SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHERA the sheep, mysteriously shorn without a shearer, is the latest educational tool from Australian Wool Innovation to be aimed at a new generation of wool lovers.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Megan Cechner – “FROM China’s changing diet and its impact on greenhouse gases through to tactical control of cabbage aphids in canola, the University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture postgraduate students are covering a wide range of topics as part of their on-going studies.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Sarah Elks – “… Longreach wool agent Allycia Bennett said the weather brought hope. “A lot of people have sold up their sheep and cattle, and are down to their bare skeleton herds when it comes to livestock,” she said. “It’s definitely raised morale; some people have received rain in all three rain events (this month). People can now think about restocking and rebuilding.”
Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair opens doors with industry experts giving secondary school agriculture students hands-on words of wisdom
THE BORDER MAIL – by John Chanter – “THERE was a strong interest in this year’s Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair with students coming from as far as Melbourne to get hands-on sheep and wool industry experience.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – ” A rise in the New Zealand dollar placed further pressure to hold previous sale levels at yesterday’s South Island wool sale.
While good-style crossbred fleece drew good inquiry, there was resistance for shorter second-shear fleece and lambs wool, Dave Burridge, of PGG Wrightson Wool, said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN fleece wool prices lifted 10-15 cents this week, breaking the downward trend of recent weeks. AWEX senior market analyst Lionel Plunkett said the benchmark AWEX Eastern Market Indicator gained 9 cents to finish the week at 1279 cents/kg clean.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 17 June 2016 (Week 51)
NFU The Voice of British Farming – “As the shearing season gets underway, the NFU is showing its support for the work of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB).
The non-profit organisation has been collecting, grading, promoting and selling great British fleece wool since the 1950s and represents 45,000 wool producers, returning the market price for their wool, less its own costs.”
EASTERN RIVERINA CHRONICLE – by Elizabeth Habermann – “Students put their sheep and skills to the test against stud sheep at Thursday’s sheep and wool fair in Holbrook.
The second day of the show sees the open competition day where sheep are judged in breed categories. “
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release from Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that a small offering of 4,400 bales from the South Island saw slight market easing on limited demand and steady currency.
The weighted currency indicator was practically unchanged week on week, 0.1 percent easier.
Mr Dawson advises that 62 percent of the selection sold with some growers setting high selling reserves.”