THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “PETER Price has seen many southern Victorian farmers make a considerable shift away from sheep breeding in recent years.
But he still sees many advantages, particularly with Merinos and Poll Merinos.
The mixed sheep and cropping farmer from Willaura said even before the upturn in the wool market, it was still worthwhile including Merinos and then Poll Merinos in his operation because of their versatility.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “CASHFLOW and flock expansion have been the catalyst for sensational clearance rates at Merino ram sales across the country, as agents report a notable shift toward wool production.”
THE RURAL – by Hannah Powe – “NEW heights were reached by Grassy Creek Merino stud during their 6th annual on-property sale at “Tarengo”, Boorowa, on October 9.
The Corkhill family cleared 100 per cent of their increased sale offering, with rams averaging a strong $2625 (up $285 from last year). “
OBERON REVIEW – “THE very light rain that fell throughout the Great Race last Sunday was a disappointment for all concerned and probably spoiled the day for many spectators.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “BUYERS jumped at the final opportunity to secure Leenala Poll Dorset genetics on Monday. Alan and Lyn Schinckel dispersed the last of their ewe flock, and held their last ram sale at Naracoorte, South Australia, drawing a big crowd of purchasers and onlookers.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AUSTRALIA Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) has soared to 1550 cents a kilogram, as the spring supply struggles to satisfy the appetite of Chinese mills.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL grower owners of the Graziers Investment Company Ltd have voted overwhelmingly to appoint liquidators to wind-up the entity and distribute $20 million in capital to shareholders.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIAN farmers are being surveyed about their on-farm energy use to help inform future programs supporting producers.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A BULLISH wool market driven by keen demand was exposing short-term supply shortages despite earlier shearing across New South Wales, AuctionsPlus said this week.”
HERALD LIVE – by Riaan Marais – “High production numbers, good auction prices and massive demand from overseas markets contributed to a landmark year for the South African wool trade – with the Eastern Cape as the top contributor.”