FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gil – “WITH sales generating $10.5 million on a small offering at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week, record prices were set for 19.5 through to 22 micron wools as WA emerged as the national market leader for broader wools.”
FARM IRELAND – by Anne Campbell – ”
Sheep Shearer Mark McGeown from Ravensdale smashed the nine hour lamb shearing record at an event in Louth recently.
The Argus reports that the Ravensdale dad smashed record, set at 617 by Roy Collier from Wexford, at the Convoy to Cooley extravaganza on Sunday, by shearing 669 lambs.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THERE was a bit of a reality check for the wool market this week after the meteoric rise of the past two weeks. Almost from the opening lot on Tuesday the market fell, particularly in the medium merino fleece types, and then had more or less steadied by the end of the day.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “British Wool has announced the acquisition of the wool handling operations of Kent Wool Growers (KWG) based Ashford, Kent. British Wool will continue to operate from the existing depot in Ashford and to market wool on producers’ behalf returning the true market value for their wool. KWG is a farmer owned co-operative, that offers a range of farming services.”
THE BORDER MAIL – “Sheep and lambs, Monday, August 21
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was plainer after 40mm plus of rain in the supply area.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Numbers offered at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle sale were the lightest recorded in almost a decade but there were indications that demand would remain strong throughout the coming spring.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Click went the shears, and the community spirit, at a Shearing for Kids with Cancer fundraiser day at Wanalta last month.
The combined efforts saw more than $27,000 raised for the Royal Children’s Hospital.”
SUNRAYSIA DAILY – “Fox & Lillie’s managing director Jonathan Lillie and Mildura-based regional manager Peter Dow are hoping people attending the Wentworth Show support the fundraiser for the Pooncarie Ambulance Service. “
THE FLINDERS NEWS – by Brendan Simpkins – “Orroroo’s Geoff Power was awarded an inaugural Australian Wool Industry Medal in Melbourne on Thursday night.
Geoff was one of nine industry stalwarts to receive a medal at the event thanks to his longtime commitment to the industry which has included a stint as President of Livestock SA.”
DIGITAL JOURNAL – by Tim Sandle – “Melbourne – The company Australian Wool Handlers, a major player in the wool industry, has announced ambitious plans to digitally disrupt the supply chain. The process offers learning points for other sectors.”