THE RURAL – by Joely Mitchell – “It was a big day out for Gre Gre North’s Oakbank Merino and Poll Merino stud, who took out supreme exhibit at the 67th annual Hay Sheep Show, held at the Hay Showgrounds, NSW, last weekend.”
THE STANDARD – by Alastair Dowie – “Record high wool prices and strong sheep meat prices are sure to spark increased interest in this week’s Sheep Week.
The event is running across nine days from June 18-27, with 58 studs in Victoria, South Australia and NSW opening their gates.”
STOCK & LAND – “The sun was shining on day three of Sheep Week, where studs on the New South Wales border showed visitors around their properties.”
THE COROWA FREE PRESS – by Jarryd Barca – “The Corowa Rotary Club has offered assistance and support to the Corowa Show Society in the promotion and stewardship of the annual wool display.
The Rotary Club will distribute to wool producers numbered bags for the donation of fleeces which will be entered into the wool competition during October’s annual Corowa Show.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “INNOVATIVE Merino and terminal sheep breeders are reaping the greatest benefit from sheep DNA testing developments, according to new data released by the Sheep CRC.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A series of cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia, with snow falling in Alpine regions, while a surface trough and cold front generated moderate falls in western and southern Western Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – “There were plenty of visitors during day two of Sheep Week, who traveled around to studs in the Riverina.
Check out all of the photos and videos below, and make sure to tag any of your own photos or videos with the hashtag #SheepWeek18.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Yvonne O’Hara – “New Zealand wool harvesters can expect about a 25 per cent increase in pay and entitlements from July 1, to gain parity with rates paid in Australia.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “The wool market is still attracting big interest and momentum as the 2017/2018 selling season draws closer to an end at week 50.
Despite a brief respite the week prior, the AWEX eastern markets indicator (EMI) lifted again, finishing 10 cents higher to close at 2021 cents a kilogram, clean.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “CEO of Wool Producers Australia, Jo Hall, said she is frustrated and angered at PETA’s claims presented in the letter released last Friday.
“My questions to PETA are – if farmers don’t destock, would you rather them let the stock starve to death?” Ms Hall said.”