NBR – by Tina Morrison – “New Zealand wool prices declined at yesterday’s auction as a stronger local currency made the country’s exports less attractive.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Police are investigating the theft of 160 merino ewes from a property at Cookamidgera.
The sheep were stolen sometime between May and August. “
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 12 August 2016 (Week 6)
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Tina Morrison – Business Desk – “New Zealand wool prices declined at yesterday’s auction as a stronger local currency made the country’s exports less attractive.
Some 55 percent of the 8,640 bales on offer at yesterday’s North Island auction were for strong crossbred second shear wool. The prices for 37-micron second-shear wool fell to $4.75 a kilogram, from $4.85 when the fibre was last traded in the North Island three weeks ago, and the price is 18 percent below the same period last year, according to AgriHQ. The price for strong crossbred fleeces also slipped, with 39-micron wool at $5.45/kg from $5.55/kg at last week’s South Island auction, and 6 percent below last year’s price.”
ABC RURAL – by Peta Doherty – “As our Olympic athletes faced their first day of competition in Rio, the country’s top 120 working dogs slogged it out in West Wyalong, New South Wales at the 2016 Australian Yard Dog Championships.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Entries for the inaugural Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Sale Farm Expo photo competition have now closed.
Chief Steward Gabrielle Johnston said close to 90 entries were received, which was “very pleasing” with it being only the first year the competition has been run.”
OUTSIDEONLINE.COM – By Wes Siler – “Colorado performance-fabric maker Voormi claims that shirts made from its new Dual Surface UL fabric—a synthetic/merino wool hybrid—are the lightest and most wicking merino-based products available. To test that claim, we packed only this shirt for a three-day backpacking trip through Washington’s Enchantment Basin.”
STOCK & LAND – “More than 1000 people have registered for the three-day LambEx conference at Lauren Jackson Sports Centre in Albury and most of them attended Thursday night’s official GrandsLAMB dinner, with guest speaker lambassador Sam Kekovich.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Beale – “GENETIC selection will be easy this selling season following the release of the revolutionary Ram Select Plus web application which was launched today at LambEx, Albury.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Press Release – Wools of New Zealand – ” Wools of New Zealand well set for end of grower-funding
Wools of New Zealand (WNZ) Chairman Mark Shadbolt says the company is making strong commercial progress with an expected maiden profit for the 2016 financial year.
Shadbolt was responding to a recent shareholder comment in a local rural newspaper that the company would “almost certainly fail” without income from farmers’ Wool Market Development Commitment (WMDC).”