FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “THE West Coast Eagles may have dominated Friday night’s football stage beating Richmond in a strong, all round team performance.
But on Saturday afternoon at the Make Smoking History Williams Gateway Expo an equally impressive team performance from the Hogg family’s Navanvale stud, Williams, saw it dominate the Merino judging and take home both the top ram and ewe honours.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul, Clare King, Bobbie Hinkley and Wendy Gould – “IT was smiles all round for the Norrish family, Angenup Merino stud, Kojonup and Max Whyte and Gail Cremasco, Brimfield stud, Kendenup, at this year’s Make Smoking History Williams Gateway Expo, after they won the Farm Weekly-sponsored breeders’ group classes for a group of two rams and two ewes during an action-packed day of judging.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “GOOD wool with a specification buyers want will sell well, even in a sinking market.
Most wool brokers adhere to that principle and Ken Schlueter, HG Schlueter & Co, Tambellup, and his daughter Amy proved it again last week at the Western Wool Centre (WWC). “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Riahn Smith – “AT FIRST glance, it’s like any farm.
A few fences in need of repair, dams with water levels well below their peak, sheep milling about, trying fruitlessly to graze paddocks struggling with the dry.
The only thing missing is a Kelpie or three running circles around the car as we drive up the gravel track to the main house.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S wool growers and classers were doing a good job keeping contaminants out of clip oddments, but could be doing better, Victoria Wool Processors general manager David Ritchie said at the AWEX Wool Forum at Bendigo last week.”
THE RURAL – Marty Moses – “WOOL prices fell by 24c/kg at auction sales with the Eastern Market Indicator settling at 1217c/kg.
However, Moses and Son principal, Marty Moses of Temora said in US dollar terms the market only fell by 1c/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices fell for the second consecutive week this month, sending the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator to its lowest level in six months.”
THE TELEGRAPH UK – by Jonathan Wells – “Finally, an end might be in sight to the nightly argument you have with your other half about the temperature of the bedroom. Wool, researchers at the University of Leeds have found, helps regulate sleepers’ temperature considerably more efficiently than feather, down or polyester fibres, offering an answer to nighttime overheating.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the 9,500 bales from this week’s South Island offering saw a 74.5 percent clearance with prices now coming into line with last week’s North Island levels.”
NZ FARMER – “The wool market struggled with crossbred prices down 3 to 5 per cent for most types at the Christchurch wool sale yesterday.
The good offering was made up of mainly crossbred fleece, second shear and lambs wool with a strengthening currency hindering prices.”