The wool market recorded its fourth highest weekly total last week.
Matilda Scott, Conara, Tasmania, has been awarded the 2018 Golden Stencil, as a part of the AWEX/TAFE National Graduate Wool Classer Competition, held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Woolgrowers are being encouraged to participate in a trial that tests different drench resistance test methods.
Westleigh White Suffolk stud, Beaufort, will feature the first progeny from a ram purchased at the Royal Adelaide Show Elite sale, during this year’s Sheep Week.
Australian agricultural industry groups are bracing for attacks from animal activists globally following the recent release of an explosive documentary which claims to “expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture”.
The upwards market movement of the previous selling week was short-lived, with the wool industry’s benchmark Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) dropping six cents, to continue what has been a fluctuating month of ups and downs.
Increased entries along with a lift in overall quality of the Corriedale sheep exhibited reflected the rise in sheep and wool prices across the board, and highlighted the true dual purpose characteristics of the breed.
GROWING up on his family’s farm in Mansfield inspired a career in agriculture for Todd Heaysman, who now aspires to be a future leader of the industry.
CURRENCY dipped nicely again just before wool auctions began this week, allowing for a stable market in US dollar terms.