SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation shareholders who received their 2017 voting papers late or not at all support an investigation into the flawed election mail-out and possibly another poll, if the number of affected votes is large.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A series of low pressure troughs produced moderate falls across northern Australia. Moderate to locally heavy falls were recorded in southeastern Australia. The highest weekly total was 187mm at Nardoo Station in northwest Queensland.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “POLICE have made an arrest in a wool substitution racket that has rocked the industry.
Victorian Police yesterday arrested a 47-year-old Bacchus Marsh man in Spotswood and questioned him over the matter.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIAN police have arrested a man following an investigation into a series of alleged wool thefts in Melbourne earlier this year.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Andrew Marshall – “Farmers are planning another year of serious spending on machinery, fencing, sheds, yards and other infrastructure – and possibly, extra land.
A record number also want to invest in new technology and innovation initiatives as they take full advantage of generally bullish farm commodity prices and reasonable seasons to “make hay” while the good times shine.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “WOOL classers are being urged to be more aware of the impacts of dealing with shorter wool because of a move towards six to eight-monthly shearing time frames.
While an increase in the trading of sheep is another issue confronting wool classers. Increased numbers of different mobs at shearing are making it more challenging to class for uniformity.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sarah Hudson – “FIFTH-generation sheep farmer Norm Smith never thought he’d be in the fashion business.
“I’d probably have said you were mad if you told me I’d be doing this when we first started,” the 49-year-old said.
“It’s all a bit foreign to me, but I’m passionate about it now. Wool has always been a commodity like wheat or cotton, but it should be a niche product. We should be promoting ourselves as high quality, not just quantity.” “
WOOLNEWS.NET – “Bull run for Australian wool prices… AWI Australian Wool Auction Commentary… Vitale Barberis Canonico Wool Excellence Award… “
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annnabelle Cleeland – “SOUTH Australian Merino breeder Sydney Lawrie has been announced as chair of the 2018 WoolPoll panel.
WoolPoll is held every three years and calls woolgrowers to nominate how much of their wool cheque gets paid to the wool industry’s marketing and research body, Australian Wool Innovation.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kath Sullivan – “WORKING farm dogs will be mostly exempt from new laws, reintroduced to the Victorian parliament this week, in a bid to stamp out cruel puppy farms.”