THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Andrew Miller – “MARNOO stud, Banavie, has achieved a total clearance of all its rams at this year’s annual sale, with stud principal Tim Polkinghorne saying buyers appreciated the direction it was taking.
That was borne out by Langdene stud principal Garry Cox, who said it was the first time he had bought a ram at Banavie. He paid top price of $20,000 for Lot 71, a July 2016 drop ram.”
THE HUTCHINSON NEWS (KANSAS) – by Amy Bickel – “During World War II, Kansas sheep growers were producing more than 3 million pounds of wool – which helped supply uniforms and socks for soldiers.
Now the fiber has lost many of its markets to synthetic products, causing the end of an era in South Hutchinson.
Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative Association closed its warehouse and retail store here Monday after a board vote.”
FARMERS GUARDIAN – by Alex Black – “Smallholders David and Karen Griffiths are touring the UK to promote the best of British wool and British sheep. UK wool week, which runs from October 7 to 22, is held every year by the Campaign for Wool to promote wool from around the Commonwealth.”
SUNDAY GUARDIAN LIVE – by Swati Singh – “Raymond, in association with The Woolmark Company, for the first time showcased the exclusive range of its “Khadi Wool” earlier this week at the Australian High Commission in Delhi. This first-of-its-kind collection, an exquisite range of pure wool and wool blended fabric from Raymond, offers some of the most intricate designs catering to the sartorial taste of discerning consumers.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Stephanie Sinclair – “KOJONUP farmer Digby Stretch has been honoured with the 2017 Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA’s (PGA) Achievement Award.
The PGA vice president was presented the prestigious trophy at the PGA’s annual dinner and awards night in front of a crowd of 100 at Crown Perth last Wednesday night.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “One of Europe’s leading carpet makers is preparing to launch a campaign promoting the virtues of New Zealand wool.
Dutch company Best Wool Carpets wants to fight back against the dominance of synthetic products which dominate the global carpet market with a whopping 96 per cent share.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “YOUNG Merino ewes sold to $252 at Jerilderie in southern NSW as restocker demand continued to push the best sheep above $200. Nearly a dozen vendors with sheep in the 13,500 yarding received prices above $200 for 2016 ewes, with all but one pen being recently shorn.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “THE fight against roundworms and the struggles of dealing with drench resistance are costing the Australian sheep and wool industry millions of dollars from lost production and cost of control.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “A VERY positive vibe was felt throughout the auction room and exporting fraternity this week despite most of China being on holiday, and the wool market reacted accordingly. “
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 6 October 2017 (Week 14)