WHSV.COM – Courtesy: NEWSPLEX – “The competitors all have to shear a set amount of sheep,” said Pessino. “They’ll go through and try to sheer the sheep as fast and as efficiently as they can; and they’ll be judged off of the cleanliness of their sheep and how well they’re shorn and how fast they were able to do it.”
Marie Prebble: ‘I will need to decide if I will be shearing and housing some of the flock as I did last year’
FG INSIGHT (Farmers Guardian UK) – “Time is flying fast since I have been in New Zealand. A couple of weeks off work over Christmas was more than I had expected, so returning to work in the New Year felt a bit like starting from scratch. Getting back to 200 lambs/day was a good start though, and long awaited, so I hope my shearing is improving. A recent highlight was driving out to watch the three-stand, eight-hour strongwool ewe shearing record in Hawkes Bay.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherin 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.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – 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.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOL brokers who see a lot of farms and a lot of sheep – along with the wool off them – consider Murray Hall one of the best “sheep men” in WA.
Mr Hall is renowned for producing best-styled wools and for the care he commits to his flock.”
Lamb wool prices have dropped so low that some farmers won’t recover the costs of shearing and getting it to market (NZ)
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News – by Greg Ninness – “Crossbred wool prices fell sharply at the latest auctions with lambs wool prices falling to near 10 year lows as Chinese buyers sat on the sidelines and the high NZ dollar took its toll.”
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – by Jing Zhang – “A great story about growing up on a sheep farm in Uruguay, as well as beautiful clothes that show off wool’s qualities, helped Hearst to womenswear prize…”
THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Erin McFadden – “Wimmera Farmer presents a monthly feature that profiles young people in agriculture and looks at what drove them to a life on the land.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “BIOCLIP — the wool harvesting system that was once promoted as an alternative to conventional shearing could soon have a new owner.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 27 January 2017 (Week 30)