ABC RURAL – Country Hour for Thursday 19th January 2017 – Josh Lamb, Techwool Export Manager gives insight to the wool market interviewed by Cara Jeffery.
(Press play and move counter along to 42:50 for wool section with Josh speaking on the state of the market)
HUFFINGTON POST – by Emma Brancatisano – “For Pip, Norm and Ian Smith, ‘LoveMerino’ is a family story that has been years in the making.
At Glenwood, in the hills above Wellington in central west New South Wales, the Smith family have been growing wool for over five generations. They have a passion for Merino — and securing its future…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “IT was a volatile week for both the physical and the forward wool markets…”
MARIE CLAIRE – by Lucy Pavia – “Donald Trump’s inauguration committee might have had a pretty tough few weeks scrambling to secure attendees (and rubbishing reports of slow tickets sales), but for wool sellers in the Washington D.C area it’s been a pretty bumper fortnight.
The most controversial presidential inauguration in recent times has had an unlikely side effect — sales of pink wool have shot through the roof.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy AWI – “The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) managed to forge ahead by a further 12ac clean/kg to conclude this week’s trading at 1434 ac clean/kg, the highest closing level ever recorded in Au$ terms. This record was set despite the very large offerings of over 56,000 bales and disadvantageous foreign exchange rates in all of the major trading currencies.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE wool prices held relatively firm in record territory yesterday, after the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator climbed to an all-time high of 1439 cents on Wednesday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN wool price benchmarks hitting record levels yesterday has raised questions about the sustainability of the new auction levels, especially for fine Merino clips.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 20 January 2017 (Week 29)
WOOLNEWS.NET – “…Welcome to the first issue of www.woolnews.net for 2017. We wish all our readers a very happy New Year. We also wish all our readers in China a happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster. “
NZ HERALD – by Carmel Fisher – “It is such a rare thing these days for products to live up to their hype.
I found one over the holiday break – Allbirds sneakers – and have since bought an additional pair for my husband and raved about the merino running shoes to anyone who will listen.”