SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE long-term sustainability of Western Australia’s sheep flock will be in focus when livestock export industry stakeholders gather in Perth next month for the LIVEXchange 2017 conference.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Hiromichi Ochiai – “The Woolmark Company has entered into a two-season partnership with Japanese fashion label FACETASM for developing its Autumn/Winter 18/19 and Spring/Summer 19 wool-rich offerings, ahead of its show at Paris Men’s Collection. Both collections will be Woolmark-certified. The partnership marks the beginning of a long-standing relationship between the two.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wales’s Daniel McIntyre has reclaimed the title of Australia’s top open shearer with a quick yet clean performance at the Bendigo showgrounds on Saturday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has personally endorsed the AWI board’s preferred candidates in the 2017 election in a letter branded as inappropriate by peak grower body WoolProducers Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “… Interest in crossbred young ewes was again high with best lines sold to a sale high $265 while Merino young ewe sales topped at $218, with six further sales completed above $200 a head.
A sale highlight was a March shorn line of four year-old ewes sold at $238 a head while two pens of 15-drop wethers, in full wool, made to $188 a head and were returned to the paddock.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Anabelle Cleeland – “Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has rejected allegations the industry group was not spending enough money on genetic evaluation due to his perceived breeding conflict of interest.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “NSW’s northern tablelands woolgrower Paul Mabbott has won the Reda Future Project Award, an inaugural award aimed to reinvigorate traditional superfine wool production in Australia.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “NSW northern tablelands woolgrower, Paul Mabbott, has won the Reda Future Project Award, an inaugural prize aimed at reinvigorating traditional superfine wool production in Australia.
The Mabbott family own “Rockvale”, near Uralla, NSW, which run 8000 traditional fine crimping superfine Merino bloodlines, 180 cattle and 1700 crossbred lambs across the 2025 hectare property.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 30/10/2017
While the Eastern Market indicator firmed 10 cents in the week to finish at 1,578c/kg, in US dollar terms the EMI softened by 13 cents which suggests a supply chain that is buying wool at hefty levels.
Trading in Sydney last week had the 17 micron indicator firm 39 cents to 2,377c/kg, 19’s up 35 cents to 1,920c/kg while the 21 micron indicator gained 7 cents to finish at 1,560c/kg.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Ritoul & Courtney Walsh – “THE long list of offerings featuring well-known and respected bloodlines was enough to entice a strong contingent of registered buyers from throughout the State and from the Eastern States to attend last week’s combined agents annual October special ewe & lamb sale at Katanning. “