AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 12 October 2018 (Week 15)
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP Producers Australia will discuss the issue of a mulesing declaration for meat sheep – lambs and mutton – at its next board meeting on October 22.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner – “THE wool forward market pushed higher early in the week, pre-empting the consolidation in the spot auction sector on Wednesday.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Hayley Kennedy – “Strong confidence in the wool market was evident at the Wilgunya Merino ram sale at Dirranbandi on Thursday, with buyers pushing the sale to a top of $4100.
Selling all 86 lots for a 100 per cent clearance rate, the sale averaged $1447.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The positive sentiments that arose at the conclusion of last week’s sales continued at Australian wool auction sales this week ending October 12. The apprehension seen over the past month dissipated almost entirely, with the exception of a few pockets of wool types in the carding room and some of the finer crossbred wools around the 26 to 27 micron. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FAVOURABLE exchange rates and further evidence of declining forward greasy wool supplies helped Australian wool prices recover this week.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Daryl Quinlivan, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – “Opinion …
Australian primary producers are a proactive lot—and they know the value of investing in their future.
For many years now, by paying levies primary producers have benefited from strategic activities such as research and development (R&D), marketing, biosecurity responses and the national residue survey.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “AT the same time thousands of football fans were heading east, a band of Victorians were in WA plundering the Moojepin ram sale at Katanning on Friday.
And just like the great game, they didn’t get away with the big prize.
A total of 29 rams were bought by interstate buyers but the sale’s $7000 top price ram is staying put in WA at its new home with the Trotter family, Perillup Estate, near Frankland River.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Caitlyn Burling – “AFTER lying dormant for more than nine years, the Kondinin saleyards were once again buzzing with life last week.
It was thanks to the Westcoast Wool & Livestock team assembling the best of the best Merino ewes and wether lambs in the area for its first Kondinin ewe and lamb sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes-Owen – “THE 53rd annual Rutherglen Merino and Poll Merino ram sale at Narrogin last week was very pleasing on two accounts for the three generations of the Dawes family in attendance.
Rutherglen stud principals Buster and Whippy Dawes increased their offering this year to 148 head, up from 130 head last year and the increased offering all sold at auction for an average of $1323, which was up $149 on last year.”