THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “RAM demand continues to surge at stud sales in the south, with increased averages and bumper clearances a common occurrence.
Don Mills, at Kardinia Dohnes, in Corowa, NSW, sold 54 rams at auction, from 60 offered, and increased his average by about $400.”
GLEN INNES EXAMINER – by Craig Thomson – “TRIAL: RDA Northern Inland executive officer Nathan Axelsson says the Wool Works shearing school trial will be entertaining for the public …. A cutting-edge shearing school project that has been developed in response to a national shortage of shearers and wool handlers will kick off at the Glen Innes Showground on Wednesday October 5.Regional Development Australia (RDA) Northern Inland funded trial day will be held at the Showground from 9am to 4pm and the general public from around the region is invited to attend the free event.”
GOONDIWINDI ARGUS – by Rachel Baxter – “OVER 120 shearers and wool handlers from across the country and New Zealand are getting set to shear, sweep and compete their way to success at the National Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in Warialda.”
THE YORKSHIRE POST (UK) – by Ben Barnett – “A rare opportunity is being extended to farmers by giving them a chance to help influence the marketing and promotion of a very British product. The Bradford-based British Wool Marketing Board wants to hear from any British wool producers interested in becoming a county member for its countrywide network of regional committees.”
THE WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE (CANADA) – by Gaeil Farrar – “Sheep breeders from all over the province are gathering in Williams Lake this week for the B.C. Sheep Federation Conference 2016.
Mike Doherty, president of the Cariboo Sheep Breeders Association says the public is invited to visit the trade show taking place in conjunction with the conference.”
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The Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association has called on the Victorian Government to apply the handbrake in mandating radio frequency ID tags for use on sheep and goats from January 1 next year.
ALPA today launched an online survey in association with the Agribusiness Council of Australia to canvass sheep and goat producer attitudes to challenges arising from the decision.”
MARINE LINK – by Joseph R. Fonseca – “Following last year’s successful Woolly Hat Day, The Campaign for Wool is once again urging those up and down the country to wear wool to raise money for The Mission to Seafarers on the 14th October as part of Wool Week 2016.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “SPURRED on by clients’ confidence in the meat and wool markets, prices at the Rock-Bank Merino annual on property ram sale jumped $569 per head on last year’s average.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – “Wool industry stalwart Jimmy Jackson, formerly of The Woolmark Company, has set up his own consultancy firm, International Wool Consulting Group (IWC), in order to use his expertise in the global wool and knitwear industry to provide support and training to leading and innovative companies from a variety of manufacturing sectors. The company will focus on Asian countries like China and Vietnam, and also on Russia.”
FIBRE 2 FASHION – “Italian fabric maker Vitale Barberis led 23 other companies to set up the Wool Excellence Club, to halt the drift away from wool production in Australia. The club members have to meet strict conditions, i.e., their wool has to be from Saxon Merinos and have the right elasticity and density, while also ensuring that the wool is from farms that do not mule.”