SHEEP CENTRAL – “YOUNG farmers in Victoria’s Mallee, Wimmera and south west regions are being encouraged to sign up now for a two-day intensive business boot camp.”
RAG TRADER – “M.J. Bale has headed to Beverly Hills to showcase its suits as part of G’day USA.
Founder Matt Jensen said this marks a first for the 100% Australian-owned menswear brand.
“We’re proud to bring M.J. Bale to the USA for the very first time in our nine-year history.
“M.J. Bale’ suits, what we consider ‘garments of integrity for men of character’, have always been tailored with a soft and lightweight construct to suit the Australian climate and athletic man.”
TS – TECH STARTUPS – “The footwear industry often overlooks Mother Nature’s innovative materials in favor of cheaper, synthetic alternatives. This startup thinks it’s time to change that. Allbirds, a New Zealand-based startup has raised $120,000 in just 4 days on Kickstarter to produce shoes made out of natural materials. Why is everyone so excited about Allbirds’ shoes? “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Mike Avery – “WOOL’S spot auction market finally succumbed to the pressure of a strong Australian dollar and high price levels, impacting forward trading levels.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – ““IF you can’t make a profit out of sheep at the moment you shouldn’t be farming,” was the view of West Brookton woolgrower Len Simmons after the first trading day of the year at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).”
FARM WEEKLY – “THE town of Darkan is set to come to life next month when the community hosts its inaugural Darkan Sheepfest on Saturday, February 10.
For some time, there has been a call for agricultural shows to get back to the basics of showcasing the agricultural industry, but more importantly become affordable again and that is exactly what an enterprising Darkan community is trying to achieve with the Darkan Sheepfest. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “MERINO ewes from a dispersal of DB Milthorpe and Son at Jerilderie topped the Deniliquin store sale today at $306.
The pen of 220 May-June 2012-drop Somerset ewes was the only lot to pass the $300 mark, with cross-bred ewes topping at $270 for a pen of 400 mulesed Blackwood Park June-July 2016 drops depastured to White Suffolk rams.”
BOMBALA TIMES – by Karen Bailey – “SOME of the heat in the wool market may be starting to dissipate as prices slipped at auctions on Thursday.
Although still at sky high levels, the Eastern Market Indicator finished Thursday’s trading at 1801 cents a kilogram.
That’s about 17c/kg softer than at the same time last week.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 19 January 2018 (Week 29)
SHEEP CENTRAL – “BUYING was more subdued in Australian wool auction rooms this week as the rising Australian dollar made purchases dearer for overseas buyers.”