STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The spring feature store sheep sale held by McKean McGregor and HF Richardson at Wycheproof last Friday (October 7) was back on the previous week’s record-breaking highs.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIAN wool handler Sophie Huf had a secret weapon with her at the Australian National Shearing and Wool Handling Titles at Warialda in New South Wales on the weekend. Picture – Flick Wingfield.”
WWD – by Loreliei Marfil – “The brand showed off a sustainability-themed window, showcasing the biodegradable John Smedley sweater that was buried on the grounds of Clarence House.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “COMMERCIAL Merino producers have the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of DNA research by participating in a pilot trial of the new Flock Profiling Test from the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Glynis Traill-Nash – “The International Woolmark Prize has become one of the world’s most valuable competitions for emerging designers — not only for the prizemoney of $100,000 and slew of global retail contracts, but also because of the raised profile it brings.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “DESPITE the Chinese sector being on holiday for National Day the wool market in Australia made positive gains and closed 10c higher on the back of a small offering.”
THE TIMARU HERALD (NZ) – Koren Allpress – “Despite being held in a couple of different, new locations, the Waimate Shears event went “really well”, Waimate Shears executive officer Eileen Smith says.
The event was a “bit makeshift” because in the past it was held at the stadium, but this year the shearing events were held in a marquee at the South Canterbury A&P showground and the wool handling events at Russell Hart’s woolshed, Smith said.
VOXY – from Doug Laing, media officer, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Australia regained transtasman shearing match supremacy with a big win over the Shearing Sports New Zealand team last night at Warialda, New South Wales.
In the first-leg of an annual home-and-away series, with three from each country shearing 16 sheep each, including merino and strongwool crossbreds, Australia beat New Zealand by 17.21pts.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Tina Morrison – “Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand wool prices were mixed at the latest weekly auction amid targeted buying, as demand remains soft so far this season.
The price for 25-micron merino wool at yesterday’s South Island auction advanced to $11.30 per kilogram from $11.20/kg at the previous comparable South Island auction two weeks ago, although it’s 7 percent below the same period last year, according to AgriHQ. Coarser mid-micron wool declined, with 29-micron wool sliding to $6.70/kg from $7.30/kg at the previous comparable auction, down 36 percent from last year’s level.”
RURAL NEWS GROUP – “The South Island sale of 8565 bales comprising a wide range of wool types saw good support with 78% of the offering selling. “