THE BORDER MAIL – “Suffolks will be the stars of the Sheep Show at the upcoming Sheepvention in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society will present Sheepvention 2017 on August 7 and 8 at the Hamilton Showgrounds.
Competitions on offer will include The Hamilton and Western District Sheep Show, The Coprice Victorian Farm Dogs Competition, Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards, Ram Sale, Inventions Awards, Wool Handling and Young Auctioneers Event.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Tim Miller – “Captain James Cook’s landing at Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds in 1773 with the first sheep to enter New Zealand was re-enacted on the lake, with a stuffed merino sheep and a frozen pig playing leading roles.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VEGAN wool is the aim of a new prize being sponsored by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals at the 2018 Biodesign Challenge in the United States.”
NZ CITY – “Prices fell at the latest weekly wool auction, with some grades hitting their lowest level in seven and a half years, amid lacklustre demand from China…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has answered the call to nominate its outstanding achievers for the first Australian Wool Industry Medals. Nominations for the medals close today and Federation of Australian Wool Organisations secretary Bianca Heaney said the response to the inaugural medals initiative has been fantastic.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL prices surged for the smallest seasonal bale offering this year at auctions in Sydney and Melbourne this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator rose 27 cents to 1533c/kg clean as brokers offered 22,298 bales.”
SHARECHAT.CO.NZ – “Prices fell at New Zealand’s latest weekly wool auction, with some grades hitting their lowest level in seven and a half years, amid continued lacklustre demand from China, the largest buyer of the fibre.”
Australian Wool Innovation – Wool market review – week ending 23 June 2017 (Week 51)
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “IT was an interesting week on the wool forwards market. Volume was moderate in a week where unprecedented spring levels where paid.”
RNZ – by Alexa Cook – “A scientific breakthrough with merino sheep genetics will give farmers on flat land the ability to farm high value merino without the headache of footrot disease.”