SHEEP CENTRAL – “A SHORTAGE of medium Merino wool helped lift 19-23 micron fleece prices this week, raising the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator to 2021c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “WOOL’s stellar rise stalled last week despite the smallest offering of the season of just 26,942 bales.
The benchmark Eastern Market Indicator closed down 16c/kg for the week, to 2011c/kg, blamed in part on a lift in the Australian dollar.
Wool prices in US dollar terms actually rose 7c/kg to hit its highest ever level of $US1540c/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIA Police have arrested a woman and a teenage boy after a month-long investigation into theft of sheep and beef cattle calves in northern Victoria.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “FORWARD wool market trading this week reflected the strength of the medium micron sector, with two thirds of the week’s trades focused on 21 and 22 microns.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sarah Harris – “Ever wondered just who put the wow in the Women of Wool?
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of this now signature Australian Sheep and Wool Show event it couldn’t be a better time to catch up with Jacqui McArthur.”
BOOROWA NEWS – “The small bursts of rain around the Boorowa district have been keeping primary producers ticking over nicely.
Corkhill Ag Services agronomist, Tom Corkhill, said the rainfall, despite being sporadic, had been fantastic.
“From the Friday rain event we had a range of eight to 24mls across the district, with good averages of 16 to 18mls, followed by beautiful weather over the weekend,” he said.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Shan Goodwin – “LARGE cuts of wool, constitution that serve sheep well in tougher times and early maturity are key among the list of priorities as increased investment in genetics flows from record wool and sheep prices.”
STOCK & LAND – by Leann Dax – “The Eastern heavy lamb indicator closed last week higher on 628c/kg carcass weight. Prices were supported by tightening supplies of extra heavy lambs at all selling centres. Rumours of reduced shifts at some major processing works have been overly exaggerated to say the least, with all companies providing robust competition particularly at northern markets.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP Producers Australia is mustering the industry’s top photographs for 2018 stockTAKE Photography Competition. The peak sheep meat body is seeking images showcasing the people, sustainability, innovation and best practice management of the Australian sheep industry.”
ABC NEWS – Rural – “Can you imagine paying $22,000 for a dog?
The price record for a working farm dog was smashed over the weekend, with an undisclosed buyer in Victoria paying $22,200 for a two year old kelpie called Glencairn Seven.”