SHEEP CENTRAL – “ECONOMICALLY important fleece and carcase traits in Merino sheep will be under the spotlight at the MerinoLink inspection and field day in southern NSW this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST cross ewes with lambs sold to $316, young Merino ewes made $240 and Merino wether lambs made to $126.50 in online sales last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FORMER online livestock assessor Alan William Roe has been remembered as a meticulous operator with an aptitude for marketing.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator has decided not to declare domestic mobile roaming, but has identified measures that could improve inadequate mobile phone coverage and poor quality service in regional Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “BRITISH working sheep dog prices reached new peaks at the recent Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale with the top lot making almost £10,000 or more than A$16,800.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Colin Bettles – “Queensland Nationals Senator Barry O’Sullivan – a former police officer – is foreshadowing a torrid time for AWI at Senate estimates this week. … NINETY minutes has been allocated for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to face a vigorous and painstaking interrogation at Senate estimates hearings in Canberra this week, spearheading a lengthy agenda of farm levy-payer groups.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Dana McKenzie always felt it was somewhat of an oxymoron to be practising yoga on a ”stinky” PVC mat.
So, armed with a passion for wool – and a desire to find a use for it – the Romanian-born entrepreneur decided to do something about it.
This weekend, Mrs McKenzie has been at OM Yoga in London, the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, to launch wool mats to thousands of yoga enthusiasts.
Speaking to the Otago Daily Times, having just set up her stall, Mrs McKenzie said it had been a ”big dream in the making” and she was thrilled to be there.”
ABC NEWS – Sean Murphy – LANDLINE – “Improved land care and animal welfare, reduced wool prickle factor and the ability for regional businesses to take value-added products to the world are some of the ways technology is helping to reshape today’s wool industry.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “STRENGTH TO STRENGTH: Wool continues to perform exceptionally well, even with some disparity emerging in different sections of the market… THE Australian wool market continues to perform exceptionally well, although this week saw further disparity emerge in different sections of the market.”
ABC NEWS – LANDLINE – by Sean Murphy – ” … Gostwyck also joins the online marketplace
One of the oldest wool growing enterprises in Australia has also been quick to embrace the new world of online opportunities
Gostwyck farm at Uralla in NSW was established in 1832, and sells its wool to high fashion knitwear brands such as Esprit and the suppliers of top end men’s suiting labels such as Saville Row.”