SHEEP CENTRAL – “EXPERIENCED industry chairperson Robyn Clubb has succeeded Dr John Keniry as chair of the Australian Wool Exchange.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “”Imagine the biggest roller coaster in the world and being on it.”
That is how World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships organising committee chairman Tom Wilson describes preparing for the event in Invercargill next week.‘‘Some things have happened easily and the next minute you’ve got to really dig in with something a bit more challenging. ‘‘It is a bit of a labour of love but you work through it. Everything’s falling into place,’’ he said.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “Prices continued their downward trend at last week’s South Island wool sale.
Reduced demand from overseas, as well as the impact of the Chinese New Year, was creating some “real concerns” within the industry, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOOL SELLING BROKERS OF AUSTRALIA – “The economic growth outlook is more positive than it was throughout 2016. The latest data from the OECD shows that the upturn in economic conditions which began in August continued through to the end of 2016, with a strong upturn in China and a more modest improvement in the advanced economies…”
WEST SOMERSET FREE PRESS – “THE best fleece in England – and reserve champion across the whole of the UK – is from the Wellshead Estate at Exford.
The Golden Fleece competition, held annually by the British Wool Market Board, aims to find the best fleeces in the UK in either the carpet type or fine wool categories…”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Week starting 30/1/2017.
There was an overall 22 cent correction in the EMI last week, with mixed results throughout the sales proceedings, the indicator closed at 1,412 c/kg. Because of the public holiday, the sale schedule was carried out over Tuesday and Wednesday, with Tuesday seeing the market soften followed by an upward trend present by the end of Wednesday…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wale’s Local Land Services wants feedback from landholders with pest animal problems. If you’re a landholder who is having trouble with pest animals on your property, Local Land Services wants you to complete a survey at http://open.lls.nsw.gov.au) to understand your needs, access to services and any barriers you face. The survey is part …”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SELECTION for growth rate increases in Australia’s terminal and maternal sheep flocks has created an industry trend toward bigger heavy ewes, raising efficiency issues for producers and potential health problems for shearers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – ” THIS time last year there wasn’t a blade of grass to be seen at Deddington, southeast of Launceston, Tasmania.
But this year, the dams are full and there’s grass everywhere.
The positive season could prompt restocking, while a rising fine wool market could lead to a move back into Merinos.”