THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Sheep producers got to know more about the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project at the University of WA’s Ridgefield farm at Pingelly last week.
About 60 participants first had a look at 15 progeny groups of sheep from as many sires represented.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Bob Garnant – “Recently appointed Stud Merino Breeders Association of WA president Wayne Button says he has taken on the role at the best of times for the industry.
“With improved sheep and wool prices at the present, it is exciting times,” he said.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL EXCHANGE – Media Release – “The 2017 AWEX/TAFE National Graduate Wool Classer Competition was held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Wednesday 12th April. The competition brings together the best graduate wool classers from across Australia to compete for the major award of 1st Prize – “Golden Stencil”.”
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FIBRE TO FASHION – “Australian wool markets moved clearly back to the positive in sale week 40 of July-June 2016-17 as auction prices were sensationally dearer. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) climbed daily and concluded the selling week at 1512ac/clean kg, a gain of 53ac/clean kg for the week. Merino sector recorded gains of well over 100ac/ clean kg.”
INDIA RETAILING – by Indiaretailing Bureau – “The Woolmark Company is proud to announce renowned actor Shravan Reddy as it latest ambassador for Australian wool in India, announced at India Fashion Forum 2017. After winning hearts for his varied portrayals on the small screen in Dosti – Yaariyan – Manmarziyan and Krishnadasi, Reddy will play a key role in representing the global authority on wool as it champions the fibre’s place in the activewear market.”
OUTSIDE – GEAR GUY – by Joe Jackson – “The short answer? Yes. Absolutely. 100 percent. Here’s why…”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Global Merino, a pioneer in biodegradable functional fabrics, will be awarded the Eco Performance award for its sustainably produced and biodegradable functional fabric, GM 1754, at the Performance Days expo, tradefair for innovations in fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear and workwear, to be held on April 26 and 27, 2017, in Munich, Germany.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices rebounded this week, with medium and broad Merino wool lifting by up to 130 cents a kilogram. Landmark wool supply manager David Brook said it was a stunning reversal on the auction markets.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Ismaning – “The California based company Global Merino has been recognised with the Eco Performance Award for its sustainably produced and biodegradable functional fabric. The winning fabric GM 1754 is made from 64% polyester and 36% merino and, despite its being a blend, is categorised as biodegradable, due to the special polyester used in the fabric. In addition to being made from recycled PET, it decomposes much faster than conventional polyester, the company reports.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 13 April 2017 (Week 41)