SHEEP CENTRAL – “FIRST cross ewes sold to $304, ewe lambs to $244 and Merino ewe hoggets made $234 on AuctionsPlus last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL growers have started a campaign to assess the magnitude of unreceived Australian Wool Innovation pre-election voting papers and implement a full election audit.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey, District Wool Manager, Central West NSW – “Week starting 20/11/2017
With over $96 million worth of wool sold nationally last week, the Eastern Market indicator gained 2 cents from an offering of over 50,500 bales, remaining almost 30 percent higher than this time last year.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE Merino wool prices improved in Australian auctions this week, but crossbred fleece values declined further.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Press Release – “Many key facts illustrating wool’s renewability, biodegradability, and ultimate environmental footprint have been compiled in a series of factsheets, free to anyone wanting to know the facts and promote the natural fibre.”
THE INVERELL TIMES – by Heidi Gibson – “Sheep grazier Graeme Tonkin represents the latest generation in a century of his family’s farming in the Delungra district. At 59 he owns and operates “Vallyn” – an 1100 hectare property running around 3000 merino sheep, average micron 17.5, with New England rams.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Watching the volume of wool growing for Lanaco’s healthcare products and seeing lambs being born from specifically bred genetics is a ‘‘dream come true’’ for Nick Davenport.
Mr Davenport is chief executive and founder of the Auckland-based company, previously known as Texus Fibre, which specialises in fibre innovation and developing functional materials derived from wool.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by David Everist – “The staggering prices being paid for first cross ewes surely demonstrates that producers believe that prime lamb prices will be buoyant in coming years.
At Naracoorte, $366 was shelled out for a line of outstanding ewes and at Bendigo $330 was paid for well-bred well grown ewes.
Eighty five per cent of the 18,000 first cross ewes yarded at Naracoorte sold at $300 and higher.”
NEWSHUB – by Lucy Warhurst – “Merino prices are up 50 percent on last year thanks to strong fashion demand.
Sales of fine wool this week were up 3 to 7 percent, with fine merinos going for $30 a kilogram, clean.
It’s down to a global demand for quality clothing.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Prices for all wool breeds increased at this week’s South Island wool sale, which was held live as part of the Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch.
Crossbred wool lifted significantly, with the better styles being most affected. Further interest was shown for a high class merino offering that attracted prices not seen in a generation, PGG Wrightson Wool’s South Island sales team said.Compared to the previous sale, crossbred fleece (31 to 34 micron) was 7%-10% dearer with a few choice lots up to 14% dearer.”