ABC NEWS – by Marty McCarthy and Warwick Long – “Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chairman Wal Merriman has lashed out at the ABC at an industry event north of Adelaide, telling one of the broadcaster’s journalists to “f*** off”.
It was one of Mr Merriman’s first public appearances since the so-called Man in the Mirror scandal, where he observed a focus group session of fine wool breeders from behind a one-way mirror without their knowledge.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 13 October 2017 (Week 15)
GQ MAGAZINE – by Nick Carvell – “London is wool-crazy right now – and we suggest you join in. Take a look at what’s happening for Wool Week 2017 in the capital here.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “BORDER Leicester ram prices — buoyed by the great local season and healthy wool and meat markets — achieved a $500/head lift on average compared to last year at Coolawang Border Leicester’s annual sale at Mundulla yesterday. “
FIBRE2FASHION – “Prices of merino wools of all types and all descriptions remained stronger from the outset and pushed upward right through to the close of selling during the sale week 15 ending October 13 at Australian wool auctions. Crossbred prices initially retreated but levels consolidated on the final day, as buyers purchasing intent became more willing.”
MANSFIELD COURIER – “A WOOL switcheroo involving expensive wool bales being swapped for inferior wool is being investigated by Victoria Police.
Buyers in China discovered that the Australian exported wool was of poorer quality than expected.”
HERALD LIVE – by Riaan Marais – “Eastern Cape sheep farmers are still counting their losses after cold and rain swept across the north of the province, killing thousands of sheep.
Farmers in and around Barkly East – still reeling after runaway fires devastated the region last month – have been hit by temperatures well below freezing, coupled with rain and snow, causing massive damage to herds where wool producers sheared their sheep earlier this month.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Mike Avery, Southern Aurora markets – “FORWARD wool markets traded strongly this week, buoyed by continued strength in Australia’s physical auctions.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO wool prices surged in Australian auction rooms this week, while most crossbred type rates fell.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “The easy openness of Kiwi farmers and their potential to attach stories to meat, wool and other farm products is finding wide appeal among tech leaders in Silicon Valley.”