SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will co-fund the Federal Government’s so-called independent review into the levy-funded body’s performance and governance, raising new concerns about the inquiry’s independence and intent.”
ABC NEWS – South West WA – by Anthony Pancia – “Australia’s agricultural sector took a $28 million hit at the hands of feral foxes last year with the wool and sheep meat industry particularly hard hit.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “SHEARING at six months and a three-month even-up lamb shearing had little affect on the prices Paul Shiner’s wool clip generated at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week.
Other than a cut of less than a kilogram per head from lambs shorn in January after a previous shearing in October, Mr Shiner, Pingrup, could see no downside this season from shortening his shearing intervals.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “THE crowd inspecting the sheep at Ted and Bev Hill’s West River clearing sale was virtually non-existent but values still reached a $178 high for a line of 278 rising three-year-old mated blue tag ewes.
The price equated to almost $50,000 (GST exc) for the pen making the five lines on offer easily the most valuable asset in the sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “RAPID development in genomic tools available to the sheep industry has seen Merino studs adopting the technology, contrary to popular belief, a new report claims.
With declining flock numbers and rapid acceptance of Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) in the past five years, it is now estimated studs registered with MerinoSelect are supplying 47 per cent of Merino sires for commercial flocks in Australia, the report claims.”
7 NEWS – by Daniel DE CARTERET – “Trangie (Australia) (AFP) – In a sweltering shed on an Australian farm near the rural town of Trangie, Emma Billet drags a nervous sheep from a waiting pen to her shearing station.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Natalie Kotsios – “LESS than a quarter of eligible Australian woolgrowers voted in Australian Wool Innovation’s last board election.
And 97 per cent of the 400,894 votes cast in the November election were proxy votes, The Weekly Times can reveal.
But to date AWI has been unable to determine just how many of those were directed and how many undirected.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “RIVERINA and southern NSW producers have earned the lion’s share of the top 10 places in Australia’s biggest sheep and wool evaluation trial.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “On the back of high times for lamb and wool, Australian sheep producers are riding a 20 year cash high with average farm income hitting $170,000. Victoria Wool Processor, Sydney Manager, Harry Ying, says the industry’s booming times will attract new international players to the auction rooms.”
Australian Agricultural Training’s certificate in wool classing provided just what Rodney Wallace needed
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Australian Agricultural Training (AAT) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that is dedicated to delivering flexible, accessible courses that are tailored to suit individual needs.”