TEVONEWS.COM – by David Styles – “SYDNEY – The Woolmark Company has joined forces with adidas to launch a design competition focused on the development of innovative performance apparel. The Woolmark Performance Challenge is a new annual competition open to students across Europe and North America.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN White ewe lambs made $346, unjoined Merino ewe hoggets made to $261 and first cross ewes with lambs sold for $275 on AuctionsPlus last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ENSURING agriculture is valued by the community, industry and government is a key challenge for the new chief executive officer of the Victorian Farmers Federation, Stephen Sheridan.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW Zealand shearer Leon Samuels late this morning abandoned his attempt to reclaim the world eight-hour ewe shearing record.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “INCREASING use of motion-activated cameras on outback properties has prompted Leading Sheep to hold a free webinar on their use next month.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing – “FRENCH shearer Jeremy Leygonie hasn’t yet emulated his brother’s achievement in shearing at a world championships.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Andrew Miller – “Sheep and wool producers have been invited to give their views on the future management of Ovine Johne’s Disease (OJD) in Australia.
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “A RESOUNDING popping sound was heard in the wool auction rooms this week; perhaps it was the sound of a balloon bursting or perhaps the deflating of the cardings bubble.
By the end of a shortened selling week to accommodate the Australia Day public holiday the overall market had eased by 57c in local currency terms.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “WHILE sheep producers are cashing in on the demand for quality wool, lamb, mutton and export wethers, does the industry have the expertise to increase WA flock numbers and improve profitability?”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers are batting well in their support for a project to make the first batch of woollen Baggy Green cricket caps.”