FIBRE2FASHION – “AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) has increased 27ac/clean kg or 1.8 per cent for the week ended on June 22, 2017 to bring the closing level to 1533ac/clean kg. When measured in US dollar terms, EMI rose to 1159usc/clean kg. Gains were achieved in both Australian and US dollar terms with the market almost 20 per cent higher than 12 months ago.”
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ABC NEWS – Landline – by Sean Murphy – “Gun Kiwi shearer Pera Davies reckons he has shorn almost 2 million sheep in a career spanning nearly 40 years, but unlike many veterans he never misses a day’s work to injury.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “A SMALL offering of only 22,000 bales produced an as expected rise in Australian wool prices in the past week.
AWEX’s eastern market indicator (EMI) registered an increase of 27c to 1533c with every category contributing to the rise. Merino fleece from 17 through 22-micron indicators all gained by 20 to 40c over the selling week, and given the small volumes available buyers were unable to apply the usual discounts for the inferior wools.”
NZ HERALD – ” New Zealand shearer Allan Oldfield has rounded-off a successful season in the UK with victory in the Royal Highland Show blade shearing final in Edinburgh early today (NZ time).
From Geraldine and son of 2017 World Championships placegetter Phil Oldfield, he returns home this week after 14 months in the Northern Hemisphere, which last year provided his first win, a unique and possibly unprecedented series of wins in blade shearing, junior machine shearing and novice woolhandling.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – ” by Sue Neales – “Sitting on the steep bank of the snaking Darling River as it curves around Tolarno Station homestead is an evening ritual that fills woolgrower Rob McBride with delight.
He breathes in the sight of its slow-flowing waters shaded by gnarled red gums, the chatter of water birds and the ghosts of paddle-steamers past laden with wool and a new nation’s wealth plying Australia’s greatest inland waterway.”
DAILY LIBERAL – by Bill Tatt – “…I don’t often go to the Narromine Store Sheep sale but went to this one. Under dry conditions the bulk of the sheep on offer presented well and sold exceptionally well considering the season. Buyers came from Wagga Wagga, Forbes, Grenfell, Parkes, Dubbo with some limited local support.”
‘ACDC, marathon training and a good team’ – Record breaking dad on life traveling the world as a sheep shearer (Ireland)
FARM IRELAND – by Anne Campbell – ” THREE top tips from Ireland’s newest record setter Mark McGeown. One: have ACDC’s back catalogue available to be played loud and long; two: train like you’re preparing for a marathon and three: have the best team around you.
That, in three over simplified steps, is how Mark, a dad of three from Annaverna in Ravensdale, managed to set an Irish record for sheep shearing at the recent County Louth Agricultural Show, a huge achievement even for a man who travels the world each year, shearing for a living.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOL supplies have slowed to a trickle and buyers are scrambling to fill international orders in WA before the annual July market recess.
It has been an exceptional season, with quality wool on offer and more of it – an increase of 80,520 bales or 4.68 per cent on last season Australia wide at this stage – and sold for record prices, but in WA it has reached an end.”
FARM WEEKLY – “THE new age of agriculture is upon us, with advances in technology opening opportunities in the face of an increasingly uncertain climate.
Despite a difficult start to the season, farmers will receive the support they have come to expect from exhibitors at this year’s Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, with more than 700 businesses booked to attend in the face of an uncertain year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A FRESH female face has joined predominantly older male buyers in the auction room at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).
Swan Wool Processors Pty Ltd’s administration assistant Georgie Foley, 20, last week sat at the back of the auction room among the buyers processing paperwork for the lines of wool the East Fremantle company was buying. “