NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – ” Rural Women New Zealand are again the primary sponsor for the 2018 WoolOn Awards.
RWNZ national president Fiona Gower says the WoolOn Awards celebrate the skilful, creative people who are involved in the wool and natural fibre fashion industry.”
MOREE CHAMPION – by Sophie Harris – “Moree’s Leith Bearman will be heading to Perth in September after becoming one of the youngest people to ever make the NSW Sports Shear team.”
OBERON REVIEW – by John Seaman – ” … MANY thanks to local TWG wool expert Mark Horsburgh who contributes his valued wool market report to this column every Thursday.
Mark’s report and opinions are greatly appreciated by his readers.
Sheepish numbers “
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “India’s intake of Australian wool has decreased by more than two million kilograms, equating to a 12.6 per cent slump on the previous season.
Despite this, India retains its position as the second highest importer of Australian wool, purchasing 5.3pc of the country’s wool clip.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “DIVERSIFIED agribusiness Ruralco Holdings has delivered a statutory net profit after tax of $16.1 million for the six months ending March 31, a 30pc increase on the same period last year.”
RURAL NEWS – by Pam Tipa – “A fortnightly online wool auction modelled on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) will go live for the first trading event on May 22.”
TVNZ – by Jess Cartwright – “Microplastics are one of the biggest threats to oceans and synthetic textiles are a huge contributor to the problem, but now a New Zealand company is hoping to lead change by promoting the use of natural fibres like merino wool.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – by Kathrine Catanzariti – “Three Cleve Area School agriculture students are preparing for the National Merino Challenge at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds this weekend.
The team, made up of year 11 students Sophie Nuske and MacKenley Harradine and year 12 student Angus Tomney, has been working to build on its skills at the Cleve Aussie Wool Exports depot in preparation, which agriculture teacher Aleks Sulagic said was a testament to the students.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – “Insights into the EID technology currently available to producers to help improve productivity on farms will be available through a field day hosted by Sapien Teghnology in the Wellington region this week.”
THE ADVERTISER – by Belinda Willis – “AGRICULTURAL business Elders has boosted half-year net profit by eight per cent to $41.4 million compared to $38.3 million profit during the same period last year.”