QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE Lunar New Year holidays across Asia didn’t interrupt the wool selling schedule here in Australia and Chinese indent buyers still dominated the buying lists across the week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE multi-tool community focus of wild dog control in Victoria has been highlighted in a new video released by National Wild Dog Action Plan stakeholders.
The video clip features interviews with landowners, community co-ordinators and government staff talking about what works to give positive results.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – Source Shearing Sports New Zealand – “REIGNING Golden Shears and New Zealand Open shearing champion Rowland Smith continued on a relentless march in quest more of the top honours and a possible second world title when he won the Te Puke A and P Show’s open final on Saturday.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The premiums for non-mulesed Merino wool have remained strong in the first six months of the 2018-19 season, according to the data released by Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). The premiums for non-mulesed wool over equivalent mulesed wool averaged between 33 and 53 cents/kg for Merino wool 20 microns and finer during the first six months till December.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PRICE premiums for non-mulesed Merino wool have remained strong at up 53c/kg in the first six months of the 2018-19 auction wool-selling season, the peak national brokers body reported today.”
STOCK & LAND – by Shan Goodwin – “THE disintegration of debate on the live sheep trade, and animal production in general, has hit uncharted territory even for the beast that is modern-day social media, according to experts in the field.
Social media consultants say the way the animal welfare conversation has spiralled into tit-for-tat abuse and threats is extreme.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Natalie Lyons – “Week Commencing: 11/02/19
Week 32 was the first designated superfine sale for the north which resulted in the section gaining strong support.
There was a national offering of 39,894 bales and the week saw the Eastern Market Indicator increase 10 cents to close at 1,944c/kg.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “SCADDAN woolgrower Dave Vandenberghe set himself a belated new year’s resolution last week to produce 300 bales this year.
At the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last Thursday, back from an Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Industry Consultative Committee (ICC) meeting in Sydney the day before, Mr Vandenberghe said the family wool enterprise had produced 264 bales last year.”
TOWN & COUNTRY – Source: Australian Wool Exchange – “The Australian wool market continued its slow gradual climb in Week 32.
The national offering increased slightly this sale; 39,894 bales were available to the trade.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “Since returning for 2019 Australia’s wool auctions have witnessed a steady climb.
For five weeks the eastern market indicator (EMI) has crept up week on week, this week gaining another 10 cents to finish on 1944c per kilogram, clean.”