SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Tina Morrison – “Cavalier Corp, the struggling New Zealand carpet maker, expects earnings to improve this financial year and next as it reaps the benefits from restructuring its manufacturing operations, a lower wool price and reducing debt.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – “Police are investigating the theft of ewes and lambs from paddocks at a property near Smoky Bay.
Sometime between Wednesday, September 20 and Saturday, October 28, 56 Merino ewes and their lambs were stolen.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “MONTROSE HILL
*36 of 48 rams sold to a top of $4000, av $1304
GEORGE and Helen McKenzie offered one of their best ever lineups of rams at their recent on-property ram sale at Illabrook.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “A new research funded by The Woolmark Company has shown that wearing superfine Merino wool next to the skin is therapeutic for those suffering from Eczema. The superfine Merino wool acts like a second skin for those whose ‘first’ skin is too dry. This adds to a growing number of research findings supporting the health and wellbeing benefits of wool products. “
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “A Wool Fusion exhibition of furnishing, fabrics, and flooring was the capstone in a series of events hosted by the Campaign for Wool for annual Wool Week 2017, which took place this month.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “WURROOK
*Total clearance of 98 rams to a top of $8500, av $2643
IT TOOK the Pilley family 12 hours to drive to Wurrook Merino stud’s Rokewood property, so they planned to do whatever it took to secure their top-priced ram.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN Victorian producers will investigate high value annual forage options for the region’s perennial pastures dominate livestock systems in a Meat & Livestock Australia Producer Demonstration Site project.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S largest independent wool broker Australian Wool Network and leading independent livestock funder StockCo have announced a stock financing partnership.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WESTERN New South Wales landholders can gain useful insights on managing the nutritional needs of stock in an upcoming webinar focusing on pastoral livestock nutrition for dry times.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “THE only retail-experienced voice on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board hopes to continue being heard after the November 17 director elections.
With almost 40 years’ experience in retailing, fashion and the clothing industry, Colette Garnsey is one of five candidates for three vacancies on the AWI board and one of three current directors seeking re-election.”