PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Ian Turner – “FOR the third consecutive year, the top price ram at Minta Poll Merino and Merino stud’s Mount Cooper on-property auction is headed to Clint Rayner’s Millbrae stud at Kimba.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Renae Laubsch – “The average and top price surged at Hill-View Dohne stud’s helmsman recent sale at Streaky Bay, on the back of good interest from local and interstate buyers.
At the 12th annual sale, Peter and Heather Holmes presented 65 rams and cleared 59 to $4000, with an overall average of $1322 – a lift of $257 from last year.”
RURAL LIFE – by Yvonne O’Hara – “It has been a good year for shearer Greg Paterson.
A fleece previously worn by one of Mr Paterson’s Corriedale four-tooth sheep scored a perfect 100 at the Mt Benger A&P Show in February this year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “A COLD front and associated low pressure system produced moderate falls in southern Western Australia and southwest South Australia early in the week, while a low pressure system and trough produced moderate falls in parts of southern Queensland and eastern New South Wales.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ARTIFICIAL intelligence use in the wool industry will be investigated by a collaboration of Australian Wool Innovation, neXtgen Agri Ltd and the University of Sydney.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool-buying demand rebounded early this week after following the weaker trend of the auction markets.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “East Gippsland has a perception problem.
People passing by farms in the region aren’t being overwhelmed by dry, barren paddocks like they are seeing on television from up in New South Wales and Queensland, but instead, in some cases, paddocks that look like a bowling green.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Sale summary: 99 rams offered, top price $2300, average $1391, 100pc clearance.
Blackall stud Merino breeders, Rick and Jenny Keogh, were given an overwhelming vote of confidence on Tuesday when they cleared their catalogue of 99 rams to a panel of buyers stretching from Narrabri in NSW and Allora in southern Queensland to Winton and Hughenden in the north.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The Federal Government has warned of enforcing a deadline for the nation’s wool body to overhaul its governance, as Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman pleads to industry to delay constitutional changes.”
ABC NEWS – by Lucy Robinson and Jemima Burt – “A National Trust committee under fire for intending to keep 75 per cent of proceeds from a charity blade-shearing event has backflipped on its plans, saying it will now donate 100 per cent of proceeds to mental health services.
The event Blades of Glencoe, scheduled for March 2019, is to be held at the Glencoe Woolshed, raising money for mental health and suicide prevention services in South Australia’s south-east.
But its future was in doubt after a dispute over the fundraising split saw shearers threaten to boycott or move the fundraiser to another venue.”