FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “GOOMALLING wool grower Des Haywood is a humble bloke, but he’s the first to declare sheep have got him to where he is today.
Des didn’t inherit an established farming enterprise, instead he has worked hard to build his land holdings in the Goomalling district over the past 60 years, saying he always knew sheep had to play a role in whatever farming business he was going to be running.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EWES dominated AuctionsPlus online listings last week, including stud and commercial Merino lines, and scanned in-lamb first cross ewes.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “OWNING a station has always been a dream of Josh Pumpa’s and almost two years ago he made it a reality with wife Jocelyn.
The couple decided to dive head-first into a new adventure of being agricultural business owners, not just by purchasing a farm property like most first-timers, but snapping up the 200,000-hectare Murgoo station at Murchison.”
FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Brad Thompson – “A couple of Australian woolgrowers are taking on the world of big pharma with pain relief technology they developed for sheep that is now being trialled for use in humans.
The technology was borne out of a crisis in the now-booming wool industry when animal welfare activists targeted mulesing, a procedure where farmers remove skin from around the tail area of lambs to reduce the risk of fly strike.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by John Chanter and Nikki Reynolds – “For sheep farmers the resurgence of wool has helped soften the long dry.
Pushed by demand from China and low sheep numbers, Australia’s 25,000 woolgrowers are enjoying the best prices for years.
Last week the benchmark eastern market indicator (EMI) fetched 555 cents a kilogram higher than 12 months ago and broke through the $20 kilogram mark for the first time, finishing on 2027c/kg clean. “
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 8 June 2018 (Week 49)
NINE.COM.AU – HONEY – by Sonia Taylor – “Could a couple more hours of quality shut eye make your day? Sorry, silly question. Turns out, about 40 percent of Australians are consistently sleep deprived, which is causing more than sleepiness the next day; it’s costing the economy a whopping $66bn in lost productivity.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The rocketing price gains of recent weeks at Australian wool auctions took a breather during the week ending June 8, with price adjustments across the board both up and down. The Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) subsequently closed the week 16ac lower at 2011ac/clean kg, the Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) said.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company has announced nominees and the advisory council for the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) 2018/19. Of the participated 300 emerging designers, 42 who showed creativity, originality of design, innovation and brand recognition, have now been nominated to present their brand to a panel of experts at one of three semi-final events in July.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices resisted exchange rate pressure to overall hold above the industry benchmark figure of 2000c/kg clean.”