STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “WURROOK
*Total clearance of 98 rams to a top of $8500, av $2643
IT TOOK the Pilley family 12 hours to drive to Wurrook Merino stud’s Rokewood property, so they planned to do whatever it took to secure their top-priced ram.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN Victorian producers will investigate high value annual forage options for the region’s perennial pastures dominate livestock systems in a Meat & Livestock Australia Producer Demonstration Site project.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S largest independent wool broker Australian Wool Network and leading independent livestock funder StockCo have announced a stock financing partnership.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN New South Wales landholders can gain useful insights on managing the nutritional needs of stock in an upcoming webinar focusing on pastoral livestock nutrition for dry times.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “THE only retail-experienced voice on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board hopes to continue being heard after the November 17 director elections.
With almost 40 years’ experience in retailing, fashion and the clothing industry, Colette Garnsey is one of five candidates for three vacancies on the AWI board and one of three current directors seeking re-election.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “WANDERING Shire president and farmer Brendan Whitely has found “the best job ever” with his own business Sheep Shower WA.
Providing sheep farmers with the option to shower their sheep to help eradicate lice is something he wished he had done years ago.
Mr Whitely said if people had enough sheep he could travel all across the State to work for them.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “HOGGET lambs producing 110 millimetre long wools in only nine months of a low-feed year like this is considered an endorsement of their methods by the Wilkinson family, Badgingarra.
Their Challara Merino stud and commercial hogget lambs, shorn in December, and ewes, shorn in late March, went through the shearing shed again five weeks ago and produced 84 bales of wool sold at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) on Thursday last week.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “RECORD ewe prices, but still buyable.
That was the contradictory outcome from last week’s special store sheep sales in the south, which were headlined by $314 for young first-cross ewes at Corowa in NSW — a record for the selling centre.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “A top offering of mid-micron hogget and fine wools reached prices unseen in a generation at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
The fine wool offering was the highlight of the sale with wool agents reporting prices reaching the “extreme” end in some cases.
Competition was well spread across the micron categories. With increased demand for sound and good length wool buyers were competing strongly as the season for fine wool comes to an end.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Dozens of former and current shearers, pastoral workers and their families will gather at Mandurah’s Ravenswood Hotel on November 5.
The annual Shearers and Pastoral Workers Social Club reunion and general meeting has been penned in for 10am.
A highlight on the calendar of some of WA’s oldest former shearers, the annual get-together was founded about 10 years ago by the club.”