FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Georgina Safe – “IN 1954, a shy young Frenchman with glasses and an earnest young German with a pompadour won prizes as part of the International Wool Secretariat awards in Paris.
Yves Saint Laurent collected his award for dress design, while Karl Lagerfeld won the coat category in the Australian competition, judged by a panel including Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Balmain.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – by Laura Griffin and Nikki Reynolds – “A SALEYARD statement: “there wouldn’t be a woolly sheep in the Riverina at the moment,” certainly held truth.
With market aligning for wool, prime lambs, first-cross ewes and replacement stock it is shaping up to be a bright time for the sheep industry.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by David Loughrey – “A small Strath Taieri community with a reasonably recently formed young farmers club is set to run its second speed shearing event.
The second Strath Taieri Young Farmers speed shear competition is scheduled for Saturday week.”
Techwool wishes all a very happy and safe 2017 …..
SHEPPARTON NEWS – by The McIvor Times – “THE fourth annual Axedale Quick Shear is shaping up to be another day of fun showcasing the best country talent.
Shearers will be in competition to see who can do it the fastest, while wood choppers will be demonstrating their prowess with axe in hand on January 28 at the Axedale Hall and Park from 2pm to 6pm.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “COMPOSITE and crossbred sheep have ranked highest among shearers for occupational health and safety risk in the latest Elmore and District Machinery Field Days ‘Ewes for the future’ trial results.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “… Wool on the way up – SIGNIFICANT rises in auction values for superfine wools must be welcome news for producers who have stuck with the product…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “HEAVY sheep are forcing some sheep producers to seek new shearing solutions as shearers either refuse to shear ewe flocks or demand owners implement longer curfew times off feed and water.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Not-so woolly thinking has gone into developing technology touted as having the ability to improve global health.
Auckland-based Texus Fibre recently signed an investment and distribution agreement with another Auckland company, Healthy Breath Ltd, which would have the wool-based Helix Filter from Texus used in a new generation of urban masks marketed to Asian consumers.”
THE ARMIDALE EXPRESS – “SUPERIOR Merino genetics from some of the state’s best studs will be on offer at Armidale next week for the 72nd Armidale Ram Show and Sale.”