FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company, a global authority on wool, is organising Wool Runway, a design competition for tertiary Indian students that will give them a chance to design a wool outfit for a premium fashion brand. The students participating in the competition will also get an opportunity to be mentored by Gautam Vazirani, fashion curator at IMG Reliance.”
DENILIQUIN PASTORAL TIMES – by Contributor – “Lamb numbers eased at the Deniliquin sale on Tuesday, as the spring flush of young unshorn lambs from the area starts to slow down.
Quality is starting to decline, with more young lambs showing dryness in the pelt and some seed infestation.
The usual buyers operated in a much cheaper market compared to the last sale held at Deniliquin a fortnight ago, although price results were in line with more recent prime sales.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Wool prices finally firmed for most types and styles in a 9636 bale offering at the Christchurch wool sale.
After five months of downwards prices for crossbred wools, buyers were securing volumes for scouring, especially full length fleece.
An excellent offering of mid micron and merino lines last week met solid demand from buyers, continuing on from recent lifts in Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – “Kardinia Dohnes
54 of 60 rams sold to $3800, av $1687
A highlight of Kardinia Dohnes’ 11th on-property sale last month was the demand for sons of KP13.2345, which Kardinia’s Don and Karen Mills purchased as part of a syndicate from West Australian stud Kintail Park Dohnes in 2014.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Catherine Miller – “RAM breeders are encouraged to nominate high-performing young sires for the first season of the SA Merino Sire Evaluation.
The SA Sheep Industry Blueprint Group, with support from Merino SA, is aiming to identify superior sires by benchmarking wool, production and carcase traits of their progeny.”
RURAL NEWS GROUP (NZ) – “The double auctions in the South and North Islands attracted more interest yesterday…”
STOCK JOURNAL – “BORDER Leicester rams with top figures and terrific seasonal conditions added up to a total clearance at Deepwater stud’s 23rd annual sale on Wednesday.”
VOXY – Contributor Fuseworks Media – “Homegrown brand Merino Kids is officially the best baby Merino company throughout Australasia! The popular baby sleepwear brand has yet again been recognized and voted as one of New Zealand and Australia’s finest baby brands throughout several categories in the OHbaby! Awards 2016.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CONTINUED growth in National Wool Declaration adoption may negate the need for the animal welfare status document to be formally made mandatory, according to AWEX chief executive officer Mark Grave.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices improved across the entire Merino micron range this week, with lower quality wools improving the most.”