THE ADVERTISER – by Nigel Austin – “ACROSS Australia’s farming landscape, the merino sheep on which Australia rode for much of its first 175 years, is enjoying its brightest outlook for a generation as high meat and wool prices promise good times for years to come.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Chris McLennan – “A CARELESS sheep could cost a farmer almost $800 if it stumbles over a government surveyor’s peg on private land.
Farm leaders and environmental law experts agree there is no stopping the authorities if they demand access to private property.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “JIM and Liz Renkin are always looking to learn something new about sheep and wool production.
“There’s always someone doing something better than you,” according to Jim.
This mindset has lead the Renkins, who farm at Swanpool and Mansfield, to be doing things pretty well themselves.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MANAGEMENT and classing – of the sheep and their wool – were the keys to a top result for the first Tasmanian winners of the Elders Southern Supreme Clip of the Year award.”
SNEAKER NEWS – by Jack Schlemmer – “Those who love the Air Jordan 3 and live in cold winter climates should take note, because the ultimate winter edition of the famous silhouette is coming soon. Just like the wool-constructed Air Jordan 12, the Air Jordan 3 gets a wool makeover to battle the cold months ahead, which we get a quick preview of here today.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – Business > Farming – “A small offering of mid-micron and merino wool at this week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch attracted strong interest from offshore buyers.
Prices remained largely unchanged for crossbred fleece compared with the previous sale, Dave Burridge, of PGG Wrightson Wool, said.”
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FARM WEEKLY – by Jacinta Bolsenbroek – “THE WA sheep industry has grave concerns abourt declining flock numbers and the flow-on affect this will have on the industry.
According to The Department of Agriculture and Food 2016 Sheep Notes, the WA sheep flock had contracted from 15.5 million head in 2012/13 and is now estimated to contain 14m sheep and lambs as of July 1 2015, including 7.5m breeding ewes. “
SCOOP INDPENDENT NEWS – Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report – “The South Island auction comprising 4900 bales had a 74 percent clearance with most types remaining stable.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currency’s lifted 0.31 percent week on week, having minimal impact.”
NZ FARMER – “Wool prices remained largely unchanged to slightly dearer for crossbred fleece at the Christchurch wool sale on Thursday.
The low volume but high quality offering ensured buyers were vocal in their bidding to fill orders. The small offering of mid-micron and merino wools attracted strong interest from offshore buyers.
Crossbred fleece for all microns was up 1-2 per cent from the last sale on July 28 and second shear fleece was unchanged. Crossbred lamb’s wool was 1 per cent dearer on a limited volume and oddments were unchanged.”