FARMING AHEAD – by Kristy Moroney – “When compared to the same time last year, Elders made an improvement to the tune of $12.3 million.
Elders CEO Mark Allison said improved summer cropping conditions helped boost earnings from the company’s retail operations by $6.5 million.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Pyramul fine wool producers, the Hundy family, have been crowned the prestigious Cleckheaton Grand Champion Superfine Fleece Trophy during the annual Australian Superfine Woolgrowers’ Association (ASWGA) annual conference in Hamilton, Victoria.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “During the 88th Merino ewe competition run under the auspices of the Berridale Agricultural Bureau, judge Richard Chalker, Lach River Merinos, Darby’s Falls, noted the focus on good ‘fronts’ in many of the 14 flocks entered, concerned as they are, with producing as much wool as possible.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “AGRICULTURE students and other interested people attended a wool classing workshop at an Elmore property on Wednesday. The workshop included a presentation on the history of the Merino breed, and a hands-on session on wool classing.
Elders Bendigo district wool manager Adam Millard, who organised the event, said it was positive to see such a good turn-out of young people.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “… LAST week’s sheep classing workshop for agriculture students at St Stanislaus’ College was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the participants to talk one-on-one to one of Australia’s foremost merino specialists.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Shepparton News – “The Strong Wool Breeders Association’s 30th Strong Wool Sheep and Wool Fair attracted breeders from southern NSW and central and north-east Victoria to Benalla on May 7.
There were excellent entries from Cheviot, English Leicester, Lincoln, Border Leicester, Drysdale and Perendale breeds, along with more than 40 fleeces and good craft entries and displays.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ULTRAFINE wool growers Ed and Jill Hundy are proud first-time winners of the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association fleece competition’s Cleckheaton grand champion fleece award.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Contributor – “Corowa Market held on Monday, May 15 with 6,650 lambs yarded, a decrease of 2,500 from previous week and 2,500 sheep yarded which was an increase of 50.
Lamb numbers decreased significantly in a plainer quality yarding of mostly trade weights with some very good extra heavy lambs as well as good supplies of merino lambs.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Max Mara and The Woolmark Company have developed an innovative Wool Denim line for Max Mara’s wool-rich Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, celebrating the unique qualities of Australian Merino wool.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “IN the battle against animal rights activists, Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) weapon of choice is a credit card.
AWI have collaborated with fashion empire, Westfield, to promote Australia’s wool history this week as part of Wool Week Australia, where campaigns have been rolled out at 30 stores with the main aim to sell wool.”