THE BORDER MAIL – by David Everist – “… The wool industry, that traditionally has been a battle of the sectors, is strangely quiet as wool prices have hit new levels.
Australian Wool Innovation head Wally Merriman can probably show and sell his rams at sales without being hit around the head.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Australian wool advocates have praised a clothing brand that turned old clothes into food, saying it shows the material is one of the most eco-friendly in the world.
Swedish apparel band Houdini Sportswear makes the bulk of its clothes from wool fibres including Australian wool.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “Southburn sheep farmer Miles Anderson can’t wait to get stuck into his new role as Federated Farmers national chairman for meat and fibre, even though it will take three days out of his farming week and he will have to employ a lambing shepherd to take up the slack.”
Prices for some crossbred wool grades fell to their lowest level in more than seven years at New Zealand’s latest weekly auction as unsold stockpiles weigh on the market amid lacklustre demand from China, the largest buyer of the fibre.
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SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIAN farmers are keen to see one of their own head up the state’s Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. The Andrews Labor Government today called for expressions of interest for the role of chairperson of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, after current chair Carmel Morfuni’s decision to step down.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “THE forward wool markets finished the financial year with a whimper, as record levels paid last week did little to attract interest from growers.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Kristy Moroney – “DRUG AND alcohol abuse in Australia is among the highest in the world. Within our sparsely populated remote areas, the nation’s outback drug habit appears to be twice as bad as the problem in big cities.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Mark Saunders – “That’s the message sheep and wool producers heard this week at the Best Wool Best Lamb conference held in Bendigo, Victoria, where respected economist and wool market analyst Chris Wilcox was a guest speaker.”