THE ADVERTISER – by Erin Jones – “GLOBAL demand for Australian wool has pushed prices skywards as the commodity bounces back from a 20-year lull in production.
Farmers are experiencing the best wool prices in decades and industry reports predict the market to remain strong.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THERE was a near total clearance of Merino and Poll Merino rams at Ballarat’s annual ram sale on Monday, proving there was still demand despite a smaller offering.
Seven studs offered 27 rams, of which 26 sold, to a top price of $10,000, and an average price of $3356.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Casey Treloar – “ALLALA Poll Merino stud offering 10 extra rams during their 14th on-property sale at Kapinnie on Friday paid off with an increased average of $178 on last year’s sale.
Overall, 88 of 89 rams sold for a $1560 average, with the one ram passed in sold shortly after the auction.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Todd Whillock searched far and wide to find the right ram for the family’s commercial wool-growing operation, and recently established stud.
The family moved from Gulgong, NSW, 400km north to ‘Clovernook’ at Walcha, NSW, four years ago.
Mr Whillock said they were still getting used to the country and working out the best management practices for the farm on the south-eastern edge of the Northern Tablelands.”
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RIVERINE HERALD – by Contributor – “Lamb and sheep numbers remained low in another mixed winter yarding at Deniliquin on Tuesday.
Of the 4260 yarded, 3300 were lambs and 960 were sheep.
The few better quality lines of lambs had been supplemented on grain and were in shorter-length skins, while the full wool lambs didn’t always handle well for carcase finish.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Zeven, the multi-dimensional sportswear brand, in association with The Woolmark Company, has brought to Coimbatore, innovative products using merino wool. Known to drive innovations in their fields, Zeven and Woolmark had collaborated earlier this year to design and develop t-shirts made from 80 per cent merino wool for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.”
CABOOLTURE NEWS – by Lyndal Reading – “SUFFOLKS have been a passion for Deva Weitman, since her grandfather gifted her some of the sheep when she was 12 years old.
Ms Weitman, who hails from Washington State, US, runs blue rock highlands and suffolks at Romsey, Victoria, with her husband Mark Clement.”
WOOLNEWS.NET – “… Wool remains strong at new Milano Unica… Australian dollar keeps climbing… Why we need to tell our wool stories differently… “
THE NATIONAL – by Sarah Maisey – “Founded in 1953, the International Woolmark Prize has helped launch the careers of many designers, including a certain Karl Lagerfeld. We report on the regional finals in Dubai.”