STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Restockers from the southwest of Victoria, where good rains have fallen, played a key role in the purchase of lambed and scanned-in-lamb ewes at Wycheproof store sheep sale on Friday.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FOUR WA agriculture and veterinary sciences student teams acquitted themselves well in the National Merino Challenge (NMC) competition at the Adelaide Showgrounds recently.
Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Life Sciences student Madison Carter third in the tertiary division, behind champion Lauren Rowlands and second placed Rebecca Owen, both from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “AS a part of its breech flystrike prevention research, development and extension program, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is promoting a booklet which investigates issues around non-mulesing.”
BRINKWIRE – “At a time when rural shows have faltered or closed down altogether, one event in Tasmania’s north-east has managed to stand the test of time.
This year the Campbell Town show marks its 180th anniversary.”
FASHION JOURNAL – by Maeve Kerr-Crowley – “Go natural this winter.
It’s all about warmth, comfort and sustainability as Westfield and the Woolmark Company team up for Wool Week Australia.
Completely natural and biodegradable, wool is the most renewable and recyclable fibre available to the apparel industry. Wool Week is all about encouraging designers and consumers to embrace it as an eco-friendly wardrobe option.”
FARM WEEKLY – “THEIR role in WA’s record-breaking wool industry and the importance of fulfilling it completely and correctly was impressed on 20 trainee wool classers on a visit to Perth wool handling facilities recently.
South Regional TAFE wool classing students and their lecturer Robert Carter visited the Western Wool Centre (WWC) in Bibra Lake on Wednesday to watch the live auction as price guides across the 18-22 micron spectrum and the Western Indicator all moved to record highs.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Laurissa Smith – “The superfine saxon merino wool from the property Glen Mavis at Nile, run by Jack and son David Talbot… ”
WOOLNEWS.NET – “Latest Wool Trading News – May 2018; Australian wool at record high; Global and domestic state of the wool industry …”
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)