THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “THE wool Eastern Market Indicator was 17 cents softer in the last selling week of the season to finish at 2056c/kg clean.
Elders district wool manager Andrew Howells said the cool-down was to be expected and there was “no negative tone” to the market.
“This week, the market has come back in line with the exchange rate but I don’t expect it to fall too much further,” he said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE softer wool-buying sentiment in the physical auction market was reflected in online AuctionsPlus bale sales last week.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “The textile and garment industry has long been Vietnam’s key economic sector employing more than 2.7 million people in the country, equivalent to 25 per cent of the industrial workforce.”
STAR WEEKLY – by Laura Michell – “Meet Hugo – Salesian College’s grand champion sheep.
The Sunbury school’s agriculture students recently competed at the Holbrook Sheep and Wool show in New South Wales, where Hugo was named Grand Champion Sheep of the show.
The students also collected various ribbons from the event, which was attended by more than 150 secondary school students from southern NSW and Victoria, as well as stud sheep breeders.”
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SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – “Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “The New Zealand shearing team has been beaten by Scotland in the opening match of the 2018 CP Wool UK Tour.
Arriving in the UK just two days earlier, Southland shearer Nathan Stratford and Pongaroa farmer David Buick were beaten by Scotland pair Calum Shaw and Hamish Mitchell in the tour opener at the Lochearnhead Shears’ Scottish Blackface Championhips on Saturday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – Scanned in-lamb ewes made up almost half the reduced offering of sheep and lambs and sold for up to $266 on AuctionsPlus last week.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “WITH the currency holding more or less at the levels of the previous week, the price movements were similar in both Australian dollar and US dollar at last week’s sales.
Some A17c and US13c were trimmed from AWEX’s eastern market indicator during the course of auctions across the nation with superfine Merino types easing by up to 40c.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by WeedSmart expert and AgPro management consultant Ed Riggall, WA – “THERE is money to be made from using chaff heaps, and probably chaff lines, as a summer feed source for sheep, according to Western Australian AgPro Management consultant, Ed Riggall.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A buoyant wool market supported the sales of six charity bales at auctions around the country, raising $17,460 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
Facilitated by Australian Wool Network (AWN), the last of the three sales was held at the Melbourne woolstores, where two bales, ranging in micron from 16.2-18.2, sold for an average of $3317 a bale.”