STOCK & LAND – “Wool agents, brokers and auctioneers are optimistic the market will continue strongly after last week’s positive return after the winter recess.”
STOCK & LAND – “Wool agents, brokers and auctioneers are optimistic the market will continue strongly after last week’s positive return after the winter recess…”
Council fearing loss of jobs at Wangaratta’s Australian Country Spinners after sale to Bendigo Woollen Mills
THE BORDER MAIL – by Anthony Bunn – “THE takeover of Wangaratta’s woollen mill blindsided the city’s council and has left it preparing for redundancies at the factory.
Mayor Ken Clarke said the purchase of the Australian Country Spinners plant by Bendigo Woollen Mills was a surprise.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “THE new wool selling season opened on a good note, as Mark Horsburgh’s report tells us.
A couple of local sales:
AAAM, 18.5 micron, 71 per cent yield, 80mm, 1540c.
AAAM, 16.9 micron, 67 per cent yield, 70mm, 1525c.
Prospects for wool and sheep meats seem sound, both store and beef cattle prices have eased from their peaks, but the price pressure is caused by a worrying lack of rain”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WELL-MANAGED wool, prime lamb and first cross ewe production from a Merino base is a proven formula for the Bowden family on Weasel Plains at Cluny in central Tasmania.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Bendigo Woollen Mills has purchased Wangaratta Woollen Mills, the largest woollen mill in Australia, and its associated company Australian Country Spinners. The acquisition has led Bendigo to become the largest producer and distributor of hand-knitting yarn in New Zealand and Australia. The Wangaratta mill has an overall floor space of 15 acres.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL has joined forces with Australian Rugby Union to produce the first Woolmark ARU supporter jerseys and promote the strong heritage and natural connection between the great Australian icons.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales resumed last week, with the resumption of the physical market and AuctionsPlus sold more than 900 bales before this week’s auctions started.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Techwool Trading export manager Josh Lamb said the lack of industry “best practice” had led to a spike impractical theory-based standards being pushed by retailers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “ELECTRONIC identification has accelerated Congi Station towards profitability.
Spread over 10,000ha at Woolbrook on the NSW Northern Tablelands — with a second fattening property, Doughboy Mountain — Congi runs 15,500 Merino sheep in a flock that has been developed in just 20 years.”