FARM WEEKLY – by Andrew Marshall – “AUSTRALIAN farm export earnings are likely to hit a record $48.7 billion next financial year – about $1b more than the current 2016-17 period – if seasonal conditions remain relatively supportive.
The big winners in the year ahead should be producers of wool, dairy products, sugar, wine, sheepmeat, barley, canola and rock lobster – all are expected to see a rise in export prices for their products.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Laura Griffin – “Entries are open for the 17th Australian Fleece Competition.
The prestigious competition has a total prize value of more than $16,000 and encompasses all main wool types – including Merino, Dohnes, Polwarths, Corriedales and British breeds.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A tightening in lamb numbers heading into winter contributed to a substantial decline in numbers offered on AuctionsPlus last week.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE Australian wool market continued to gain ground this week with AWEX’s eastern market indicator closing a further 22c higher to 1522c. The rise in the overall market indicator was courtesy of both ends of the clip helping to lift the average whilst the bulk areas of 21-22 micron wools held unchanged at resistance levels.”
RNZ Radio New Zealand – by Alexa Cook – “The Hilux Rural Games have descended on Manawatu for the first time in the event’s history, kicking off with 1000 sheep making a 500m dash down Feilding’s main street…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “THE physical market’s continued positive direction, particularly on the fine Merino and crossbred wools, was reflected in the forward prices paid this week.”
THE RURAL – by Mark Griggs – “DONATIONS of wool from NSW clients totalling 92 bales are set down for auction in Melbourne next week with proceeds heading to Ronald McDonald House Westmead.
Quality Wool’s annual charity wool auction attracted some 14,000 kilograms for the next wool sale season in Melbourne on March 15, according to NSW Operations Manager, Chris Scott, Parkes.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “DIVERSITY has helped promote Australian lamb and now the diverse nature of the nation’s wool clip is becoming an important market factor.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 10 March 2017 (Week 36)
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “A PROTOYPE wool bale sterilizer has been unveiled to industry leaders in a bid to prepare the trade from impacts arising from emergency animal disease outbreaks.”