Socials: Elders Supreme Clip of the Sale

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Elders wool agent Michael Fairclough, Shorelands Pastoral farm manager Michael Bowman, of Williams, and Maria Manalhaes.
Camera IconElders wool agent Michael Fairclough, Shorelands Pastoral farm manager Michael Bowman, of Williams, and Maria Manalhaes. Credit: Bob Garnant

WA wool growers and their classers were recognised during the Elders Supreme Clip of the Sale awards held in Fremantle last month.

The 2018-19 wool selling season produced 44 top award-winning clips under the Elders banner, all applauded for their excellence in preparation by a large crowd at the event on Friday, June 28.

Lake Grace growers Lindsay, Annie, Kim and Michelle Slarke, woolclasser Sharron Sonneman, Dennis Anderson, and Elders agent Tony Alosi.
Camera IconLake Grace growers Lindsay, Annie, Kim and Michelle Slarke, woolclasser Sharron Sonneman, Dennis Anderson, and Elders agent Tony Alosi. Credit: Bob Garnant

Elders WA general manager James Cornish said the State’s agriculture sector was in a positive position.

“Last year presented an incredible grain — harvest and sheep sales averaged $121 per head, up 10 to 15 per cent, just amazing,” he said.

Elders agent Tony Alosi, Kulin woolgrowers Valerie and Charlie Bradford and their son Richard.
Camera IconElders agent Tony Alosi, Kulin woolgrowers Valerie and Charlie Bradford and their son Richard. Credit: Bob Garnant

“Wool averaged $2200 per bale, which has come off a bit in recent weeks.”

Mr Cornish said the Federal election result was positive for the agricultural industry, but “we don’t want to drop the ball”.

Shearing contractor Brett Millar, woolclasser Courtney Millar and Elders agent Tony Alosi.
Camera IconShearing contractor Brett Millar, woolclasser Courtney Millar and Elders agent Tony Alosi. Credit: Bob Garnant

“There is renewed investment in the industry with farm land values rising,” he said.

“The US-China trade war relation is a worry, but China is still buying 80 per cent of the Australian wool clip.”

Elders branch manager Colin Ogilvie and Elders zone sale performance manager Ian White.
Camera IconElders branch manager Colin Ogilvie and Elders zone sale performance manager Ian White. Credit: Bob Garnant

Mr Cornish said the Eastern States’ clip would have problems in relation to yield and strength because of drought conditions, with values expected to drop further, but the industry was expected to remain strong for the long term.

Elders wool agent Jeff Brennan, Eloise Brennan, Wubin woolgrowers Leanesha and John Marrone.
Camera IconElders wool agent Jeff Brennan, Eloise Brennan, Wubin woolgrowers Leanesha and John Marrone. Credit: Bob Garnant
Elders wool agent Jeff Brennan, Eloise Brennan, Cadoux woolgrowers Amanda and Bryce MacNamara.
Camera IconElders wool agent Jeff Brennan, Eloise Brennan, Cadoux woolgrowers Amanda and Bryce MacNamara. Credit: Bob Garnant
Corrigin woolgrowers Jenn, Ryan, Mark and Jeanie Szczecinski, Elders wool agent Steele Hathway, woolclasser Sharron Sonneman, contractor Brian Beresford and Elders agent Tony Alosi.
Camera IconCorrigin woolgrowers Jenn, Ryan, Mark and Jeanie Szczecinski, Elders wool agent Steele Hathway, woolclasser Sharron Sonneman, contractor Brian Beresford and Elders agent Tony Alosi. Credit: Bob Garnant
Narembeen woolgrowers Peter, Felicity, Bill and Diane Cowan, Elders branch manager Colin Ogilive, Elders WA general manager James Cornish, and Narembeen agent James King.
Camera IconNarembeen woolgrowers Peter, Felicity, Bill and Diane Cowan, Elders branch manager Colin Ogilive, Elders WA general manager James Cornish, and Narembeen agent James King. Credit: Bob Garnant
Elders agent Murray Drage, award winning woolclasser Garry Devine and Clarissa Devine.
Camera IconElders agent Murray Drage, award winning woolclasser Garry Devine and Clarissa Devine. Credit: Bob Garnant,
Elders wool agent Breanna Hayes and woolclasser Atawhai Teriaki.
Camera IconElders wool agent Breanna Hayes and woolclasser Atawhai Teriaki. Credit: Bob Garnant
Elders wool agent Breanna Hayes and Moora woolgrowers Susan and Clifton Gors.
Camera IconElders wool agent Breanna Hayes and Moora woolgrowers Susan and Clifton Gors. Credit: Bob Garnant
Elders agent Tim Burgess, Duranillin woolgrowers Marju and John Rutherford and their son Mart, 1.
Camera IconElders agent Tim Burgess, Duranillin woolgrowers Marju and John Rutherford and their son Mart, 1. Credit: Bob Garnant
Elders wool agent Tim Burgess, woolclasser Marie Watson, Wagin woolgrowers Veana and Tony Scott.
Camera IconElders wool agent Tim Burgess, woolclasser Marie Watson, Wagin woolgrowers Veana and Tony Scott. Credit: Bob Garnant
Esperance woolgrowers Louise and John Gray and Elders wool agent Stuart Matthews.
Camera IconEsperance woolgrowers Louise and John Gray and Elders wool agent Stuart Matthews. Credit: Bob Garnant
Esperance woolclasser Trevor Young and Elders agent Stuart Matthews.
Camera IconEsperance woolclasser Trevor Young and Elders agent Stuart Matthews. Credit: Bob Garnant

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