RIVERINE HERALD – “Four men who ‘‘demeaned the image’’ of the iconic Australian shearer by cruelly punching sheep and gouging their eye sockets have been fined and banned from owning the animals.
Graphic footage showing shearers abusing sheep in shearing sheds was released as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) investigation into the Australian wool industry, sparking an Agriculture Victoria investigation.”
JDSUPRA BUSINESS ADVISOR – by David Zetoony / Bryan Cave – “Although wool is one of the oldest natural fibers, it is still one of the most commonly used fibers in products ranging from clothing, to household items. As a result, it’s perhaps not surprising that one of our country’s first consumer protection statutes focused on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of wool.”
DAILY JOURNAL (USA) – by Chelsea Coli – “SHERIDAN, Wyo. — These days, consumers are searching for more than just products while shopping. They’re in search of a story.
Karen Hostetler recognized this nearly 10 years ago and applied it to the wool industry when she and her friend Valerie Stanos opened Mountain Meadow Wool in Buffalo, Wyoming. The now family-owned mill supports local ranchers in an effort to revitalize the wool industry not just in Wyoming, but in the West.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FOR Lake Grace wheat and sheep farmer Royce Taylor the 2016-17 season has been a bumper one, topped off by last week’s wool sale.
“I’ve produced more crops and more wool this season than I ever have before,” Mr Taylor said last Thursday at Westcoast Wools’ Bibra Lake show floor.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Brad Cooper – “A CUTTING-EDGE pain relief product that had its roots in the Australian sheep muelsing furore is poised for global expansion thanks to an $18 million injection from British company Dechra on Monday.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “ANOTHER Victorian property has had a confirmed case of Anthrax over the weekend.
It is the fifth property in the Swan Hill region to have a confirmed case of anthrax in the last month.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Six shearers from NSW and Victoria have been announced as finalists in the sheep industry’s Peter Westblade Scholarship.
Emma McCrabb, of Hay, Sally Smyth, of Broken Hill, Joe Walden of Yass, Rachael Gawne and Jodi Davis both from Wagga, and Harrison Mulquiny of Wooroonook were chosen from a strong group of applicants.”
GISBORNE HERALD (NZ) – “CHAMPION international wool handler Joel Henare from Gisborne retained his place at the top of New Zealand shearing sports after winning the New Zealand Open woolhandling title in Te Kuiti.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “PINK will go the shears for the fourth annual ‘Shearing for Liz’ day at Yorkrakine on Sunday, April 9, 2017, to raise money for breast cancer research.
The Davies family’s Cardiff stud shearing shed will be a sea of pink with the Jumbuk Shearing team gearing up for charity.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – “Ashmei, a UK based sports brand that produces top quality running and cycling apparel made with Australian Merino wool, has exhibited at The Running Event in Orlando, FL, one of the world’s premier running expos, which attracted 2,540 key industry professionals, including buyers and retailers from North America and Europe.”