QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “QUEENSLAND wool growers are being urged to make their votes count at Australian Wool Innovation’s annual general meeting to help set the future direction of their wool industry.”
COUNTRY NEWS – “The health and wellbeing of animals has been front and centre for University of Sydney research fellow Sabrina Lomax since her first engagement with animal bioscience more than a decade ago.
Dr Lomax joined the team at the university’s dairy research group at Camden in December last year.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Friction over their positions on mulesing and governance has erupted between the five candidates running for the three positions on the Australian Wool Innovation board.
CAMPAIGNS to disrupt the power-block on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board are underway as the industry group’s voluntary gag placed on the mulesing debate is removed.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “THE BAR was set high, but bidders were up to the challenge, when crossbred one and a half year-old ewes made a record $318/head at Bendigo’s premier exclusive breeders crossbred sheep sale on Wednesday.”
THE RURAL – “TAKING the stress out of stock handling is the aim of all in the industry.
A specialist training course featuring Boyd Holden has been scheduled to run at “The Vale”, Temora later this month.
The course will cover livestock behaviour, stock handling technique and sheep yard design.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Shepparton News – “Agriculture Victoria has organised an on-farm electronic identification field day for sheep producers at Penny and Jason Trompf’s property Northgate Park at Greta on November 16.
The day will focus on increasing total productivity in sheep enterprises, including data from measuring and monitoring performance of ewes at Northgate Park.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool trading platform AuctionsPlus had strong buyer and exporter enquiry last week, as auction market prices lifted, and the trend was continuing this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Broad surface troughs produced showers and thunderstorms in the north and east of Australia. An intensifying low pressure system tracked across New South Wales, producing moderate to locally heavy falls.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SOUTH Australia’s peak stud Merino stud breeder body, Merino SA, has come out in support of Australian Wool Innovation’s recommended 2017 election candidates in a clear call for maintenance of the AWI board’s positions on marketing, mulesing, research and development, and pest control.”
GQ INDIA – Published by Woolmark – “There’s an undeniable connection between fashion and the environment. The fashion industry is one of the largest in the world, and the natural resources required to fuel this is massive. Since the impact it has on this, as well as other chemicals, pesticides and manual labour, is so intense, it is the need of the hour for industries to create fashion responsibly.”