THE WEEKLY TIMES – “A SUPERFINE wool grower from St Helens, near Yambuk, is among this year’s recipients of the Australian Wool Industry Medal.
The medal, presented by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisation, recognises people who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the wool industry.”
THE ISLANDER – by Stan Gorton – “Despite a few difficulties in travel, Taljar Polwarth’s Stud has won its sixth Grand Champion award in seven years at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show held at Bendigo. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES- by Dale Webster – “THE Nevinson family of the Spring Plains Pastoral Company has taken out this year’s trophy for Northern Clip of the Year.
The wool growers from Wanganella, between Deniliquin and Hay, were the June nominees for the title, presenting a cut averaging 20.7 micron with a 95mm-long staple and a strength of 42 newtons per kilotex.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – Advertiser content for AWI – “As a fifth generation woolgrower, Jack Cotton from Kelvedon Estate, Tasmania, has lived through the many ups and downs of the wool industry over the years. Whilst indeed there have been dramatic highs and lows in relation to wool performance, prices, supply and demand over the past 60 years, Jack says that the tools the industry operate on are still very much similar to those used in the 1960s.”
THE ISLANDER – “More than 40 South Australian woolgrowers recently travelled to Melbourne with a team of pink shirts for a four-day ‘Woolification’ tour.
The tour kicked off with presentations from Bayer about animal health, followed by a passionate talk on current trends in the wool industry from Samantha Wan, Elders’ National Wool Selling Centre technical coordinator.”
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NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Penelope Arthur – “Sheep producers are being urged to consider best practice advice on drought feeding as the spring lambing ramps up across very dry parts of eastern Australia.
Sheep consultants say any producers who pregnancy scanned, particularly for multiples, are now far better positioned than those who opted not to scan.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The State Government is working on support for farmers in East Gippsland struggling through dry conditions.
Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited drought-affected farms on Tuesday to see what assistance would be most needed.”
STOCK & LAND – by Leann Dax – “The drought in NSW is driving a sell-off of new season lambs with the Riverina experiencing the worst conditions in years. This week 50 per cent of the 11,600 sucker lambs offered at Wagga were under 14kg carcass weight while in this total at least 3500 were immature lambs under 11kg cwt.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “LAMB continues its record-breaking price run, but wool has failed to sustain its recent significant gains.
A national record of $320 was paid for extra-heavy lambs at Dubbo, in central-west NSW, on Monday, where some pens returned as much as 500c/kg carcass weight.”