STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “A quality offering of around 2800 Merino sheep at the flock dispersal of Wipplegong, Axedale, attracted a huge crowd with ewes selling to $255.
Landmark auctioneer Richard Leech said the sheep presented well and the flock was well known.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “After shearing on the one stand for 52 years, Strangways wool man, shearer and roustabout, Ralph Satori, continues to clock up the hours and has now notched up 60 years in the one shed.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Industry groups representing the nation’s woolgrowers are taking advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns about Australian Wool Innovation’s governance.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Glenorchy producer Stew MacPherson said the biggest challenge with the mix of crop and sheep was trying to get the two enterprises to complement each other.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “A PREMIUM fine wool clip from Bocobra generated intense bidding competition from buyers at auction recently, resulting in prices reaching well above the sale average.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Paula Thompson – “DRY conditions across much of Australia have lead the national wool production forecast down from the previous outlook released in December.
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee predicts 2017-18 wool production will reach 338 million kilograms greasy, 700,000kg down on the December forecast of 345mkg. This equates to a 0.6 per cent decline on 2016-17 levels.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Kinbacher – “QUEENSLAND wool grower, Will Roberts, has been named the new president of the World Federation of Merino Breeders after recently taking over from South Australia’s Tom Ashby.”
VR FOCUS – by Rebecca Hills-Duty – “An increasing number of brands and businesses are turning to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) as a means of engaging with customers. One of the latest to engage with immersive technology is Australian brand The Woolmark Company, who have teamed with Start VR to showcase its product in VR.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “At a time when shearers are in higher demand and wool is a more valuable commodity, training people to work safely is more important than ever. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “A STAGGERING $1.5 million worth of livestock has been stolen from Victorian farms since January last year, with more than 221 incidents reported across the state.”