OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “Fleeces from Simon and Sarah Paterson’s Armidale merino stud and commercial property near Gimmerburn, Maniototo, have won almost every fine wool title in this year’s National Golden Fleece competition.
The couple run the stud and commercial farm in partnership with Mr Paterson’s parents Allan and Eris Paterson.
The results were released ahead of the 2017 National Golden Fleece and Wool Expo, being held in Wanaka from June 19 to June 24.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 16 June 2017 (Week 50)
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN sheep producers have flocked to implement the early findings of a national lambing density project, but more collaborators are needed for the latest on-farm phase in the crucial lamb survival research.”
MECARDO – by Matt Dalgleish – “A rising spot wool market allowed a few grower contracts to get set on the forward market this week in the 19 and 21 micron categories as far out as 2019. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RENEWED European interest in quality superfine wool and Chinese demand for medium Merino lines with lower vegetable matter content pushed prices generally higher this week.”
FG INSIGHT (UK) – by Angela Calvert – “In officially opening the event hosted by the Smith family, at Tow Law, Co Durham, the Duke of Montrose, president of the National Sheep Association, emphasised the contribution which sheep farming makes to the ecology and economy of the countryside. He talked about the uncertain times which lay ahead, and that the key to managing was to avoid disruption to sheep export markets…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Martin Oppenheimer – “NEW England sheep and cattle breeder Martin Oppenheimer states why he believes Australian Wool Innovation should not start nor be even a part-owner in its proposed Wool Exchange Portal.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: New Zealand Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s Marketing Executive, Mr Nathan Arthur advises that the rise in the New Zealand dollar generally saw corresponding lowering of local wool prices in most areas apart from fine crossbred fleece and some targeted coarser types.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Carrfields – “Seeing their product presented to the North American market was an emotional and triumphant experience for a group of New Zealand wool growers last month.
Just Shorn®, Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool)’s range of premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs, was launched in New York City on May 18 at an event attended by New Zealand Trade Commissioner – Consul General, Beatrice Faumuina.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIA’S sheep industry expo Sheepvention will be opened by renowned author and less well-known truffle dog handler Rachael Treasure on August 7.”