QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Kinbacher – “JUST as the state’s sheep industry is heating up again so too are the benefits for a Queensland based Merino clothing brand.
Merino Country was established in 1993 by Kerrie Richards who was working out of the shearers quarters on the family sheep and cattle station, Clareborough, near Richmond at the time.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST ewes with lambs sold to $321 and Merino ewe-lamb units made $261 on AuctionsPlus last week. Some of the first new season lambs were also offered online this season, making to $126.50 in New South Wales.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “GIANT online retailer Amazon is expected to be the world’s biggest clothing seller when it opens for business in Australia next year.
And while seemingly steeped in tradition, the global wool industry and marketing of wool products is rapidly and inexorably, being drawn into the digital age.
These were messages taken away from the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) annual meeting and conference in Harrogate, Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom, last month by a contingent from Ruralco Holdings.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “PROSPECTIVE veterinarians and future sheep industry participants gained greater understanding of the wool sector last week thanks to Esperance wool broker Vicky Hempsell.
Ms Hempsell, who works for Primaries of WA, hosted visits to Primaries’ wool store in Bibra Lake, Perth, and the Australian Wool Testing Authority laboratory and Western Wool Centre, where wool is sold at auction, for university students studying animal science.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE seasonal drift pattern for the wool market remains intact at present with superfine wools continuing to come back to the pack, and medium Merino prices slightly cheaper during the past week.
AWEX’s eastern market indicator eased by 23c to 1472c in local currency terms, while a volatile currency market saw the price in US dollars ease by 34c, and European prices down by 29c.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Jessica Cuthbert – “An impressive mix of multimedia artwork from various community groups is on display at Vancouver Arts Centre.
Included in the display — which featured at the Vancouver Street Festival in early May — is The Story of Wool, a multimedia immersive experience celebrating Albany’s connection with wool.
Historical information, historical photographs, oral histories and shearing memorabilia tells the story of Albany’s wool heritage.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “It was one of the first flock ewe shows in Queensland when it debuted in 1962, and the Landsborough Flock Ewe Show is still going strong 55 years later.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “The benefits of last year’s winter rain were evident in the sheep, cattle and wool entries at the annual Landsborough sheep and wool show at Muttaburra on Saturday.
Judges and spectators alike were impressed with the entries submitted, just months after the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners had visited with hay for one of the state’s most drought-stricken regions.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “A TRIP back in time to an era almost forgotten in WA’s wool history began for many old shearers when the lights went down recently at Revolutions Transport Museum, Whiteman Park.
The museum is home to two of the last shearers’ trucks to go north on the legendary Murchison, Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley runs of the 1920s through to the late 1960s.”
STOCK & LAND – “To celebrate Sheep Week 2017, Stock & Land have joined forces with Patons to give you the chance to win some fantastic prizes!
For the five days of Sheep Week 2017 (Mon, June 5 – Fri, June 9) one person will win a 12 month subscription to Stock & Land.”