WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Providing those in the sheep industry with a chance to update their knowledge and skills was the aim of the wool refresher course held at Dubbo TAFE campus…”
FIBRE2FASHION – “… “This is a small but specific audience, but important in promoting a consistent, best practice procedure to conducting wool LCAs,” said Angus Ireland, deputy chair of IWTO’s Sustainable Practices Working Group, which oversaw the production of the guidelines. Ireland further added, “These guidelines will be relevant to any organisation undertaking an LCA of wool products.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 6/3/2017 –
The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) reached 1,500c/kg last week with an astounding 51 cent increase at the close of the week’s sale.”
NBR by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand’s wool market picked up at the latest weekly auction, achieving the highest clearance rate this year, on increased volumes.
Some 15,209 bales were offered at yesterday’s double sale across the North and South islands, with 89% sold, the highest clearance rate since December 22, according to AgriHQ.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 3 March 2017 (Week 35)
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “After weeks of declining prices, the wool market appears to have “found its bottom” and is beginning to turn in a positive direction, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, says.
Prices improved for all types at this week’s South Island wool sale and good demand for finer lamb’s wool and coarser lamb’s wool over 100mm staple length were highlights. Sound fleece types were also in good demand.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S top wool research, development and marketing body will lose its general manager of research Dr Paul Swan in April.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Another milestone was set for Australian wool with a 29-year high in the market indicators at last week’s national sales.
The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia executive director Chris Wilcox said the Eastern Market Indicator climbed 9c/kg higher to 1449c/kg, the highest week-ending level on a like-for-like basis since May, 1988.”
“BUSINESS.SCOOP” – Press release – Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined offering of 15,209 bales saw good competition with 90 percent selling.WOOL CONTINUES TO LIFT
New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined offering of 15,209 bales saw good competition with 90 percent selling.”
VOXY.CO.NZ – Contributor Fuseworks Media – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined offering of 15,209 bales saw good competition with 90 percent selling.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies came down 0.37 percent compared to last sale on 23 February. Mr Dawson advises that Fine Crossbred Fleece and Shears were generally 1 to 4 percent dearer in the South Island compared to 23rd February, with North Island wools 5 to 8 percent dearer compared to the last North Island sale on the 16th February.”