THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “THE wool futures market surged ahead in a week where the physical market made modest gains.
Elders southern wool zone manager Lachie Brown said October futures for 21 micron reached 1350c/kg, up 30c/kg on two weeks ago.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Network has purchased Geelong-based Merino clothing company Hedrena for an undisclosed amount.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – y Mark Horsburgh, TWG Wool – “THE wool market this week saw fine merinos a little cheaper while the medium to broad merinos were up to 25c/kg dearer.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “A COMBINATION of top genetics, enthusiasm and hard work has allowed some Wagga students earn top awards with stud sheep.
A group of high school students from The Riverina Anglican College (TRAC) have brought home the most successful exhibitor award from the Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – ” Rainfall was mainly received over eastern and southern Australia in the past week, with snow in the southeastern mountains.”
THE STAWELL TIMES-NEWS – “Sceptics doubting the role of merinos in Australia’s modern sheep industry have good reason to reconsider their views in the wake of exceptional results achieved by a Wimmera stud.”
THE RURAL – Marty Moses – “WOOL prices kicked by 6c/kg at Australian auction sales with the indicator closing at 1285c/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NARROGIN Agricultural College graduate, sheep breeder and junior judge Kira Batterbee is proof of the role ag colleges are playing in developing career pathways for rural youth and future industry leaders.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders – “Despite a much stronger Australian dollar this week the wool market showed surprising resilience to increase by 6 cents overall with mid micron merino wools leading the way with a jump of 25 cents. The stronger local currency meant that the increase in USD terms was a significant 21 cents overall.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOLTRADE sold 185 bales of wool last week, as the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator improved 15 cents to 1285c/kg clean by Thursday.”