THE FLINDERS NEWS – “Yalpara Station has sought the services of Magnus to build a new six-stand shearing shed.
Located about 40 kilometres north-east of Orroroo, the station sits on 15,000 hectares of land.
The property owners, Rob and Sharon McCarthy, run Merino sheep and cattle for meat and wool on the property.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Natalie Croxon – “There are plenty of reasons for optimism in the sheep meat and wool industries, presenters have said at a conference in Bendigo on Wednesday.
More than 300 people attended the BESTWOOL/BESTLAMB conference to hear from 16 individuals and groups on issues affecting the industry and how they could make the most of their business.”
THE STATESMAN (INDIA) – “Well-known international fashion editors such as Che Kurrien and Alison Tay are among the judges announced for the International Woolmark Prize 2016-17 to be held in Mumbai on July 15.”
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – by John Thistleton – “Introducing a new poison to control wild dogs has opened divisions among landholders, as efforts are stepped up to stem sheep attacks in the Snowy Mountains south of Canberra.
Wild dogs are flourishing, costing agriculture hundreds of millions of dollars. They are feeding off deer and pig carcasses left from shooters and consequently raising healthier pups. They use fire trails where baits cannot be laid because of absentee landholders.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “In the face of high price volatility in the market, National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has lauded the role of British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) and called for greater collaboration in all aspects of the industry – from farm to fibre – to maximize returns for all stakeholders in the chain.
“Clearly, working together and collaboration are key to growing the market returns for wool which unfortunately remain relatively poor,” said Charles Sercombe, NFU livestock board chairman.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “A Southland sheep breeding family continues to find success at a national level.
The Black family’s Blackdale Stud is a finalist in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards for the AbacusBio New Zealand Maternal Worth section.
Blackdale has previously received eight sheep industry awards.”
FARM WEEKLY – “The death of Geoff Honey has left the grains industry in shock and the wool industry mourning the loss of a true visionary who was ahead of his time.
His funeral this week in Sydney followed his death on June 10 as the result of a heart attack suffered while cycling to work earlier in the month.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders – “The wool market in Australia moved north again this week on the back of a small national offering, expected low supply going forward and the need to feed machinery. The AWEX EMI showed a modest increase of 9 cents in local currency terms, with a small loss of 3 USC.”
ABC RURAL – by Laurissa Smith – “A decision on whether the wool industry pursues Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) proposal to sell the national clip online could be made by October.”
ABC RURAL – SA Country Hour – by Cassandra Steeth – “The Donald Trump campaign for US presidency and the potential Britain exit from the European Union are having an impact on the Australian wool market according to wool industry consultant.
Andrew Dennis, an independent wool consultant has warned both were impacting sales, as the market was not purely driven by supply and demand.”