QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Helen Walker – “Farmers across the inner Darling Downs are rejoicing after weekend falls of between 30mm to 60mm of rain.
According to Elders senior broadacre agronomist Andrew Millers, Toowoomba, farmers in a line east of Dalby through to Millmerran have received good falls with little impact to their crops…”
THE ESPERANCE EXPRESS – by Tony Hughes-Owen and Jodie Rintoul – “AMONG the fervor during the East Mundalla on-property ram sale at Tarin Rock last week, where a record price of $57,000 was paid for a Poll Merino ram and another sold at $20,000, the stud also negotiated the sale of another Poll Merino sire privately for $30,000.”
STOCK & LAND – by Vanessa Binks – “Total clearance of 120 rams, to $18,000, av $3092
FINISHING the season strongly after a tough winter was the story of the day for Lachlan Merinos, with its 14th annual ram sale at Forbes, NSW, topping $18,000.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Linking with merino innovators and a foray in the strong wool marketplace has helped the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) make an after-tax profit of $2.7 million which is up 18 per cent on the previous year.
Turnover at $120m was up from $113m the previous year on the back of a record profit and record bales sold during the financial year ending June. The debt to asset ratio is at a modest 33 per cent.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A STRONG upside case for increased sheep industry investment could be made in Australia, according to an agricultural research paper released by ANZ yesterday. Releasing the paper ‘The Sheep’s Back’, ANZ Head of Agribusiness Mark Bennett said sheep enterprises present a far lower volatility profile compared to other broadacre farming systems.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Andrew Marshall – “Australia’s biggest farm services business, Landmark, will potentially be tapping a bigger choice of crop nutrition technology from North America in the wake of a Canadian agribusiness mega-merger unveiled last week.
Fertiliser giants Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan plan to combine to create a $36 billion fertiliser and farm retailing behemoth.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Linda Sharman – “THE sun was shining in west Badgingarra last Friday as the Sandown Prime SAMM stud achieved almost a total clearance at its annual on-property ram sale.
Each of the 18 registered buyers bought at least one Prime SAMM ram under the hammer at an average of $840, with strong bidding pushing the sale top price across the 69 rams sold to $1700.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “BIG, upstanding Merino and Poll Merino rams carrying top white wools were in demand and sold strongly as buyers pushed prices to a top of $3000 at last week’s Eastville on-property ram sale at Wickepin.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “LAST week’s Koobelup Dohne and Moodi Whites ram sale in Narrogin marked a special occasion for both vendors involved.
Koobelup stud principals Ian and Julie Hanna consolidated their expanded stud and established a new selling regime and Moodi Whites stud principals Stephen Abbott and Ann Wright made their own little bit of history.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release Business Desk by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand Merino Co, a wool marketer that aims to develop higher-value markets for sheep products, posted a 19 percent lift in annual profit and said its business has doubled in value over the past three years…”