THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – by Damien Murphy – “Wool prices are rising faster than Sydney house prices and farmers are rushing to cash in.
Fred Whitby has watched booms and busts come and go – first as a little baby in his father’s arms in the shearing shed 94 seasons ago – but he’s never seen anything like this last week.”
FARM WEEKLY – “PETER Scanlan Wools has hosted a visit by a group of Chinese wool processor and fabric manufacturer representatives who came to WA to see where their raw fibre originates from.
Scanlan wool buyer and a regular visitor to China, Steve Noa, hosted the group for two days over the weekend and took them to visit Stan, Carole and Anne Dorman’s property, Romilly, at Westdale.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Outdoor clothing company Icebreaker has signed a 10-year supply contract with New Zealand merino growers.
The contract, worth $100 million over that period, was believed to be the first agreement of its kind, not only for New Zealand’s fibre industry, but also globally.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Donna Ward – “While Deepwater was referred to as the epicentre of barber’s pole infestations affecting Australian sheep graziers, those at a WormBoss workshop on Wednesday, November 1, were made aware of the arsenal of tools available to them to combat the parasite.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “‘Money talks’ is behind a surge in SustainaWOOL accredited farms, as price premiums lure 700 farms to join the integrity scheme in just over two years.
New England Wool (NEW), together with its Italian shareholders Reda and Vitale Barberis Canonico, took action on offering integrity in Australia’s wool supply chain by launching SustainaWOOL in 2015.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Crossbred young ewes have cracked the $330 a head barrier and ewe lambs $300 at the second of Bendigo’s annual crossbred sheep sale on Friday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices soared to record levels this week, with Merino prices lifting 40-100 cents and crossbred rates rising 50-80 cents.”
STOCK & LAND – “THE ANDREWS Labor Government will continue to subsidise electronic sheep tags, ensuring they remain the cheapest in the country.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders norther wool manager – “LAST week was obviously just a warm up, as this week the market really got going. Prices across the page were significantly higher with AWEX’s eastern market indicator setting a new record to close at 1681c – a gain of 58c. “
ABC NEWS – ABC South East SA – by Lucy Robinson – “Flipping burgers, making coffees and clocking up hours in retail are typical ways university students earn money while studying.
But medical science student Sam Furler has seen what he thinks is a better work opportunity — in a shearing shed. “