TRI-STATE LIVESTOCK NEWS (US) – “The nation’s best sheep shearers and wool handlers are headed to New Zealand next month to compete in the Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championship.
Five Americans: Loren Opstedahl, Piedmont, S.D., Leann Brimmer, Biddle, Mont., Alex Moser, Lester, Iowa, Kevin Ford, Charlemont, Mass., and Maggie Passino, Scottsville, Virginia will represent the U.S. at the world championships.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Cottweiler and Gabriela Hearst have been announced the winners of the menswear and womenswear 2016/2017 International Woolmark Prize (IWP), presented at a special event in Paris. This year, the menswear and womenswear awards were held together for the first time. The award was judged by a highly esteemed panel of judged for menswear and womenswear.”
SUNRAYSIA DAILY – “AGRICULTURE Victoria will hold workshops in the Loddon-Mallee region next month to assist sheep and goat producers with the adoption of electronic identification.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “THE world’s best at whipping the wool off of sheep won’t be the only stars at the World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships next month.
The event, being hosted by the New Zealand city of Invercargill in February, will also showcase more than 4000 Romneys.”
NEWS.COM.AU – “Ruralco (ASX: RHL) had positive trading conditions across most of its businesses in the three months to December 31, 2016, which were well received with the company’s shares hitting a high of $2.96 in the first 15 minutes of trading this morning, representing an increase of more than 7%.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Central Otago 11-year-old Charis Morrell will represent Switzerland in the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill next month.
Morrell may be young, but she has grown up with a family of champion shearers and woolhandlers, as the daughter of former New Zealand shearer Dion Morrell, and Swiss-born Gabriela Schmidt-Morrell.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola bell – “A MERINO ram from Merryville stud sold to $21,000 at the Great Southern Supreme Merino sale in Canberra today.”
VOGUE – by Tina Isaac-Goize – “It’s the doyenne of all fashion prizes: Launched in 1953, the International Woolmark Prize honored the following year two then-emerging womenswear designers, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.”
THE HERALD – SUNDAY HERALD (SCOTLAND) – by Rog Wood – “The latest wool auction held in Bradford by the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) was yet another lacklustre affair with only 60 per cent of the offering sold.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “The Great Southern Supreme Merino show saw lots of quality Merinos on display with judges Andy Maclean, James Collins and Rod Kent busy working their way through the various classes.”