NZ FARMER – Rural Reporters – “Prices for most types and wool styles were largely unchanged despite a larger than expected wool offering at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
The exception was the 29.5 micron and stronger lambs’ wool market which felt some corrections and finished more in line with the North Island market. There was active bidding for an excellent offering of new season’s autumn shears.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW South Wales producers enduring continuing dry conditions offered 28,000 sheep and lambs on AuctionsPlus last week. The NSW online listings were 70 percent of the national offering of 39,866 sheep and lambs last week, down 5500.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL growers and contractors will be encouraged to prohibit workers from sheds found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol under a new industry policy released today.”
GEELONG ADVERTISER – by Peter Begg – “WHILE horses were the commonest form of transport in Geelong in the 1800s, bullock wagons were also a common sight for the heavier loads.
NZ FARMER – by Ike Williams – “OPINION: I recently read some articles relating to something I know a bit about – breeding sheep.
The first was about a woman who was passionate about breeding merinos which had more lambs. These were then finished earlier and killed before the winter.”
FORBES ADVOCATE – by Brendan McCool – “When local farmer Floyd Legge joined an industry tour to China to see what happened to his wool after it left his farm, he wasn’t expecting to find his very own wool in processing.
Mr Legge spotted his own brand – on a bale all the way from his Yarrabandai Road property – at the first mill they visited in China.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A small discerning crowd bid higher than expected for scanned and lambed ewes at a special sale of store sheep at Wycheproof on Friday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A small discerning crowd bid higher than expected prices for scanned and lambed ewes at a special sale of store sheep at Wycheproof on Friday.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mollie Tracey – “ALTHOUGH sandalwood only makes up a small part of Bruce Storer’s farming enterprise, in the 15 years that he has been growing it he has seen evidence of its benefit and believes the tree has excellent potential.
With his wife Beverley and his son Carl, he owns and operates a 1075 hectare property, known as Cadonia Park, with 688ha at Cunderdin and 387ha at Bencubbin. “
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – “Southland shearer Nathan Stratford will make his second trip to the UK as a New Zealand team member after winning the New Zealand Shears Circuit final in Te Kuiti last night.”