NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Merino prices lifted unexpectedly again in the last big New Zealand offering of the year at Melbourne last week.
Among the offering was the clip from Awatere Valley’s Muller Station and Upcot Station which remain blocked by the 7.8 earthquake.
A large influx of Australian fine wool was expected to take the edge off good prices, but demand held up for the 1800 bale offering presented by the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM).”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – from Doug Laing – “Late start early win as Grainger wins beats World Champs hope at Stratford.
Te Kuiti shearer Mark Grainger had a confidence-boosting pre-Christmas win when he downed former World and Golden Shears champion Gavin Mutch in the final of the Stratford A and P Show’s shearing championships yesterday.”
GISBOURNE HERALD NZ – by Murray Robertson – “TWO Gisborne Wool businesses — Gisborne Wool Company Ltd and Fred Tate Wools Ltd — have announced their intention to merge into one operational and trading entity.
The newly-formed company will be called East Coast Wools Ltd.
“After a few years talking about it, we feel now is the right time to announce the merger,” said Fred Tate Wools chief executive Peter Tate.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Karen Bailey – “A HUGE surge in buyer interest during the past week has resulted in the Northern Market Indicator jumping 59 cents a kilogram to finish the week on 1418c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – ” CHANTEL McAlister is on a mission: to combine her love of wool with her photography skills to restore a sense of pride in the wool industry.
Wool classer Ms McAlister is about to embark on what she has christened The Truth about Wool Tour. It will take her into sheds across Australia, where she intends to shoot images and videos of shearing and wool. These will then be released through social media, as well as being turned into a book and a touring exhibition.”
ABC RURAL – by Lydia Burton – “Shearing contractors from across Queensland have banded together to address the worker shortage, after a sudden resurgence of sheep caught the industry by surprise.”
WOOLNEWS.NET – November 2016
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 25 November 2016 (Week 21)
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S wool clip has exceeded the $1 billion value mark three weeks earlier than last year with a surge in Merino wool prices this week.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “As one New Zealand wool buying firm closes another expands, with Segard Masurel taking on three new buyers.
The company is expanding its existing wool buying operations in the South Island following the closure of H Dawson Farm Direct.
H Dawson Farm Direct announced it was closing its doors on Wednesday as a result of Chinese textile market contraction, Brexit, exchange rates and the reducing wool clip.”