STUFF.CO.NZ – “Central Otago designers may not have taken the top spot, but they dominated category wins at the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion Event held in Alexandra.
Gore designer, Viv Tamblyn took out the supreme award and the Nu Dax Streetwear Award on Saturday with her entry “A Touch of Copper'” a five-piece ensemble made from 100% wool featuring an oversized vest, bralette, pants, a jersey and beanie.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “More than 100 students from across Australia have enjoyed a detailed introduction to the wool industry at the 2017 National Merino Challenge (NMC).
Now in its fifth year, the two-day event has now introduced around 500 secondary and tertiary students to the basic skills involved in the wool industry and introduced them to a network of wool industry professionals and leaders.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Jono Edwards – “”It had such humble beginnings, but now it’s an event that could be staged anywhere in the world,” WoolOn judge Deirdre Hore-Mckenzie said of Saturday’s fashion gala.
And she should know, having started the event, now in its 13th incarnation, along with local Alexandra woman Janice Mills.
The mostly-woollen garments being paraded past the 440 guests showed a standard that had risen greatly since the first event, she said.”
THE RURAL – “The Graham Centre Sheep Forum has become a key event in the diary of sheep producers across the Riverina and surrounding regions.
On Friday 7 July, the 2017 forum showcases the latest research from the Graham Centre and industry.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 29/5/2017
Closing 27 cents down at the end of last week, the Eastern Market Indicator softened to 1,495c/kg.
There was a considerable amount of lower spec wool on offer in the sale which led to some micron categories losing up to 90 cents for the week. Both selling days followed a similar pattern, with the fine end of the market being most affected by the end of the week.”
SHARECHAT.CO.NZ – “A bumper first half What’s new?
Elders reported a strong half year result with net profits surging over 50 percent. This was primarily driven by record livestock and wool prices, improved weather conditions and much higher occupancy in the company’s feedlots. This also reflects the impact of management’s Elder’s Eight Point Plan which has eliminated over $30 million in costs since it began in 2014.
Retail products outperformed on the back of normalised weather conditions in northern New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, prompting increased fertiliser demand. Recruitment of high performing staff and more successful sales promotions also helped, ultimately boosting earnings by $6.5 million, or 12.2 percent.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP producer selection for important wool, carcase and meat quality traits will be more accurate and quicker with the move to ‘single step’ analysis of genomic and breeding values by Sheep Genetics.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST cross ewe lambs sold to $321 and Merino ewe-lamb units made to $242 in online AuctionsPlus sales last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIAN wool growers are investigating long-term supply contracts with major Chinese buyer and processor Tianyu Wool. Sheep Central has been told at least 10 wool growers have shown interest in the possibility of long-term contracts, but details have not been finalised and no contracts have been drawn up.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP-FOCUSED students from across Australia have enjoyed a detailed introduction to the wool industry at the 2017 National Merino Challenge in Melbourne at the weekend.”