Sheep sold as dry takes hold

PROLONGED dry conditions across WA are having a significant impact on the sheep market, with yardings across the State’s saleyards at unusually high numbers.
PROLONGED dry conditions across WA are having a significant impact on the sheep market, with yardings across the State’s saleyards at unusually high numbers.
THERE is a marked difference in today’s sheep industry to where it sat when Mal Thomson took over the family farm at the age of 24.
13 Jun 17 THERE is a marked difference in today’s sheep industry to where it sat when Mal Thomson took over the family farm at the age of 24.
FINE Merino wool’s epic run in the Australian wool market has come to abrupt halt, as sheepmeat prices continue to rally in record territory.
11 Jun 17 FINE Merino wool’s epic run in the Australian wool market has come to abrupt halt, as sheepmeat prices continue to rally in record territory.
Sheep - Wool
ONE of the country’s biggest buyers of wool is bypassing the Australian auction system in favour of direct contractors with woolgrowers.
10 Jun 17 ONE of the country’s biggest buyers of wool is bypassing the Australian auction system in favour of direct contractors with woolgrowers.
Sheep - Wool
GIANT online retailer Amazon is expected to be the world’s biggest clothing seller when it opens for business in Australia next year.
05 Jun 17 GIANT online retailer Amazon is expected to be the world’s biggest clothing seller when it opens for business in Australia next year.
Sheep - Wool
PROSPECTIVE veterinarians and future sheep industry participants gained greater understanding of the wool sector last week thanks to Esperance wool broker Vicky Hempsell.
05 Jun 17 PROSPECTIVE veterinarians and future sheep industry participants gained greater understanding of the wool sector last week thanks to Esperance wool broker Vicky Hempsell.
Sheep - Wool
WESTERN Australian meat processor V&V Walsh will launch its Amelia Park chilled lamb range in China this month.
04 Jun 17 WESTERN Australian meat processor V&V Walsh will launch its Amelia Park chilled lamb range in China this month.
Sheep - Meat
A TRIP back in time to an era almost forgotten in WA’s wool history began for many old shearers when the lights went down recently at Revolutions Transport Museum, Whiteman Park.
04 Jun 17 A TRIP back in time to an era almost forgotten in WA’s wool history began for many old shearers when the lights went down recently at Revolutions Transport Museum, Whiteman Park.
Sheep - Wool
STUDENTS from five Western Australian education establishments came away from last weekend’s National Merino Challenge (NMC) in Melbourne with new contacts and a greater understanding of the wool industry.
03 Jun 17 STUDENTS from five Western Australian education establishments came away from last weekend’s National Merino Challenge (NMC) in Melbourne with new contacts and a greater understanding of...
Sheep - Wool
NEW Zealand’s persistence to “upgrade” its Free Trade Agreement with China is set to chew a slice from Australia’s export agreement with the Asian powerhouse.
03 Jun 17 NEW Zealand’s persistence to “upgrade” its Free Trade Agreement with China is set to chew a slice from Australia’s export agreement with the Asian powerhouse.
A DEDICATION to finding the right pasture combination to suit his superfine wool production system is certainly paying dividends for Wellstead grower Morgan Sounness.
03 Jun 17 A DEDICATION to finding the right pasture combination to suit his superfine wool production system is certainly paying dividends for Wellstead grower Morgan Sounness.
Sheep - Wool
FROM superfine Merino wool production to organic crossbred lambs, Rob and Anne Battley, Gelfro Farm, Williams, aren’t afraid to try something different.
03 Jun 17 FROM superfine Merino wool production to organic crossbred lambs, Rob and Anne Battley, Gelfro Farm, Williams, aren’t afraid to try something different.
Sheep - Wool
HAS there ever been a better time to be involved in the sheep and wool industry?
02 Jun 17 HAS there ever been a better time to be involved in the sheep and wool industry?
HIGH passed-in rates replaced high prices at Western Wool Centre (WWC) auctions last week as the current record season rapidly draws to a close.
01 Jun 17 HIGH passed-in rates replaced high prices at Western Wool Centre (WWC) auctions last week as the current record season rapidly draws to a close.
Sheep - Wool
MUTTON’S crazy prices is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come this winter, with analysts forecasting a 610 cents a kilogram peak.
31 May 17 MUTTON’S crazy prices is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come this winter, with analysts forecasting a 610 cents a kilogram peak.
Sheep - Meat
ELECTRONIC bale tags recording which farm wool comes from and who classed it, as well as a description and specification, cannot come soon enough for Elders Western Australian wool manager Danny Burkett.
27 May 17 ELECTRONIC bale tags recording which farm wool comes from and who classed it, as well as a description and specification, cannot come soon enough for Elders Western Australian wool...
Sheep - Wool
WESTERN Australia’s wool clip has been selected to trial the commercial viability of using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to track wool bales.
23 May 17 WESTERN Australia’s wool clip has been selected to trial the commercial viability of using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to track wool bales.
Sheep - Wool
YEAR 12 students at the Western Australian College of Agriculture, Cunderdin, were enlightened last week on what happens to the college’s wool clip after it goes out the gate.
21 May 17 YEAR 12 students at the Western Australian College of Agriculture, Cunderdin, were enlightened last week on what happens to the college’s wool clip after it goes out the gate.
Sheep - Wool
NICHE farming is the only way to describe what Nicole and Scott Clements have going on at their property at the base of the Porongurup Ranges.
19 May 17 NICHE farming is the only way to describe what Nicole and Scott Clements have going on at their property at the base of the Porongurup Ranges.
WESTERN Australian suppliers of prime lamb to WAMMCO are now automatically included in a new simpler competition to replace the long-standing, red-meat-yield-based WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition.
18 May 17 WESTERN Australian suppliers of prime lamb to WAMMCO are now automatically included in a new simpler competition to replace the long-standing, red-meat-yield-based WAMMCO State Prime...
THE history of wool in the Great Southern is being celebrated in a multi-form exhibition being staged at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany.
18 May 17 THE history of wool in the Great Southern is being celebrated in a multi-form exhibition being staged at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany.
Sheep - Wool
WYALKATCHEM producer Steve Gamble was quite chuffed to learn that his Dohne lambs had won WAMMCO’s Producer of the Month title for March, 2017.
08 May 17 WYALKATCHEM producer Steve Gamble was quite chuffed to learn that his Dohne lambs had won WAMMCO’s Producer of the Month title for March, 2017.
GENETICS and breeding played a vital role in helping sell the Rangeview, Darkan, wool clip this year for more than it has ever made before.
07 May 17 GENETICS and breeding played a vital role in helping sell the Rangeview, Darkan, wool clip this year for more than it has ever made before.
Sheep - Wool
WITH the way sheep meat and wool prices are at the moment it is little wonder young farmers like Sophie Forrester are excited about the future.
01 May 17 WITH the way sheep meat and wool prices are at the moment it is little wonder young farmers like Sophie Forrester are excited about the future.
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The view of the PGA on this issue suggests that they also believe that the earth is flat. At
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And Rural Realist WAFF are even worse. Look at their call on single desk, GM, wool floor price
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