SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: World Shearing Champs – “The 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships will attract the best shearers and woolhandlers from 32 countries around the world and thousands of spectators to ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill in February.
But there’s another group of around 4500 that are just as important to proceedings. Southland’s finest sheep have as big a role in the Championships’ success as anyone.
Just ask 12-time World Champion Sir David Fagan.”
ABC RURAL – WA Country Hour by Tyne Logan – “A Western Australian sheep producer is concerned an unusual absence of rabbits on his property is going to cause big problems come lambing time.”
JUST STYLE – by Leonie Barrie – “The International Wool Textile Organisation is hitting back at the “misconception that wool can cause an allergic reaction” after recent claims the new wool-blend uniforms issued to American Airlines flight attendants have led to health issues including hives, rashes, headaches, coughing and burning skin.”
FOREXTV.COM – “Men’s lifestyle brand Taylor Stitch, in partnership with The Woolmark Co., is launching Civic, an exclusively merino wool-based sub-collection designed for the urban commuter.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “There’s not many things in the world as mesmerising as a good shearing team in action.
Watching the rhythmic blows, the creamy fleece flowing from the handpiece, all accompanied by the hum of an electric motor and the doof doof beat from a loudspeaker – it’s an atmosphere Chantel McAlister is addicted to.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sarah Elks – ” WILD dogs stalked Boyd Webb’s western Queensland property a little over two years ago, and the grazier began to dread what he’d see in his paddocks.
Wild dogs were slaughtering up to 1500 sheep annually on Weewondilla, the Webb family’s property north of Longreach, and causing lambing rates to dramatically decline.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “ALPANA Station may be a good five hours’ drive from the nearest capital city. But its isolation is proving its salvation.
The 20,600ha working sheep station, run by the Henery family, is located just south of Blinman — South Australia’s highest town with a population of just 18 — in the thick of one of outback Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, the Flinders Ranges.”
SCROLL.IN – by Natasha Khurana – “In his winning speech at the Woolmark Prize Menswear finals in Florence last January, Suket Dhir professed that he had never won any kind of prize in his life. “Not once since kindergarten,” he said. “And what a prize to be the first!””
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kath Sullivan and Peter Hunt – “AS FEW as 250 of Victoria’s 28,000 registered sheep producers are likely to receive $3000 grants to assist with the introduction of mandatory electronic tagging.
The Victorian Government has capped producer grants at $750,000, as part of a $17 million EID assistance package.”
FASHION UNITED – by Meenakshi Kumar – “The Woolmark Company recently announced four winners of its inaugural Wool Runway design competition that was aimed to give tertiary students a kick-start in their fashion career. The final four are: Ankit Kajla, Kavya Doultani, Apoorva Wadhwa and Miloni Kothari. They have won financial support and internships with brands like Raymond and Madura Fashion & Lifestyle.”