THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “HILLGROVE, NSW, couple Angie and David Waters have taken home the Superfine Wool Trophy at the 54th Ermenegildo Zegna wool awards. The couple run 2000 – 2500 Merinos on their property, Eastview, east of Armidale.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIAN wool grower and stud breeder Rod Miller has come home from a tour of the Chinese wool-processing and retail sectors with his batteries charged.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Sophie Lester – “WHEN Warwick’s Dave Wyllie lost his right arm in a car crash, he was determined to return to work in the shearing sheds.
With weekends of tinkering away, the 57-year-old designed a specially-built attachment for a prosthetic arm that allowed him to do just that.”
THE TRIBUNE (India) – ” – It will help manufacturing units assess share in exports… The shawl industry of the city, which has an annual turnover of Rs 1,000 crore, has sought separate classification in the export category to factually assess its share in exports…. The Shawl Club of India president, PL Seth, said, “Most of these units are Woolmark Licensee as they receive raw material for shawls from Australia’s Ne Marino Wool, also known as apparel wool.”
THE TRIBUNRE (India) – “Amritsar: The Woolmark Company today unveiled its most recent innovations and developments in wool at an information and fashion-forward presentation here today.
For the first time, partners and manufacturers had an exclusive opportunity to experience and interact with The Wool Lab Sport, a part of the spring/summer 2018 edition.” photo: vishal kumar
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE annual search for Australia’s top wool broker has begun. The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia 2017 Wool Broker Award is in its sixth successful year and nominees are needed.”
CSR WIRE – Submitted by SCS Global Services – “EMERYVILLE, Calif., Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of wool production under the “Farm Scope” of the standard. Moreover, SCS is currently in the licensing process for the “Processing Scope” of the standard, and will soon be able to offer RWS services all the way from the farm through the final manufacturer.”
NZ HERALD – by Christine Mckay – “Pongaroa sheep and beef farmers Shaun and Tracie Baxter have won this year’s Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
In just 14 years, the Baxters have progressed from weekend farming in a partnership on a small lease block in Hawke’s Bay to running their own 1740-hectare breeding and finishing business southeast of Dannevirke.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Kinbacher – “IT might not seem like it now but in a few years time Amby producer Gavin Burey could wake up in the morning and find most of his jobs already completed.
The crop grower and cattle producer purchased his first Phantom 4 drone three months ago and has already begun using it to muster cattle and check water supplies.”
ABC OPEN – EXPLORE Stories from Australia – by Jan Lowing from Invisible Farmer – photo by James Nason, Queensland Country Life – “I have always wondered about all the fuss made about women taking on jobs in traditionally male professions; I wanted to class the family wool clip so it seemed natural to enroll at the Gordon Tech. in Geelong, the leading course in the late 1950s. After life in an all girls’ boarding school for ten years, I soon realised that perhaps it was going to be tougher than I expected, but after two and a half years I became the first female professional wool classer in Victoria.”