THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “A DRY start to the year contributed to a decrease in micron average for Coral and Graham Maxted’s wool.
Which then resulted in a record high sale for the wool growers last week.
The Maxteds, from Jarkin, made a top price of 1078c/kg, the highest value they had ever received.”
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WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “… THE wool market was slightly cheaper this week with the northern market indicator finishing on 1375c/kg, down 3c/kg.
The merino wools were a bit inconsistent with the 16 and 17 microns gaining around 5c/kg while the 18 and 19 microns lost around the same…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s Wool Exchange Portal working group will decide next Monday if the industry should pursue creation of the online marketing platform.”
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THE LAND – “Confidence in the commercial performance of Greendale Merino genetics was in evidence when the McGufficke family held their annual on-property ram sale at “Willarney”, Cooma, where 90 rams were penned, selling 76 on the day to top $4500 for an average price of $1934.”
THE COUNTRY – by Sally Rae – “Sheep and beef farmers face a tough year if the New Zealand dollar stays high, with average pre-tax profits predicted to fall 13%.
Currency fluctuations, a weak and volatile outlook for lamb and wool, plus the impact of drought and facial eczema in the North Island, would impact profitability, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s 2016-17 new season outlook says.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “MIXED results from last week’s wool sales meant superfine types held their ground but broader microns slipped.
Currency movements and a bigger offering of 42,190 bales put pressure on the market, but the Eastern Market Indicator held ground to close unchanged at 1331c/kg clean.”
LEADER COMMUNITY NEWS North West – by Barry Kennedy, Sunbury Leader – “DOZENS of Salesian College students who study farming and stock management will showcase their skills at this Sunday’s Rupertswood Harvest Festival.
The second year of the event will feature scholarship holders who look after the college’s sheep and cattle.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sarah Hudson – ” IT DOESN’T get more Australian than hitting the road, heading outback and staying on one of our country’s remote farm stations.
And with agritourism becoming a handy side earner for an increasing number of graziers, travellers have a linked route of accommodation choices that can take you from north of the Victorian border through to Queensland, with even more choices out west.”