FARM WEEKLY – by Linda Sharman – “BUYERS once again came from far and wide to secure quality genetics at the Corrigin Ram Breeders Association annual ram sale on Monday, pushing bids to a top of $3000 twice from the Poll Merino offering.
A total of 143 stud and specially selected rams were offered by three regular vendors, with 122 sold under the hammer at a healthy average of $867, albeit slightly lower than last year when the clearance rate was also lower.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “THE Mullan family’s faith and investment in the Merino industry was well and truly rewarded on Monday when they hosted their first combined Eastville Park and Quailerup West on-property ram sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Linda Sharman – “GOOD seasonal conditions and optimism in the sheep and wool industry was once again reflected in the Cramphorne Merino and Poll Merino stud’s on-property ram sale last week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Peter Henderson – “THERE was an air of optimism among buyers at the 37th annual Parakeelya Merino ram sale last week at Beacon which recorded an 87 per cent clearance under the hammer and a top price of $2200.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “SHEEP production is a low volatility agricultural enterprise within capital reach for new farmers.
ANZ agribusiness manager Mark Bennett said with the price of lamb and wool, many producers wished they had stayed in sheep breeding, or had more numbers.”
RURAL NEWS – by Rural News Group – “Managing ewes for maximum survival and profitability is underpinned by four key profit drivers, says Australian livestock consultant San Jolly. Jolly, of Productive Nutrition, recently spoke about those profit drivers to producers at ‘Pastoral Profit’ workshops, held jointly by Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation, in NSW and Queensland.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release Silver Fern Farms – “The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and Silver Fern Farms have reached agreement for NZM to take 100 per cent ownership of Alpine Origin Merino Limited, previously owned jointly.
Alpine Origin Merino Limited was established 5 years ago as a joint venture between NZM and Silver Fern Farms to own the SILERE alpine origin merino brand and to fund the development and marketing of the SILERE merino meat range. Under the agreement NZM becomes the sole shareholder in Alpine Origin Merino Limited.”
RNZ – “New Zealand Merino has lifted its full-year profit by 18 percent to $2.7 million. Shareholders, including over 500 fine woolgrowers, will get a total dividend which represents a return of 38.3 percent on the current share price.”
COUNTRY NEWS – “Have you ever considered if your stock have a trace mineral deficiency?
Macro-minerals such as calcium and phosphorus are required in large amounts, however, trace minerals such as copper, cobalt, selenium and iodine are only required in small amounts.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “A NEW research project has been launched to evaluate the use of smartphone apps in agriculture and producer attitudes towards these tools, in order to ensure future tools and technologies meet their needs…”