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.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Andrew Marshall – “The farm commodity export pipeline is straining to cope as a monster grain crop clashes with a shortage of suitable shipping containers and the unhelpful consequences of an early Chinese New Year.
Space and freight rates are under pressure, particularly in the pulse grain segment.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “THE wool market is on the cusp of setting another high, closing just short of the record it set last month.
The benchmark Eastern Market Indicator closed at 1437c/kg, gaining 15c/kg after last week’s sales as prices continue to build.
The finish was only 2c/kg less than the 1439c/kg record set in mid-January.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alex Sampson – “JACK Richmond didn’t know what had hit him when he felt a hay bale slam into his back while delivering hay on a farm near Lancefield three years ago.
“It happened so quick, I didn’t even see it coming,” Mr Richmond said.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sarah Hudson – ““WITH this woolshed,” says John Eggleston, “we are talking about the beginning of the sheep industry in Australia.
“All you ever hear about is (settler pioneer) John Macarthur and his Merinos. But this is the oldest and largest operating shearing shed in the world…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “HIGH growth rates in young sheep are vital at Lachlan Merinos.
Owned and managed by Glenn and Margot Rubie, the stud aims to breeds “big sheep with great wool”.
While Merinos have been run on the Rubies’ 526ha property between Forbes and Condobolin in the NSW Central West for 30 years, the stud was only registered in 2005 with a clear direction on the type of sheep the Rubies wanted to breed.”
NZ FARMER – by Jenny Campbell – “Family connections mean a lot for the Canadian machine shearing team of a pair of brothers.
Cliff, 63, and Don Metheral, 47, competed at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill last week, and also managed to visit Cliff’s daughter while in the country.
His daughter, Jennel McKenzie lives on a farm at Clinton with husband Ryan and two children.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release Xlibris – “New book offers look back on beauty, best times of historic woolsheds
HASTINGS, New Zealand – Angus Gordon chronicles and celebrates the beauty and best times of the historic woolsheds of the Hawke’s Bay area which has been such a famous sheep farming area for over 160 years. “Famous Times” (published by Xlibris NZ) is a record of a time, now past, when life was simpler but also more elegant.”
NZ FARMER – “Well heeled North American homeowners are about to feel plush New Zealand wool on their feet.
Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool) is stepping up its efforts to sell a range of limited edition carpet in the United States and Canadian marketplace through its redeveloped Just Shorn brand.
Carrfields was formed when the Mid Canterbury family-owned Carr Group bought Elders NZ assets three years ago.”
REUTERS – by Venus Wu and Giulia Segreti – “HONG KONG/BIELLA, Italy, Feb 14 (Reuters) – International textiles buyers are increasingly switching away from China, and back to Western suppliers, as rising labour, raw material and energy costs make the world’s dominant producer more expensive.”