Nine camp participants aged between 16 and 29 were all from Geraldton and had no prior wool experience.
Always optimistic, woolgrower Don Boyle is getting on with the job despite falling wool prices and the dry summer season ahead.
“The shearing industry is an ageing workforce and needs to bring through new talent.”
“As a relatively new entrant into shearing, I have been able to pick up the trade quickly.”
The Eastern Market Indicator closed 38¢ down at 1492¢/kg clean today.
WA shearers and wool handlers have shone on the national stage.
The WA Competition Shearing Association has celebrated its top performers of 2019.
There were eight candidates vying for three positions on the seven-person board, and the result came after what was a bruising campaign for some candidates.
Volatility has remained the “key ingredient” in Australia’s topsy-turvy wool market, analysts say, after the greasy commodity’s value fell last week.
National shorn wool production for 2019-20 is forecast to fall 9.2 per cent to 272 million kilograms greasy.
The company is forecasting a revenue of $73.8 million for the 2019-20 financial year, $27.3 million lower than the previous year and the lowest in the past eight years.
Australian Wool Innovation shareholders will be expecting a clear work in progress report from the wool body’s chairwoman Colette Garnsey at tomorrow’s annual meeting.
Top-gun shearer Damien Boyle, of Tambellup, resumed his open winning form at the Dinninup Clean Shears event at the Dinninup Agricultural Show last Saturday.
The Eastern Market Indicator last week fell 39¢/kg to close at 1555¢/kg clean.
Wool industry issues can change the game plan for farmers, particularly when they start seeing a red flag.
The Western Market Indicator charged 51¢ to close at 1672¢/kg clean last Thursday.
Zach Relph and Bob Garnant
The unstoppable Tambellup talent continued to impress with another open title win with quality shearing and consistency on the handpiece.
Emily Stretch is the only WA representative on the Sheep Sustainability Steering Group.
Woolgrowers at the Merinotech WA Open Day, held last Thursday at Kojonup, were told they could expect up to $3 return on every dollar invested in electronic tag technology.
“AWI needs to realise that many levy payers are continually dissatisfied by the lack of transparency and this needs to be addressed.”
“The Western Market Indicator fell by 32¢ to 1621¢/kg.”
“The rollercoaster ride continued in the spot market once again rallying off a dramatic pull back.”
“It just comes down to if the buyers are buying or not, so week by week we are seeing more volatility.”
“It was immediately apparent that large rises were on the cards.”
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