INTEREST.CO.NZ – by Tony Chaston – “The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: A severe weather test for some last week as stock shortages shows at saleyards..”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Beale – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has announced a working group who will decide the fate of a national wool exchange portal by November.
The working group, including four woolgrowers from NSW, Victoria and Western Australia, brokers, exports and business people, will determine the viability of the recent Wool Selling System Review’s main recommendation to establish an online Wool Exchange Portal and whether it should be pursued by the wool industry body.
THE FLINDERS NEWS – “Innovation and better, more efficient management has seen Matthew and Charmayne Clarke, Cradock, being recognised for their efforts of continual development and investment in the wool industry.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “New Zealand’s sheep flock continues to be shorn and is now down to 28.3 million, although the nation’s beef cattle herd has climbed by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million.
Because of fewer ewes, the lamb crop is expected to be down this spring by 2.9 per cent, to 23.3 million – 700,000 below last season’s figure.
All up the 2015-16 farming year has been a trying one with facial eczema in the North Island, drought in North Canterbury and dry conditions in other east coast regions.”
ABC NEWS – by Nathan Morris – “For Maree Smith and her family, shearing is in the blood. The work is tough, physical and taxing on the body, but it is a lifestyle the family proudly embraces.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Paula Thompson – “A RECORD average of $2112 was achieved at the Dahlitz family’s 26th annual Roemahkita Poll Merino sale at Cummins on Tuesday last week.
The average of $2112 was $356 up on last year’s $1756. The top price paid was also $1400 up on last year’s $3600 high, at $5000.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales have continued during the recent physical market recess, with the AuctionsPlus Recess Wool Sale last Thursday clearing 62 percent of the 977 bales offered.”
LUXURY LONDON (UK) – by Mhairi Graham – “We want to update the way that the customer perceives Merino wool and showcase it as as the beautiful, natural and modern product that we know it to be.” – Teatum Jones
ECONOMIC TIMES / INDIA TIMES – by Jayashree Bhosale – PUNE: Fabric wool is set to turn costlier as the New Age farmer in Australia, the world’s biggest wool producer, is losing interest in the tedious job of sheep rearing, India’s top fabrics and garments maker Raymond has said. The Australian Merino is considered among the world’s best premium quality fabrics…”
THE COUNTRY – by Sally Rae, Otago Daily Times – “Work done by Julie Everett-Hincks to improve lamb survival has received national recognition.
Dr Everett-Hincks has been awarded the Sir Arthur Ward award, presented by the New Zealand Society of Animal Production.
It was a “huge honour” to receive the award at the joint Australian Society of Animal Production and New Zealand Society of Animal Production conference in Adelaide, she said.”