Soggy conditions experienced during the Edenhope first-cross wether lamb sale failed to deter the market’s repeat processor, feeder and backgrounder bidders on Thursday.
South Australia’s Allan Piggott, Moorlands, is the captain of the nation’s new peak sheep body which has undergone a major overhaul.
South Australian woolgrower Richard Halliday has been reappointed as WoolProducers Australia president.
‘Money talks’ is the reasoning behind a surge in SustainaWOOL accredited farms, as price premiums lure 700 farms to join the integrity scheme in two years.
Australian Wool Innovation has been accused of exploiting loopholes in the industry’s constitution amid revelations of excessive professional development spending.
While demand for first-cross young ewes, aged one to one-and-a-half years, topped at a sale high $304 a head at the Edenhope annual ewe sale on Thursday, it was the competition applied to ewe lambs that epitomized the perfect buying storm.
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.
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.