STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “Shearers and wool handlers work 10-hour days, often in less then ideal workplace conditions. Attitudes towards the industry must change, said Jason Letchford from the Shearing Contractors Association of Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO wool valued at about $100,000 has been stolen from a property at Tintinara in south eastern South Australia.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – “Throughout the year, Lock farmers have been putting aside wool to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
The donated wool was collected and baled at the annual pressing night on July 1 where the community came together for a barbecue and night of wool pressing.”
FARM WEEKLY – Advertiser Content for AWI – “World record holding Australian shearer Dwayne Black was one of a group of top shearers who participated in a scoping day held by AWI to look into the opportunity of using robotics in wool harvesting.”
2GB 873AM – RURAL NEWS – “Australian Wool Innovation is in for a major shake-up following the release of a report handing down 82 recommendations.
It includes improved communication with stakeholders, a skilled based board, and a maximum of 10 year terms.
The independent review found AWI does somethings well, but does need to modernise.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “WA Merino genetics could soon be headed across the Indian Ocean to South Africa.
Two South African Merino producers Dykie De Villiers, Waterval stud, Noupoort, Northern Cape and commercial producer Craig Ferreira, De Aar, Northern Cape and their agent Bennie Steyn, BKB, De Aar, were in WA last week, visiting Merino and Poll Merino studs across the Great Southern region with Elders stud stock representative Nathan King, looking for new genetics to inject into their flocks.”
KPAX.COM – Montana’s News Leader – by Russell Nemetz – Montana Ag Network – “BILLINGS – American wool is in high demand in the United States and around the world and it is good news for this region’s sheep producers.
“The market is at a record high,” said Scott Lammers, manager of the Center of the Nation Wool warehouse in Billings. “I’ve been here 20 years and we’ve seen similar prices once before.”
Center of the Nation Wool buys most of the wool in Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. Lammers said it’s been an incredible year for sheep producers with record high wool prices.”
ABC RADIO NATIONAL – “On Monday, national and state farming representatives met in Canberra for national drought talks.
A director of Australian Wool Innovation has threatened possible legal action against a lobby group over their submission to the Federal Government’s independent review into the organisation.
And three friends buy and restore a country pub north of Perth.”
ABC NEWS – by national rural reporter Brett Worthington – “The chairman at the centre of the wool industry’s ‘man in the mirror’ scandal will be unable to keep his job if his organisation fully implements the recommendations of an independent review.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Natalie Kotsios – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation should move to a skills-based board, with board members serving a maximum 10 years under 82 sweeping recommendations to shake-up the organisation.”