SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool buying eased as prices dipped in eastern states physical auctions last week.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Press Release: Natural Fibre Exchange – “In a significant step forward for the wool sector, industry participants have come together to develop and launch an independent online trading platform.
Modelled on the Global Dairy Trade Events (GDT) platform, the Natural Fibre Exchange (NFX) is scheduled to go live with its first trading event on 22 May 2018.”
THE GLOBE AND MAIL (CA) – by Tiffany Cassidy – “A handful of small Canadian farms are preserving the genetic heritage of cattle, sheep and pigs that have been left behind by commercial agriculture. Future generations may depend on that biodiversity to keep the food supply secure.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Business Desk – by Sophie Boot – “May 8 (BusinessDesk) – An online trading platform for New Zealand wool and other natural fibres, which aims to work like the GlobalDairyTrade market, will launch later this month.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey, Elders central west district wool manager – “Greasy wool prices weakened this week with the Eastern Market Indicator easing by 10 cents to finish the week at 1,836c/kg.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “It’s expected to be the wedding of the year in England but the pairing of Jolly Jumbuck Harry and Jolly Jumbuck Meghan on the Queensland wool stage isn’t quite as romantic.
Twelve years after making their first public appearance as a poll Merino stud, at the state sheep show at Blackall in 2007, the three Brumpton children have made a clean sweep of the Queensland awards, once again at at a state sheep show at Blackall.”
FARMING LIFE – “As we head into the 2018 shearing season, Ulster Wool talks to Tom Perry, one of Northern Ireland’s up-and-coming young shearing prospects. Tom has just returned from his sixth season in New Zealand, where he sheared just over 30,000 sheep.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EWE pregnancy scanning research has found the lambing date of most ewes can be accurately predicted, enabling targeted management of pregnant ewes.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RAIN and dwindling supplies meant more sheep stayed in the north last week, as AuctionsPlus offered 32,466 sheep and lambs online, up 6300 on the previous week.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Rachel Clarke – “AS he gets ready for seeding, Wagin farmer Clayton South said sheep had always been part of the business.
With 6500 mated adult ewes, 1100 mated ewe lambs and 1600 unmated ewe lambs, Mr South employs a cropping manager, along with another full-time employee to keep the 4900 hectares, 70 per cent cropping and 30pc sheep, farm running.”