INTEREST.CO.NZ – “….WOOL
This week’s South Island wool auction was again weak, and only 78% of the offering met vendors expectations in a market short on demand.
Crossbred indicator prices again fell to lows not seen for three years, and will be especially disappointing for farmers as buyers report the quality presented has been excellent…”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “KILFEERA PARK
43 of 45 Merinos sold to $2100, av $1277
3 of 10 Poll Merinos sold to $1100, av $1067
KILFEERA Park has recorded another successful ram sale, clearing 46 of 55 Merino and Poll Merino rams on sale on Monday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “KOONIK DOHNE AND MITRE ROCK POLL MERINOS
82 of 85 rams sold to $3600, av $1834.
5 of 10 rams sold to $1700 (twice), av $1220.SHOW success has translated to stronger sales, for Koonik Dohne Stud and Mitre Rock Poll Merinos, Nurcoung, which saw the average price increase of more than $600 on last year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales on Wooltrade started strongly early last week before dropping off in line with the auction market pattern.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW South Wales shearer and former national champion Daniel McIntyre was the top performer in Australia’s latest trans-Tasman shearing test win against New Zealand last week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Led by a ramped-up pasture and genetics investment, Vicky and Tony Geddes have transformed their Holbrook mixed enterprise operation to focus on Merino sheep.
The Geddes have broken apart pieces of their operation’s puzzle to fine-tune each stage of production and management, and in doing so, doubled the stocking capacity and output of ‘Yallock’.
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkley – “THE strength of Coromandel Poll Merino stud’s long running and hugely successful sire Sir Thomas ET2 was proven yet again at last week’s on-property ram sale, with many of the top-priced rams carrying the tried and tested patriarch’s genes.”
STOCK & LAND – by Nathan O’Sullivan – “A large crowd flocked to the Grassy Creek Merino sale held on-property at “Marengo”, Boorowa, on Monday (October 10) to see a strong result with interstate buyers taking the top-end.
The Corkhill family sold 97 of the 100 rams offered for an average of $2340.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – by Laini Kirkman – “WESTERN Australia’s Shannen Warnest won the Prime Super Open Shearing at Warialda on Saturday.
Mr Warnest, along with 200 other shearers and wool handlers from across Australia and New Zealand, were in town for the National Shearing and Wool Handling Championships.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE resurgence of the Merino breed is spreading thanks to a national campaign which is adding fuel to the dual purpose breed’s fire.
Independent research and field trials being promoted by Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders’ Breed More Merino Ewes campaign aims to highlight the breed profitability across a range of production systems and rainfall zones.”