FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FINER micron wools led a new-year surge at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week as prices followed those of Eastern States into near record territory.
Trading at the WWC resumed on Wednesday after a three-week festive-season recess with the strongest opening wool market buyers and sellers said they could recall.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “RESEARCHERS wanting to do wool-related projects have until February 13 to apply for funding.
Australian Wool Innovation has called for proposals for wool research, covering both on and off-farm work…”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers are the most positive they have been in years following a good winter, strong commodity prices and the continued rollout of wild dog fencing, AgForce Sheep and Wool president Alan Rae said today.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Russell and Colleen Foster were very happy to be selling their Italian spinner style wool in a buoyant market today.
“It’s good for everyone, for the whole industry,” Mr Foster said.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Press Release New Zealand Wool Services – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island wool auction saw a continuing softening for average to poor style wools, with good colour and better prepared wools faring better.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Wool growers and buyers worked together to raise $13,224 for the Helimed Ambulance Auxiliary. Two bales of wool, made up of fleeces donated by growers in the Omeo district, was given to the Helimed to sell at auction.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL’S red hot run continues this week, with the Eastern Market Indicator setting a national record record — twice.
Closing yesterday at 1439c/kg, it rose 8c/kg from Tuesday’s sales, which was a record in itself at 1431c/kg.
The previous highest mark was 1425c/kg, set in June 2011.”
SCROLL IN – “On the eve of the International Woolmark Prize, a look at the entires of Indian finalists Nachiket Barve and Bounipun.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “QUEENSLAND could become a driving force in the Australian sheep industry if the roll-out of wild dog exclusion fencing and control measures continued in the state, new AgForce Sheep and Wool Board president Alan Rae said today.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “The Northern Region wool auction broke through a perceived price barrier yesterday to help set a new national record with the Australian the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) soaring to 1439 cents a kilogram (clean).
NSW’s Yennora wool auctions cracked a former level of resistance, rocketing 19c/kg to close the regional indicator at 1509c/kg on Wednesday…”