SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “EAR tag data for Victoria’s recently mandated sheep and goat electronic identification system could soon be captured by a paddock trough.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “ONGOING confidence in the wool market pushed the Sheepvention ram sale to another record in Hamilton this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “SUPPLY concern is the dark cloud over an otherwise buoyant wool industry, Australian Wool Exchange chair Robyn Clubb said this week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “It was a small mob of Corriedales and an inspiring agriculture teacher that inspired Sam Wan’s career into agriculture.
Before this, the Elders wool technical coordinator intended to wind up in information technology (IT), but she is thankful to have been able to adapt her skills to an industry she now loves.”
ABC NEWS – by Cassandra Hough – “The black sheep in the nursery rhyme might have three bags full but globally, sourcing wool right now is a hard task.
As the world’s largest wool producer, Australia’s drought could exacerbate that problem, with Rabobank forecasting a 2 per cent decline in supply for the coming season.”
THE STANDARD – by Catherine Miller and Joely Mitchell – “Sheepvention had more reason to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with the pen of five ram sale on Tuesday hitting a record $3675 average.
Of 290 Merino, Corriedale and Prime SAMM rams offered, 261 sold, recording a 90 per cent clearance rate.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A fleece described as “exceptional” has taken out the Elders Southern Clip of the Year Awards 2017/18.
It was grown by Dunkeld woolgrowers Peter and Lindy Hayes, and was presented at Sheepvention in Hamilton on Monday.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller & Joely Mitchell – “*261 of 290 sold to a top of $20,000, av $3675
Hamilton’s Sheepvention had double the reason to celebrate its 40th anniversary, with the pen of five ram sale hitting a record $3675 average.”
RURAL NEWS – by Pam Tipa – ”
The wool industry has to be restructured; there is no other way, says prominent grower Derrick Millton.
And the long-time wool man reckons it may require a bold move by the Government as happened with the dairy industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WINNING the champion pen of rams sash at Hamilton’s Sheepvention gave Matthew Coddington some welcome relief from the crippling drought his Roseville Park Merino stud at Dubbo is experiencing.”