QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “OPERATIONAL costs will be slashed by about 40 per cent if the wool auctions at Yennora, Sydney were relocated to Goulburn in NSW’s southern tablelands.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “PROFESSIONALS undertaking the only specialist wool courses in Australia got a holistic look at the supply chain last week.
University of New England offers six specialised wool units, sponsored by the Australian Wool Education Trust, a joint venture of the Australian Wool Innovation and the Australian Wool Testing Authority.”
BUSINESS STANDARD – by IANS New Delhi – “The Woolmark Company and India Fashion Forum (IFF) on Wednesday flagged off the first edition of Wool Conclave focussing on the potential of wool as luxurious and natural fibre for fashion and lifestyle sector and how India and Australia can work in tandem to multiply and support wool.”
RADIO NZ – “Australian carpet maker Godfrey Hirst has lost its Court of Appeal case to stop a merger designed to create a single wool processing business in New Zealand.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The start-up, and ongoing, cost of electronic tags was the greatest concern raised by Victorian and New South Wales producers, although some have welcomed their introduction. Coliban Park’s Duncan Barber, Elphinstone, said he believed producers sending sheep and lambs direct to the meatworks should not have to use the tags, “as they are a waste of time.” “
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: World Shearing Champs – ” South Australian John Dalla is keeping the art of blade shearing in Australia alive. – John Dalla – Keeping the art alive – He’s won eight national titles in nine years and is gearing up to attend his fourth World Championships, but South Australian John Dalla is just as focussed on keeping the art of blade shearing alive in Australia.
Dalla has dominated the sport in the lucky country for the last decade and when he’s not on the end of a set of hand shears himself, he divides his time between his Orrie Cowie Merino Stud on the York Penninsula, west of Adelaide and his role as a trainer for Australian Wool Innovation.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “TASMANIAN Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has proposed legislation for all livestock exported from Australia, including sheep, to be identified and tracked with an electronic ear tag, to tighten trade regulation.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIAN farmers want the important sheep traceability report Sheepcatcher II to be released, but next Wednesday all state farmer bodies and government agriculture departments will vote on it.”
SGB MEDIA – by David Clucas – “The industry’s original performance fabric is making a comeback with a bit of hidden science.
As performance apparel brands rush to gain authenticity with coveted millennial consumers, many are eyeing natural fabrics as a way to exude the category’s traditional roots.
Wool, which is often dubbed the original performance fabric, has been a big benefactor of the trend. Along with its natural benefits of temperature regulation and odor control, the raw uniqueness of the material’s threads, knits and textures speak to today’s desire for one-of-a-kind items.”
NBR – by Jonathan Underhill – “Australian-owned carpet maker Godfrey Hirst has lost a bid to overturn plans backed by rival Cavalier Corp to create a monopoly in New Zealand wool scouring.”