THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Karolin Macgregor, Tasmanian Country – “WOOL growers Carol and Allan Phillips are the first Tasmanian producers to sign up to a new integrity program with one of the country’s best-known wool-processing and export companies.
This week they sold three bales of superfine wool from their Glen Stuart operation to processor G Schneider under its new Authentico program.”
WALCHA NEWS – “Drought conditions, especially in New England, bring good and bad issues with fleeces according to New England Wool managing director Andrew Blanch.”
COWRA GUARDIAN – “Australian Wool Innovation Limited and sheep Connect are holding a workshop for sheep producers in Cowra.
The workshop, Winning with Weaners, will be held at the Pridham Centre NSW DPI Research Station on Binni Creek Road on August 29 between 1pm and 5pm.
Presenter Rob Inglis from Elders Livestock, will discuss short, medium and long term impacts of poor weaner management on flock productivity.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The fierce drought that continues to bite across many of the wool growing regions in Australia may cause damage to the supply of wool in the short term. If there is no relief from the drought conditions soon, the wool supply situation may get worse for the longer term, the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has said as sales resumed after a three-week break.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 10 August 2018 (Week 6)
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Victorian Farm Dog Championship winner GoGetta Kelpie’s Joe Spicer nailed the finer points of trialling, in taking out the prestigious title, according to judge Roland Pell.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Rachel Clarke – “VISITORS to the 2018 WA College of Agriculture, Cunderdin Open Day on Friday, September 7, will get a snapshot of the fantastic educational opportunities that the college offers.
Students have been busy preparing for the annual showcase of their projects and skills ranging from sheep shearing, wool handling, cattle, pig and sheep husbandry, wood and metal work projects to classroom activities.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Jessica Johnston – “DROUGHT-stricken farmers in regional Queensland are being encouraged to put their hands up for assistance following the launch of a Queensland Drought Appeal.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “FORTUNATE seasonal conditions in the Western District’s Balmoral region are expected to bolster a “strong sale” for the Glenelg Merino Field Days.
That’s according to Glenelg Merino Field Days organiser and Thornlea Merino Stud principal Wayne McClure who said there would be a mixture of 96 Poll Merinos and Merino rams available.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “THE Hayes family from Mountajup, between Hamilton and Dunkeld, won this year’s Elders Southern Clip of the Year for their “outstanding” wool.”