NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “Many farmers are not covering the costs of shearing sheep after what a wool broker has described as the worst season for 50 years.
In the last 12 months prices for crossbreed fleeces have tumbled from $4 per kilogram to $2, and a lot of wool is not being sold. Peter Tate of Fred Tate Wools in Napier said perhaps a third of the season’s production – 200-300,000 bales – was unsold.”
BUSINESS STANDARD – by Vinay Umarji – Ahmedabad – “Plans to imbibe Australia’s Merino wool in clusters to raise imports… Australian textile major The Woolmark Company is eyeing an entry into the domestic handloom and weaving clusters of two states- Gujarat and Manipur- to increase the import of its premium Merino wool into India.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – “Careers in agriculture was the key talking point as Cleve Area School students visited Quality Wool and Livestock Group’s head office.
Nine year 10 students interested in an agricultural career visited the office on June 20, taking part in a tour.”
THE MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD – by Peri Strathearn – “The key issues presently facing the wool and livestock industries were on the agenda as local producers gathered in Karoonda last week for a function hosted by the Quality Wool and Livestock Group.
More than 75 guests attended the evening at the Karoonda Football and Netball Club on Wednesday, June 28.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News by Tony Chaston – ” … WOOL
The 2016/17 wool season has ended, but the problems for wool have not, as merchants and brokers report big stocks of unsold wool both in warehouses and farmers woolsheds.
Predictions are it will be a while before prices rise again as China needs to get rid of their yarn stocks and then the stockpile needs to be managed onto the market.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – “The Daniell family’s White River merino and poll merino studs based at Poochera and Minnipa, had a major triumph at last weekend’s Hay Sheep Show, repeating last year’s outstanding success.
They won the main class at this now major merino show where more than 400 sheep entered by major studs and commercial producers from three states were lined up for competition.”
ABC NEWS – by Jeremy Story Carter for ‘Books and Arts’ – “It was 1951 and Australia’s economy was riding on the sheep’s back — the dawn of the Rolls Royce decade of wool, as it came to be known.
A young international photographer found himself deep in northern New South Wales on Burren Burren station. Francis Reiss was supposed to be learning about the wool trade. Instead, he ended up documenting an enduring archive of agricultural Australia.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Samantha Walton – “The Flinders Discovery Centre has been drawing visitors from all age groups with the introduction of sheep shearing demonstrations for the 2017 winter tourist season.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The Lincoln’s traditional home was the eastern fen country, of England. The sheep had their foundation when the economy of Great Britain was closely tied to the wool industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool demand again followed the fortunes of the physical auction markets last week, with limited enquiry on AuctionPlus’ Wooltrade system.”