THE WEEKLY TIMES – TASMANIAN COUNTRY – “SUPERFINE wool growers had plenty to smile about this week after better than expected results at the annual Tasmanian wool feature sale in Melbourne.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “In-lamb crossbred young ewes made to a sale-high $254 a head in an on-property flock dispersal at Glenthompson in Victoria’s Western District on Thursday.”
BOOROWA NEWS – ” “The objective of the competition was firstly to promote the quality of Boorowa and the district’s sheep. Secondly and most importantly the competition is a forum where ideas are exchanged on sheep breeding by judges, exhibitors and other woolgrowers.” – Chief Steward Dan Carey. “
SHEPPARTON NEWS – “Livestock health experts are warning of the growth of triple-resistant and monepantel-resistant worms in the lead-up to sheep drenching.
Virbac Australia said drench resistance cost the Australian sheep and wool industry millions of dollars from lost production and associated costs each year and some sheep farmers continued to use outdated drench technology on their farms.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Rueben Hale – “Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan is confident WA can rebuild its dwindling sheep numbers.
The current state of the flock stands at about 13.7 million, with industry experts believing the amount needs to be increased to take full advantage of current record wool and sheepmeat prices.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “Merino farmers front-footing environmental and animal welfare standards are finding better paying niche markets opening up for them.
A property in the Ashburton Lakes area has secured a contract to sell wool direct to a major American retailer, said Rakaia Gorge runholder Willy Ensor.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced storms and showers. A deepening surface trough and low pressure system inland of the west coast of Western Australia produced moderate falls.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A HANDFUL of WA woolgrowers appear to be cashing in on exceptional prices for top specification, soft, high-crimp specialised wool, with massive increases in volumes tested through December and January.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “ONE OF China’s most successful design labels COMME MOI has just launched its Cool Wool collection in Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “TEXTILE Exchange’s international wool assurance system, the Responsible Wool Standard, is investigating alignment with a global sheep meat standard.”