NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Just when we thought the wool market might slow down after the heights experienced before the winter recess, the opening sale pushed wool back on an upwards trajectory closing the market above the previous sale by nine cents a kilogram.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “In what’s been described as a “Merino club”, does the Australian wool industry’s research, development and marketing body, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), do enough to support broad woolgrowers?”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S sheep producers will need to produce more lambs from fewer ewes to meet world sheep meat market demand and unlock value in a differentiated product, consultant Jason Trompf told the recent Lambex 2018 conference in Perth.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “TWO cold fronts generated moderate falls in south western and south eastern Australia, while western Tasmania had wet and windy conditions throughout the week.”
THE RURAL – “WOOL sales resumed with a 9c/kg increase in the indicator which closed at 1990c/kg.”
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FARMERS GUARDIAN (UK) – by Alex Black – “Alan Walsh, Texacloth, said Chinese companies were not currently ‘fighting amongst each other’ to get wool, putting downward pressure on global markets. “When the couple of big buyers say it is time to buy wool and start placing orders, the others start to buy as well,” he said. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUCTIONSPLUS had steady enquiry for wool during the three-week recess in physical auction sales…”
WELLINGTON TIMES “Farmers are being gouged by those looking to make money off the back of the drought, says Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee.
Mr Gee is calling for a shake up in the grain industry as the east coast moves closer to running out of feed for stock. There had been some massive buys in the market recently, Mr Gee said, and it was being stockpiled in expectation of the price increasing.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders Northern zone wool manager – “THE Australian wool market resumed proceedings again last week after the three week recess to mixed results.
Most of the trade had predicted a soft opening given the overheated medium Merino situation prior to the break. A reasonably large offering, by recent standards, of nearly 50,000 bales was thought to have been enough quantity to allow the market to continue the easing bias. That was evident in the lead up to the auction recess, and Tuesday’s reports showed just that.”