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AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 10 February 2017 (Week 32)
COUNTRY NEWS – “The Peter Westblade Merino Memorial Challenge has proved the accuracy of the new DNA flock profiler test under development by the Co-operative Research Centre for Sheep…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SHEEP producers in all of Australia’s pastoral areas, including outback Queensland, were looking to increase their Merino flock numbers, an Elders survey has indicated.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices strengthened into record territory again this week, with significant gains for quality Merino and crossbred fleece.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: World Shearing Champs – “World shearing and woolhandling championships Day 2 results wrap
RESULTS from the daytime sessions of the second day of the World shearing and woolhandling championship at ILT Stadium Southland on February 9, 2017:…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “WOOL forward contracts traded in slightly better volumes this week as buyers and sellers searched to establish fair value at historically high levels.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Favourable spring conditions were a welcomed relief on parched land, but summer rain has wreaked havoc with seed and burr contamination in wool…”
THE COUNTRY (NZ HERALD) – “New Zealand lamb wool prices continued to decline at this week’s auction amid lacklustre demand during the peak production period.
The price for 30-micron lamb wool dropped to $3.20 a kilogram at yesterday’s North Island auction, down from $3.25 per kg last week, according to AgriHQ…”
THE COUNTRY (NZ HERALD) – “The Prime Minister of New Zealand faces his first challenge of election year tomorrow (Saturday) in his home province.
After being publicly challenged late last year by the world’s most-decorated shearer, Sir David Fagan, Bill English has duly accepted and will shear on-stage at the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships at ILT Stadium Southland.”