SHEEP CENTRAL – “COMMERCIAL non-mulesed Merino growers were in a good position to take advantage of industry expansion, Marnoo stud breeder Ben Duxson said last week…”
THE INDIAN EXPRESS – by Ians New Delhi – “Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, who recently collaborated with Kullu-based handloom weavers Bhuttico for a collection, says he is passionate about the handloom industry which is his source of inspiration. Rajesh Pratap and Bhuttico’s fashionable affair was held in Kullu last week and highlighted the farm-to-fashion journey of Merino wool which is part of the Woolmark Company’s Grown In Australia, Made In India initiative.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Western District sheep producer Philip Gough’s ambition is to make money and go fishing.
But his first priority is to produce 400 kilograms of liveweight per hectare annually, from lambs which meet the supermarket trade with an average 22kg carcase and a fat score of three.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “FINER microns led the charge as the wool market lifted last week.
While the Eastern Market Indicator rose 10 cents a kilogram clean, in the south the 18 and 19 micron indicators rose 25c and 24c/kg respectively.
The 17 micron indicator rose by 17c/kg while 20 micron rose by 15c/kg.
However in the broader microns, the 25 indicator dropped by 21c/kg and 26 micron by 19c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “GETTING young people into growing wool is the biggest challenge facing the industry, according to Darren Solly.
But it certainly isn’t a problem on his property at Craddock in South Australia.
Both his children, Rueben and Amy, work at the family’s property, Yednalue, and they love every minute of it.
“The lifestyle is awesome,” says Rueben.
“And seeing your product and where it can go onto the market shelf, getting to follow it, even across the world,” adds Amy.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “SOUTHERN Victorian Merino studs will still open their gates as planned this week, hoping producers can cash in on the wettest start to spring many in the area can remember.
Ballarat, Lismore and Willaura were among the towns that recorded their wettest September ever, in a stark contrast to the past few years of dry conditions. Merino ram breeders hope this encourages producers to keep and join more ewes this season.”
STOCK & LAND – by Dianna Branson – “CLOVEN HILLS
153 of 160 rams sold to $3000 twice, av $1272
Cloven Hills’ third annual ram Sale at the recently flooded Casterton Showgrounds on Monday, saw a massive lift from 2015.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “‘Breed More Merino Ewes’ case study
Martin and Howard Ramsay
Warooka, Yorke Peninsula, SA
Property size 1214 hectares
Average annual rainfall 450 millimetres
Enterprise mix Three-quarters self-replacing Merino flock, one-quarter sharefarmed crops
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Wool still weak at auction and shine goes off prime beef prices (NZ)
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.”