THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Bethany Griffiths – “ASSESSING feed quality and maternal pedigree from the comfort of your couch may become a reality with the application of smart sensors for sheep. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “THE Eastern Market Indicator slipped 13 cents to finish at 1981c/kg clean in the final week before the recess.
But Fox and Lillie Rural brokerage manager and wool technical manager Eamon Timms said this week’s performance was a “definite improvement” on the previous week’s “problematic” result.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Chris Pedler – “More than 2800 sheep will be settled in to the Bendigo Showgrounds on Thursday as farmers, organisers and volunteers prepare for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
Show chief executive Margot Falconer said the largely volunteer-run event was ready to bump-in on Thursday.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “With only 4000 shearers tending to Australia’s 70,000 sheep, it’s comforting to know people like Ray Meredith are helping new shearers enter the industry as well as making sure they are safe while at work.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Merino wool from non-mulesed sheep will be sold under a New Zealand brand after a trans-Tasman marketing partnership was announced recently.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “PREMIUMS paid for Australian Merino wool declared as coming from non-mulesed sheep have more than doubled since 2016-17, according to figures released by the Australian Wool Exchange.”
CENTRAL WESTERN DAILY – by Alex Crowe – “ASKING farmers how they’re faring in recent times, “magnificently” has not been a response too often heard.
On Tuesday, sheep farmer of 50 years, Errol ‘Badger’ Babbage answered using just that word, and with good reason.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – ” A summit in Wellington yesterday aimed to offer innovative solutions for the future of New Zealand’s wool industry.
Federated Farmers’ Meat and Wool Chair Miles Anderson spoke to The Country’s Jamie Mackay about the summit and how it tackled the problem of strong wool.”
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.”