ABC RURAL – Vic Country Hour by David Sparkes – “Australia’s wool market heads into the winter break in a buoyant mood, despite a slight fall in the main indicator this week.
The annual three-week recess begins today and when the final auctions closed yesterday, the Eastern Markets Indicator had fallen 9 cents for the week, finishing on 1311 cents.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Tattykeel Australian Whites stud, Oberon, have made a clean sweep of the broad ribbons at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo today.
Both the champion and reserve ram ribbons were snatched up by Tattykeel stud with the August September 2015 drop sashed champion and the October November 2015 reserve.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WESTERN Australian stud Navanvale, Williams, have won the National Merino Pair of the Year.
The pair all the way from WA won out over the five other contestants from Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland.”
STOCK & LAND – “Vendors were well rewarded for holding stock over the dry summer –autumn period at a special store sheep sale at Wycheproof on Thursday.
Conducting the first market at the northwest centre for almost four months, prices for most lines of breeding ewes with young lambs at foot, and those joined up, were sold upwards of $200 a head, topping at $280.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “FOLLOWING the devastating Black Saturday bushfires which obliterated the farming valley of Strathewen, in Victoria, principal of the local primary school Jane Hayward AM used wool to help mend the broken hearts and broken relationships of the devastated community.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices moved lower this week as the Australian dollar strengthened, but some buyers reported keen enquiry for the new season set to start after the annual three-week mid-year sale recess.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamiie-Lee Oldfield – “AUSTRALIAN Fleece Competition veterans Paul and Margy Seaman have become the first commercial producers to ever win the event.
Grand champion fleece was awarded to a 17.7 micron superfine entry from the Seaman’s property Rosemont, at Crookwell, NSW.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Beale – “FOR the first time in the history of the Australian Fleece Competition, a commercial fleece has succeeded stud competitors for the Grand Champion title.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CROOKWELL fine wool growers Paul and Margy Seaman have created Australian Fleece Competition history – winning the Grand Champion prize with a commercial fine Merino fleece. It is the first time this has been done in the competition’s 16-year history.”