WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Wool workshops are being held across various towns in Western NSW over the coming weeks.
Hosted by Elders the workshops will cover modern wool marketing strategies, wooltrade and Auctions Plus, Elders Rehandle Process, Elders Wool services and individual animal management options.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 23 March 2018 (Week 38)
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – “Australian Wool Innovation has launched the first phase of WoolQ, formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal, after three years of consultation and discussion.
The first phase of the $3 million app was the launch of the eSpeci tool — an alternative to paper speci, allowing woolgrowers and wool classers to capture in-shed clip data at the time of shearing.”
COSHCOTON TRIBUNE – by Emily Buxton Adams, Columnist – “According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio ranks as No. 13 nationally in sheep production with an estimated annual economic impact of $25 million.”
THE RURAL – “AFTER experiencing falls last week the Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator regained some ground to rise by 27c/kg to settle at 1778c. “
ABC NEWS – by Genelle Weule – “Curly, wavy or straight? The shape of our hair is one of our defining features.
Yet, despite decades of research, it has been hard to pin down what causes kinks in individual hairs.
The answer to this curly question may lie with an animal known for its super-springy locks: the merino sheep, according to a team of researchers.
They went to painstaking lengths to put wool from New Zealand’s finest sheep under the microscope to test long-held beliefs about the structure of hair.”
STOCK & LAND – “The changing face of the Merino ewe – increasing bodyweight combined with a focus on wool, carcass, welfare traits and resilience – means adult data collection is more important than ever.”
GOULBURN POST – by Sam Hollier – “When you go hunting around online for the earliest information available about Bradfordville, you find newspaper articles from the second quarter of the 20th century about the wool mill.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PROMPT delivery needs, less supply and a more favourable exchange rate helped lift Australian auction wool prices this week.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “After spending a few weeks in reverse, wool values lifted once again at Australian wool auction sales this week, due to a slight improvement in prompt demand, lighter volumes on offer and an advantageous foreign exchange (forex) rate. The Australian Wool Exchange-Eastern Market Indicator (AWEX EMI) regained all of the losses of last week.”