STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Committed Merino breeders gathered during the annual Bookham Merino ewe competition to look over the flocks entered and also to interact with other breeders all seeking to improve the flocks and ultimately the bottom line of their businesses.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Federated Farmers – “Federated Farmers wants to play a key role in ramped-up sector-wide collaboration on wool initiatives – and that’s reflected in a name change.
By unanimous vote of delegates from the Federation’s 24 provinces who met in Wellington this week, the Meat & Fibre Council and industry group is now the Meat & Wool Council and industry group.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “Receiving the highest wool prices since her time on the farm, third generation Kojonup woolgrower Lynley Anderson was very pleased with the record prices.
The Anderson family’s Brookvale line of six bales of 17.8 micron hogget fleece with a yield of 66.2 per cent and a length of 78mm (8 months growth) reached a top-price of 1580 cents/kg greasy last week at the Western Wool Centre auction through Primaries.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “ELDERS was so impressed by Sadye Wines’ hard work and determination, that she was offered a full-time position four months before the end of her traineeship.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – REGIONAL – Press Release: Destination Wairarapa – “The Golden Shears, often referred to as “the Wimbledon” of shearing, received a major boost this month after leading real estate company Bayleys came on board to sponsor the Open Shearing Category.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THE SHIELDS family, ‘Minona’, Dookie, recently celebrated 100 years of shearing, and one of the youngest member of the family, Emily, had the liberty of auctioning it off at the Melbourne wool stores.”
THE STANDARD – “Upcoming workshops in the south-west will help producers and livestock agents boost Victoria’s traceability system.
From March 31, property-to-property movements of electronically tagged sheep and goats in Victoria must be recorded on the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database by the person receiving them.”
STOCK & LAND – “Critical electronic identification infrastructure was now being rolled out across Victoria, Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has told State Parliament.”
STOCK & LAND – by Leann Dax – “Lamb markets remain unpredictable, with prices fluctuating depending on quality and supply.
The one positive trend by the end of last week was strong competition and higher prices for trade and heavy export lambs.”
THE LAND – by Karen Bailey – “STABILITY may be returning to the wool market after a fortnight of much more subdued price trends.
At the close of trading last week the Eastern Market Indicator was on 1812 cents a kilogram and at early sales this week the overall market was firm to slighter dearer.”