SHEEP CENTRAL – “A SWITCH to six monthly shearing and some help from their wool-classing daughter has given central Victorian fine wool growers Tony and Debra Butler their first Australian Fleece Competition win.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Merino wool, its producers, classers and agents were the toast of an awards evening hosted by Elders at Como last week.
The annual Supreme Clip of the Sale event was attended by many of the high-achieving recipients of their respected awards who took pride in knowing they contributed to the increased standard of WA’s wool clip.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “OAKBANK stud has taken out Victorian Merino Pair of the Year at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Kathrine Catanzariti – “It’s Ewe Time, a new series of one of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs, is coming to Ceduna, Kimba and Cummins in August.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The McRae family, Oakbank, has won the Victorian Merino Pair with a strong wool ram and ewe. While Oakbank has won the title before, Warren McRae said it was the first time they had done so with a Poll pair.”
VOGUE.CO.UK – by Scarlett Conlon – “WOOLMARK named the winners of its International Woolmark Prize British Isles heat yesterday in London, with Le Kilt and Matthew Miller picking up the womenswear and menswear awards respectively. With their AU $70,000 prize money, they will now be expected to spend the next two months creating a capsule collection made of Merino Wool and move forward to compete in the global final, set to take place early next year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery – “THE auction market closed irregularly this week, with exporters filling orders prior to the mid-year break, but unwilling to stock at these levels.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “The first South Island wool sale of the 2017-18 season opened on a cautious note compared with the last sale of the previous season.
The crossbred wool sector ended last season with its worst year since the 2007-08 global financial crisis.
Most crossbred types were on par to slightly cheaper at the Christchurch sale yesterday and second-shear fleece and oddments were most affected, PGG Wrightson Wool’s South Island sales team said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A VICTORIAN blade shearing championship will feature at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo this weekend.”
NBR – by Rebecca Howard – “New Zealand’s wool market picked up from its recent doldrums at the latest South Island auction as a weaker dollar and wider range of wool types on offer helped to lift prices at a more robust clearance rate.”