THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOOL SELLING BROKERS OF AUSTRALIA – “The economic growth outlook is more positive than it was throughout 2016. The latest data from the OECD shows that the upturn in economic conditions which began in August continued through to the end of 2016, with a strong upturn in China and a more modest improvement in the advanced economies…”
WEST SOMERSET FREE PRESS – “THE best fleece in England – and reserve champion across the whole of the UK – is from the Wellshead Estate at Exford.
The Golden Fleece competition, held annually by the British Wool Market Board, aims to find the best fleeces in the UK in either the carpet type or fine wool categories…”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Week starting 30/1/2017.
There was an overall 22 cent correction in the EMI last week, with mixed results throughout the sales proceedings, the indicator closed at 1,412 c/kg. Because of the public holiday, the sale schedule was carried out over Tuesday and Wednesday, with Tuesday seeing the market soften followed by an upward trend present by the end of Wednesday…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wale’s Local Land Services wants feedback from landholders with pest animal problems. If you’re a landholder who is having trouble with pest animals on your property, Local Land Services wants you to complete a survey at http://open.lls.nsw.gov.au) to understand your needs, access to services and any barriers you face. The survey is part …”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SELECTION for growth rate increases in Australia’s terminal and maternal sheep flocks has created an industry trend toward bigger heavy ewes, raising efficiency issues for producers and potential health problems for shearers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – ” THIS time last year there wasn’t a blade of grass to be seen at Deddington, southeast of Launceston, Tasmania.
But this year, the dams are full and there’s grass everywhere.
The positive season could prompt restocking, while a rising fine wool market could lead to a move back into Merinos.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Adam Holmes – “FROM the local school to the tennis club, the entire community of Axedale came together on Saturday for a celebration of what makes the small town great.
The fourth annual Axedale Quick Shear attracted people from the surrounding district for an afternoon of shearing, wood chopping demonstrations, local stalls, children’s movies and a ute show.”
FIRST POST – “In 2014, when Rahul Mishra became the first Indian designer to bag the International Woolmark Prize (in the womenswear category), suddenly the award garnered immense attention in the country even from people who might not necessarily be great consumers of designer wear.”
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – by Jamie Carter “Whether you’re on the Dragon’s Back or making an assault on Lantau Peak, lightweight layers are the best way to stay warm. PLUS see our interactive guide to nearly 80 Hong Kong hikes for all abilities”