TOWN & COUNTRY – by Elspeth Kernebone – “Do you know a person who has made an exceptional contribution to the Australian wool industry?
You can nominate now for the Australian Wool Industry Medal, which recognises the work of those whose support has been invaluable to the industry. “
STOCK & LAND – by Katrina Lovell and Andrew Thomson, Warrnambool Standard – “A total fire ban has been declared for Sunday across the South West and Central districts of Victoria, including Melbourne and Geelong.
Relief centres have been opened:
Killara Centre at Camperdown
the Cobden Civic Hall
the Arc Stadium at Warrnambool
Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club
Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy: Barega Merino – “The depreciating price trend continued at Australian wool auction sales in the sale week ending March 16, although the rate of falls slowed considerably. During the sale week 37 of the current season, the Australian Wool Exchange – Eastern Market Indicator (AWEX EMI) fell by 27ac for the week and settled at a week ending figure of 1751ac/clean kg. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SUPERFINE wool growers producing elite 1PP bales will be offered 20-45 percent premiums above auction market prices for equivalent micron spinner type wools in a contract released this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices continued to fall this week, although lines with good strength and length results and broader Merino and crossbred lots were less-affected.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 16 March 2018 (Week 37)
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “A brilliant white and lustrous superfine Merino fleece, exhibited by Misty Hills stud, was chosen as grand champion exhibit at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama.
It was the Kojonup-based stud co-principals Russell and Heather Meaton’s sixth top win over the many years they had entered the competition.
“The secret is in the even, sharp crimp and fibre alignment, which gives the fleece its brightness,” Mr Meaton said.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “Peter Scanlan Wools was proud to sponsor and participate in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama fashion show.
The family-owned wool buyer and merchant company, based in O’Connor, has been trading in WA for more than 30 years.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “The Hogg family, of Navanvale stud in Williams, won the supreme grand champion sash at Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama with their medium-wool ram.
The four-tooth ram, Navanvale Holty, was named after former long-time stud classer Graham Holton, who recently retired after many years of looking after the Hogg family’s stud flock.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – Countryman – “Locals and visitors from further afield flocked through the gates of the 46th Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama, with 2000 more people than last year accounted for.
With pleasant weather and the promise that there would be more to see and do this year, president Tony Baxter, the committee and countless volunteers kept the momentum of the event rolling.”