THE HINDU – “Bollywood’s favourite designer turns Merino wool into a red-carpet collection, with help from Woolmark…”
THE AGE – by Melissa Cunningham – “A man is facing a string of charges for his role in a syndicate accused of stealing hundreds of sheep valued at $80,000 in Victoria’s west.
A 36-year-old Greenvale man was arrested by detectives from the Warrnambool Crime Investigation Unit on February 1 as part of an ongoing investigation into a series of alleged stock thefts from rural properties.”
BOMBALA TIMES – by Sherry Groch – “The sun is out but it’s snowing wool inside the shed, as 10 shearers drop the last line of fleece to the floor.
Ian Elkins, Canberra’s hall-of-fame shearer, watches on as 16-year-old Zac Patterson of Belconnen wrestles the next ewe into line.”
GOONDIWINDI ARGUS – “Wool enterprises have boomed in 2017 with sheep industry analysis showing gross margins for Merino fine wool enterprises have risen by 55 percent since 2016 to generate $554 per hectare.
NSW Department of Primary Industries sheep development officer, Geoff Casburn, said the story was positive for sheep across the board, with a wether enterprise proving a real winner.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “ANTICIPATION of a strong spot auction on the back of a weak Australian dollar saw the forwards trade strongly to start the week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices regained recent losses this week, with new business and favourable exchange rate movements boosting demand from Chinese buyers”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy Australian Wool Innovation – “In a return of a positive trend at the wool auction markets in Australia, sale week 32 ending February 9 saw most merino wool types on offer verging on a full 100ac clean/kg dearer by the close of selling, with some individual lots advancing 150 to 200ac. Crossbreds were by no means neglected either, as these wools all headed 50 to 70 ac higher.”
Agriculture Victoria sheep specialist Andrew Kennedy will discuss maternal efficiency in the sheep industry
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Anthony Pinda – “Farmers have been invited to attend a meeting in Avoca where Agriculture Victoria sheep specialist Andrew Kennedy will discuss maternal efficiency in the sheep industry.”
STUFF.CO.NZ – by Annette Lambly – “A Northland farming couple are hoping to add value to the wool they shear from the family flock by creating high value, decorative and functional architectural products which includes a natural wall covering.
Sarah Hewlett and her husband Chris Coffey run Hewlett Point, a sheep and beef farm near Mata around 25 kilometres south east of Whangarei.”
BOOROWA NEWS – “Andrew Southwell from Glenflesk, Rye Park received an Australia Day Landcare Award for ‘Ongoing environmental works and outstanding representation of Landcare in the community.’ “