABC NEWS – by Tim Lee – “What motivates us to open our hearts and wallets?
It’s an especially timely question, as the widespread drought in the eastern states worsens with every rainless day, and when the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts relief may be months away.
Pictures of hungry stock, parched farmland and stressed farmers are everywhere. So too are appeals for help…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Caitlyn Burling – “FOLLOWING a week of uncertainty in the WA sheep industry, there was certainly no hesitation from commercial breeders at the first ram sale of the season.
Farmers from all around the district turned up to Phil and Robyn Jones’ Bruce Rock property for their annual Belka Valley Poll Merino ram sale, ensuring every ram was snapped up and bulked out their breeding requirements.”
THE ESPERANCE – by Jodie Rintoul – “IT was not only in the sale pens at the Rabobank WA Sheep Expo and Sale at Katanning last week, where Western Australian Poll Merino sires were making an impression on buyers, there was also a few private sales negotiated to local studs.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “TOUGH seasonal conditions have forced the Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee to revise sharply downwards its shorn wool estimate for the current season.
Available on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) website from tomorrow (Friday, August 31), the latest wool production forecast estimates a 5.7 per cent decline in the national wool clip to 322 million kilograms greasy for 2018-19.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Midwest Times – “More than 2000 people passed through the gates of the Mullewa Recreation Ground last Saturday for the 85th annual Mullewa Agricultural Show.
The larger than usual crowd enjoyed a wide range of free attractions, from pavilion exhibits to the adrenaline-fuelled monster truck shows.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s online platform WoolQ has released three new features – an industry network forum, My WoolQ for clip details and a ready reckoner for market analysis and results.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “FORWARD wool markets traded in light volume as the spot auction market looked to steady after a volatile first three weeks of the new season.”