THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “ALL wool microns were in the red last week as the market experienced a downward correction of 29c/kg. The Australian dollar rose 0.46 per cent and the Eastern Market Indicator finished at 1241c/kg clean.”
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SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW Zealand is planning to ban surgical mulesing and tail-stripping of sheep except by a veterinarian.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE demand for wool was minimal last week as physical auction supplies exceeded demand, prices dropped and pass-in rates rose, Wooltrade market operations supervisor Tom Rookyard said.”
RAGTRADER – by Jessica Power – “Jeanswest is set to launch a range of certified Woolmark knitwear as part of its AW16 offering.
The collection features garments made from Australian merino wool including a shrug, pullover and beanie.
It follows the inception of its 100% Australian made ‘Homespun’ collection launched by the retailer in a bid to create greater supply chain transparency.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “FOUR generations of the Glasson family have called the spectacular Jimenbuen home.
For former surveyor Jack Glasson and his wife, Christie, who has managing a major ski field in her resume, taking a business-like approach to farming is second nature.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “Diabetes Australia has been announced as the partner charity for the Australian Fleece Competition to be held at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo, Victoria, in July.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Molly Glassey – “THERE are not too many shearers doing what Tom Hansworth is at 89. The farmer lives with his six-week-old kelpie pup Bo, on a 260ha property outside of Thanes Creek.
“I’m chasing away dingoes, I’ve got a few cows,” he said.
“And I’ve got 119 sheep.”
Mr Hansworth moved into the property in 1993.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “WAGGA SHEEP: Vendors sold a total of 44,000 sheep and lambs at the Wagga market.
There were limited supplies of finished trade lambs and prices firmed as the market progressed, however prices generally eased $3/head. The better finished 22-24kg lambs sold from $115 to $136/head, averaging 494c/kg cwt. Merino trade lambs were keenly sought with good numbers in full wool. Merino trade lambs sold from $102 to $134/head.”
FRANKLIN INDEPENDENT – Staff Contributor – “The stock of Elders Ltd (ASX:ELD) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.04 on April 19, hitting $3.78. About 117,189 shares traded hands. Elders Ltd (ASX:ELD) has declined 5.91% since September 21, 2015 and is downtrending.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES (NZ) – by Sally Rae – “‘‘It’s not your grandfather’s merino”.
Addressing a group of farmers in the Paterson family’s woolshed at Gimmerburn, Global Merino founder and chief executive Jose Fernandez outlined his business.”