YORKE PENINSULA COUNTRY TIMES – Contributed – “CELEBRATING 50 years since the registration of the Orrie Cowie Poll Merino Stud, principals Heather and John Dalla presented an impressive line-up at their on-property auction held at Warooka on Wednesday, August 8.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – Advertiser content for AWI – “Long heralded as the fibre of choice for insulating next-to-skin base-layers, innovations in wool have led to a rise in the use of the fibre in outerwear apparel, such as jackets. A recent development between The Woolmark Company and one of China’s leading woollen textile enterprises, The Nanshan Group, has resulted in a 100% wool fabric that protects the wearer from the elements.”
DENILIQUIN NEWS – by Deniliquin Pastoral Times – “The Australian Food & Agriculture Company has won its sixth consecutive Ram of the Year at the Elders Riverina Sheep Expo.
But the win didn’t come without competition with Jerilderie’s Willandra stud a close second in the competition at the Peppin Heritage Centre on Friday.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “THE launch of Williams Wool branding, on knitwear made from wool sourced exclusively from the Williams area, has been brought forward to later this year.
Simon Maylor, co-owner of the Williams Woolshed which has partnered with Australian Wool Network (AWN) and its WA representative Dyson Jones Wool Marketing Services in the project, said the first Williams Wool branded product was expected in time for Christmas.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Over 600 bales of hay crossed the Bass Strait last week, headed to drought-affected farms near the New South Wales and Queensland border, and more is on its way.”
NZ HERALD – The Country – “A series of videos is being rolled out around the country for farmers and shearers, with a view to reducing injuries in and around the woolshed.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation wants wool grower levies to remain at 2 per cent for the next three years.
The research, development and marketing body made the announcement today at the launch of WoolPoll 2018, a vote conducted every three years to determine the level of wool grower funding to AWI.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers have been urged to make their WoolPoll 2018 vote count as the industry’s research, development and marketing body seeks to maintain a 2 percent levy for another three years.”
SGB MEDIA – by Teresa Hartford – ““The Woolmark Performance Challenge is an exciting new phase of our product development program. It provides an excellent opportunity for young talent to find a place for their exciting innovation on the international stage, while pushing the infinite possibilities of Merino wool into unchartered territories.” — Stuart McCullough, Managing Director, The Woolmark Company “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool production is forecast to fall by almost 6 percent in 2018/19 due to the tough seasonal conditions.”