SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE and medium Merino wool prices lifted by up to 25c/kg clean in auction sales this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator closed up 11 cents to 1320c/kg clean, with brokers passing in 3.6 percent of the 40,553-bale offering in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “YOUNG Canberra school girl and animal lover Annie Liao has won the right to have her unique equestrian uniform design made into a garment after winning Australian Wool Innovation’s 2016 Wool4School competition.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SUBSTANTIAL discounts will be applied to Australian wool from mulesed sheep “sooner than later” unless the industry implements a plan to phase out the flystrike preventative practice, according to Italian processors.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 2 September 2016 (Week 9)
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Emma Field – “A RIVERINA farmer was threatened with a gun when he confronted a trio of men attempting to steal sheep at Bidgeemia.
NSW Police are appealing for assistance to find three men, who attempted to steal sheep with a white van near Bidgeemia between Urana and Henty.
Wagga Wagga-based Detective Senior Constable Scott Blanchard with the NSW Police Rural Crime Unit said the incident happened on August 19 at about 8.30am in the morning.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “CROP grazing in a pasture-based livestock system can increase returns by 25 per cent or more, according to the CSIRO’s Hugh Dove.
Mr Dove demonstrated to the Animal Production 2016 conference in Adelaide recently that grazing dual-purpose crops could more than double the sheep grazing days per hectare of an operation.
The flow-on effect grazing crops could have on the availability of pasture on a property was often not included in the equation, Mr Dove said.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “FOR the past 10 years, Tom Small has flown from New Zealand to visit Bendigo for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. “
BUSINESS STANDARD – by Komal Amit Gera – “India’s woollen industry is facing a double whammy, with demand for woollen products falling and prices of raw materials increasing. So far as wool production and consumption are concerned, India is largely import-dependant for finer quality wool, where Australia and surrounding regions are among the leading suppliers.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – by Bronwyn Haynes – “Thomas Wilkinson Green started his wool broking business in 1905 at Cooma.
He adopted a policy to purchase wool at one-thousand-feet or higher.
The higher areas are much better for wool growing regions.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO flocks will be the focus of an expansion of the popular Lifetime Ewe Management program (LTEM), underpinned by a new $1.6-million investment from Australian Wool Innovation.”