RURAL LIFE (NZ) – “A large yarding of mainly crossbred type wool at last week’s Christchurch wool sale had the market continue on firm ground compared with the previous sale.
Most types recorded steady rises, 35 micron and stronger most affected. Lamb’s wool also continued to receive active demand from buyers seeking to fill orders.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “FORMER world champion shearer Rowland Smith rounded-off his preparation for his defence of the Golden Shears open title by completing a second consecutive clean sweep of the pre-shears weekend treble at the Pahiatua Shears on Sunday.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 26/2/2018
Rising 8 cents at the conclusion of last week’s sale, the Eastern Market Indicator settled at 1,820c/kg.
Despite the somewhat minor rise in the indicator, with the help of the AUD/USD exchange trending in exporters favour, majority of indicators found support with some sizable rallies seen.”
NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW – by Kaori Takahashi, Nikkei staff writer – “SYDNEY — Australia’s wool producers are cashing in on surging prices, thanks to strong demand in China and an expanding market buoyed by innovative new products.”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH – by James Wagstaff – “TWO brothers and a husband and wife who are shepherding in new ideas for breeding and managing the sheep and cattle industries have been recognised in awards honouring Australia’s best farmers.”
NZ FARMER – by Miles Anderson – “OPINION: Federated Farmers’ Meat and Fibre Council has changed its name to Meat and Wool, reflecting its commitment to play a key role in a ramped-up sector wide collaboration on strong and crossbred wool initiatives. The name change was approved by a unanimous vote of delegates from our 24 provinces, who have met in Wellington.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation will come before Senate Estimates in Canberra next week, amid concerns its responses to previous questions on governance, finances and election processes need clarification.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN wool growers and classers will soon have three electronic specis to choose from, but at least one provider has questions about supply chain compatability.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Merino and crossbred fleece wool prices improved further this week, with buyers focussing on better prepared lines with less vegetable matter content.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FUTURE wool industry leaders participated in the Australian Wool Innovation Breeding Leadership course in South Australia this week.”