THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Tui Benjamin – “A young Aussie farmer was flummoxed to snap this unbelievable image of a ‘sheepdog’ kangaroo herding sheep into a pen – by riding one of them.
Lochie Ireson couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted the 1.6-metre adult male marsupial steering the 800-strong pack in Booligal, New South Wales.”
NZ FARMER – by Esther Taunton – “No matter who is crowned champion at Wimbledon, New Zealand wool is a star performer on centre court every year.
Good crimp characteristics give wool more bounce than synthetic alternatives, making it the obvious choice to cover the 54,000 tennis balls used at the sport’s glamour event.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – “Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia, an Italian leader in the production of fine yarns for top-quality knitwear, together with its Chiavazza and Botto Poala brands, is introducing a new Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 collection of versatile yarns, each available in a variety of colours, for sweaters and accessories suitable for every occasion.
The company will present its latest innovations and trend directions at the Pitti Filati trade show, which is taking place in Florence, this week.”
MAGNETIC MAGAZINE – by David Ireland – ” … Merino Wool is a miracle fabric. It’s naturally odor resistant and anti-bacterial. This is because of a natural coating on the wool itself called lanolin. Because of the lanolin, the fabric won’t absorb moisture when you sweat. Instead, it wicks it away, so it evaporates. When your clothing ends up smelling, it’s because the moisture absorbs and bacteria forms in that moisture. It’s the bacteria that causes the smell. When moisture can’t absorb, bacteria won’t grow… And your clothing will remain odor free! “
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “Talented young Geraldine shearer Allan Oldfield has rounded off a successful season in the United Kingdom with a win in the Royal Highland Show blade shearing final.
The son of this year’s world blade shearing championships place getter, Phil Oldfield, Allan will return home this week after 14 months in the Northern Hemisphere. “
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “With only 2 out of 3 selling centres in operation last week, all micron types felt strong support with the Eastern Market Indicator firming by 27 cents to conclude the week at 1,533 c/kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “
FIBRE2FASHION – “AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) has increased 27ac/clean kg or 1.8 per cent for the week ended on June 22, 2017 to bring the closing level to 1533ac/clean kg. When measured in US dollar terms, EMI rose to 1159usc/clean kg. Gains were achieved in both Australian and US dollar terms with the market almost 20 per cent higher than 12 months ago.”
ABC NEWS – Landline – by Sean Murphy – “Gun Kiwi shearer Pera Davies reckons he has shorn almost 2 million sheep in a career spanning nearly 40 years, but unlike many veterans he never misses a day’s work to injury.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “A SMALL offering of only 22,000 bales produced an as expected rise in Australian wool prices in the past week.
AWEX’s eastern market indicator (EMI) registered an increase of 27c to 1533c with every category contributing to the rise. Merino fleece from 17 through 22-micron indicators all gained by 20 to 40c over the selling week, and given the small volumes available buyers were unable to apply the usual discounts for the inferior wools.”