Ten central west producer groups are hoping it will be a case of second time lucky as they await news of the latest successful applicants of the Remote Area Planning and Development Board-administered cluster fencing program.
THE extreme shift in weather conditions from mild to scorching temperatures has caused a spike in summer pneumonia in sheep, as veterinarians warn producers of the consequences of nutrition loss.
Favourable spring conditions were a welcomed relief on parched land, but the ongoing summer rain has wreaked havoc with seed and burr contamination in wool.
PRICES continue to float in record territory as the unquenchable appetite for superfine wool forces the Australian Wool Exchange’s Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) to 1440 cents a kilogram, 12 per cent higher than year-ago levels.
AS the famine for European style wool intensifies, buyers showed their cards at the designated superfine sale in Sydney on Thursday with desperate bids more than 80 cents a kilogram up on last week.