i NEWS THE ESSENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING (UK) – by Tom Bawden – “Next time you reach for a synthetic nylon or polyester garment on the clothing rail you should think again – and opt for a natural one made from cotton or wool instead to help the oceans.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “WHILE most of the State was in election mode, judges in the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool shed were in selection mode, seeking the most superior fleece from the 97 exhibits.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Andrea Crothers – “A new wave of wild dog cluster fences is set to rise in central west Queensland, with the announcement of recipients of $2.35 million in state funding.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Gaylen Coplestone – “You had to be tough to take on Herlihy’s SWA (Sheep With Attitude) at the annual Whanga Shears held end of February in the Republic.
There was plenty of action on and off the board. Sweat, blood, DQs and flying sheep all added to the mix. A virtual feast for WorkSafe!”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Courtney Fowler – “In an Australian first, a South Australian stud based at Warooka has sold 285 Merino and Poll Merino ewes in a reduction sale through the Auctions Plus network.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “Sheep Connect Tasmania has organised a host of workshops for farmers in the next month.
The RAMping up repro workshops help improve the value of rams through discussions on optimum health, ram performance, best practice ram management and the true cost of a ram.”
NZ HERALD – “Questions are being asked after a lucrative water consent attached to a former wool scouring plant in Christchurch went on the market.
Newshub reported tonight the Kaputone wool scouring plant in Belfast is about to be sold off and, with it, a water consent allowing the extraction of more than 4.3 million litres of water a day – the equivalent of 50 one-litre bottles a second.
The only cost is $100 – if inspected – and the consent does not expire until 2032.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOLGROWERS who watched the fashion parades at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama last week saw some of their wool being worn by the models.
Peter Scanlan Wools had eight pure wool and wool blend women’s fashion outfits made especially for the event by Sunshine woollen mills in China, the world’s biggest integrated worsted wool fabric and clothing manufacturer.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Colin Bettles – “WOOLGROWER groups have endorsed relocating Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) out of its Sydney head office and into the regions, despite staunch resistance from the industry’s marketing and research body.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Emma Brown – “Anthrax has been confirmed on an additional two farms in north-west Victoria, bringing the number of properties with livestock deaths to four.”