STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Nareeb Nareeb
43 of 50 Merino rams sold to $10,000, av $1680
Total clearance of 58 Poll Merinos sold to $2900, av $1768
LAST Friday, Glenthompson stud Nareeb Nareeb sold more Merinos and Poll Merinos rams than last year and at higher top and average prices.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “BOORANA MERINOS
*58 of 64 rams sold to $2400, av $1415
KYANGA WHITE SUFFOLKS
*48 of 48 rams sold to $1050, av $760
AFTER a total clearance of 40 rams last year, Boorana Merinos has increased their lots on offer at their third annual ram sale in Mortlake last Wednesday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S largest buyer, processor and exporter of carding wools Michell Wool has employed former Global Wool Export managing director Stephen Hill and his team to grow the combing side of the business.”
GQ INDIA – “The esteemed designer and the co-operative society of weavers join hands to bring the finest creations made with the help of the Woolmark Company…”
CABINET MAKER FURNITURE INDUSTRY NEWS – “Luxury bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks has announced the addition of a rare breed of sheep to its flock, which will potentially be used in a new, limited edition mattress.
The company has introduced a flock of 23 Wensleydale sheep with the intention of using their sumptuous wool as a filling in its luxury mattresses, whilst also helping to protect the breed, which has significantly declined in numbers over the years.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “THE Australian Wool Innovation board pocketed almost $650,000 in the past financial year.
And of the $79.3 million collected in levies, $76.6 million was spent on projects, marketing and administration.
Wool growers will this week receive the annual report from Australian Wool Innovation, which was posted on Monday.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie=Lee Oldfield – “MERINO wool achieved price increases across most microns again last week, with the Eastern Market Indicator finishing up 13c/kg.
The EMI closed on 1331c/kg, nearly 130c/kg above the same time last year.
Australian Wool Network auctioneer Kelvin Shelley said there was strong support for oddments, which rose 20c/kg to 30c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “A BUOYANT wool market, improving lamb returns and significant rain across much of eastern Australia are arresting a decline in sheep numbers across the nation.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES by Sally Rae – “You are going to be the rock stars for the future consumers,” New Zealand Merino chief executive John Brakenridge told about 100 merino growers in Omarama yesterday”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “VICTORIA’S largest sheep saleyard has offered to trial electronic tag scanning technology.
Ballarat saleyards, the third largest in the eastern states, had a throughput of 1.4 million sheep in 2015-16.
Ballarat saleyards manager Jonathan Crilly said this volume would make mandatory scanning of sheep tags a major transition.”