GOULBURN POST – by Bronwyn Haynes – “Crookwell wool grower Kristen Frost is one of eight selected from across Australia as a member of the 2018 WoolPoll panel.
Every three years, Australian wool growers set the future funding level of their wool research, development and marketing body through WoolPoll. AWI consults a panel of wool grower representatives to assist in running the poll.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Matthew Purcell – “FOR more than half a century the Cobon family has been involved in the Stanthorpe Show wool competition.
Year in, year out, they come back and present the Keith Cobon and Family Trophy to the best wool on show.
Friday was no different, as Keith, wife Helen and son John presented this year’s trophy to Tara entrant Hayden Eley for the grand champion fleece of the show.
Local exhibitors Clive and Margaret Smith won reserve grand champion.”
THE AREA NEWS – by Stephen Burns – “There was a one hundred percent clearance of 5072 ewes, with 3499 ewe lambs sold for $263.46 average while 1573 older ewes and scanned in lamb sold for $271.49.”
THE CANBERRA TIMES – by Sherryn Groch – “The sun is out but it’s snowing wool inside the shed, as ten shearers drop the last line of fleece to the floor.
Ian Wilkins, Canberra’s hall-of-fame shearer, watches on as sixteen-year-old Zac Patterson of Belconnen wrestles the next ewe into line.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “One of the major projects on the drawing board for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and The Woolmark Company (TWC) in 2018 will be the launch of a major northern hemisphere campaign and competition, focusing in particular on USA.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “Sustainability and innovation were the buzz words on everyone’s lips at this year’s International Woolmark Prize (IWP) held in Florence, Italy, recently, in conjunction with Pitti Uomo, the world’s biggest trade show for men’s fashion.”
FARM WEEKLY – “WITH wool prices reaching unprecedented highs, optimism has returned to the livestock sector.
Strong demand from Chinese wool buyers has driven the rise, along with European recovery and specifically Italian manufacturers increasing production.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Adam Holmes – “CENTRAL and northern Victorian sheep farmers are enjoying one of the greatest boom periods in history, and some are predicting it could get even better.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “THE Balonne Shire Council is hoping new funding gained for wild dog fencing will help them reinvigorate the once thriving sheep industry in their region boosting job opportunities following water buybacks woes. “
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – Day one of the two selling days last week had the Northern Indicator back 20 cents and the Merino Cardings indicator easing by 42 cents.
While day two was to the contrary with the Northern Indicator finding support as the day wore on to gain back a total of 4 cents which it had lost and Cardings also firmed 8 cents.”