STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “St Helens woolgrowers David and Susan Rowbottom admit they accidentally fell into Merino sheep, and despite many ups and downs, have never looked back.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “It’s a popular marketplace for many Australian producers, but could saleyards soon become a thing of the past?
In an industry that is constantly evolving, producers are now demanding more accurate measurement and feedback of the lambs they are sending to slaughter.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “WOOL prices dropped by 16c/kg at Australian auction sales with the eastern market indicator closing at 2011c.
In what was the smallest offering of the season (26,942 bales) the market struggled to maintain the accrued rises.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Ed Murphy – ” … Sheep and lamb numbers this week dropped to 4700 head, down 1200 on last week. Success at auction and in post-sale negotiations achieved 100 per cent clearance.
From Dirranbandi, D.S. Banks offered 411 Merino …”
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FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Mark Abernethy – “Once sought after for its utilitarian function and comfortable feel, wool began to fall off the fashion radar in the late 1960s. As cheap, easy-care polyesters and nylons became the most popular clothing fabrics, wool quickly became as daggy as the rear ends of the sheep on which it grew. Mills closed, tailors sold up and wool sales declined.”
CAPITAL PRESS (USA) – by Jan Jackson – “CRABTREE, Ore. — Vickie Manns’ goal is to raise sheep that produces wool so fine it feels soft next to the skin.
When she first saw Merinos 32 years ago while living with her husband’s family on a sheep and cattle station in New South Wales, Australia, she knew instantly that they would give her the wool she wanted.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “THE Eastern Market Indicator took a “breather” last week, sliding back 16 cents to finish at 2011c/kg clean.
While prices remained very high, small falls were reported across almost all micron indicators.
Australian Wool Innovation’s report said super fine Merino wool of 19 micron and finer “bore the brunt of some price resistance and drifted downwards from the outset to be quoted generally 40 cents lower”. “
YASS TRIBUNE – by James Harker-Mortlock – “At the last meeting of the Goulburn State Electorate Council of the National Party of Australia, two motions were passed of relevance to local farmers.
The first motion concerned the ongoing issue of Ovine Johne’s Disease (OJD), for which an effective vaccine has been developed.
The motion called for an investigation into the actions of Wool Producers Australia, Sheep Producers Australia and Animal Health Australia, in regard to their actions in raising again the divisive issue of OJD management.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Kristen Frost – “In the last few weeks the Australian wool market has lifted rapidly auction after auction, but last week the fast paced price gains took a small step backwards.”
STOCK & LAND – “It will be a busy week ahead in the lead up to the Hay Merino Sheep Show on Saturday 16 June 2018 for the fourth intake of students enrolled in the Hay Inc Rural Education Program.”