THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “A WOOL Exchange Portal will be created to buy and sell wool.
At the Australian Wool Innovation annual general meeting in Sydney today, chairman Wal Merriman said the board had accepted the recommendation by the WEP steering committee to create the portal.
Mr Merriman said it would be a new era for growers and transactions.
The decision to develop the portal was unanimous.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “Australian Wool Innovation chair Wal Merriman has confirmed to this morning’s AWI annual general meeting in Sydney that plans to develop an online Wool Exchange Portal will proceed.”
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS (UK) – ” Chris Holland tracks the progress of a campaign launched in Bradford to boost demand for wool
WITH a royal fanfare the Campaign for Wool was officially launched in Bradford six years ago this month.
It was instigated by the Prince of Wales to try and increase the demand for and price of wool, a natural sustainable product which accounts for only just over one per cent of global fibre consumption. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “THE Australian cricket team jumpers now feature South Australian wool.
Manufacturer Silver Fleece started using pure South Australian Merino wool this year to differentiate the brand from international competition in an attempt to stay financially viable.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “BUYERS stuck to a budget at Naracoorte’s first-cross ewe lamb sale, with the top pens looking more value for money than the strong second run.
While prices reached a top of $256, an increase of $26 on the same sale last year, many of the best pens didn’t reach the heights expected.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Paula Thompson – “5.5yo ewes to $136
Wethers to $106
THE final Bordertown off-shears sale for 2016 ended on a high note, with young ewes selling to $221.
Elders Bordertown branch manager Brenton Henriks said it was an outstanding line-up of sheep.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices rebounded this week with renewed demand for all qualities of Merino wool and recovery in broad crossbred rates.”
THE COUNTRY (NZ HERALD) – “Reigning world champion shearer Rowland Smith was the ultimate victim of one of the toughest of national selection series in any sport when his chance of defending the title ended at the Canterbury Show in Christchurch last Friday.
The series, which started in Southland in January, comprised six points rounds, the top six qualifying for the final which was shorn over 20 sheep each, a mix of eight full-woolled sheep, six second-shear and six lambs.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “A MAJOR Italian buyer has pleaded with the Australian wool industry to retain the visual appraisal of wool as the auction system braces for a shake-up today (Thursday).
Vitale Barberis Canonico raw wool buyer Davide Fontaneto said the 353 year-old Italian textile maker would not purchase from the Australian wool auction if visual appraisals were abolished.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “ITALIAN miller Vitale Barberis Canonico is paying a 10 per cent premium for non-mulesed wool.
Speaking at their annual wool excellence celebration last week, VBC raw material buying manager Davide Fontaneto told his superfine suppliers it came down to consumer perception.”