ABC NEWS – WA Country Hour – by Lucinda Jose – “After a 16-year wait, roughly 36,000 Australian wool growers who have shares in Graziers’ Investment Company may receive their final payment from previous wool industry schemes within four months.”
NZ FARMER – “After promising lifts the wool market had a day of mixed results at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
The offering included good quality merino and halfbred types as well as crossbred hogget wool. Some reoffered wool which been on hold since Christmas also appeared after several weeks of improved prices.
However, prices were mixed with pre-lamb crossbred fleece remaining firm and poorer styled crossbred fleece still struggling. Mid micron types continued to be erratic with certain microns for half hogget wools sought after and other types falling in price, largely attributed to Asian buyers pulling out of the market.”
ABC NEWS – by Melanie Groves – “For the first time in its 50-year history, the Longreach Pastoral College is offering a new sheep and wool course in western Queensland in a bid to fix a skills deficit in the wool industry.
It comes after years of damage to the industry from drought and wild dogs, forcing many pastoralists to de-stock and contractors to go elsewhere to find work. “
THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – “A MERINO stud at Nurrabiel will offer horn and poll rams at its latest on-property sale on October 11.
Warren Russell said the Melrose stud had taken great strides in the pursuit of balanced breeding.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, The Woolmark Company, unveiled the unique two-sided fabric Neulana Double at the recent Première Vision textile and fashion trade event in France.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE sheep and lamb offerings grew last week as dry conditions continued across eastern Australia. AuctionsPlus offered 117,295 sheep and lambs, 7236 more than the previous week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “CHARINGA AND GOWANDALE
*Total clearance of 99 Merinos to $42,000, av $4830 and White Suffolks, to $1400, av $1037. A young ram has sold for a princely sum of $42,000 at the 22nd annual Charinga and Gowandale, Berrimal, Victoria, ram sale.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s successful sheep extension program SheepConnect will be expanded in South Australia after a $350,000 funding boost.”
FIBRE 2 FASHION – “In continuation of the trend seen for the past two or three weeks, super fine and fine merino types remained well sought after at the Australian wool auctions for the sale week 13 of the current season ending September 29. However, prices of medium merino types continued to drift and crossbred wools struggled to find a stable level of trade.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 2/10/17
Raw wool prices continued to drift lower in US dollar terms last week, getting back into a more ‘normal’ seasonal pattern after the excitements of the strong rally in August. The Australian dollar fell by nearly two percent for the week thereby masking the fall as seen from China.”