NZ HERALD – “The head of 150-year old Italian textile mill Successori Reda, who has spent the past week in the merino growing regions of the South Island with his top executives, says wool is having one of its best ever moments, driven by millennial demand for sustainable products.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Tina Morrison – “The head of 150-year old Italian textile mill Successori Reda, who has spent the past week in the merino growing regions of the South Island with his top executives, says wool is having one of its best ever moments, driven by millennial demand for sustainable products.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Over 160 students from across western NSW have furthered their young careers in the sheep and wool industry by attending an educational workshop recently.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – “Aerial baiting programs, targeting wild dogs, are being launched across NSW during the next few months in a community-wide, coordinated bid to reduce attacks on livestock and protect native fauna.
The programs will be rolled out across seven of the state’s 11 Local Land Service regions with the Northern Tablelands preparing for its largest campaign yet.”
DAILY LIBERAL – “Wool growers across the central west are encouraged to donate pieces of scrap wool as part of a new pilot fundraising program with the Royal Flying Doctor South Eastern Section.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 12/3/2018
Finishing the week at 1,778c/kg the Eastern Market Indicator lost 52 cents over the three days of selling.
A national offering of 45,536 bales had a pass in rate of almost eleven percent with Merino fleece categories registering the highest rate.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – ” Companies are made by people – not by machinery or money.
So says Francesco Botto Poala, chief operating officer of long-standing Italian textile company Reda.
Based in Biella, in the north of Italy, Reda is 150-odd years old and exports to United States, European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets, and has supplied fabric to such huge names in the fashion industry as Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tom Ford and Hugo Boss.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “POLICE have stepped up monitoring for suspicious vehicles in the South West and farmers are installing cameras on entry points after another livestock theft was reported in Gnowangerup last week.
Merino stud breeder Collyn Garnett said he would be installing cameras to monitor for vehicles entering his property after he found 100 pregnant ewes were missing.”
NZ HERALD – ” Suspecting natural fibres are better for your skin than synthetic ones is far from woolly thinking, new New Zealand research suggests.
A new trial by scientists at Crown research institute AgResearch investigated how human skin reacted to different fabrics, and initial findings put wool over polyester.
“There’s been a lot of science looking at the connection between our health and what we put in our bodies, but here we are looking what we wear on our bodies and what that may mean for our skin health,” AgResearch scientist Dr Alex Hodgson said.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “A CHOPPY currency market, tight exporter finances, the on again/off again potential trade war and a gathering chorus of customers saying ‘too high’ all conspired this week to push the wool market down rather firmly.”