NBR by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand’s wool market picked up at the latest weekly auction, achieving the highest clearance rate this year, on increased volumes.
Some 15,209 bales were offered at yesterday’s double sale across the North and South islands, with 89% sold, the highest clearance rate since December 22, according to AgriHQ.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 3 March 2017 (Week 35)
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – “After weeks of declining prices, the wool market appears to have “found its bottom” and is beginning to turn in a positive direction, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, says.
Prices improved for all types at this week’s South Island wool sale and good demand for finer lamb’s wool and coarser lamb’s wool over 100mm staple length were highlights. Sound fleece types were also in good demand.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S top wool research, development and marketing body will lose its general manager of research Dr Paul Swan in April.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Another milestone was set for Australian wool with a 29-year high in the market indicators at last week’s national sales.
The National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia executive director Chris Wilcox said the Eastern Market Indicator climbed 9c/kg higher to 1449c/kg, the highest week-ending level on a like-for-like basis since May, 1988.”
“BUSINESS.SCOOP” – Press release – Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined offering of 15,209 bales saw good competition with 90 percent selling.WOOL CONTINUES TO LIFT
New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined offering of 15,209 bales saw good competition with 90 percent selling.”
VOXY.CO.NZ – Contributor Fuseworks Media – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined offering of 15,209 bales saw good competition with 90 percent selling.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies came down 0.37 percent compared to last sale on 23 February. Mr Dawson advises that Fine Crossbred Fleece and Shears were generally 1 to 4 percent dearer in the South Island compared to 23rd February, with North Island wools 5 to 8 percent dearer compared to the last North Island sale on the 16th February.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Nick Bosly-Pask – “If you travel the Lyell Highway between Gretna and Hamilton in Tasmania, you have probably seen the rock arrangement advertising the Hamilton Show.
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Audio: John Shoobridge on the history of the rock sign advertising the Hamilton Show (ABC News)
The agricultural show, which is to be held this Saturday, started in the early 1950s following a meeting of soldier settler farmers.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Anna Vidot – “Australian Wool Innovation has defended generous redundancy payments for former staff, and rejected any move away from its Sydney base, in an oftentimes testy appearance at Senate Estimates.
Chairman Wal Merriman confirmed that he and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce had one discussion about moving the grower- and government-funded corporation’s headquarters out of Sydney about eight months ago.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release – Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Shearing legend Sir David Fagan tomorrow(Thursday) heads to Masterton’s Golden Shears for a 42nd year in a row as keen as ever about the big event, despite industry and sports concerns about a drop in the number of entries.
Sir David first travelled from King Country to the shears as a schoolboy in 1976 to support older brother John.”