SHEEP CENTRAL – “CROSSBRED wool values were hardest hit by price corrections influenced by quality and the offering at Australian auction sales this week”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “FORWARD markets held their ground this week while all micron groups posted losses at auction, though they were minor compared to the volatility of the previous months.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “For the second year in succession, the Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino stud at Mitchell has taken out the prestigious Grand Champion All-Purpose Merino award at the Queensland State Sheep Show.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “Matilda Scott’s status as an emerging agricultural leader was confirmed when she received a University of Tasmania scholarship on Thursday.
Already working and competing within the state’s wool industry, Miss Scott was one of 13 recipients who received scholarships totalling almost $200,000 at Agfest.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Badgingarra farmer Jeff Fordham was in the middle of a busy schedule of seeding, feeding ewes and preparing lot-fed crossbred lambs for market, but he graciously had time to have a say on agri-politics.
Sipping a cup of tea, he sat upright among a table cluttered with neat stacks of farming paperwork.”
STOCK & LAND – “Incorporating a low stress stock handling system which can manage large sheep numbers at a time was the catalyst for new custom designed yards at the Harkness family property, Gumburra Park.”
PACKAGING WORLD – by Pat Reynolds, VP Editor Emeritus – “A relatively new insulation material drew the attention of conference attendees because of its unusual source: 100% lamb’s wool. To be precise, it’s the wool that grows around the lamb’s belly. Traditionally viewed as having little to no value, it usually winds up in the landfill. But for the last seven or eight years, Woolcool of Australia has been felting it into long sheets that are cut and encased in a microperforated recyclable food-grade polyethylene.”
FARM WEEKLY – “MODERN day shepherd and acclaimed author from the Lake District in Northern England, James Rebanks, will be the keynote speaker at LambEx 2018 in Perth from Sunday, August 5 to Tuesday, August 7.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “PREVENTING premature deaths and improving the health of lambs through vaccinations was a major point of discussion at the recent Sheep Health Workshop at Katanning. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “SIX farmers from around Casterton in the Western District have lost $38,000 worth of sheep and cattle to thieves between July 2017 and January this year.
Robert Pettingill, of Nareen, had cattle worth $13,000 taken in July while Fred Nolte, of Casterton, lost 27 lambs and 23 ewes worth $4800 in January. Mr Nolte’s sheep were taken on two separate occasions in January.”