KNITTING INDUSTRY – “The Woolmark Company has partnered with Dutch design talent Maxime Cartens – founder and creative director of label Teym – for the creation of a luxuriously soft 100% Merino wool sweater, designed to epitomise the essence of slow fashion.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SOUTH Australian Merino breeder and sheep meat producer Andrew Michael has successfully chosen Meat & Livestock Australia over Australian Wool Innovation to progress his industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices fell at Australian auctions this week, with finer Merino and crossbred clips the most-affected. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ABOUT a third of Australian wool and prime lamb farmers surveyed by the Commonwealth Bank are looking to expand their operations.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “INVERELL’s cattle and sheep saleyards complex in northern NSW will receive a $5 million upgrade over the next nine months, the facility’s owners Regional Livestock Exchanges announced today.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CONCERNS that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, according to experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “THE first question to ask yourself is “why am I collecting this data?”
This advice was from Belinda Steers of Precision Livestock Solutions, when demonstrating measuring fleece weight using sheep electronic identification at a field day at Greta last week.”
RNZ – by Alexa Cook – “A new app for the Australian wool industry is creating tension among wool brokers. The $3 million WoolQ app will allow growers to gather and analyse their data in one place, and communicate with other growers, brokers and potentially with buyers.
Wool is currently still sold by an ‘open cry’ auction system, with the buyers and the wool in one place – but this technology could change that.”
Merino ewes have made to $300 head on two occasions during an on-farm flock dispersal auction near Corowa in the southern Riverina of NSW.
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Merino ewes have made a lip-quivering $300 head on two occasions during an on-farm flock dispersal auction near Corowa in the southern Riverina of NSW.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “The historic fishing boat Tacoma did its annual trip to Taylors Island on Sunday to pick up the annual wool clip from the island south east of Port Lincoln.”