NZ FARMER – “The wool market continued its downward trend despite another superb offering of pre lamb mid micron and crossbred fleece at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
The sale had one of the largest passed in rates for sometime of 46 per cent.
A good offering of merino wool realised price levels in line with Australia.”
NZ FARMER – by Audrey Malone – “Getting a knighthood doesn’t get you out of doing the household chores.
The dishwasher still needs to be loaded, Sir David Fagan says.
In fact, not much has changed for Sir David since he received a knighthood for services to shearing at the end of 2015.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “THE sun was shining on the Kolindale sale in Esperance with return buyers turning out to get their hands on more top quality genetics from the respected Dudinin-based stud.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “AUSTRALIAN non-mulesed wool is being bought before auction by overseas buyers willing to pay a premium.
The manager at Shelford’s Warrambeen Merino stud, Andrew Kirk, said wool from their past two shearings had been sold to overseas interests at a higher price than it would have made if it had gone under the hammer.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “CLEVE Area School has earned bragging rights in the Schools’ Wether Competition with its team of Merino wethers taking out the Mutooroo Pastoral Prize for overall meat and fleece winner.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “ONE of the best seasons seen in the area and strong meat and wool prices meant there was plenty of enthusiasm among buyers and it showed in their bidding at last week’s Ejanding on-property ram sale at Dowerin.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “SA will host its first Merino sire evaluation trial in an effort to benchmark the performance of the state’s modern Merino sires.
The move is a key initiative in the SA Sheep Industry Blueprint, and was announced by blueprint manager Stephen Lee during the Classings Classic Merino ram sale at Murray Bridge, which was held in conjunction with the Global Merino Insight conference.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Daniel McIntyre took home the Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears Invitational trophy and $10,000 for the third time on the weekend, coming out ahead in both quality and time, with a total time of just over 11 minutes and 30 seconds.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Linda Sharman – “IT was the first day of spring, and bids were in the air at the Belka Valley Merino and Poll Merino on-property ram sale last week.
The change of seasons, preceded by showery rain the day before, saw competition for the stud’s rams pick up where it left off last year, with the sale top of $2900 just $200 shy of the 2015 top price.”
AFRICA NEWS – “It is a busy time for workers at Saeed el-Khalaan’s wool factory in Egypt’s Daqahliya town. They have been working overtime using disgarded sheepskins for their wool in the weeks before the Eid al-Adha festival.”