FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A DRY season has Western Australian sheep farmers worried about feeding flocks, if attendance at a nutrition workshop last week was a gauge of their concern.
The workshop with acknowledged sheep nutrition expert John Milton was organised by Brookton Farmarama, Primaries of WA and CRT on Thursday and promoted only by word of mouth to clients.”
INDIA.COM – by Ians Feeds – “Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) The Woolmark Company announced the second phase of its successful “Grown In Australia, Made In India” initiative during the Textiles India 2017.”
STOCK AND LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “FOUR years into the collaboration, the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association (ASWGA) and Australian Country Spinners (ACS) have developed a global craft following.
Driven by the need to diversify their markets, ACS launched the exclusive line of Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton last year to 7000 knitters in Times Square, New York, as part of Vogue Knitting LIVE.”
TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN – by John Andersen – “IT LOOKS like a fence you might expect to see around a prison camp, but the high netting and barbed wire structure going up around Bob and Margaret Little’s Moonby Downs, south of Hughenden, is designed to keep out wild dogs.”
STOCK & LAND – by Gregor Heard – “IF THERE is a woolshed in the far south-west Wimmera, there’s a fair chance Richie Foster has shorn there.
The Apsley shearer has had a phenomenal career in the industry, stretching in excess of 50 years.”
DAIJIWORLD – “Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS): India has limited facilities to produce apparel grade wool which makes it dependent on importing the wool, said Mridula Jain, the Chairperson of the Shawl Club of India, at the ongoing Textiles India 2017 here. She also feels that it’s important to educate consumers on the originality and quality of wool.”
TR BUSINESS – by Luke Barras-Hill – “Sydney Airport has inaugurated New Zealand merino wool clothing brand Icebreaker’s first Australian airport store in association with travel retailer AWPL.
Located near the departure gates at T1 International Departures and open daily from 06:00am – 21:00pm, the Icebreaker store will house all-weather merino wool apparel, including socks, underwear, base layers, performance ski gear, and stylish travel items.”
WOOLNEWS.NET – “Rare mutant sheep with straight, silky wool … Overview of demand for Merino and Crossbred wools by China …
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 30 June 2017 (Week 52)
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Efforts to showcase the Merino industry have resulted in a great opportunity for rural photographers with a relatively new on-line photo competition.”