THE COURIER – by Leanne Younes – “Fine wool producers in the Ballarat district are celebrating a long-awaited surge in demand that is taking wool prices to a record high.
Friday’s week 47 Australian Wool Market (AWT) prices continued the unprecedented trend of past weeks with merino wool of all types and descriptions posting solid gains.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 25 May 2018 (Week 47)
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “RECORDS for wool have continued to break new ground with the Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) rising another 40c/kg.
The EMI closed for the week on 1983c/kg at auction sales in Australia this week.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Despite an offering of many lower yielding, lesser styles wools, Australia’s wool market continued its rush towards $20/kg as the EMI increased by another 40 cents this week to finish at an all time high of 1983c/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “DOMESTIC Chinese retail demand and an empty processing pipeline pushed Australian wool prices to new all-time peaks this week.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Nicole Zurcas – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers are hitting milestones with record high selling prices.
The North Market Indicator (NMI) for Queensland and New South Wales has broken the two thousand cents barrier selling clean wool at 2014c per kilogram.”
GOONDIWINDI – by Ian Jones – “IT’s Queensland Day on Wednesday, January 6, and district residents can celebrate the Goondiwindi pioneers who helped make the State great.
The Goondiwindi Historical Society is hosting an open day at the Custom House.
And taking pride of place is the new Pioneer Shed which showcases the region’s pioneers particuallrly those in the wool industry which, for the firs time, put us “on the map” acording to Society President, Di Cairns.”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “The 2018 Cleckheaton grand champion trophy for the best superfine fleece in the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association (ASWGA) annual competition has been awarded to New England woolgrowers Lesleann and Mark Waters, “Riverton”, Armidale.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Karolin MacGregor – “TASMANIA’S first ever team in the National Merino Challenge has done the state proud by winning the event.
The competition was held in Adelaide and included 120 students from five states.
Tasmanian secondary and tertiary students took out top positions in the individual and team competitions.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Karolin MacGregor – “JUST like the farming area around it, a lot has changed at the Campbell Town Show over the last 180 years, but a focus on sheep and wool has helped it stand the test of time.”