NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders norther zone wool manager – “MORE of the same without the extreme movements of last week in the carding department, so we achieved an expected result in the Australian wool market during the past week.”
NZ CITY – “Prices for New Zealand coarse wool have lifted at auction this year as the relatively low price stokes demand.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MORE than $4 million has been allocated to Western Australian pastoral fencing projects aimed at boosting sheep and goat numbers in rangeland areas.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO and first cross ewe hoggets continued to top the AuctionsPlus prices last week as sheep and lamb numbers offered online dropped by 12,000 to 82,777 head.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “THE “glory days” of the sheep industry have hit WA, according to Pingelly Shearing contractor and shearing industry trainer Rob Cristinelli.
“It’s the best it’s been in a long, long time,” he said.
“These are the glory days for the sheep industry and we hope it can sustain the prices for some time.” “
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “A centuries old tradition and a centuries old fibre have been reunited in a perfect match with the gondoliers of Venice returning to their roots to again wear wool. And not just any wool but fine Australian Merino wool.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “THE supreme grand champion award in the Merino judging ring at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama has been given some extra clout with a $6800 4-wheel motorbike up for grabs as the major prize.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – “Renewed interest in Merinos is shining through at annual ram sales across the region with average prices and clearances up compared with 2017.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “SHEEP producers are being targeted by opportunistic thieves as wool and sheep meat prices hit historic highs in WA.
About five farmers in the Pingelly area have had sheep stolen or reported missing in recent years, with CBH Group director John Hassell being the latest of them.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but Allbirds wool shoes founder Tim Brown has had enough of the recognition from some rivals.
Late last year Allbirds filed a trade dress infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of California against shoe giant Steve Madden for allegedly copying its signature wool lace-up sneakers.”