SOUTHERN WEEKLY – by Marty Moses – “WOOL prices posted a 6c/kg rise at auction sales with the Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator settling at 1311c/kg. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE Merino and crossbred wool prices lifted around foreign exchange movements this week, but medium and strong Merino rates fell.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 16 September 2016 (Week 11)
FARM WEEKLY – by Catherine Miller and Jodie Rintoul – “SPIRITED Australia-wide and international bidding pushed the South Australian Stud Merino and Poll Merino Ram Sale in Adelaide last week to just shy of last year’s record average and WA buyers played a part in achieving this.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “THE Merino industry has banded together to launch the Breed More Merino Ewes campaign, led by the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders.
Announced at the World Merino Insight in Adelaide last week, the campaign encourages producers to increase the number of Merino breeding ewes in their enterprise.”
THE HERALD SUN – by Genevieve Alison – “AUSTRALIANA was in full cry on Thursday when a sheep was sheared in the CBD to promote the Royal Melbourne Show.
Shearers from across the state will fire up their clippers on some very woolly sheep at this year’s Show.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “TWENTY-three young Australian farmers have been awarded prestigious Nuffield scholarships for 2017.
Winners of the scholarships, valued at about $30,000 and including overseas study tours, were announced at a gala dinner tonight in Adelaide as part of Nuffield Australia’s annual two-day conference.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Forest Springs Merino Stud, Joel Joel, is taking part in its first ever off-property event at this year’s Marnoo Field Day.
Stud principal Bruce Dean is hopeful the event will increase exposure of his stud, that was only founded in 2009, and registered in 2012.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SOUTH Australia’s innovative school wether competition at the recent Royal Adelaide Show is putting Merinos back onto farms, organiser Francis Andrews said. He would like every state with Merinos to run a similar competition.”
SHARECHAT.CO.NZ – “Australian-owned carpet maker Godfrey Hirst is questioning the benefit of foreign shareholders to New Zealand in its bid to prevent the creation of a wool scouring monopoly.
Godfrey Hirst is appealing the Commerce Commission’s decision last November to allow Cavalier Wool Holdings to acquire New Zealand Wool Service International’s wool scouring business and assets, allowing a monopoly on the supply of wool scouring services and the supply of wool grease on the trade-off that there was a broader public benefit in fending off competition from cheaper foreign rivals. “