SHEEP CENTRAL – by AWGA president Robert McBride – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Growers Association president Robert McBride has congratulated Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton for his recent comments urging sheep producers to defend mulesing with pain relief.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN Australian sheep producers are being urged to consider starting supplementary feeding earlier this year due to the reduction of pasture in paddocks.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PROMINENT Merino advocate Dr Charles Massy will outline his approach to organic and regenerative agriculture at a Melbourne forum this week.”
GLEN INNES EXAMINER – by Steve Evans – “The results are being processed for the Northern Tablelands Wether Trial Shearing Day held at the Glen Innes Agricultural Station at the end of last month.
Thirty-nine teams of merinoa sheep (with ten animals in each) were tested to see which blood-lines were performing well.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “PRODUCTIVITY gains through performance recording and new technologies is a shared focus of the two new Meat and Livestock Australia board members.
Sheep and wool producer Andrew Michael from Snowtown, South Australia and Russell Lethbridge, who runs Werrington Cattle Company in north and central Queensland share a vision for increasing profitability in the red meat industry.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “MORE than 80 per cent of the clip from NSW fine wool growers the Wood family made the cut for the Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Club.
And it won them the club’s highest accolade for 2017.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “Prices were erratic at last week’s South Island wool sale in Christchurch.
Exporters were very selective with their purchases of finer crossbred types destined for China. Coarse crossbred fleece showing discolouration struggled to find a level with limited competition, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”
STOCK & LAND – by Peter Kostos – “For the uninitiated, Thorpdale is set in the Strzelecki Ranges between West and South Gippsland, and is one of Australia’s prime potato growing districts.
Because of where it is situated, and the fantastic depth and quality of the red soil, Thorpdale and surrounds also produce some of the best sheep and cattle possible.”
THE ADVERTISER – by Belinda Willis – “AUSTRALIAN wool is making a serious return to the world’s catwalks with the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Max Mara helping farmers capture record prices this year.
It’s all part of the industry’s Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) marketing plan – to forge high-profile partnerships with leading fashion houses that, in turn, boost demand.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 1 December 2017 (Week 22)