FARM WEEKLY – “IF you haven’t already, make sure you mark Tuesday, September 13 in your calendar to attend the Sheep Easy Field Day at Muresk Campus in Northam.
Now in its fifth year, Sheep Easy is the annual field day delivered by ‘The Sheep’s Back’, Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) WA grower network.
Sheep Easy field day co-ordinator Ed Riggall said the field day in the past had proved popular and been attended by about 300 people annually.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “EVIDENCE-based agriculture is the catchcry at Emu Park, near Bairnsdale in Victoria’s East Gippsland.
Here, on 2800ha of red gum plains country, Shaun Beasley says running livestock is a business, not a hobby, and the focus needs to be on the bottom line. “The internal rate of return needs to be more than 30 per cent, otherwise you are wasting your time — you have got to do the figures,” he said.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “FIFTH-generation farmer Chad Taylor was destined to be a Merino producer.
“I grew up with sheep, listening to Dad class the sheep,” he said.
With his parents George and Kerry, Chad and wife Louise run the Mumblebone Merino stud at Wellington in central NSW.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “THE industry was given its first insight into store lamb demand last week, and competition between processors and restockers suggest it could be a challenging spring for buyers.”
STOCK & LAND – “PINNAROO-based Gunallo stud notched up its third consecutive top price at the Classings Classic sale at Murray Bridge on Monday, with a popular double polled, embryo transfer-bred ram.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “RAMS sold to a top of $5000 at the annual Gippsland Stud Merino Breeders 2016 Ram Sale today…”
STOCK & LAND – by Quinton McCallum – “A FAST-PACED series of agricultural challenges dazzled an enthusiastic crowd at the Adelaide Showground, as the industry’s youth competed in the state and national finals of the Young Farmers Challenge.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish – “A favourable currency trend that saw the Australian dollar ease from last week’s high of .7680 to the mid 75s allowed the wool market to remain more or less unchanged in USD terms this week, but rise by a solid 11 cents in local currency.
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “The AWEX EMI added 11c at auction sales this week to close at 1320c.
According to Moses and Son principal, Marty Moses, the market was aided by a weakening currency conversion with the USD falling over 1c to $0.7501USD by Wednesday’s opening before closing at $0.7535USD on Thursday, with the EMI in USD closing at 996usc -1usc.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “THE Merino industry’s “ghosts” and opportunities got an airing in a comprehensive 2016 Mac Troup Memorial Oration by western Victorian wool grower and stud breeder Tom Silcock.”