OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “He’s a sheep-breeding, gymnastics-coaching school teacher who is also handy with a pair of knitting needles and a spinning wheel.
”I’d do brain surgery if they’d let me. I’d put my hand to anything,” he quipped during the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders Association of New Zealand’s conference in Oamaru last week.
Mr Albrey and his wife Sue have 450 Polwarth, merino, Romney and Corriedale sheep on their property at Arno, near Waimate, of which about one-quarter are white.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “A BIT of downwards pressure initially during the past week led to quite a high pass-in rate, but then a dip in the Australian dollar saw the Thursday advantage come into play. Prices recovered nicely to close out the week with every meaningful category of wool across Australia rising at auction on Thursday.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – Jim Paterson – “ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny has said expectations are high that dairy, beef and lamb prices could all reach more than $6 per kilogram this year…” VIDEO
SKY NEWS – “Volumes at New Zealand’s weekly wool auction were higher than normal for this time of year as farmers try to shift bales they held back from previous auctions due to weak prices.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION LIMITED – Wool market review – week ending 28 April 2017 (Week 43)
WOOLNEWS.NET – “Australian wool production highter… IWTO Congress 3-5 May 2017… What’s happening to wool prices?… Australian wool exports up…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL industry attitudes to change need to be addressed collaboratively for the proposed Wool Exchange Portal to succeed, according to the operator of Australia’s only online wool marketing platforms.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “THE volatile nature of the market played out in the physical and forward sectors this week on the return from the Easter recess.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company has introduced a new innovation award to celebrate outstanding creative and innovative fabric or yarn in wool. The award aims to inspire finalists to be more experimental and creative when developing fabric or yarn for final collections and can be given to any of the 12 global finalists. The winner will be granted AU$ 100,000.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices closed generally lower in most sale centres this week, despite buyer confidence improving as sales progressed.”