INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Invista’s Cordura brand has announced new Cordura Combat Wool fabric in collaboration with Marlane, a division of Biella Manifatture Tessili S.R.L, a leading producer of fabrics for elegant and high-end casualwear.”
KICKSONFIRE.COM – by JuanofaKind – “Still feenin’ for some more Air Jordan 3s? Did you pick up the Jordan 3 Cyber Monday but still want some more? Don’t worry, Jordan Brand will soon be releasing another never before seen colorway/construction on the shoe, I’m talking about the Air Jordan 3 Wool…”
FURNITURE NEWS – by Victoria Noakes – “One of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers, Harrison Spinks, has added a rare breed of sheep to its flock, to be used in a potential limited edition mattress.
In addition to the Texel, Suffolk and Zwartble flocks already on the bed maker’s 300-acre farm, a flock of 23 Wensleydale sheep has been introduced, to allow the bed maker to utilise their high-quality, sumptuous wool as a filling in its luxury mattresses, creating an ideal balance of temperature regulation with the renowned innovative technology used through Harrison Spinks’ mattress ranges.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE Australian wool market continued to strengthen in the past the week as lower volumes at sales forced buyers to increase activity to feed early stage processing machinery. Prices rose despite the stronger local currency with the Australian dollar increasing from its low of US75.85c early last week to a high of US77.25c on Wednesday night. Consequently the EMI rose by 13c in local terms, but a significantly higher 29c in US dollar.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Mark Griggs – “IT began with the development of a relationship with Woolerina several years ago to value-add the Smith family’s wool growing enterprise and now the next step is the launch of their own Merino brand.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company, a global authority on wool, is organising Wool Runway, a design competition for tertiary Indian students that will give them a chance to design a wool outfit for a premium fashion brand. The students participating in the competition will also get an opportunity to be mentored by Gautam Vazirani, fashion curator at IMG Reliance.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – by Contributor – “Lamb numbers eased at the Deniliquin sale on Tuesday, as the spring flush of young unshorn lambs from the area starts to slow down.
Quality is starting to decline, with more young lambs showing dryness in the pelt and some seed infestation.
The usual buyers operated in a much cheaper market compared to the last sale held at Deniliquin a fortnight ago, although price results were in line with more recent prime sales.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Wool prices finally firmed for most types and styles in a 9636 bale offering at the Christchurch wool sale.
After five months of downwards prices for crossbred wools, buyers were securing volumes for scouring, especially full length fleece.
An excellent offering of mid micron and merino lines last week met solid demand from buyers, continuing on from recent lifts in Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – “Kardinia Dohnes
54 of 60 rams sold to $3800, av $1687
A highlight of Kardinia Dohnes’ 11th on-property sale last month was the demand for sons of KP13.2345, which Kardinia’s Don and Karen Mills purchased as part of a syndicate from West Australian stud Kintail Park Dohnes in 2014.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Catherine Miller – “RAM breeders are encouraged to nominate high-performing young sires for the first season of the SA Merino Sire Evaluation.
The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint Group, with support from Merino SA, is aiming to identify superior sires by benchmarking wool, production and carcase traits of their progeny.”