FIBRE2FASHION – News Desk India – “At a conference of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB), attendees were told that there are several future opportunities for British wool, but collaboration and cooperation between wool sector segments was also essential. They were also informed that innovation in the form of collaboration had driven resurgence in Harris Tweed, an iconic wool product.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 11 November 2016 (Week 19)
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report – “New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports the combined North and South Island wool auctions offering 11800 bales saw a 71 percent clearance with most prices easing.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was 1.64 percent up on last sale having a negative impact on local levels…”
GRAZIA DAILY – “… Just in time for the colder weather, the Woolmark Company has partnered with US heritage brand Woolrich John Rich & Bros to showcase a photo exhibition which celebrates the tradition of wool and looks to the future, too.
ABC RURAL – WA Country Hour by Michelle Stanley – “A fourth-generation Kojonup sheep farmer has created an unofficial shearing museum on his property, roughly 300 kilometres south of Perth, to pay respect to an industry he loves.
Alex Cant’s family has been farming sheep on the property since the early 1960s.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports NZ – “IT may have been a day late but it didn’t matter to Gisborne wool handler Maryanne Baty today as she gained a dramatic selection in the CP Wool Shearing Sports New Zealand team for the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices fell further this week, despite auctions finishing on a more positive note on Thursday. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator fell 13 cents to 1290c/kg clean, with brokers passing ion 8.7 percent of the 47,139 bale offering, the third largest of the season.”
THE COROWA FREE PRESS – “Corowa Market was held on Monday, November 7 with 11,500 lambs yarded a decrease of 200 and 4,700 sheep was yarded which was an increase of 700 from previous week.
Lamb numbers were firm, quality continued to improve with mostly trade and heavy weight new season lambs offered.
Would expect to see more lambs being shorn from here on in as they are starting to dry in the wool and seed may become an issue.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “CATABY farmer Duncan Glasfurd, pictured with father Ray (right), is itching to get on with harvesting canola, barley and wheat crops, but getting 800 big squares of oaten hay off the paddock was the priority.
A contractor baled the 45-hectare paddock of Williams oats at night to keep moisture content up to 18 per cent and Duncan and his father were shifting it to a shed using a former car carrier semi-trailer when Farm Weekly visited last week.”
WESTERN ADVOATE – by John Seaman – “WE spent a couple of hours at the Windy Hill poll dorset flock ram sale at Carcoar Showground last week and were impressed by the quality and evenness of the 70 young rams that were offered.”