WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “SOME really positive results from saleyards and wool auction floors are helping to lift producers’ spirits and settle some loan commitments before they are due.”
ABC RURAL – WA Country Hour – by Tyne Logan – “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP producers will be able to assist in Queensland research into smart sensors to prevent and detect livestock theft, although the initial CQUniversity project will focus on cattle.”
PARKES CHAMPION POST – “Year 12 Parkes High School student Sarah Townsend won the group final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition held in Eugowra last weekend.
Sarah is now off to the Royal Easter Show to represent our group and compete against other young judge finalists from across NSW.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S top shearers and wool handlers have achieved their best world championship team results in more than 10 years at the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in New Zealand on the weekend.”
NZ FARMER – by Mark Patterson – “Last week’s world shearing champs in Invercargill was by all accounts a triumph for all involved.
Congratulations to Tom Wilson and his organising committee for successfully pulling off a massive logistical challenge…”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Filatura C4, Italian company known for smart innovation in the contract and furnishing and specialising in the recuperation of technical and natural fibres, is set to present Re.Verso smart-wool yarns, which can be used in the contract market, at FILO, international exhibition for yarns and fibres, to be held in Milan, Italy, on February 22 and 23, 2017…”
BQLIVE.CO.UK – by Bryce Wilcock – “Innovation and diversification are key to the survival of Britain’s historic textile industry, according to John Walsh, managing director of Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd.
Founded in 1837, Abraham Moon & Sons is one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain and is flying the flag for UK manufacturing across the globe.”
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KNITTING INDUSTRY – “China has been playing an increasingly important role in the global yarn and fibre industry in recent years, not only as a strong buyer but also a high-quality supplier that is looking to export abroad. As a result, a significantly higher number of Chinese exhibitors will feature at next month’s Yarn Expo Spring including some of the industry’s biggest names, reflecting the fair’s leading position in the country.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Gregor Heard – “AUSTRALIA’S wildly fluctuating weather has been highlighted again in a week which has seen over 160mm dumped on parts of southern Western Australia at the same time as parts of NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia swelter through temperatures close to 50 degrees.”