INSIDE FUTURES – by Andrew Hecht of Dynamic Commodities – “Australia is a country that has incredible reserves of natural resources as well as fertile soil and weather conditions that make it a significant commodities producer.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “THE largest pastoral shearing operation in Australia, Rawlinna station, has pushed through about 64,000 head of Merinos in the past 10 weeks for a total wool clip of 1500 bales.
With wool prices fetching record highs, the 1500 bales of 22-23 micron adult wool clip and the 19-19.5 micron for younger sheep, which they usually grow, are expected to return about $3 million.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The Ogden family know first-hand the value of the Royal Children’s Hospital, so for the last five years have donated the proceeds of a pen of lambs to the charity.”
NZ FARMER – Rural Reporters – “Prices for most types and wool styles were largely unchanged despite a larger than expected wool offering at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
The exception was the 29.5 micron and stronger lambs’ wool market which felt some corrections and finished more in line with the North Island market. There was active bidding for an excellent offering of new season’s autumn shears.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW South Wales producers enduring continuing dry conditions offered 28,000 sheep and lambs on AuctionsPlus last week. The NSW online listings were 70 percent of the national offering of 39,866 sheep and lambs last week, down 5500.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL growers and contractors will be encouraged to prohibit workers from sheds found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol under a new industry policy released today.”
GEELONG ADVERTISER – by Peter Begg – “WHILE horses were the commonest form of transport in Geelong in the 1800s, bullock wagons were also a common sight for the heavier loads.
NZ FARMER – by Ike Williams – “OPINION: I recently read some articles relating to something I know a bit about – breeding sheep.
The first was about a woman who was passionate about breeding merinos which had more lambs. These were then finished earlier and killed before the winter.”
FORBES ADVOCATE – by Brendan McCool – “When local farmer Floyd Legge joined an industry tour to China to see what happened to his wool after it left his farm, he wasn’t expecting to find his very own wool in processing.
Mr Legge spotted his own brand – on a bale all the way from his Yarrabandai Road property – at the first mill they visited in China.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “A small discerning crowd bid higher than expected for scanned and lambed ewes at a special sale of store sheep at Wycheproof on Friday.”