THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “VICTORIAN breeder Harrison Mulquiny has been named joint winner of the sheep and wool industry Peter Westblade Scholarship.
The 21-year-old from Wooroonook and fellow winner Rachael Gawne, 22, of Wagga Wagga, were selected from six finalists.”
BUSINESS INSIDER – by Tyler Lauletta, Insider Picks – “… Breton Fischetti, senior director, commerce:
I was really interested to try QOR’s product when they sent it in — they’re leaning into wool, a fabric once maligned as uncomfortable and only for winter. However, it’s had a bit of a renaissance lately as people realize it can have several different weights, and that it dries quickly and naturally reduces odor.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltds Marketing Executive Mr Malcolm Ching reports that the 6500 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72 percent clearance with most types easing further.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was unchanged on last week’s sale, having minimal impact.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield and Kath Sullivan – “THE mob-based traceability system for sheep is achieving a “satisfactory overall compliance result”, according to the NSW Government, despite a national study finding the opposite.
Its national livestock identification system compliance operation, codenamed Mary, showed there was a tagging compliance of 99.86 per cent, and vendor-bred national vendor declaration compliance of 98.26 per cent for sheep and goats.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – “… Last week’s southern auction saw new lows for this troubled product, after vendors tried to reoffer previously unsold lots.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MOVIE star Jackie Chan’s fictitious suit in ‘The Tuxedo’ had settings for shake booty, anti-gravity, voice control and pants-only defence. Now wool has its own versions of the performance suit.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – ” WOOL prices have hit a ceiling, falling 92c/kg in the past fortnight.
It was the first drop on the Eastern Market Indicator in nine weeks, but the market did finish last week on a positive note.
The EMI sits at 1459c/kg, still more than 180c/kg above the same time last year, despite sharp falls across most microns.”
BOMBALA TIMES – “2017 Tech eChallenge Wool Innovation is seeking smart minds to develop practical, low cost digital tools that are relevant, useful and accessible to woolgrowers.”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Geoff Plasto – “… Schute Bell report that last week’s wool market again took a tumble, following the previous weeks’ sharp falls on the first day. However, the second day of sales resulted in a far more positive mood that appeared to gain traction as the day progressed leaving most Merino types on the positive side of the ledger. 38,488 bales were sold with a passed in rate of 16.5%.”
THE RURAL – “Such was the calibre of the finalists in the prestigious sheep and wool industry’s Peter Westblade scholarship that joint winner have been announced.”