SKY NEWS – “Volumes at New Zealand’s weekly wool auction were higher than normal for this time of year as farmers try to shift bales they held back from previous auctions due to weak prices.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION LIMITED – Wool market review – week ending 28 April 2017 (Week 43)
WOOLNEWS.NET – “Australian wool production highter… IWTO Congress 3-5 May 2017… What’s happening to wool prices?… Australian wool exports up…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WOOL industry attitudes to change need to be addressed collaboratively for the proposed Wool Exchange Portal to succeed, according to the operator of Australia’s only online wool marketing platforms.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “THE volatile nature of the market played out in the physical and forward sectors this week on the return from the Easter recess.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company has introduced a new innovation award to celebrate outstanding creative and innovative fabric or yarn in wool. The award aims to inspire finalists to be more experimental and creative when developing fabric or yarn for final collections and can be given to any of the 12 global finalists. The winner will be granted AU$ 100,000.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices closed generally lower in most sale centres this week, despite buyer confidence improving as sales progressed.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “ELECTRONIC transfer of wool clip information from farm to warehouse is being trialled in the second stage of the Australian Wool Exchange’s e-Bale project.”
VOGUE – by Victoria Gore – ”
Six candidates have been selected to represent the region.
The Woolmark Company has announced the names of the six nominees from Australia and New Zealand selected to compete for this year’s International Woolmark Prize.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “FORMER wool broker of the year Greg Tilbrook has become one of the country’s most reputable brokers, climbing from a humble regional wool technician to the State wool manager for Primaries of WA.
He attributes the lift in his professional profile to winning the prestigious National Council Wool Selling Brokers Association (NCWSBA) Wool Broker Award in 2013.”