THE RURAL – “NUMBERS climbed to a whopping 43,000 head, which was 20,000 more than the previous week at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale on Thursday.
Numbers surged on the back of last week’s dearer market.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) there were good supplies of heavy lambs along with increased numbers of trade lambs.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “For the first time in its 20-year history, the China Wool Industrial Association represented by over 130 delegates from 80 major wool processors met outside China at the historical Lal Lal Estate near Ballarat in Australia. The development is significant since Australia is looking to increase the demand for Australian, specially Victorian, fine merino wool.”
THE SCOTTISH FARMER – by Gordon Davidson – “THIS WEDNESDAY’S Highland Sheep event at Contin, Strathpeffer will give wool producers the opportunity to interact with a number of key British Wool personnel and gain insight into the work British Wool is doing on their behalf.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGSITER – “TWO sheep classing schools are being held at Mitchell and Goondiwindi next week.
Organised by Elders in conjunction with AWI, the schools will be held at: Mt Ascot, Mitchell, on June 7, and at Kioma, Goondiwindi, on June 9.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “HIS 40 hectare property lease in China is worth an estimated $30 million, but Qianlong Ji wants to sell it for a slice of Australia’s agricultural land.
Chinese investment in Australian agriculture is often a catalyst for controversy, but Mr Ji, chairman of China Wool Industrial Association (CWIA) and president of the Zhangjiagang Yangtse Wool Combing company, believes the relationship can help revive the global wool industry.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Brooke Neindorf – “A wool broker has had a rare find after buying some wool from around Broken Hill in New South Wales.
After inspection and some investigating, it was discovered a bale of wool purchased by Chris Chattin, from Quality Wool, was shorn way back in 1982. Mr Chattin said most of it had stood the test of time and should be able to be sold soon.
He said he had been surprised to learn how old the wool actually was.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Alicia Perera – “A film about the lives of shearers who drove the North West sheep industry in the days before mining gives insight into a little-known slice of WA’s history.
Shearers — The Truck Days was made by WA pastoral representative body the Shearers and Pastoral Workers Social Club to chronicle the history of northern shearers in the 1920s-60s, when they travelled vast distances between stations.”
FARMING AHEAD – by David Cussons – “Discovered in the Joondalup Nature Reserve, in Perth’s northern suburbs, the declared weed was reported to the Department of Agriculture and Food and subsequently removed by City of Joondalup staff.”
STUFF.CO.NZ – “Central Otago designers may not have taken the top spot, but they dominated category wins at the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion Event held in Alexandra.
Gore designer, Viv Tamblyn took out the supreme award and the Nu Dax Streetwear Award on Saturday with her entry “A Touch of Copper'” a five-piece ensemble made from 100% wool featuring an oversized vest, bralette, pants, a jersey and beanie.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “More than 100 students from across Australia have enjoyed a detailed introduction to the wool industry at the 2017 National Merino Challenge (NMC).
Now in its fifth year, the two-day event has now introduced around 500 secondary and tertiary students to the basic skills involved in the wool industry and introduced them to a network of wool industry professionals and leaders.”