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May 2013

Brett & Jane Constance win Berridale Ewe Comp

Fri, 17/05/2013 - 16:25

The highly successful Berridale Ewe Competition has been run and won again in 2013.  This years winners are as follows:

Overall Winner (John Mooney Trophy) - Brett & Jane Contance

1st Over 500 Ewes (Hazeldean Trophy) - Brett & Jane Constance

1st Under 500 Ewes (Manawa Trophy) - Lawrence & Melissa Clifford

1st Fine Wool (Elders Trophy) - Ross & Susan Walters

2nd Fine Wool (Round Plain Trophy) - Mort Suthern

1st Medium / Strong (Cottage Park Trophy) - Brett & Jane Constance

2nd Medium / Strong (Yarrawonga Trophy) - Martin & LIz Walters

Highest Score Without a Prize (Arable Trophy) - Jim & Clair Buckley

1st Hoggets (Mildon Trophy) - Lawrence & Melissa Clifford

2nd Hoggets (Greenland Trophy) - Martin & LIz Walters

1st Novice (Greg McGufficke Trophy) - David Whiting

John Coy Peoples Choice (Berridale Ag Trophy) - Jim & Clair Buckley

Brett & Jane Constance with the John Mooney Trophy

Here We Go Again

Fri, 17/05/2013 - 15:59

What a difference a week makes in the wool market.  Last week the market turned around from a slide many had not expected, and then this week more of the same has totally changed the outlook.  All of sudden, the market has lifted, forward trading is ramping up again, auction offerings are falling and so is the dollar, with the AUD now well under parity.  Quantities at auction are not expected to exceed 40,000 bales per sale until the end of the sesaon, with most weeks looking at something less than 35,000 bales.  There's been quite an amount of new business written in China in the last two weeks as well, so all is in readiness for a very solid end to the season.

With all that in mind, the next question is, what about the spring?  Answer:  Who knows?  What we do know however is that there is now an opportunity to lock in a percentage of your production at where the market is now.  Now is the time to really start thinking seriously about just how much of risk you want to take.  This is a question that many wool producers are simply not comfortable to answer, so they do nothing.  This "do nothing" mentality is really not the best attitude in a 2013 wool market.

On Tuesday 18th June in Cooma, and Wednesday 19th June in Forbes, Jemalong Wool in conjunction with Riemann will present a short seminar explaining just how simple and risk free it is to "do something" about not running the risk of the market falling just as you intend to sell.

Claim the date now.  June 18 in Cooma, and June 19 in Forbes.  For Tamworth clients, we'll be doing something similar around the end of July.