THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “Into his ninetieth year, southern Riverina farmer Jack Jones continues to cast his eye over the annual clip shorn from the Bond Corriedale ewes grown on the Urangeline-district property held by his family for over one hundred years.”
In fashion news this week: Raf Simons unveils limited edition sweater for The Woolmark Company, you can now customise your Fendi handbag
VOGUE AUSTRALIA – by Angelica Xidias –
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After collaborating with The Woolmark Company on his autumn/winter ‘17/’18 New York show, fashion designer Raf Simons has further marked the occasion by creating a limited edition wool sweater featuring the words ‘I Love Tokyo’ sprawled across the front in Japanese text.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “STUDENTS, teachers and their schools will vie for prizes worth $10,000 in the Woolmark Company’s 2018 Wool4School design competition. The Woolmark Company’s parent company Australian Wool Innovation has announced that registrations are now open for Wool4School 2018.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “CONSULTANT and producer Jason Trompf measures and records his prime lamb flock from embryo to entree.
There are two drivers which motivate this – boosting farm productivity and stock care – both, Mr Trompf feels are strengthened by meticulous data recording which will turn his family’s operation’s potential into profit.”
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Weaning and drafting in the heat, as dryland areas quit animals at good prices before feed runs out (NZ)
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Last week’s South Island wool auction saw a price correction for most of the crossbred wools sold although mid micron and merino wools continued to attract strong demand.
Passings lifted on the back of this price fall and coarser wools have a long way to go before they return to sustainable levels for growers.”
TVNZ – NEWS NOW – “The struggling wool industry is set for fresh government help, after what’s been described as the worst season in 50 years.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Article: Business Desk – by Paul McBeth – “Godfrey Hirst reaped its biggest profit in six years from New Zealand, leaving the local unit in good health as global flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries folds the Australasian carpetmaker into its empire.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “Longreach sheep and cattle grazier, Dominic Burden, has replaced Russell Lethbridge as the north Queensland representative on the AgForce Queensland Farmers Board.”
NZ FARMER – Rural Reporters – “Most of the crossbred market ended up cheaper at the Christchurch wool sale last week.
Exporters were selective in their buying of finer crossbred types destined for China.
Crossbred fleece 31 to 34 microns was 7-10 per cent cheaper from the last sale on November 16. Also down was crossbred fleece 35 microns and stronger by 3-5 per cent and second shear was 1-3 per cent cheaper on a limited offering. Oddments were back 3-6 per cent.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “HE MAY have just endured his driest ever winter on record, and consequently running out of feed, but a Swifts Creek farmer said things aren’t all “doom and gloom”.”