SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S peak wool broker body has refuted Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman’s claim that its members unanimously agree AWI’s proposed Wool Exchange Portal should proceed.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff and Natalie Kotsios – “AN AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation director has broken ranks to criticise an “unprecedented” letter from chairman Wal Merriman recommending how growers should vote at an upcoming board election.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “LONGER term wool contracts are offering growers sustainability past current market highs.
Eighteen months into the Reda Future Project, the 150 year-old Italian wool mill hopes that despite a sharp increase in fine wool prices at auction, Australian woolgrowers will continue to partner with them.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – by Vanessa Binks – “COLLANDRA’S 38th annual on-property auction at Tumby Bay in September attracted loyal local buyers of up to 40 years, with the stud’s medium wool genetics snapped up in a full clearance.
The sale average was up $475 on last year’s auction, averaging $1500 for the 50 merino lots on offer.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Tina Morrison – “Cavalier Corp, the struggling New Zealand carpet maker, expects earnings to improve this financial year and next as it reaps the benefits from restructuring its manufacturing operations, a lower wool price and reducing debt.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – “Police are investigating the theft of ewes and lambs from paddocks at a property near Smoky Bay.
Sometime between Wednesday, September 20 and Saturday, October 28, 56 Merino ewes and their lambs were stolen.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “MONTROSE HILL
*36 of 48 rams sold to a top of $4000, av $1304
GEORGE and Helen McKenzie offered one of their best ever lineups of rams at their recent on-property ram sale at Illabrook.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “A new research funded by The Woolmark Company has shown that wearing superfine Merino wool next to the skin is therapeutic for those suffering from Eczema. The superfine Merino wool acts like a second skin for those whose ‘first’ skin is too dry. This adds to a growing number of research findings supporting the health and wellbeing benefits of wool products. “
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “A Wool Fusion exhibition of furnishing, fabrics, and flooring was the capstone in a series of events hosted by the Campaign for Wool for annual Wool Week 2017, which took place this month.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “WURROOK
*Total clearance of 98 rams to a top of $8500, av $2643
IT TOOK the Pilley family 12 hours to drive to Wurrook Merino stud’s Rokewood property, so they planned to do whatever it took to secure their top-priced ram.”