NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “LAST week the lower currency shielded Australian sellers from a correction. However, this week there was no such protection afforded with a weaker US dollar forcing the local currency marginally higher.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 24 November 2017 (Week 21)
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “Strong wool co-op Wools of New Zealand is thriving despite a dive in crossbred wool prices over the past two years.
The company announced a positive financial result for its farmer shareholders at its annual meeting in Christchurch on Thursday.
Chairman Mark Shadbolt said the result was achieved despite the state of the strong wool industry and was a testimony to the strategic focus of the company over the past five years and the confidence of its shareholders.”
GREAT LAKES ADVOCATE – “Exploring the fusion of wool, fashion, fine art and farming, The Art of Wool will launch at the Manning Regional Art Gallery on Friday, December 1.
There will be something for almost everybody during this summer-long exhibition, with significant Australian paintings, avant-garde fashion garments from the International Woolmark Prize archive at The Woolmark Company, and a host of wool-inspired activities, workshops, floor talks, a collaborative residency as part of the Wall Project, and a children’s art trail.”
STOCK & LAND – “TO BE OFFERED ON AUCTIONSPLUS SHEEP SALE
Tuesday 28th November @ 1pm, NSW, Wagga Wagga… “
THE RURAL – “PRICES eased by $5 to $8 a head at the Wagga sheep and lamb market on Thursday.
Vendors sold a total of 40,000 sheep and lambs and according to market reporter with Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service Leann Dax more than 60 per cent of the offering was store lambs in varying condition.”
LITHGOW MERCURY – by Phoebe Moloney – “Battling through a year of lower than average rainfall, as well as New South Wales’ driest September on record, Peter Moore is finally reaping the fruits of his labor.
Over five days 2000 of his Merino sheep will be shorn, producing roughly 17,000 kilograms of Merino wool.”
NB HERALD – CANADA) – by Carrie Brunner – “Wool is one of the oldest known natural fibers and is in demand for its natural, inherent flame resistant property. TaraWool™ garments are produced with a suitable blending of wool with other inherently FR fibers. This blend offers a high degree of protection against molten iron, aluminum and cryolite splash, which is unique to this fabric.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – “The Woolmark Company has partnered with Dutch design talent Maxime Cartens – founder and creative director of label Teym – for the creation of a luxuriously soft 100% Merino wool sweater, designed to epitomise the essence of slow fashion.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SOUTH Australian Merino breeder and sheep meat producer Andrew Michael has successfully chosen Meat & Livestock Australia over Australian Wool Innovation to progress his industry.”