STOCK & LAND – by Mike Avery – “THE Australian wool industry has had an active forward pricing mechanism in place since 1960 with the country’s first futures market founded as the Sydney Greasy Wool Futures Exchange.
Grower participation has ebbed and flowed throughout the years as downstream markets, price levels and government regulation changed the landscape.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MORE than 90 percent of Merino wethers and lambs offered online in Australia last week were sold as clearance rates increased after rain.”
STOCK & LAND – by Pat Millear, Southern Victorian Merino Breeders Association president – “Once again, I extend a warm welcome to all who visit our Southern Victorian Merino Breeders Association (SVMBA) group field day to be held on Friday, October 19.
Ram sales will commence the following week with the details regarding starting times and contacts located in this booklet.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has again been urged to release its complete revised WoolPoll 2018 budget assumptions after the company claimed a drop in wool production could mean a 36 percent reduction in its levy income from 2019-22.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S wool industry and overseas customers will get an earlier end-of-year forecast on current and future fibre production.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool growers are calling for bi-partisan support for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in the country’s Senate.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “THREE summers in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay region has rubbed-off well on Norwegian shearer Anne-Lise Haugdahl Humstad, who has become one of the few women in the world to win a national open shearing title.”
KPAX.COM – by Russell Nemetz reporting for MTN News – “DILLON – A Montana sheep ranch is blazing an exciting trail by creating more value for their wool by launching its very own Sheep-to-Shelf clothing line.
“We were tired of getting commodity pricing for our wool. We were really putting in the extra work to make it a little bit better than the general commodity” said Evan Helle of Helle Livestock in Dillon.”
STUFF – by Amber-Leigh Woolf – ” Suzy the feral sheep discovered near Te Kuiti could have the longest wool in the world.
On Sunday she was shorn at The Wool Shed, the national museum of sheep and shearing in Masterton, before an audience of hundreds.”
STOCK & LAND – by William Lynch, Boorana stud principal – “The breeding goals of Boorana are to breed a sheep with a highly productive skin and a quality, free-growing wool.
Stud principal William Lynch said Boorana sheep are also highly fertile animals and do not require mulesing, while one of the goals of the stud is to have positive figures for the meat traits of muscle and fat.