THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Hannah Driscoll – “MCKINNON Pastoral was one of the big winners at the Hamilton and District Legacy’s Fleece Show last week…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ANIMAL cruelty allegations against South Australian and New South Wales shearers implicated in a PETA video expose three years ago are unlikely to be tested in court…”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – by Emma Carinci – “The next (potential) generation of agronomists, veterinarians and farmers got a taste of all things agricultural recently at Melbourne University’s Dookie Campus.
Years 9 and 10 students from secondary schools around Melbourne and regional Victoria spent three days on an agricultural camp known as the ConocoPhillips Science Experience, undertaking learning activities related to sheep, cropping and dairy.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NATIONAL agribusiness company Landmark will boost its sheep and cattle sales network with the acquisition of Victoria’s Crawford Dowling Pty Ltd from January 1 next year.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Agriculture’s volatility isn’t letting up but the revival of dairy from two low payout years appears to be making up for declining meat and wool returns.
The overall brighter outlook based on the dairy industry beginning to rebound and backed by horticulture and forestry growth has the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) optimistic the primary sector is entering a stable period.”
RNZ – by Alexa Cook, Rural Reporter – “The latest situation and outlook report for the primary sector is forecasting a nearly 0.8 percent drop in export revenue to $36.7 billion for the year to June 2017.
This is down $0.3b from the previous year, but the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is banking on stronger dairy prices helping to pull the export revenue up by over 12 percent in 2018.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “A RUSH of wool hitting the market after prices reached five year highs has left the Australian Wool Testing Authority working overtime.
The AWTA’s Melbourne laboratory worked at the weekend to catch up, and the National Auction Selling Committee allowed those brokers selling on Tuesday and Wednesday an extended catalogue deadline for delayed results.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie -Lee Oldfield – “PREDICTIONS of a falling wool market were realised last week, after prices reached a five-year high a week earlier.
Most of the gains from the past month were lost as the Eastern Market Indicator fell 29c/kg to finish at 1349c/kg.
Merino wool lost up to 60c/kg on the first day of a three-day trading week in Melbourne, and despite recovering slightly by the end of the week, was still up to 45c/kg lower week-on-week.”
THE SCOTTISH FARMER – by Gordon Davidson, News Editor – ” ABERDEENSHIRE-BASED animal nutrition specialists Harbro have been confirmed as major sponsors of the North of Scotland’s biennial sheep event, Highland Sheep 2017.
Organised by the National Sheep Association Scotland, the event will be hosted by the Clark family at Kinnahaird Farm, Contin, Strathpeffer, on Wednesday, May 31.”
PEOPLE STYLE – by Emily Kirkpatrick – “UPDATE: And there’s a new unexpected addition to PETA’s anti-wool family, Joaquin Phoenix. The last time you saw the actor he was likely sporting some shoulder-length, scraggly hair and a beard to match, but for his new gig as the spokesperson for the anti-animal cruelty organization, the actor has donned a much more dapper look.”