THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL’S red hot run continues this week, with the Eastern Market Indicator setting a national record record — twice.
Closing yesterday at 1439c/kg, it rose 8c/kg from Tuesday’s sales, which was a record in itself at 1431c/kg.
The previous highest mark was 1425c/kg, set in June 2011.”
SCROLL IN – “On the eve of the International Woolmark Prize, a look at the entires of Indian finalists Nachiket Barve and Bounipun.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “QUEENSLAND could become a driving force in the Australian sheep industry if the roll-out of wild dog exclusion fencing and control measures continued in the state, new AgForce Sheep and Wool Board president Alan Rae said today.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “The Northern Region wool auction broke through a perceived price barrier yesterday to help set a new national record with the Australian the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) soaring to 1439 cents a kilogram (clean).
NSW’s Yennora wool auctions cracked a former level of resistance, rocketing 19c/kg to close the regional indicator at 1509c/kg on Wednesday…”
APPAREL – “In the early 1990s, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and Woolrich, the iconic America outdoor apparel brand, collaborated to create Wool-Dura™, a specialty blend of iconic Woolrich wool and nylon 6,6 CORDURA® fabric used in hunting apparel…”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – “Victorian livestock farm profits have continued to rise, a new report reveals.
The 2015-16 Victorian Livestock Farm Monitor Report shows the financial and production performance of 68 livestock farms across Gippsland, Northern and South west Victoria have improved.”
ABC NEWS – by Stephen Letts – “Australia’s wool growers are experiencing the best conditions in decades as prices surge towards record highs on the back of a solid increase in demand.”
ABC RURAL – by Lydia Burton – “The Queensland Premier believes her Government’s $26 million investment in wild dog fences has been money well spent.
It comes after years of discussions and consultation trying to determine the best way to get on top of the wild dog problem that has been decimating Queensland’s sheep and wool industry.”
NZ HERALD – by Kaysha Brownlie – “They converged from different corners of New Zealand – at Waitara Station – a high country property north-west of Napier.
Eight hours, 1611 shorn sheep later, Luke Mullins, Eru Weeds and James Mack became world record holders.
Luke Mullins says: “It’s not a small job!”
The shearers smashed the previous three-stand record of 1347 strong-wool ewes – battling 30 degree heat and “pumiced” sheep wool.”
MANAWATU STANDARD (NZ) – by Sam Kilmister – “A Taihape shearer has made his way into the world record book after smashing the three-stand strong-wool ewes record in a gruelling eight-hour effort.
Luke Mullins, originally from Taihape but shearing in Te Awamutu, joined Eru Weeds and James Mack at Waitara Station, near Napier, to smash the previous record of 1347 by 264 sheep – finishing with a tally of 1611.”