THE MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD – by Peri Strathearn – “The key issues presently facing the wool and livestock industries were on the agenda as local producers gathered in Karoonda last week for a function hosted by the Quality Wool and Livestock Group.
More than 75 guests attended the evening at the Karoonda Football and Netball Club on Wednesday, June 28.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News by Tony Chaston – ” … WOOL
The 2016/17 wool season has ended, but the problems for wool have not, as merchants and brokers report big stocks of unsold wool both in warehouses and farmers woolsheds.
Predictions are it will be a while before prices rise again as China needs to get rid of their yarn stocks and then the stockpile needs to be managed onto the market.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – “The Daniell family’s White River merino and poll merino studs based at Poochera and Minnipa, had a major triumph at last weekend’s Hay Sheep Show, repeating last year’s outstanding success.
They won the main class at this now major merino show where more than 400 sheep entered by major studs and commercial producers from three states were lined up for competition.”
ABC NEWS – by Jeremy Story Carter for ‘Books and Arts’ – “It was 1951 and Australia’s economy was riding on the sheep’s back — the dawn of the Rolls Royce decade of wool, as it came to be known.
A young international photographer found himself deep in northern New South Wales on Burren Burren station. Francis Reiss was supposed to be learning about the wool trade. Instead, he ended up documenting an enduring archive of agricultural Australia.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Samantha Walton – “The Flinders Discovery Centre has been drawing visitors from all age groups with the introduction of sheep shearing demonstrations for the 2017 winter tourist season.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The Lincoln’s traditional home was the eastern fen country, of England. The sheep had their foundation when the economy of Great Britain was closely tied to the wool industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool demand again followed the fortunes of the physical auction markets last week, with limited enquiry on AuctionPlus’ Wooltrade system.”
IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL – by Anthony Jordan – “As wool prices continue to flounder, the cost of shearing has become a burden on farmers according to the IFA.
Speaking with the Irish Farmers Journal, John Lynskey, chairman of the IFA Sheep Committee said current prices were hitting rock bottom and were unable to support farmers’ costs.
“As it stands at the moment, prices are on the floor and the cost of shearing for farmers are not covered. How could they be when wool is at 60c/kg?” “
THE HINDU – by R. Vimal Kumar – “Despite the inherent advantages possessed by wool to produce premium-valued apparels, this natural fibre is yet to get popular on a large scale among the industrialists in Tirupur cluster.
At present, only less than 10 units in the entire cluster are into the production of apparels made of wool with reasons for its non-popularity been primarily attributed to lack of awareness on its benefits and its wide-range applications beyond the production of sweaters.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Their love for the breed and a drive to continue a family legacy and protect biodiversity sees Margaret and Colin Chapman continue the oldest ongoing Dorset Down sheep stud in Australia.
The stud, Woodhall, is named after Margaret’s family farm at Richmond Plains where the stud was founded.”