NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “Two new Agriculture Ministers – federal representative, David Littleproud, and his Queensland counterpart, Mark Furner – haven’t got their relationship off on the best foot, if Tuesday’s activity is anything to go by.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “THIS year has started out with satisfactory markets and a reasonable season.
It has also brought complacency as often happens when problems haven’t surfaced.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “HOW cool is this?
The shearers at Mark Mortimer’s place in central NSW don’t have to worry about being slowly roasted in the oven that is a shearing shed on a 40C-plus day.”
THE STANDARD – “DNA testing has taken the guesswork out of breeding for Victorian sheep mixed farmer Todd Martin who now has a clear picture of how his flock compares to the rest of the industry and of the decisions he needs to make to improve its performance.”
WALCHA NEWS – by Stephanie van Eyk – “The biennial New England Merino Field Days held last week drew Merino enthusiasts from across Australia and overseas…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “THE seven-hour drive from Tailem Bend in South Australia to Melbourne was well worth it for Ian and Margaret Eckermann.
They watched their wool sell at the Australian Wool Exchange last week for their best prices in decades.
The Eckermanns sold 20 bales of fine wool to a top of 1579c/kg. It ranged between 18.8 and 21.6 micron and made 1350c/kg-1579c/kg.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – “Deniliquin’s CanAssist branch will this week return to the event which launched its local fundraising campaign a year ago.
The group — which raises money to support local people with the costs associated with cancer treatment and recovery — will hold another fundraising and awareness stall at the massive store sheep sale being held at Deniliquin saleyards on Friday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by James Nason – “Twice a year Elders takes on 8 to 10 trainees to undertake 18 months of hands-on training at its branches around Australia, a unique career-building initiative that is opening career pathways to young people firmly set on a career in agribusiness.”
MAORI TELEVISION – “Ngāti Tūwharetoa’s Kerri-Jo Te Huia has set a new world record, after she shore an impressive 452 ewes at today’s World Women’s nine-hour shearing record bid at Otapawa Station in Tiraumea.
The Online News Team spoke to former women’s lamb shearing record holder Jills Angus Burney earlier today who spoke of Te Huia’s determination. “
FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Georgina Safe – “From finding a way to locate people trapped in avalanches to upcycling Indian saris into quilts, the inspirations for the winners of this year’s International Woolmark Prize were as diverse as the fashion collections they produced.”