TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE – Weekly Wool Market Report Season 18, Week 14 – Source: Australian Wool Exchange
FIBRE2FASHION – “Raymond in association with The Woolmark Company has launched ‘Khadi Wool’. The first of its kind collection is the exquisite range of pure wool and wool blended fabric from Raymond, offering the most intricate designs catering to the demands of the discerning consumers. The newly launched range will be available in selected stores November onwards. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO wool prices rebounded at auctions this this week, but crossbred fleece values slipped lower. With the increases in Merino prices, including for previously discounted types, the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator lifted 28 cents to 1550c/kg clean.”
RIVERINE HERALD – Contributor – “The new season young lamb numbers continue to flow in at Deniliquin saleyards, with a total of 11,900 lambs yarded at Tuesday’s sale.
Quality varied from very good down to some plainer lighter weight drafts showing some signs of dryness in their skins towards the end of the agents’ run.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “MEAT & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton has slated comments from a peak domestic processor and retailer body that the country’s lamb industry was not “overly exposed” on the mulesing issue.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “UNALLOCATED funds from the wind-up of Graziers’ Investment Company Ltd – expected to total about $2.7 million — should be shared among its known wool grower owners, a major shareholder has proposed.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Rading – “GRAZIERS can boost stocking rates and take advantage of higher commodity prices, new research from the Mackinnon Project shows.
But farmers need to keep an eye on protecting pastures.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Stephen Burns – “Committed woolgrowers looking for heavy cutting Merino and Poll Merino rams flocked to Willandra, Jerilderie to satisfy their annual ram replacement requirements.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “The Thompson family, of Moojepin Merino stud, put up 130 fully measured Multi Purpose Merinos last week, clearing the lot to a top price of $8500.
Moojepin stud co-principal David Thompson said bidding competition on the top lots was an indication of his stud’s breeding prowess of using strict visual assessment backed by Australian Sheep Breeding Values.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Digby Stretch was “just a young farmer” when he became actively involved with agri-politics in the early 1990s.
The Kojonup grazier said he was spurred into action after the Australian Wool Corporation’s Reserve Price Scheme crashed and wool prices plummeted.”