FIBRE2FASHION – “ISPO Textrends forum, the best platform for performance textiles by manufacturers, designers, and product managers, held at the recent ISPO Munich expo, international sports business tradefair, from February 5 to 8, 2017, pulled in large number of visitors as it presented the upcoming textile trends namely; PFC free, natural, and visibility at the expo.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Increasing students knowledge of the merino industry and giving them the opportunity to explore the agricultural industry was the aim of the School Wethers Challenge.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SOLID demand boosted by new business continued to push Merino and crossbred wool prices higher at auctions this week.”
NBR (NZ) – by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand lamb wool prices picked up as the volume of bales offered for sale at auction declined.
The price for 30-micron lamb wool increased to $3.90 a kilogram at yesterday’s South Island auction, up from $3.55/kg last week, although it remains 42% below year-earlier levels and 29% down on the five-year average, according to AgriHQ.”
IN DAILY – Lindl Lawton / SA Maritime Museum – “Once a potent symbol of South Australia’s powerful grazing industry, Port Adelaide’s wool stores now await a very different future. The latest installment in our series on significant South Australian places, people and things looks at the buildings that survived the boom and bust.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION LIMITED – Wool market review – week ending 24 February 2017 (Week 34)
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “A 32-year-old former Bridgetown resident has proved that his disability will not stop him from learning new skills, such as how to shear sheep.
As a person living with Down Syndrome, Ben Keenan has shown his perseverance when it comes to overcoming obstacles or achieving goals.”
RURAL NEWS – by Pam Tipa – “Auckland company Texus Fibre is preparing to tap into the multi billion-dollar global market for facemasks — and NZ woolgrowers are likely to benefit from the deal.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FORTY years in the Western Australian wool industry belies Carl Poingdestre’s place of birth and its historical link with dairying.
Mr Poingdestre, 55, was born on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, which gave its name to a breed of dairy cow.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Press Release – Wool Services International – “NZ Wool Services CEO John Dawson reports 4600 bales on offer this week saw an 87 percent clearance with mostly positive results, with lambs wool increasing considerably.
The weighted currency indicator is down 0.34 percent having a small but positive impact.”