APPAREL – “In the early 1990s, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and Woolrich, the iconic America outdoor apparel brand, collaborated to create Wool-Dura™, a specialty blend of iconic Woolrich wool and nylon 6,6 CORDURA® fabric used in hunting apparel…”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – “Victorian livestock farm profits have continued to rise, a new report reveals.
The 2015-16 Victorian Livestock Farm Monitor Report shows the financial and production performance of 68 livestock farms across Gippsland, Northern and South west Victoria have improved.”
ABC NEWS – by Stephen Letts – “Australia’s wool growers are experiencing the best conditions in decades as prices surge towards record highs on the back of a solid increase in demand.”
ABC RURAL – by Lydia Burton – “The Queensland Premier believes her Government’s $26 million investment in wild dog fences has been money well spent.
It comes after years of discussions and consultation trying to determine the best way to get on top of the wild dog problem that has been decimating Queensland’s sheep and wool industry.”
NZ HERALD – by Kaysha Brownlie – “They converged from different corners of New Zealand – at Waitara Station – a high country property north-west of Napier.
Eight hours, 1611 shorn sheep later, Luke Mullins, Eru Weeds and James Mack became world record holders.
Luke Mullins says: “It’s not a small job!”
The shearers smashed the previous three-stand record of 1347 strong-wool ewes – battling 30 degree heat and “pumiced” sheep wool.”
MANAWATU STANDARD (NZ) – by Sam Kilmister – “A Taihape shearer has made his way into the world record book after smashing the three-stand strong-wool ewes record in a gruelling eight-hour effort.
Luke Mullins, originally from Taihape but shearing in Te Awamutu, joined Eru Weeds and James Mack at Waitara Station, near Napier, to smash the previous record of 1347 by 264 sheep – finishing with a tally of 1611.”
NEWS.COM.AU – by Danielle McGrane, Australian Associated Press – “Australian designers macgraw and Ex Infinitas are up for the prestigious international Woolmark Prize.
Womenswear designers Beth and Tessa MacGraw (macgraw) and menswear designer Lukas Vincent (Ex Infinitas) were awarded the Australia & New Zealand regional Woolmark Prize last year, each taking home $50,000.”
GOONDIWINDI ARGUS – ““Produce from Goondiwindi and the rest of the Maranoa is world-renowned for being clean and green so it makes sense to harness the value of our quality product and market it on the world stage – through significant international trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement – to grow regional economies,” Maranoa MP David Littleproud said… Raw wool: Elimination of tariffs into TPP markets on entry into force.
FACT: In 2015-16, total Australian exports of wool were valued about $2.9 billion, wool exports to TPP countries were valued about $77 million.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation, Bathurst Merino Association and Elders have arranged a practical sheep classing day at Peter and Kay Moore’s “Blink Bonnie” at Tarana on Wednesday, February 8 with a 10am start.
Respected industry figure Stuart Hodgson will conduct the workshop and Sally Coddington will present a talk on retirement and succession planning.”
ABC RURAL – by Tyne Logan and Peta Doherty – “West Australian wool producers making changes in their flock sizes, off the back of record high wool prices.
On Tuesday, the Western Market Indicator was at 1,488 cents, up about 10 per cent on last year and up almost 30 per cent for the same time two years ago.
While the news has been welcomed by producers, it has not been without scepticism.”