WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Week starting 17/4/17 – With a Tuesday and Wednesday selling program last week, the market was to a stronger tone with the EMI gaining 53 cents to close at 1,512 c/kg, being 44 cents shy of its peak a month ago.”
THE RURAL – by Mark Griggs – “IN an epic achievement in the Merino section the Merriman family’s Merryville stud, Boorowa, took out its 27th Stonehaven Cup group win.
That calculates Merryville winning 33 per cent of trophies in the 82 competitions since 1935 when the cup was donated by Lord Stonehaven.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – BY Sue Neales – “Chinese wool tycoon Qingnan Wen is nostalgic for the glory days of Australian wool.
A passionate lover of wool since he started his own fashion chain in the 1980s, Mr Wen now owns Tianyu Wool, one of the largest wool importers, scourers and top-makers in China and the biggest single buyer of Australian wool every year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbi Hinkley – “THE Sheep’s Back (TSB) Autumn Optimiser Workshops have been and gone for another year and thanks to plenty of buoyancy in the sheep meat and wool industries farmers sat up and took notice.
The sessions held at Badgingarra, New Norcia and Wagin earlier in the month were all well-attended thanks to the lure of a handful of industry speakers well-versed in the ins and outs of making the most of modern-day sheep enterprises.
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QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “A WEEK before the Easter recess and the market performance was almost biblical in its recovery. A lower Australian dollar certainly helped the cause, but from the initial lots being offered on Tuesday it was clear that the correction was well and truly over.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “It was a superfine sale at the Western Wool Centre last week for the Smith family, of Wannamal, as they watched their Nirranda clip being offered for sale.
Although one line of the family’s superfine wool was passed in at 1380 cents/kg greasy, Primaries of WA wool auctioneer Steve Squire had no problems with the other consignments, all of which sold to a top of 1355c/kg greasy. Shayne Smith, who runs a flock of 2000 Merinos with his wife Gail and their son Daniel, have been producing wool on the finer end for more than 20 years.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Sheep producers got to know more about the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project at the University of WA’s Ridgefield farm at Pingelly last week.
About 60 participants first had a look at 15 progeny groups of sheep from as many sires represented.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Recently appointed Stud Merino Breeders Association of WA president Wayne Button says he has taken on the role at the best of times for the industry.
“With improved sheep and wool prices at the present, it is exciting times,” he said.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL EXCHANGE – Media Release – “The 2017 AWEX/TAFE National Graduate Wool Classer Competition was held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Wednesday 12th April. The competition brings together the best graduate wool classers from across Australia to compete for the major award of 1st Prize – “Golden Stencil”.”
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FIBRE TO FASHION – “Australian wool markets moved clearly back to the positive in sale week 40 of July-June 2016-17 as auction prices were sensationally dearer. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) climbed daily and concluded the selling week at 1512ac/clean kg, a gain of 53ac/clean kg for the week. Merino sector recorded gains of well over 100ac/ clean kg.”