SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ANIMAL rights activists have been likened to mothers-in-laws and profitability lauded as an important plank in the wool industry’s social license defence, during a Victorian farm tour last weekend.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL quality and preparation will continue to be essential to the viability of superfine wool growers, according to former industry leader Kevin Dunn.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The current mixed market signals continued into this week’s selling at Australian wool auctions. Each individual centre—Melbourne, Fremantle and Sydney—appeared to operate independently of each other and became separate markets within a market, according to ‘Wool Market’ weekly report of the Australian Wool Innovation for the week ending May 19, 2017.”
CLOVERDALE REVEILLE – by Joyce P. Mann – “May 25, 1917 – 100 years ago… The American Sheep Association is calling on every sheep owner in the United States to offer for army use two fleeces of wool. The appeal reads in part: ”Listen, shepherd! Are you willing to offer Mother Columbia two fleeces of wool to clothe her boys who march to the front? The boy who wears your wool will be your soldier boy fighting for you and yours. He will be clothed from head to foot in pure wool, the gift of the shepherds of America.”
FARMING AHEAD – by Kristy Moroney – “ACCORDING to the latest Commonwealth Bank agricultural insights survey, farmers are preparing to invest more in technology, hire more staff and engage more consultants than ever before.”
TOWN & COUNTRY – “One hundred and five Superfine woolgrowers, sponsors and guests converged on Hamilton over the May 13-14 weekend for the sixth annual Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association (ASWGA) reunion dinner.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “Known for promoting sheep farmed in Tasmania’s Midlands, the Campbell Town Show’s woolly stars have another four-legged rival.
For the first time in the show’s long-running history there will be a Weiner Dash, with sausage dogs testing their speed for the crowd.
Weiner Dash organiser Sophie Weeding said she had a sausage dog and thought the race would be a real drawcard for the show.”
THE NARACOORTE HERALD – by Isabella Hood – “After an outstanding 40 years in business, award-winning Naracoorte company MiniJumbuk celebrated its long-running success with the launch of a commemorative book on Saturday night.
A gathering of 130 people, many of whom have had a long association with the company, congregated in the town hall for the official book launch to mark the momentous occasion.”
BUSINESS SCOOP – Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that a wider range of better styled wools and a renewed interest from some sectors this week saw the market well supported.South Island Wool Prices Strenghten.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “From the steady hands that clip the fleece to the sliver of light that filters into old wool sheds, a new exhibition in Albany pays tribute to the shearing industry.
A total of 60 black-and-white images comprise just part of The Story of Wool Exhibition, on display at Vancouver Art Centre for the next four weeks.
After photographing the Great Southern’s wool sheds, Ace Camera Club president Bob Symons said the group was proud to display their work.”