NZ FARMER – by Gordon Levet – “In most aspects of human endeavour, an understanding of history will give a better understanding of current events and an insight into future possibilities. This is certainly the case in sheep breeding.
We need to understand three aspects in the history of sheep breeding, as they all have an impact on our breeding programmes.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “Midlands Merino at Campbell Town has joined a ‘bale to retail’ campaign that will see the provenance of its wool showcased by the Australian Wool Network.
Already known for producing some of the world’s best merino, Tasmania’s Midlands will be firmly stamped on the wool marketing map under the network’s campaign that features regionally branded labels for Hysport and MerinoSnug woollen garments.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WRITE it and deliver it by hand, send it by mail or via email, but just get it in — nominations are needed for the first Australian Wool Industry Medals to be awarded.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “WOOL selling and information sharing is set to go digital, after an industry working group has thrown its support behind an online wool exchange portal.
The new site will aim to improve transparency in wool trading and cut selling costs by an estimated $17 a bale.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “A HIATUS in South Africa’s wool sales should help the Australian wool market, Victorian broker Eamon Timms, of Fox & Lillie Rural says.
South Africa’s wool sales finished last week and it will be a couple of months before they resume.
Australia’s market finished firm last week, after a soft start.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Nikolai Beilarz – “Wool exports are continuing to grow, with new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing exports were 22 per cent higher in April compared to this time last year. The value of wool has risen even more sharply than the volume, with the amount of money the wool is worth rising by 50 per cent compared to this time last year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller – “A black and tan kelpie named Dotti was the toast of the Clark Rubber Australian Working Dog Auction on the weekend at Casterton, Vic.
It equalled the $12,000 national record set in 2012.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – “WOOL – he North Island wool auction saw more of the same but now reinforced with a firmer currency, which resulted in further falls for wool indicators.
Future hopes of a revival are all centered around more demand from offshore markets, but with levels of stocks on hand and stored in farmers’ woolsheds, this could take a while to eventuate.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL ambassador and fashion designer Colette Dinnigan heads a lift of sheep, beef and processing industry leaders who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List, announced yesterday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EARLY bird registrations close tomorrow for the 2017 Victorian BestWool/BestLamb Conference on June 27-28 in Bendigo.”