SWIOWA NEWS SOURCE – Associated Press Video – “Competitors descended on the New Zealand South Island town of Invercargill on Wednesday for the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release New Zealand Wool Services – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island auction of 5500 bales saw a 77 percent clearance with most types firm to slightly dearer.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies moved down 0.41 percent, helping local prices slightly…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “FINE wool continues to achieve prices above expectation as the market maintains strength.
Ivan and Nola Frederick, from Violet Town, sold 36 bales averaging 18 micron, ranging from 16.7 to 19.3, at the Australian Wool Exchange last week.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Newman – “The World Shearing and Wool handling Championships are under way in Invercargill, with about 600 spectators on hand to see the start of the competition…”
THE EXAMINER – by Rob Inglis – “The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI), Australia’s benchmark for wool prices, has jumped to a record high.
In January, the EMI reached $14.39 per kilogram…”
THE STANDARD – by Madeleine McNeil – “The farming community of Tyrendarra is gearing up for a bumper show to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday.
From novelty events where shearers shear a sheep, “scoff a pie and scull a can”, to agricultural sections, wood carving, interesting historical displays and live entertainment, there is something for everyone.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – by Kristen Frost – “Brian and Helen Anderson, “Lower Sylvia Vale”, Binda, have won the ninth annual ANZ Agribusiness Crookwell Flock Ewe competition for the second time in five years.”
ABC NEWS – South East SA – by Kate Hill – “A cheeky shearing shed snap that became a viral trump card for the Australian wool industry, and made a cult hero out of a local shearer, has proved a winner for a South Australian rural photographer.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “… Ewe little beauty
PLANS are currently being finalised for this year’s Bathurst Merino Association’s maiden merino ewe competition with entries being received from the western side of our district.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sue Neales, The Australian – “THE phone call declaring the superfine wool grown on Garry Meek’s farm in western Victoria to be the best in the world came out of the blue.
All Mr Meek had done was to shear his flock of 3000 merino sheep last winter in his humble corrugated-iron shearing shed and sell the resulting 65 bales to the highest bidders, The Australian reports.”