ABC RURAL – by Joshua Becker – “Superfine wool is back returning a premium on the market after five years of low prices.
But a number of wool brokers are concerned it could be too little too late to boost the dwindling supply of good quality fine wool.”
THE GALLOWAY GAZETTE – “Ian Beck from Portpatrick has been nominated as a candidate for election to the British Wool Marketing Board’s Scottish Southern region. The names of the candidates nominated in the Scottish Southern Region are: Ian Beck, South Port O’ Spittal, Portpatrick; Peter Myles, Seventrees, Dalbog, Edzell and James Robertson, Becks Farm, Langholm.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “QUEENSLAND’S problem-solving agricultural students can win up $5000 in prizemoney in the Leading Sheep’s inaugural Sheep and Wool Challenge.”
ABC NEWS – Western Queensland, by Andrea Crothers – “An outback Queensland hotel is embracing the return of sheep to the region by erecting a shearing shed in the pub’s beer garden.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE softened Australian dollar (AUD) is acting as a saving grace for wool buyers as record breaking prices fail to reduce demand for the fibre in the price-sensitive Chinese market.
A current price disparity between the AUD and US dollar (USD) is working in favour of the market, providing high prices for Australian woolgrowers at 1434c/kg clean last week, but a digestible 1079 c/kg in USD terms for buyers. “
KNITTING TRADE JOURNAL – “Migdal Ha’emek – Nilit has partnered with merino wool yarn specialist LincSpun to create a new fabric for the sportswear, footwear, and seamless garment sector.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “As merino wool blends with performance synthetics have found favour among outdoor enthusiasts in base layer brands this season, WoolVisions by CoolVisions is gaining recognition as a fabric blend that that could help offer superior performance to merino wool alone.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Duluth, GA – “As merino wool blends with performance synthetics have found favour among outdoor enthusiasts in base layer brands this season, WoolVisions by CoolVisions is gaining recognition as a fabric blend that that could help offer superior performance to merino wool alone.”
BORDER CHRONICLE – by Catherine Miller – “GUN Willalooka shearer Shannon Warnest is in the form of his life, hoping to clinch a third world championship next month.
On Sunday, he heads to New Zealand for the World Shearing & Wool Handling Championships in Invercargill from February 8 to 11.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sarah Hudson – “A CURSORY snapshot of Stuart and Anja Croft’s sheep property at Heywood in southwest Victoria would suggest they are top performing graziers.
When Stuart returned to run the property two decades ago it was 680ha.”