AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION LIMITED – Wool market review – week ending 4 November 2016 (Week 18)
THE LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Brothers Simon and Angus Brabin are committed to breeding quality Merino sheep on the family aggregation based on “Bundaleer”, Junee.
In partnership with their parents Tom and Merril, the brothers join 1200 Merino ewes annually to Merino rams purchased from the Baldwin family at “Bundilla”, Young, alongside 300 Merino seconds joined to Composites to maintain first-cross numbers.”
NZ FARMER – by Mike Watson – “A Marlborough high country farming family have won the inaugural Marlborough Sheep and Beef Farmer of the Year competition.
Awatere Valley merino sheep and angus cattle breeders Simon, Lynda and Tom Harvey narrowly headed off five other finalists to win $34,000 worth of sponsors products from the $70,000 total prize pool.”
ABC RURAL – NSW Country Hour by Sally Bryant – “Elite knitwear manufacturer and retailer, Devold of Norway will be using the legend of the Australian wool industry as part of their marketing strategy, in a sales and marketing partnership with a select group of fine wool producers.”
THE LAND – by Vanessa Binks – “THE Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator (AWEX-EMI) has continued on a sixteen-month high after the benchmark indicator remained unchanged, settling at 1331 cents per kilogram.”
THE LAND – by Stephen Burns – “Forty school students from three high schools attended the annual field day at Taralga, hosted by the NSW Corriedale Association and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “A DRY start to the year contributed to a decrease in micron average for Coral and Graham Maxted’s wool.
Which then resulted in a record high sale for the wool growers last week.
The Maxteds, from Jarkin, made a top price of 1078c/kg, the highest value they had ever received.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Woolgrowers’ eNewsletter October 2016
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “… THE wool market was slightly cheaper this week with the northern market indicator finishing on 1375c/kg, down 3c/kg.
The merino wools were a bit inconsistent with the 16 and 17 microns gaining around 5c/kg while the 18 and 19 microns lost around the same…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s Wool Exchange Portal working group will decide next Monday if the industry should pursue creation of the online marketing platform.”