THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “THE next batch of candidates starting the Australian Rural Leadership Program includes two woolgrowers living on the same road at Hay, NSW.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOLTRADE traded 111 bales last week as the market’s strength and supply shortfall pushed buyers online to fill orders.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release New Zealand Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s Marketing Executive, Mr Malcolm Ching reports that the strong New Zealand dollar, restricted off-shore interest and high volumes of one wool category on offer this week saw local prices ease.
Of the 12,180 bales on offer from the predominantly short second shear wools in the North Island, 77 percent sold.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Julie Power – “LES ‘Snake’ Presnell is nearly as poetic as Banjo Paterson when he talks of droving sheep along the long paddock, the 600,000 hectares of travelling stock routes that criss-cross NSW.
“I’ve always loved me sheep,” he said. “What I like about droving is you keep the sheep alive for the cockies at home. It is a pretty good life: a few dogs, a few horses, to play around and get ’em going,” said Mr Presnell, a long-time drover.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Cavalier Wool Holdings – “Cavalier Wool Holdings (CWH) are ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by Australian owned carpet maker Godfrey Hirst’s decision to launch another appeal against its proposal to merge its wool scouring operations with NZ Wool Services International (NZWSI).”
THE BORDER MAIL – by Shana Morgan – “When Britains go to the polls on Thursday to decide if they stay in European Union or leave, the eyes of the world will be watching.
Wangaratta’s Jack McNeilly was a young man in Scotland in 1973 when the decision to join what was called the European Economic Community was the talk of the school yard.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “FEEDING supplementary fibre to sheep that are on high-quality pasture is not only a waste of money, it drags back production values, a New Zealand scientist says.
Jim Gibbs, an Australian veterinarian who is based at Lincoln University in Christchurch and one of only a handful of rumen science specialists in the world, says he is genuinely mystified how the fibre myth has been perpetuated in Australia.”
THE DAILY ADVERTISER – “It was more than just the students that were herded into the gymnasium at The Riverina Anglican College yesterday.
Four-legged friends were led inside as students who attended the Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair demonstrated their skills.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “THE Daniell family’s White River Merino and Poll Merino studs based at Poochera and Minnipa, respectively, had a major triumph at the recent Hay Sheep Show.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Gore sheep farmers Barry and Julie Crawford want to make the sheep industry better.
The pair are finalists for the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.
For the Crawfords improving their sheep breeding and lamb finishing operation at their Gore property Rosebank is their main goal.”