STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The McRae family, Oakbank, has won the Victorian Merino Pair with a strong wool ram and ewe. While Oakbank has won the title before, Warren McRae said it was the first time they had done so with a Poll pair.”
VOGUE.CO.UK – by Scarlett Conlon – “WOOLMARK named the winners of its International Woolmark Prize British Isles heat yesterday in London, with Le Kilt and Matthew Miller picking up the womenswear and menswear awards respectively. With their AU $70,000 prize money, they will now be expected to spend the next two months creating a capsule collection made of Merino Wool and move forward to compete in the global final, set to take place early next year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery – “THE auction market closed irregularly this week, with exporters filling orders prior to the mid-year break, but unwilling to stock at these levels.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “The first South Island wool sale of the 2017-18 season opened on a cautious note compared with the last sale of the previous season.
The crossbred wool sector ended last season with its worst year since the 2007-08 global financial crisis.
Most crossbred types were on par to slightly cheaper at the Christchurch sale yesterday and second-shear fleece and oddments were most affected, PGG Wrightson Wool’s South Island sales team said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A VICTORIAN blade shearing championship will feature at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo this weekend.”
NBR – by Rebecca Howard – “New Zealand’s wool market picked up from its recent doldrums at the latest South Island auction as a weaker dollar and wider range of wool types on offer helped to lift prices at a more robust clearance rate.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – “Celebrate the region’s sheep and wool industry at the ninth annual Elders Riverina Sheep Expo in Deniliquin on August 18.
Featuring sheep and wool judging, shearing competitions, a homage to the wool fashion industry and more, the event will again be held at the Peppin Heritage Centre in George St.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MOST Australian wool prices held relatively firm this week despite a higher $A-US exchange rate, as buyers secured supplies before the annual three-week recess.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 14 July 2017 (Week 2)
FARM WEEKLY – “OPPORTUNITIES to scour wool in Malaysia has changed the landscape for local exporters and, importantly, increased wool competition for WA growers.
Since the closure of the last WA wool scourer in 2009, scoured wool sales by WA exporters have had to be sent to Victoria for scouring prior to shipment, making it difficult for them to compete with exporters in the Eastern States.”