THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “A GOOD season across the region resulted in a much smaller than usual yarding at Wycheproof store sheep sale, with many commenting it was as empty as they have seen the yards.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Dry times have seen the Ettershank family, Murrayview, Murrabit, seek out pasture alternatives, to improve productivity.”
BORDER CHRONICLE – “The World Merino Insight (WMI) will be held in Adelaide, and at the Adelaide Show on September 4-9.
The six-day event covers both the meat and fibre aspects of merino production and brings together breeders, suppliers and buyers from across the sheep, wool and sheep meat industries.”
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DYNAMIC EXPORT – by Caleb Radford – “Top woolgrowers and sheep breeders from around the world are coming together for a new six-day event that aims to strengthen global networks and highlight industry growth. The inaugural World Merino Insight (WMI) will be held in Adelaide next month and will feature one of the world’s largest merino ram sales.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “Prime Minister John Key says the Government has only “moral persuasion” when trying to convince Westpac to not close its Ranfurly branch and 18 others across the country.
“The reality is we can’t make them [stay open] any more than any other customer can.
“The real challenge is whether the bank can find some way through and just listen to its customers. There might be a way they can use technology and other mechanisms to meet people halfway.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “Broken Hill-based Elders wool broker Lachlan Sutton doesn’t just consign clips to auction – he implements a full sales management service to help his clients set profitable market targets.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jeanette Severs – “Alan and Noeleen Smith, who farm on Innisfail, on the Cobungra River, are the third generation of his family to grow wool on the property above Omeo.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A NEW oral liquid pain relief product for sheep has been approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for the alleviation of pain associated with tail-docking and castration.”
THE HIMALAYAN TIMES – “The erstwhile robust occupation of making traditional hand-knit rugs from sheep wool is in crisis in the eastern hills now that the practice of keeping herds is on the wane.”