STOCK & LAND – “Visitors headed to the west of Victoria, and into South Australia, for day eight of Sheep Week, which saw multiple studs take visitors on farm tours.”
ABC – RURAL – by Brooke Neindorf – “Wool producers around Australia are continuing to see price records being broken, but they might not be the only ones to benefit.
The small farming community of Lock on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is collecting donations of wool to bale and sell with the profits donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).”
STOCK & LAND – by Kristen Frost – “It’s been an incredible year for wool. At the time of publishing, day one of the last sale in the wool selling calendar, week 52, the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) closed at 2060 cents per kilogram, clean.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The latest charity wool auction for Ronald McDonald House, Westmead, NSW, has brought the total amount of money raised for the facility to more than $300,000.
Quality Wool ran the auction in Melbourne, which raised $78,600 from 67 bales, donated by NSW woolgrowers.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “WINTER 2018 has already given us some clear, sunny days and a few heavy frosts and this pattern will hopefully be soon broken as we look for the steady winter rain for which our part of the world was once renowned …”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “David Vandenberghe and his wife Katherine of Wattle Dale Merinos, Scaddan, WA, have had a longer than anticipated journey to full pedigree DNA.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “CURRENCY markets again provided a bonus for the Australian woolgrower with a massive drop in the local currency adding 50c to wool prices this week.
A very small offering of only 21,000 bales was put up for sale, which was the lowest volume offered in nine years according to AWEX, and this meant that there was little chance of the market easing too much.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – NSW Country Hour – by Sally Bryant – “New technology is emerging that will detect wild dogs and send an alert to the farmer, helping to protect valuable livestock.
In the frosty New England highlands of New South Wales, researchers have been trialling an invention that looks like it could have come from the set of Dr Who.
Currently at the prototype stage, the Wild Dog Alert Node combines some of the most innovative modern technology available to oversee the welfare of livestock.”
JUST STYLE – by Michelle Russell – “US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has reintroduced wool into its product lines after three years, with stricter sourcing rules now in place.
THE ARMIDALE EXPRESS – by Vanessa Arundale – “The inaugural Fleece to Fashion Awards (F2F) is the beginning of the end for wool industry stalwart Liz Foster.
While she has no plans to retire just yet from her multi-decade career promoting the use of wool in the fashion industry, she does want to start showing the next generation how it is done.”