THE AUSTRALIAN – by Lisa Allen – “Paolo Zegna, chairman of the venerable Milan-based Ermenegildo Zegna luxury menswear brand visiting Sydney this week told The Weekend Australian he has no plans to acquire more Australian wool-growing properties. Zegna bought 60 per cent of a 2500ha wool property just east of Armidale, NSW, in 2016. His business partner is Charles Coventry.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 4 May 2018 (Week 44)
BOMBALA TIMES – “Local university student Anna Horton has been announced as one of 14 recipients of the annual 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship, in recognition of their leadership potential and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture.”
ABC NEWS – by Prue Adams – “A wool and meat education program conducted at the Adelaide Showgrounds during the school holidays was designed to attract and keep more young people in the Australian sheep industry.
“It all came about because a group of stud breeders wanted to do something to educate the next generation,” SA Sheep Expo Committee chairman Stephen Kellock said.”
STUFF – BUSINESS DAY – by Nikki Mandow & Johnathan Underhill of Newsroom – “This story was originally published in Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission.
Iconic New Zealand merino clothing brand Icebreaker was sold to a company with a less-than-squeaky-clean history around worker conditions.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “Saturday will be championship day at the Queensland State Sheep Show in Blackall.
The state’s premier showcase of Merino sheep got underway on Friday morning.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wales superfine and ultrafine wool growers have dominated the prestigious 2018 Zegna Merino wool awards.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CROSSBRED wool values were hardest hit by price corrections influenced by quality and the offering at Australian auction sales this week”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “FORWARD markets held their ground this week while all micron groups posted losses at auction, though they were minor compared to the volatility of the previous months.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “For the second year in succession, the Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merino stud at Mitchell has taken out the prestigious Grand Champion All-Purpose Merino award at the Queensland State Sheep Show.”