NEWS.CN – ASIA & PACIFIC EDITION – by Will Koulouris – “The Sydney Royal Easter Show will end its two-week run on Wednesday, with record numbers having flocked to the show at the showground at Sydney’s Olympic Park.
The show primarily serves as a showcase for Australian primary industries, and since its first iteration in 1823, has boosted not only awareness for domestic agriculture, but also served as a means of broadcasting the quality of Australian produce around the globe.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Sophie Lester – “SOME of Warwick’s most passionate history buffs have been preparing for an exhibit showcasing sheep and shearing on the Southern Downs.
The Heritage Festival display On the Sheep’s Back at Pringle Cottage Museum is a testament to the district’s wool industry.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – Opinion – “… A new wool story coming to light is a from a company called Lanaco (previously known as Texus Fibres). It is using New Zealand wool to develop sustainable air filters, initially for face masks, using wool’s natural properties and clever science to manufacture the filters.
The moisture-absorbing and breathing properties of wool fibres mean the masks are easier to breathe through and minimise bacterial load compared with synthetic filters. That may not sound so exciting for a New Zealand consumer, but for a consumer living in air-polluted Beijing it’s a pretty exciting proposition.”
WWD.COM – by Paty Huntington – “Seven designers from Sydney and Melbourne are to be promoted as part of the Italian men’s wear trade show’s guest nation program… “The Guest Nation project is a great initiative by Fondazione Pitti Discovery as a way of highlighting regional talent,” said The Woolmark Co. managing director Stuart McCullough. “The selection of Australia this year is an acknowledgement of the impact the Australian fashion industry is having at a global level. Having these young talents present wool throughout their collections also reaffirms the versatility of wool.”
ECO BUSINESS – by Ping Manongdo – “Mongolia’s punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here’s how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.”
THE GUYRA ARGUS – by Rachel Baxter – “Woolgrowers Lorraine and Ian Hills have achieved their life-long dream of putting Guyra-grown Merino Wool on the map at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Up against the-best-of-the-best, the pair won Most Successful Merino Fleece Exhibitor after smashing the competition and taking out six champion ribbons and plenty of first, second and third in the section.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Natalie Kotsios – “REGIONAL Australia will keep its existing concessions for employing overseas workers, as the Turnbull Government scraps the 457 visa regime.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitrchell – “THE Woolmark Company has partnered up with Tommy Hilfiger for its latest THFLEX campaign. Tennis star Rafael Nadal has returned as the face of the collection, stepping out in suits crafted from Australian Merino wool.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SCANNED in-lamb first cross ewes sold to $310 on AuctionsPlus last week, as the weekly online commercial sheep and lamb offering fell by 20,409 to 30,083 head.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Kristen Frost – “Peak Hill stud, Towalba, have shown their versatility between medium and strong wools, taking out the grand champion medium wool ram title.
Judge Tim Dalla, Collinsville stud, SA, applauded the ram for his great outlook and heavy cutting fleece. “He is a big upstanding ram that is structurally correct,” Mr Dalla said.”