SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL industry attitudes to change need to be addressed collaboratively for the proposed Wool Exchange Portal to succeed, according to the operator of Australia’s only online wool marketing platforms.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “THE volatile nature of the market played out in the physical and forward sectors this week on the return from the Easter recess.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company has introduced a new innovation award to celebrate outstanding creative and innovative fabric or yarn in wool. The award aims to inspire finalists to be more experimental and creative when developing fabric or yarn for final collections and can be given to any of the 12 global finalists. The winner will be granted AU$ 100,000.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices closed generally lower in most sale centres this week, despite buyer confidence improving as sales progressed.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ELECTRONIC transfer of wool clip information from farm to warehouse is being trialled in the second stage of the Australian Wool Exchange’s e-Bale project.”
VOGUE – by Victoria Gore – ”
Six candidates have been selected to represent the region.
The Woolmark Company has announced the names of the six nominees from Australia and New Zealand selected to compete for this year’s International Woolmark Prize.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “FORMER wool broker of the year Greg Tilbrook has become one of the country’s most reputable brokers, climbing from a humble regional wool technician to the State wool manager for Primaries of WA.
He attributes the lift in his professional profile to winning the prestigious National Council Wool Selling Brokers Association (NCWSBA) Wool Broker Award in 2013.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Andrea Crothers – “A sheep producer in Queensland’s south-west who is fully funding a wild dog exclusion fence around his property says State Government grant money should be available to individuals.
Anthony Glasson owns and manages Picarilli Station, near Thargomindah, and has begun erecting a 102-kilometre fence to protect his stock from wild dogs.
The $560,000 project is the first modern exclusion fence to rise in the Bulloo Shire.”
DIGITALFARMTV.COM – “Producers breeding sheep free of body wrinkle and with a bare breech are tapping into lucrative markets for non-mulesed wool”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SUPERFINE wool growers will sample the finest in sheep genetics and Henty region wine before their annual re-union dinner in Hamilton, Victoria, next month.”