THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Kent Acott – “WA’s biggest residential redevelopment — the $70 million refurbishment of Fremantle’s derelict Dalgety wool stores — has been acclaimed as one of the State’s top heritage projects.
It won two categories in the recent annual Heritage Council awards, less than a decade after there were calls for the 94-year-old building to be demolished.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “The digital evolution of wool selling in Australia continues, with plans for an online platform now set in stone.
Australian Wool Exchange’s wool exchange portal working group this week endorsed the construction and implementation of the system.
It is not expected to replace the open cry auction systems at Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne, but it will add more options for selling and information.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “The revelation of a past commercial bailout between Australian Wool Innovation and the Graziers’ Investment Company has prompted a call for funds to be returned to the woolgrower shareholders.
During Senate estimates late last month, AWI chief executive Stuart McCullough and chairman Wal Merriman revealed AWI had helped GIC close its assets in India.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “Fleeces from Simon and Sarah Paterson’s Armidale merino stud and commercial property near Gimmerburn, Maniototo, have won almost every fine wool title in this year’s National Golden Fleece competition.
The couple run the stud and commercial farm in partnership with Mr Paterson’s parents Allan and Eris Paterson.
The results were released ahead of the 2017 National Golden Fleece and Wool Expo, being held in Wanaka from June 19 to June 24.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 16 June 2017 (Week 50)
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN sheep producers have flocked to implement the early findings of a national lambing density project, but more collaborators are needed for the latest on-farm phase in the crucial lamb survival research.”
MECARDO – by Matt Dalgleish – “A rising spot wool market allowed a few grower contracts to get set on the forward market this week in the 19 and 21 micron categories as far out as 2019. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RENEWED European interest in quality superfine wool and Chinese demand for medium Merino lines with lower vegetable matter content pushed prices generally higher this week.”
FG INSIGHT (UK) – by Angela Calvert – “In officially opening the event hosted by the Smith family, at Tow Law, Co Durham, the Duke of Montrose, president of the National Sheep Association, emphasised the contribution which sheep farming makes to the ecology and economy of the countryside. He talked about the uncertain times which lay ahead, and that the key to managing was to avoid disruption to sheep export markets…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Martin Oppenheimer – “NEW England sheep and cattle breeder Martin Oppenheimer states why he believes Australian Wool Innovation should not start nor be even a part-owner in its proposed Wool Exchange Portal.”