WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 10/7/2017 – At the end of the first sale of the 17/18 season, the Eastern Market Indicator softened by only 1 cent to conclude at 1,524 c/kg.
It needs to be noted that the governing market reporting body Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), has made some key alterations to their major market indicators. This has resulted in the three regional indicators having a greater influence from finer wool sale results.”
NZ HERALD – ” The New Zealand shearing team has had a big day by beating England in a test match and dominating the Lakeland Shears in the North of England.
The black-singlet pair of Hawke’s Bay guns Rowland Smith and John Kirkpatrick beat England internationals Adam Berry and Antony Rooke 4.85pts in the test match at Cockermouth, Cumbria.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN sheep producers have produced more lambs from fewer ewes in the year to 2016 compared to the previous year, the latest Agricultural Census figures indicate.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – ”
Monday, 10 July 2017
The Yarn – Episode 18
– Megan Rogers explains the game-changing lifetime ewe app .. now with iCloud.
– Tom Tourle: a young woolgrowers perspective on opportunity.
– Why classic Italian style is big in Beijing.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Australian wool auctions performed admirably last week, not by increasing price levels, but by holding very firm in the face of the heavy volumes hitting the market. All types and descriptions on offer recorded minor adjustments downward, and the rebased AWEX eastern market indicator (EMI) declined by just a single cent to close the week at 1524ac/clean kg. “
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “At Matarae Station, Willie and Emily Jones have a strong focus on development and production.
The couple, with young sons Archie and Digby, lease the 5500ha Strath Taieri property from Mr Jones’ parents, Ron and Juliet, but own the stock.
They said they were running both merino and Romney sheep under ‘‘pretty extreme’’ conditions that could range from a metre of snow to very wet, or as dry as the typical Central Otago climate.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “When it comes to foot rot – estimated as a $10million problem for New Zealand’s sheep industry – there is no silver bullet.
But New Zealand Merino’s (NZM) production science team, led by Dr Mark Ferguson, has made a major breakthrough in the FeetFirst project, providing ram breeders with a new tool to predict an animal’s genetic resistance to foot rot.
It has been lauded as having the potential to lead to significant growth in fine wool production in regions previously unable to farm merino sheep.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release : New Zealand First Party – ” Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
Member of Parliament for Northland
10 JULY 2017
New Zealand First to Put Wool Carpets Back on the Floors of Government
New Zealand First will stop synthetic carpets being installed in government funded buildings by specifying natural fibre carpets like wool and the use of wool insulation.”
NEWS HUB – “Winston Peters is promising to boost the wool industry by forbidding the use of synthetic carpets and insulation in Government-funded buildings if NZ First is part of the next government.
“Whether a Government office or a Housing New Zealand property, where carpet is specified it will be natural wool or fibre from here on in,” he said on Monday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “DRIER seasonal conditions have reduced clearance rates of sheep and lambs on the online livestock sale platform AuctionsPlus.”