RURAL LIFE – by Simon Hartley – “The struggling coarse wool sector is starting a global online sales platform like Fonterra’s fortnightly GlobalDairyTrade auction, having secured commitments of 6.5million kg of fibre for its first year of operation.
Coarse prices have recently been slowly coming off more 30-year lows.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “The enduring value of the jackaroo system was in the spotlight during the junior judging at the state sheep show at Blackall on the weekend.
Reilly Gall, Egelabra Merino Stud, NSW, was the winner of the Merino fleece young judges award, with Lach Munro, Barcaldine Down second and Matt Kelly, Haddon Rig, NSW third.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “FORECASTERS from several sites are predicting around 25mm of rain to fall in close proximity to Bathurst city this Saturday and early Sunday, and hopefully this won’t change as the week rolls on.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “A series of weak cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, and generated moderate falls in western Tasmania. A surface trough and offshore low pressure system produced moderate falls along the New South Wales coast.”
RNZ – COUNTRY – “The Natural Fibre Exchange (NFX) will be an online means of buying and selling mainly heavier wool used for carpets and upholstery. It has been set up by Wools of New Zealand, sheep meat exporter Alliance Group, and online trading company CRA International.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “After 35 years handling over nine million Merino fleeces, Landmark’s new Queensland account manager, Bob Tully is entitled to make the claim, “I know my wool”.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “After an enforced five-year hiatus, thanks to the double scourge of drought and wild dog attacks, Rick and Jenny Keogh have announced they are ready to once again begin their annual Terrick Merinos’ ram sale.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A significant rainfall event is expected to hit the majority of the State later this week, bringing much-needed rain to drought affected farmers.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “For the fifth time in four years, the Linke family, Tarrington, sold a bale of wool that was awarded the highest quality accolade, 1PP certification.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “The AWEX EMI closed the week on 1836c, down 10c at auction sales.
The northern market Merino Fleece between 17 and 21 Micron all lost between 5 and 35c.”