THE AUSTRALIAN – by Gylnis Traill-Nash – “Buzz does love to meet people who are passionate about their work, so it was a treat to meet Suket Dhir in Sydney this week, as he launches his winning Woolmark collection of menswear into David Jones. The Indian designer is currently on a global tour of his new international stockists that formed part of the prize, one of the biggest outcomes of the award.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “MICHAEL Craig is a stickler for details.
In fact, there’s hardly a thing on his 4200ha mixed sheep, beef and cropping farm at Harrow, in Victoria’s Western District, that hasn’t been measured, monitored or scrutinised.”
ABC RURAL – WA Country Hour – “A perfect storm of strong wool and sheep prices is swaying some Western Australian farmers away from cropping, and back towards sheep.
The WA sheep flock dropped sharply after peaking at over 38 million in 1990, and current figures show that total nudging back towards 15 million.”
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Crossbred wool bottoms at auction while beef and lamb schedules keep falling (NZ)
INTEREST.CO.NZ – “…Auctions in both Islands attracted good support, despite the firmer currency. Tight supply and more interest from China, especially for quick shipment, underpinned the demand.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Lynda and James Cartwright, Bungaree, Raywood, have continued the tradition of breeding high quality, feature sale-topping Border Leicester-Merino ewes.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A GROUP of wool classers turned up on the right day for a tour at the Victoria Wool Processors plant in Melbourne recently.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Super six shootout for shear sports guns in Christchurch
Six shearers and six woolhandlers have been named for the Top Six Shootouts to select the Shearing Sports New Zealand team for the 2017 World Championships.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Andrew Marshall – “Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s acting agribusiness head, Tim Harvey, says bullish farm investment intentions reflect confidence following rain and a run of good cashflow years for mixed livestock and crop producers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Colin Taylor – “IT’S the “perfect storm” so far as mosquitoes are concerned.
The second-wettest September for 100 years, plenty of water lying around and bursts of higher temperatures combine to create ideal breeding conditions for these summertime pests.”
Who darns wins! SAS soldiers are being kitted out in clothing made from a revolutionary new form of WOOL (UK)
DAILY MAIL – by Keiligh Baker for Mailonline – “A British company has developed a superfine wool which has been snapped up by the Ministry of Defence for SAS soldiers battling on the front line.
Derbyshire based Armadillo Merino designs and manufactures next-to-skin protective clothing for astronauts, firefighters and special forces.
Founded by New Zealander Andy Caughey, 53, the company spins sheep wool into a special yarn which is just 17 microns thick – less than a quarter of the breadth of a singe human hair.”