THE HERALD (SCOTLAND) – by Rog Wood – “
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “THE Australian wool market eased again in a nominal sense last week with a continuing pattern of good wools maintaining their values, and poorer styles being sold lower.
Overall the AWEX’s eastern market indicator closed down 6c in local currency terms, 14c and 15c lower in US and Euro respectively.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by John Skinner – ” TROPHIES and prizemoney from three of the major classes at the Warwick Show Cleanshear competition went into New South Wales.
Grant Newman from Tenterfield won the Intermediate Shearing and backed-up to take out the Open class, the first time this has happened at the Warwick Show.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “BLOCKCHAIN technology providing unprecedented supply chain transparency to wool consumers will be trialled for the first time by Australian Merino wool growers this year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CROSSBRED wool prices increased and values for sound Merino fleece held firm at auctions across Australia this week.”
FARMERS GUARDIAN – by Alex Black – “Increasing demand for British wool domestically and across the world was at the top of the agenda for new British Wool chairman Trevor Richards as he began his new role.”
NZ HERALD – “Allbirds, the sustainable footwear company co-founded by former New Zealand soccer star Tim Brown, has expanded into Canada, its fourth global market”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “The April to June 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning points to wetter three months for the tropical north and far southeast Australia, but mainly neutral rainfall outlook for most areas.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Andrew B. Watkins and Felicity Gamble, Australian Bureau of Meteorology – “Today the Bureau of Meteorology releases its end-of-month seasonal outlook for April to June, updating the initial outlook released on March 15. But you might not have seen much media coverage of it, because we’re not seeing big swings towards the attention-grabbing climate drivers like El Niño or the Indian Ocean Dipole, which can dominate Australia’s climate.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – “The Jamestown Show Fleece Competition is back and woolgrowers are being urged to put aside a fleece to enter and be part of what is building to be one of the state’s premier sheep and wool events.”