QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Karen Bailey – “WOOL prices have softened in the past week under pressure from auction results in Melbourne.
At the close of markets on Thursday the Eastern Market Indicator was on 1522 cents a kilogram, back about 3c/kg on the same time a week ago.
Australian Wool Exchange market information manager Lionel Plunkett said Melbourne opened proceedings on Tuesday with a stand-alone sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WINNING grand champion farmer’s fleece for a third year in a row and reserve grand champion farmer’s fleece four years straight at the IGA Perth Royal Show wool competition may be a fitting swansong for Ted and Bev Hill. “
ABC NEWS – LANDLINE – by Fiona Breen – “They are unlikely partners — a Tasmanian wool farmer and a fashion designer — but this odd couple are having a big impact on the world of men’s fashion.
The collaboration between Tasmanian superfine wool producer, Simon Cameron, and Matt Jensen from MJ Bale has resulted in a collection of “single origin” men’s suits, all made with wool from Mr Cameron’s farm, Kingston.”
ABC NEWS – Landline – by Fiona Breen – “They are unlikely partners — a Tasmanian wool farmer and a fashion designer — but this odd couple are having a big impact on the world of men’s fashion.”
FARM WEEKLY – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) is seeking young wool industry applicants for its 2018 Breeding Leadership skills course.
The biennial course, which has trained more than 130 people nationally since its inception in 2002, is open to people aged 25-35 years and working in the wool industry in any capacity.”
MERCO PRESS – “Landholdings General Manager Andy Pollard has reported that the wool market remains in a strong position, with demand increasing as customers view it as a more sustainable product than artificial fibres.
He said it was forecast that the Australian wool clip might be up by 8% this year. The world sheep population was down by 25% compared to a few years ago, thus limiting the supply of wool and adding value.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Fourth generation South Australian sheepmeat and wool producer Andrew Michael is one of three nominations to fill three vacant MLA board posts, to be voted-on by members at November’s annual general meeting.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Bruce McLeish northern wool manager – “A WEAKER Australian dollar provided some protection against easier prices for those growers with wool in the market this week. Not all types were easier, but rather savage discounts for much maligned poor processing characteristics of tender and high mid-break dragged down the indicators, particularly in the medium Merino section. “
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 29 September 2017 (Week 13)
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kath Sullivan – “VICTORIA’S transition to mandatory electronic ear tagging for sheep and goats is not working, according to Nationals leader Peter Walsh.
Mr Walsh called on the Government to reconsider its timeline, set by Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford, to mandate the tags.
It has been compulsory to tag lambs born in Victoria with an electronic tag since January 1, and will become compulsory to scan sheep and goats at saleyards from March 31 next year.”