NORTH QUEENSLAND REGSITER – “TWO sheep classing schools are being held at Mitchell and Goondiwindi next week.
Organised by Elders in conjunction with AWI, the schools will be held at: Mt Ascot, Mitchell, on June 7, and at Kioma, Goondiwindi, on June 9.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “HIS 40 hectare property lease in China is worth an estimated $30 million, but Qianlong Ji wants to sell it for a slice of Australia’s agricultural land.
Chinese investment in Australian agriculture is often a catalyst for controversy, but Mr Ji, chairman of China Wool Industrial Association (CWIA) and president of the Zhangjiagang Yangtse Wool Combing company, believes the relationship can help revive the global wool industry.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Brooke Neindorf – “A wool broker has had a rare find after buying some wool from around Broken Hill in New South Wales.
After inspection and some investigating, it was discovered a bale of wool purchased by Chris Chattin, from Quality Wool, was shorn way back in 1982. Mr Chattin said most of it had stood the test of time and should be able to be sold soon.
He said he had been surprised to learn how old the wool actually was.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Alicia Perera – “A film about the lives of shearers who drove the North West sheep industry in the days before mining gives insight into a little-known slice of WA’s history.
Shearers — The Truck Days was made by WA pastoral representative body the Shearers and Pastoral Workers Social Club to chronicle the history of northern shearers in the 1920s-60s, when they travelled vast distances between stations.”
FARMING AHEAD – by David Cussons – “Discovered in the Joondalup Nature Reserve, in Perth’s northern suburbs, the declared weed was reported to the Department of Agriculture and Food and subsequently removed by City of Joondalup staff.”
STUFF.CO.NZ – “Central Otago designers may not have taken the top spot, but they dominated category wins at the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion Event held in Alexandra.
Gore designer, Viv Tamblyn took out the supreme award and the Nu Dax Streetwear Award on Saturday with her entry “A Touch of Copper'” a five-piece ensemble made from 100% wool featuring an oversized vest, bralette, pants, a jersey and beanie.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “More than 100 students from across Australia have enjoyed a detailed introduction to the wool industry at the 2017 National Merino Challenge (NMC).
Now in its fifth year, the two-day event has now introduced around 500 secondary and tertiary students to the basic skills involved in the wool industry and introduced them to a network of wool industry professionals and leaders.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Jono Edwards – “”It had such humble beginnings, but now it’s an event that could be staged anywhere in the world,” WoolOn judge Deirdre Hore-Mckenzie said of Saturday’s fashion gala.
And she should know, having started the event, now in its 13th incarnation, along with local Alexandra woman Janice Mills.
The mostly-woollen garments being paraded past the 440 guests showed a standard that had risen greatly since the first event, she said.”
THE RURAL – “The Graham Centre Sheep Forum has become a key event in the diary of sheep producers across the Riverina and surrounding regions.
On Friday 7 July, the 2017 forum showcases the latest research from the Graham Centre and industry.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 29/5/2017
Closing 27 cents down at the end of last week, the Eastern Market Indicator softened to 1,495c/kg.
There was a considerable amount of lower spec wool on offer in the sale which led to some micron categories losing up to 90 cents for the week. Both selling days followed a similar pattern, with the fine end of the market being most affected by the end of the week.”