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10 September 2019

September Wool Report

This week The Country's Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson GM for Wool Grant Edwards to talk about the current wool market, including some spectacular sales and the influence of the USA, China trade war.

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Jack Fagan is the two-time world champion speed-shearer and current world title holder. After taking over from his father Sir David Fagan, he rose through the ranks winning his first title in Invercargill two years ago and second in France this year. Wiggy catches up with Fagan over a cup of tea and learns the in’s and out’s of New Zealand shearing and what it takes to be the best. 

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Callum Stewart joins Anna Thomas on the dailty report to discuss bull sales, bidr and the livestock market.

 

Two Year Bull Sales

The two year bull sales saw it's best season in five years with farmers showing real confidence in the products they're purchasing. Breeders are producing a good product and advancements in genetics are rewarding commercial farmers with quality stock.

 

Yearling Bull Auctions

With upcoming yearling bull auctions kicking off around the country it's time to get young, proven genetics into the industry. It's a challenging time in the dairy market with dairy farmers restricted with what they can pay for yearling bulls, although the recent Fonterra announcement has put some confidence back.

 

bidr

PGW Genetics is already seeing the benefits of New Zealands online livestock selling platform bidr for Genetics sales. The nationwide reach and reduced costs make bidr a valuable tool for farmers to leverage when selling stock.

 

Livestock Market

Anna and Callum also talk about the general state of the industry where hogget is seeing good returns at the saleyards and the store market is starting to lift.

Farmer's Voice: Jack Jordan

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On this month’s Farmers Voice Wiggy head’s up to Taumarunui to catch up with 6-time underarm wood chopping world champ Jack Jordan, and has a chat about his passion for farming, rugby and wood chopping.

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