SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ULTRAFINE wool growers Ed and Jill Hundy are proud first-time winners of the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association fleece competition’s Cleckheaton grand champion fleece award.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Contributor – “Corowa Market held on Monday, May 15 with 6,650 lambs yarded, a decrease of 2,500 from previous week and 2,500 sheep yarded which was an increase of 50.
Lamb numbers decreased significantly in a plainer quality yarding of mostly trade weights with some very good extra heavy lambs as well as good supplies of merino lambs.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Max Mara and The Woolmark Company have developed an innovative Wool Denim line for Max Mara’s wool-rich Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, celebrating the unique qualities of Australian Merino wool.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “IN the battle against animal rights activists, Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) weapon of choice is a credit card.
AWI have collaborated with fashion empire, Westfield, to promote Australia’s wool history this week as part of Wool Week Australia, where campaigns have been rolled out at 30 stores with the main aim to sell wool.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “EXTREME knitter Jacqueline Fink wants people to put their hands all over her latest artwork.
Ms Fink installed the artwork, We Transfer, at shopping centre Westfield Doncaster last week, in time for Wool Week.
The Woolmark Company’s Wool Week has collaborated with Westfield for its winter fashion campaign, celebrating Australian Merino wool, the growers who produce the fibre and the designers who use it.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – ““I DON’T think I’ve ever seen it better than it is this year,” Jerilderie woolgrower George Simpson says.
Mr Simpson’s entire clip of 143 bales were up for auction at the Australian wool exchange in Melbourne last week.
The top bale from his farm, Yooroobla, fetched 1441c/kg, well above the 1406c/kg predicted.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jenny Kelly – “… The Government has set down legislation and deadlines for the industry to follow regardless of the naysayers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “PARTS of Victoria could receive up to 50mm of rain this week, consolidating the best autumn break in years.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the best falls are expected in parts of the Wimmera, Mallee and northern Victoria tomorrow night and into Friday, following showers across western Victoria today and tomorrow.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Former Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association (ASWGA) president Kevin Dunn’s profound commitment to the fine wool industry meant one year he could not put his rams out for joining.
Superfine sheep has been the dominant part of Horsham fine wool producer Kevin Dunn’s, Avondale Hills, life, which was why he was awarded lifetime member of the ASWGA during the annual conference this week.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Sarina Locke – “The purple patch for agribusiness continues with a new Commonwealth Bank Agribusiness (CBA) survey showing record levels of investment intentions since surveys began in 2014.
The survey indicates farmers plan to hire more staff, rope more family members back in and use more contractors.
Investment in livestock properties is strengthening dramatically, and interest in dairy is rebounding, however grain grower investment on farming is lower.”