ABC NEWS – by Fiona Breen – “Australian wool farmers could be forgiven for thinking the golden age of the industry is here again as surging demand from China and Europe, particularly for the finer Merino fleece, continues to push prices skyward.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices faltered this week as buyer interest in superfine wool waned, according to Landmark wool technical officer Phillip Lipscombe.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Karolin Macgregor – “IT MAY be one of Australia’s premier sheep and wool events but one of the highlights at next week’s Campbell Town Show is sure to be short-legged dogs.
For the first time the Dachshund Dash will be included in the show program, as will a Dapper Dachshund Fashion parade.”
BUSINESS SCOOP – Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island offering of 7,700 bales saw a 69 percent clearance with most types easing in local terms mainly due to a significantly stronger New Zealand dollar. WOOL PRICES REFLECT NZ DOLLAR GAINS”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “Almost half of WA’s wool clip could be fitted with electronic bale tags next year, as part of a six-month pilot of Australian Wool Exchange’s e-Bale project.
From January, more than 150,000 bales from across WA will be fitted with electronic tags, allowing them to be electronically tracked from the farm to the point of shipping.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “lA Western District wool growing family has achieved the first and the second 1PP bales to be offered for sale in Victoria this year.
The Linke family of Glenholme at Tarrington, near Hamilton, have achieved the highest possible type for two bales of their superfine wool.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s (AWI) chiefs are doubtful shareholders of Graziers’ Investment Company (GIC) will receive a slice of the dormant company’s $20 million bank balance once liquidation is finalised.”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “The New Zealand English Leicester Breed Society has just held it’s yearly field day.
Eighteen people attended, most of whom were from the South Island – not a big group by any stretch of the imagination. But the members made up for this with their unparalleled dedication to the english leicester breed, says the society chairman David Bennett.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MAJOR Chinese wool buyers will meet for the first time in Australia tomorrow at the Ballarat district property of leading Chinese importer and processor Tianyu Wool.”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – by Deniliquin Pastoral Times – “Seigwool in North Deniliquin is more than just a wool trading store.
Ben Seignior and his wife Amelia provide you with a one-stop shop for all your sheep and wool needs.
The northside business has been providing wool buying, brokering, exporting and sheep contracting services to Deniliquin and the wider region for more than a decade.”