WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “CENTRAL Tablelands Local Land Services will assist producers by holding two seasonal conditions, feeding and weaning workshops.
The first will be held in the Peel Hall on Monday, February 12 from 4pm to 6pm and a similar event is scheduled for the Rylstone Club on Tuesday, February 13 from 4pm to 6pm.”
STOCK & LAND – by Wendy Gould – “ONE of the major projects on the drawing board for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and The Woolmark Company (TWC) in 2018 will be the launch of a major northern hemisphere campaign and competition, focusing in particular on USA.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) is investigating the misuse of wool classer stencils.
Complaints have been raised with the wool marketing body following incidents where bale stencils were not used by the people registered to stencils. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Merino wool producers committed to transparent, traceable ethical fibre and meat production, and landscape management, are being sought to join a co-operative.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S largest on-property Merino sheep genetics display will be held at Harrow in western Victoria next week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A monsoon trough brought continued heavy rain over the Cape York Peninsula. Moderate falls recorded from showers associated with surface and upper level troughs over the north, eastern Queensland, and parts of central and southern Australia.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “Start talking wool to Fabrizio Servente and his steel grey eyes light up.
Given he was born in Biella, the wool centre of Italy and in his words once the centre of wool globally, it’s not surprising wool is in his DNA.
Biella and nearby Trivero are home to some of the biggest names in the wool industry, the likes of Ermenegildo Zegna, G.Schneider Group, Reda, Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Reda, Tollegno and Zegna Baruffa, plus many other spinners and weavers working with Australian superfine Merino wool.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – by Stephanie van Eyk – “The competition was strong at the 73rd Armidale Merino Ram Show and Sale.
The show was held yesterday at the Armidale Exhibition Centre where the 74 sale rams were penned to be weighed, classified and tested prior to the show which began at 10.45am.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “DEANE Goode reckons one of the biggest barriers to a highly profitable Australian Merino sheep industry is wool growers “conforming with their mates at the pub”.”
GOULBURN POST – by Bronwyn Haynes – “Crookwell wool grower Kristen Frost is one of eight selected from across Australia as a member of the 2018 WoolPoll panel.
Every three years, Australian wool growers set the future funding level of their wool research, development and marketing body through WoolPoll. AWI consults a panel of wool grower representatives to assist in running the poll.”