WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Elyse Wurm – ” WILD dogs have caused the number of sheep on the Southern Downs to plummet from 50,000 to 5,000 over the past 10 years, but landholders are fighting back.
An application is being submitted to the State Government for 80km of exclusion fencing to help contain the wild dogs.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Joely Mitchell – “LambEx 2018 has released its program of international and Australian speakers, who will present on an array of local and global issues, at the upcoming conference.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A MODERN-DAY English shepherd with more than 100,000 Twitter followers features in the Lambex 2018 program released this week. Chair of the conference to be held in Perth on August 5-7, Bindi Murray said organisers were excited to welcome James Rebanks from the Lake District of the united Kingdom. Cumbrian shepherd and author James Rebanks.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “SHEEP farmers are expected to enjoy their best farm cash incomes for 20 years this financial year, primarily because of high returns from wool.
And, according to Rural Bank’s Australian Wool Annual Review, released on Monday, and the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) March quarterly commodities review, released on Friday, high wool prices seem set to continue.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “AUSTRALIA’s wool market managed to struggle through the sudden surge in supply volume after the Easter recess, which initially saw nearly 60,000 bales on offer.
In the end there were only 54,400 bales offered for sale and 94 per cent of these found new owners during the week. Initially, on Tuesday the market looked like it could get a bit ugly with prices easing by 20-30c in most categories. However, by the end of the week, despite a stronger local currency most types had positive numbers against them. “
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “SHEEP farmers across Australia are being sought to supply dung for a trial examining different worm drench resistance test methods.
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is funding the trial, already started with 15 farmers in the Monaro region of New South Wales, conducted by veterinary consultants Dawbuts Animal Health.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 13 April 2018 (Week 41)
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MEDIUM crossbred wool prices showed the biggest improvements at Australian auctions this week. Despite a large increase in the amount of wool offered — 20 percent more than at the previous sale two weeks ago – the market generally performed well.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Mike Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “SENTIMENT improved in the forward trading of Australian wool this week as the auction market looked to find a level.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Colin Bettles – “WOOLGROWERS are being urged to vent their views on the performance and accountability to wool producers, of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Former Agriculture Department Secretary and now EY Australia Federal Government Lead Partner Andrew Metcalf is spearheading the independent examination of AWI’s operations, which was announced earlier this year by Federal Agriculture and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud.”