SHEEP CENTRAL – “STYLISH wool with good tensile strength sold at a 100-cent premium to lower spec types in wool sales this week.”
YNFX YARNS AND FIBERS.COM – “Indian woollen industry facing decline in exports to the USA and Europe since the last financial year due to warmer winters and economic slowdown have decided to shift their focus to markets such as Kazakhstan, Germany, China and Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – by Dianna Branson – “Glenelg Regional Merinos
78 of 81 Merino rams sold to $5500, av $1731
Rob Harding, Glendonald, with the top priced ram which sold for $5500 and John McGrath, Landmark Wool…”
STOCK & LAND – “In the 15 years the North East Merino Breeders Group has been running at an all purpose ram competition as part of their annual sale day, it has never been so close.
A ram from each of the participating studs were in the final eight rams that were pulled out as finalists (with two from Toland).”
STOCK & LAND – Dr Pat Kluver, Livestock Biosecurity Network regional manager – “A recent MLA report investigating the relationship between tail length and arthritis has shown sheep with short tails are at greater risk of developing arthritis.
Arthritis costs the sheep industry about $39 million each year through slow growth rates, deaths and trimming at the abattoirs.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “North East Merinos
41 of 48 Merino and Poll Merino rams sold to $3750, av $1691.
BUYERS from East Gippsland, the south-west and southern NSW boosted competition at the North East Merino Breeders’ 21st annual sale on Tuesday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “A 15 per cent decline in the total number of ewes joined for the past five months is the first symptom of the tight times ahead sourcing breeding ewes.
The Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation wool and sheepmeat survey results reported a 1.2 million reduction in the total number of ewes joined year-on-year, to 6.9 million head, in the four months prior to June.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Sheean – “IT WAS after the last big drought in East Gippsland that the McNaughton family reassessed their wool enterprise and dramatically changed tack…”
THE ECONOMIC TIMES (India) – by Parshant Krar – “CHANDIGARH: India’s woolens industry is shifting focus to markets such as Kazakhstan, Germany, China and Australia as it faces decline in exports to the USA and Europe since the last financial year due to warmer winters and economic slowdown.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – by Elizabeth Anderson – “THIRTEEN proved lucky for some, when the 13th on-property ram sale at Lawral Park reached a record top price and average.
The sale’s top price jumped to $7500, up from last year’s record of $5800, while the average also increased $135 to $1692.”