SHEEP CENTRAL – “GENETIC technology, the wool value chain and non-mulesing management techniques will be all under the spotlight when growers from across the nation gather for the MerinoLink conference on June 20.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Natalie Lyons – “Week commencing 28/05/18
This week saw a smaller wool offering across the three selling centres with 30,053 bales offered for trade with an overall pass in rate recorded of just over two percent.”
THE EXAMINER – by Kasey Wilkins – “Crowds converged on the Campbell Town Showgrounds on Friday and Saturday to take a look at the oldest continually running show in the Commonwealth.
Campbell Town Show president George Gatenby said the committee believed it was one of the best attended shows in a decade.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Restockers from the southwest of Victoria, where good rains have fallen, played a key role in the purchase of lambed and scanned-in-lamb ewes at Wycheproof store sheep sale on Friday.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FOUR WA agriculture and veterinary sciences student teams acquitted themselves well in the National Merino Challenge (NMC) competition at the Adelaide Showgrounds recently.
Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Life Sciences student Madison Carter third in the tertiary division, behind champion Lauren Rowlands and second placed Rebecca Owen, both from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “AS a part of its breech flystrike prevention research, development and extension program, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is promoting a booklet which investigates issues around non-mulesing.”
BRINKWIRE – “At a time when rural shows have faltered or closed down altogether, one event in Tasmania’s north-east has managed to stand the test of time.
This year the Campbell Town show marks its 180th anniversary.”
FASHION JOURNAL – by Maeve Kerr-Crowley – “Go natural this winter.
It’s all about warmth, comfort and sustainability as Westfield and the Woolmark Company team up for Wool Week Australia.
Completely natural and biodegradable, wool is the most renewable and recyclable fibre available to the apparel industry. Wool Week is all about encouraging designers and consumers to embrace it as an eco-friendly wardrobe option.”
FARM WEEKLY – “THEIR role in WA’s record-breaking wool industry and the importance of fulfilling it completely and correctly was impressed on 20 trainee wool classers on a visit to Perth wool handling facilities recently.
South Regional TAFE wool classing students and their lecturer Robert Carter visited the Western Wool Centre (WWC) in Bibra Lake on Wednesday to watch the live auction as price guides across the 18-22 micron spectrum and the Western Indicator all moved to record highs.”
ABC NEWS – RURAL – by Laurissa Smith – “The superfine saxon merino wool from the property Glen Mavis at Nile, run by Jack and son David Talbot… ”