THE RURAL – “Two men charged with stealing almost $100,000 worth of sheep from a Calleen (West Wyalong) property and removing their National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) ear tags have appeared before the West Wyalong Court on May 26.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Geoff Plasto – “The weather outlook has more rain forecast for the latter stages of the week.
Winter has certainly arrived with a couple of days the last week the temperatures dropping to around zero.
The outlook around the Central West certainly looks encouraging for a prosperous winter.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders – “It has been another solid week in the Australian wool market again without any extreme moves. The EMI managed a gain of 6 cents on what was a fairly small offering on the east coast only, with Fremantle having now moved to fortnightly sales.”
INVEST IN AUSTRALIA – “Chilean farmers in the remote and rugged plains of Patagonia are increasingly using Australian sheep genetics to improve the wool and meat quality of their flocks.
Magallanes, in Chile’s southern Patagonian region, is responsible for 98 per cent of Chilean sheep exports and are renowned for their clean, free-range animal production.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP with diarrhoea are under the microscope of Western Australian and Chinese researchers exploring new ways to reduce the risk of fly strike.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MORE than 12,000 students have registered for Australian Wool Innovation’s Wool4School 2016 program. But registrations and the chance to receive a free resource pack of information and interactive items close tomorrow May 31. For Wool4School in 2016, AWI is asking Australian school students to design an innovative and creative sport outfit that conveys the Aussie…”
Recent rains should bring relief to Wareek farmer Ken Calder, who has been feeding sheep since October
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “KEN Calder has been hand feeding his Merino flock in stock containment areas since October, but hopefully the finish is in sight.
Mr Calder runs 2000 Merinos at Woodlands via Wareek, near Maryborough, and was selling his March-shorn clip of 60 bales, averaging 17.9 micron, at the Australian Wool Exchange in Melbourne last week.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 27 May 2016 (Week 48)
THE RURAL – by Nikky Reynolds – “Buyers jostled to secure the pens of extra-heavy export lambs with many eclipsing the $200 mark.
Vendor John Fowler, “Kooroogong”, Harefield sold 112 second-cross Dorset lambs for $212 and couldn’t have been happier with the returns.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Helen Walker – “The Toowoomba Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad is seeking assistance from members of the public to help locate a large number of missing sheep.
Between October 11, 2015 and May 3, 2016, a large number of sheep went missing from Pikedale Station, situated west of Stanthorpe.”