COASTAL LEADER – “Kingston’s Techwool Trading has made a generous donation of $1000 towards Car No 68 in the Aussie Muscle Car Run.
Steve Lomman of Techwool Trading recently presented the cheque to Colin Layzell and Steve Letton of Car 68 “GT Wanderers”, a contribution which helped immensely, as teams are required to raise a minimum of $4000 per car on top of their per person registration fee.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – “Genetic research into the heritability of flystrike susceptibility in sheep is set to be incorporated into new tools to assist breeders to make more informed selection decisions.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SOUTH Australia’s first Merino sire evaluation trial on a commercial property plans to add eating quality of Merino lambs to its trait analysis.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Press Release: Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services C.E.O Mr John Dawson reports that the double auctions in the South and North Islands attracted more interest today.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing – “FORMER world record shearer and four-times national New Zealand national circuit champion Darin Forde showed he had lost none of his touch as he scored two big triumphs over 700km apart in the space of just 24 hours last week.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Invista’s Cordura brand has announced new Cordura Combat Wool fabric in collaboration with Marlane, a division of Biella Manifatture Tessili S.R.L, a leading producer of fabrics for elegant and high-end casualwear.”
KICKSONFIRE.COM – by JuanofaKind – “Still feenin’ for some more Air Jordan 3s? Did you pick up the Jordan 3 Cyber Monday but still want some more? Don’t worry, Jordan Brand will soon be releasing another never before seen colorway/construction on the shoe, I’m talking about the Air Jordan 3 Wool…”
FURNITURE NEWS – by Victoria Noakes – “One of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers, Harrison Spinks, has added a rare breed of sheep to its flock, to be used in a potential limited edition mattress.
In addition to the Texel, Suffolk and Zwartble flocks already on the bed maker’s 300-acre farm, a flock of 23 Wensleydale sheep has been introduced, to allow the bed maker to utilise their high-quality, sumptuous wool as a filling in its luxury mattresses, creating an ideal balance of temperature regulation with the renowned innovative technology used through Harrison Spinks’ mattress ranges.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE Australian wool market continued to strengthen in the past the week as lower volumes at sales forced buyers to increase activity to feed early stage processing machinery. Prices rose despite the stronger local currency with the Australian dollar increasing from its low of US75.85c early last week to a high of US77.25c on Wednesday night. Consequently the EMI rose by 13c in local terms, but a significantly higher 29c in US dollar.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Mark Griggs – “IT began with the development of a relationship with Woolerina several years ago to value-add the Smith family’s wool growing enterprise and now the next step is the launch of their own Merino brand.”