FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A MARKET for Western Australian wool is assured well into the future if Chinese investment in its processing and garment manufacture is anything to go by.
That was the message 38 woolgrowers – all but two from WA – came away with after an 18-day tour of China last month organised by Peter Scanlan Wools.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Victorian studs Wurrook and Oakbank have backed up their Bendigo wins, by topping the Merino judging at Sheepvention at Hamilton.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – Tasmanian Country – by Kate Dowler – “TASMANIA’S Bowden family’s Cluny wool has taken out the Elders Southern Clip of the Year at Sheepvention.
This made it two years running that wool growers from the Apple Isle have won the award after Echo Cottage, Lamont, took top honours last year.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “AN ADELAIDE pharmacist turned fashion designer has taken out the 2017 Australiasian Young Designer Wool Award.
Formerly of Red Cliffs, 30-year-old Sarah Twyford took the top honours for her racewear design in a field of 38 entries.
The annual event was awarded last night and kicks off Sheepvention, the two-day annual event in Hamilton, beginning today.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Helen Walker – “With good producer returns and a new demographic of younger consumers enjoying the characteristic of the natural fibre, Quality Wool’s Toowoomba representative, David Henderson, is upbeat about the state of Queensland’s wool industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Unfavourable seasonal conditions combined with the planned retention of more ewe lambs for flock rebuilding has prompted a number of revisions to MLA’s 2017 Australian Sheep Industry Projections mid-year update.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MORE sheep producers are being sought to participate in pre-commercialisation trials for the predictive web-based management app ASKBILL.”
HIGH PLAINS / MIDWEST AG JOURNAL – “Wool is the only fiber crafted for the purpose of meeting any purpose. With versatility matched only by the diversity of the wearer, wool is the perfect fiber for any season, any occasion. With that in mind, the American Sheep Industry Association and its American Wool Council have launched a multi-faceted campaign to take wool’s incredible story straight to the consumer, including a new website at AmericanWool.org.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “SWEETFIELD Corriedale stud, Mount Moriac, has taken out both champion Corriedale ewe and ram at this year’s Sheepvention.”
FARM ONLINE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AFTER severing its financial ties with sheep industry’s genetic evaluation service, Sheep Genetics, Australian Wool Innovation is negotiating a licence with Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to access the analytical software used for Merino genetic evaluation.”