FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FOR two young international backpackers, an introduction to the wool industry while staying at Trewin farm and feedlot, Coomberdale, was an education as well as a working holiday.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Farren Hotham – “At Dubbo Thursday numbers down, wet weather. 748 prime cattle penned, good quality yarding, firm to dearer market. Very light restocker steer lost 6 cents, feeder steers firm, feeder heifers firm to 3 cents dearer. Trade steers,heifers gained 10 cents, heavy steers,bullocks mainly firm although heavy end cheaper. Cows up 10 cents.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “STUDENTS from WA College of Agriculture Harvey were reassured they were on the right track to a rewarding career when they visited the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Exchange will welcome international retailer and brand submissions to its latest review of the National Wool Declaration, AWEX chief executive officer Mark Grave said today.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “APPS that crowd source information are on the agenda for the livestock industry, says researcher Sam Gill.
The data insights manager at Meat and Livestock Australia thinks apps such as TripAdvisor and Uber could be adapted to livestock production.
“The challenge is that farming is also becoming increasingly complicated as more data and information is produced from many different sources,” Mr Gill said.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “AN updated Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) training course has been adapted to focus on WA pasture conditions and to suit mixed-farming schedules.
National facilitators were in Perth this week to discuss the program and adaptions for WA, particularly mixed-farming schedules where sheep were an important, but not the main, source of income. “
AG WEEKLY (US)- “The Australian wool market continued on with last week’s rally and lifted the Australian Wool Exchange-Eastern Market Indicator to a 6-cent gain. The rise in the EMI came in spite of a firming Australian dollar, which increased more than 1 cent and finished above 75 U.S. cents. In U.S. dollar terms, the EMI was 2.2 percent higher.”
STOCK & LAND – “An improved lamb marking rate at a Merino stud in the Wimmera supports the key role of breed in Australia’s modern sheep industry.
Wallaloo Park Merinos, Marnoo, has recorded some of its best results since the stud started in 1979.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “COARSE wool research will be the focus of a $21m partnership between Zealand’s Wool Industry Research Ltd and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.”
THE LAND – “Industry experts will discuss their latest research findings around issues of key relevance to producers and the Australian sheep industry at this year’s Graham Centre Sheep Forum on Friday 8 July.”