NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “After a run of losses, Australia’s wool market is tracking in an upwards direction with positive price gains across the entire offering.
The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) finished 17 cents higher for the week, closing at 1960c per kilogram.”
THE RIOT ACT – by Glynis Quinlan – “Election fever might be rising to the fore in the lead up to the May 18 vote but organisers of the Canberra Wool Expo on that same weekend are confident that the real winter chill hitting the air will draw the crowds to their event.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MUDGEE police are seeking information concerning the theft of 52 Merino lambs from a central west New South Wales property.
The rural crime prevention team in in the Orana Mid-Western Police District are investigating the theft of the lambs from the Beryl area near Gulgong, about 107 km east of Dubbo.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A SIDEWAYS tap on the upper arm with a clenched fist – a sign of respect that said ‘thanks bro, it’s my record now’ – marked a new holder of the world eight-hour solo Merino ewe shearing record recently.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish – “Last week saw the Australian wool market ease in US dollar terms by 21 cents, as auctions resumed after the one-week Easter recess, and the ensuing build up of quantity. However, prices for the better Merino fleece wools were again stronger as a result of limited supply.”
THE ARMIDALE EXPRESS – by Jann Karp – “Dave and Angie are proud and excited about following in their families footsteps saying: “many farmers swop and change their farming direction based on the movement of the market”.”
NZ HERALD – The Country – ” Australian sheep classer Gordon McMaster was a legend of the rural community.
He died on April 24 in Narrandera, in southern New South Wales, after an illness following surgery for a heart condition. He was 84.
McMaster – known universally as Gordie – was a regular visitor to New Zealand and well known among the merino fraternity.”
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE – Season 18 – Week 44 – Source: Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) – “The Australian wool market resumed in Week 44 after the Easter recess in Week 43.
Due to the week-long break in sales, quantities increased as wool accumulated during the break came onto the market.”
THE RURAL – by Olivia Calver – “Stalwarts of the sheep and wool industry gathered in Wagga Wagga on Thursday night to award the 2019 recipients of the Peter Westblade Scholarship.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MEETING the challenges of top wool production will be a focus of the 2019 Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association’s seminar and fleece competition this month. The seminar on 18 May at the University of New England’s Kirby SMART Farm will focus on developments to meet the industry’s challenges.”