THE TRANSCONTINENTAL PORT AUGUSTA – by Marco Balsamo – “BRUCE and Julie Nutt’s Oakden Hills wool clip has achieved record prices in the recent Melbourne sales, receiving on average 1023 cents per kilogram or $1970 a bale.
The wool from the Oakden Hills station – located north of Port Augusta on the Stuart Highway – finished with 21 micron valued at 1580 cents clean.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – “Wool and livestock producers flocked to the Mid North last week as the Quality Wool and Livestock Group hosted a BredWell FedWell workshop in Melrose.
More than a dozen producers attended the workshop on Wednesday, July 21, hosted by Ian and David Clarke of ‘Claris-Glen’.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “The perfect sheep: that’s the holy grail scientists working for the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) are chasing as they move a step closer to creating a merino that does not suffer footrot.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Tui Benjamin – “A young Aussie farmer was flummoxed to snap this unbelievable image of a ‘sheepdog’ kangaroo herding sheep into a pen – by riding one of them.
Lochie Ireson couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted the 1.6-metre adult male marsupial steering the 800-strong pack in Booligal, New South Wales.”
NZ FARMER – by Esther Taunton – “No matter who is crowned champion at Wimbledon, New Zealand wool is a star performer on centre court every year.
Good crimp characteristics give wool more bounce than synthetic alternatives, making it the obvious choice to cover the 54,000 tennis balls used at the sport’s glamour event.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – “Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia, an Italian leader in the production of fine yarns for top-quality knitwear, together with its Chiavazza and Botto Poala brands, is introducing a new Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 collection of versatile yarns, each available in a variety of colours, for sweaters and accessories suitable for every occasion.
The company will present its latest innovations and trend directions at the Pitti Filati trade show, which is taking place in Florence, this week.”
MAGNETIC MAGAZINE – by David Ireland – ” … Merino Wool is a miracle fabric. It’s naturally odor resistant and anti-bacterial. This is because of a natural coating on the wool itself called lanolin. Because of the lanolin, the fabric won’t absorb moisture when you sweat. Instead, it wicks it away, so it evaporates. When your clothing ends up smelling, it’s because the moisture absorbs and bacteria forms in that moisture. It’s the bacteria that causes the smell. When moisture can’t absorb, bacteria won’t grow… And your clothing will remain odor free! “
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “Talented young Geraldine shearer Allan Oldfield has rounded off a successful season in the United Kingdom with a win in the Royal Highland Show blade shearing final.
The son of this year’s world blade shearing championships place getter, Phil Oldfield, Allan will return home this week after 14 months in the Northern Hemisphere. “
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “With only 2 out of 3 selling centres in operation last week, all micron types felt strong support with the Eastern Market Indicator firming by 27 cents to conclude the week at 1,533 c/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “