ABC NEWS – by Isabella Pittaway – “It has been a tough year for Australia’s farmers, but a small gesture can go a long way — especially when it’s from a future king.
The Prince of Wales has written letters of support to sheep farmers across Australia who have been battling drought.
One of the letters caught Tim Paulet, from eastern Victoria, by surprise.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Merino young ewes made to $234 a head for an April-shorn line at Deniliquin on Friday.
Offered in a penning of 22,000, the July//August 17-drop yard of Old Ashrose-blood ewe maidens was a non-breeders lot while the feature breeders’ line offered, the Shippen family’s Bandyandah Pastoral young ewes from Moulamein, Bundy-blood made to $210 a head and averaged $202 across a draft of 1746.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 12 October 2018 (Week 15)
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP Producers Australia will discuss the issue of a mulesing declaration for meat sheep – lambs and mutton – at its next board meeting on October 22.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner – “THE wool forward market pushed higher early in the week, pre-empting the consolidation in the spot auction sector on Wednesday.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Hayley Kennedy – “Strong confidence in the wool market was evident at the Wilgunya Merino ram sale at Dirranbandi on Thursday, with buyers pushing the sale to a top of $4100.
Selling all 86 lots for a 100 per cent clearance rate, the sale averaged $1447.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The positive sentiments that arose at the conclusion of last week’s sales continued at Australian wool auction sales this week ending October 12. The apprehension seen over the past month dissipated almost entirely, with the exception of a few pockets of wool types in the carding room and some of the finer crossbred wools around the 26 to 27 micron. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FAVOURABLE exchange rates and further evidence of declining forward greasy wool supplies helped Australian wool prices recover this week.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Daryl Quinlivan, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – “Opinion …
Australian primary producers are a proactive lot—and they know the value of investing in their future.
For many years now, by paying levies primary producers have benefited from strategic activities such as research and development (R&D), marketing, biosecurity responses and the national residue survey.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “AT the same time thousands of football fans were heading east, a band of Victorians were in WA plundering the Moojepin ram sale at Katanning on Friday.
And just like the great game, they didn’t get away with the big prize.
A total of 29 rams were bought by interstate buyers but the sale’s $7000 top price ram is staying put in WA at its new home with the Trotter family, Perillup Estate, near Frankland River.”