SHEEP CENTRAL – “STRONG demand for medium Merino fleece wool on the physical auction market last week spilled into increased AuctionsPlus sales online.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SOUTH-WEST Victorian sheep producers will investigate new options to minimise wind chill and maximise lamb birthweight at two field days in the next week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A TRIAL testing different drench resistance test methods is looking for wool growers to get involved. The free trial is funded by Australian Wool Innovation and is being conducted by New South Wales company Dawbuts.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has partnered with global sportswear brand adidas to launch a 75 percent Merino wool t-shirt at the 2018 Boston Marathon. The Woolmark Company joined forces with adidas in a three-year, three-way partnership with the Boston Athletic Association to target runners and influential consumers to lift awareness of Merino wool in sportswear.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE online sheep and lamb offering continued to increase across eastern Australia last week, with AuctionsPlus reporting listings totalling 56,000 head, up 9000 on the previous week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NSW Farmers and police will co-operate in a series of workshops aimed at reducing rural crime costing the state’s communities millions of dollars annually.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets – “STRONG moves were recorded in the wool forward market early last week on anticipation the spot auctions would continue to rebound from Easter lows.”
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QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “MOST pundits expected a firm market in Australia during the past week, but not many could honestly say they expected it to be quite this strong.
Such is the way when supply is shrinking and there are limited opportunities to purchase the correct specification wools, and exporters, traders and processors are nervous about covering their sales position immediately.”
FARM WEEKLY – “WOOLGROWERS and wool industry stakeholders have until May 4 to lodge submissions to an independent review of performance and governance of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Ernst & Young (EY), appointed last month by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to conduct the three-year review of AWI before WoolPoll in September, called for submissions on Tuesday.”