RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “Mid micron wool prices are expected to remain near current high levels over coming months.
At the last South Island wool sale, there were some “very extreme” prices for mid micron wool, CP Wool supply relationship manager Roger Fuller said.
“We believe some of these levels have not been seen ever,” Mr Fuller said.
ASB’s latest Farmshed Economics report said it had been a “cracking year” so far for mid micron wool. 27 micron prices were up 29% while 29 micron were up an impressive 33%.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “FINE wool producers like the Lawrance family at Vasey were happy with the improved 16-19.5 micron prices in the Australian auction market this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Fiona Myers – “WESTERN Australian sheep producers like Glenn Woodhams are juggling the fall-out from the halting of the live export trade to the Middle East.”
FARM WEEKLY – “HAVING active roles in WA’s wool and grains industries, Pingelly producer John Hassell realises the importance of having a say on remote decisions potentially affecting his livelihood.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “The 29th annual Terrick West Poll Merino ram sale saw prices top at $4750, with 73 rams averaging $2086 in a 93.5 percent clearance.
New clients as well as returning buyers buoyed the sale held on behalf of owners Ross and Robyn McGauchie, and daughter Claire, Prairie.”
WALCHA NEWS – by Stephanie van Eyk – “With shearing in full swing in many sheds across the New England, wool auctions resumed last week after a three-week recess and prices were back a little.
However, Landmark’s northern NSW wool manager Angus Carter said he expects tight supply, particularly in the better quality types, to keep prices firm until Christmas and into next year.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Peter Milne – Countryman – “Adaptability and a sense of humour are a farmer’s best friend and fortunately Glen Woodhams, of Kojonup, has both, as he manages his live export-focused sheep-trading enterprise through uncertain times.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “The number of livestock heading south in search of feed and buyers continues to surge as drought conditions worsen in the northern states.
Livestock producers are moving to protect their long term breeders and are quitting young stock.”
STOCK & LAND – By Alastair Dowie – “Decent rain across large parts of western, central and north east Victoria in the past week have been welcomed by farmers, while also providing a boon for drought stricken farmers north of the Murray River.
Bureau of Meteorology figures for the past week show many areas in a strip from the South Australian border through to Victoria’s north-east have received anywhere from 15 millimeters to more than 50mm.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – by Elizabeth Anderson – “A RAM dubbed a “true dual-purpose animal” attracted widespread interest, pushing it to the $16,000 top price at the Glenville on-property ram sale at Cowell.
That strong bidding was common throughout the sale with full clearance of the 170 Poll Merino and Merino rams offered in the main auction, with an average price of $2963.”