THE RURAL – Advertising feature – “WOOL growers are enjoying a boom time at present with market conditions over the last six months being at levels not previously seen before on some microns.
This has led to an increase in wool production in the area, according to wool buyers Wagga Wool Co.”
THE RURAL – “WOOL prices closed 13c/kg down on the previous week with the eastern market indicator settling at 1981c.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “QUALITY wool lines continued to sell on AuctionsPlus last week as the physical auction market fell slightly in the last sales before a three week recess.”
2GB 873AM – Rural News – “High wool prices are forecast to stay, as the nation’s markets enter the three-week winter recess.
The Eastern Market Indicator broke through the $20 per kilogram mark for the first time earlier this year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “THE WA shearing industry has secured funding to improve shed safety on farms.
Safety in the workplace is one of the most important issues for shearers, and the WA Shearing Industry Association (WASIA) has sourced funding from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and CGU Insurance to begin its Shed Safety Assessment program.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Coming off family farms, and studying agriculture at Longerenong College, are the common denominators of Fox & Lillie Rural’s newest recruits, Emma McCrae and Tom Roughead.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The sheep and wool industry might be booming, but it still faces the challenge of attracting young people to get involved.
This is one of the issues that will be dissected on an industry panel at New Breed, held during the Young Stud Masters’ Muster on Friday night.”
ABC NEWS – Rural – by Cara Jeffery, Belinda Varischettie, Laurissa Smith, Angus Verley, Tara de Landgrafft – ” Farmers are cashing in their wool cheques and decking out their farms with new sheds, yards, and luxuries like a new ute and kitchen for the home.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “The death of a young shearer in a shed accident in 2011 has prompted the Shearing Contractors Association of Australia to call for new safety equipment to be rolled out through all sheds.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Countryman – by Peter Milne – “The embattled Australian Wool Innovation has been delivered a long to-do list to sort out its corporate governance.
Many of the 82 recommendations from an independent review of AWI’s performance released on Monday were aimed at the seven-strong board.”