THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “MERINO wool is having a stellar run in the retail market, thanks to a rising demand for the fibre in sportswear.
Australian Wool Innovation chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said demand was part of an “uber trend” in fashion.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Roger Hanson, Tasmanian Country – “A PERFECT combination of good seasonal conditions and excellent meat and wool prices has brought smiles to a fourth-generation farming family in the southern Midlands.
Chris Headlam and his older brother Richard formed Headlam Brothers Trust to run three properties across 3800ha at Woodbury, near Tunbridge.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “THE best shearers and wool handlers from Victoria will be out on the boards and strutting their stuff at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.
The 32 competitors will be vying for a chance to represent their state in Perth later this year.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Federated Farmers – “It is hoped next week’s wool summit in Wellington will produce some tangible opportunities for collaboration to help move the New Zealand wool industry forward.
Our wool producers cannot afford for the downward spiral the strong wool industry is experiencing to continue, says the organisation’s Meat & Wool chairperson, Miles Anderson.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Business Desk – by Tina Morrison – “The market for New Zealand coarse wool, which makes up about three quarters of the country’s clip, has picked up from the previous season’s lows as demand improved, pushing up prices and volumes.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Vanessa Binks – “A “bold staple fella” from White River Merinos, Poochera, was sashed the Elders Hogget of the Year at the Eyre Peninsula Pre-Sale Expo, held at Wudinna showground.
Despite most of South Australia being in desperate need of rain to boost livestock producers’ hopes for the season, 17 Poll Merino and Merino studs from across the state – coming from as far as the south east – showcased lines of top rams at the the pre-sale expo.”
NEWSROOM.PRO – by Tina Morrison – “The market for New Zealand coarse wool, which makes up about three quarters of the country’s clip, has picked up from the previous season’s lows as demand improved, pushing up prices and volumes.”
EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – by Vanessa Binks – “Despite most of SA in desperate need of rain to boost livestock producers hopes for the season, 17 Poll Merino and Merino studs from across the state, even as far as the South East, showcased lines of top rams at the the Eyre Peninsula Pre-Sale Expo at Wudinna showground this week.”
THE ARMIDALE EXPRESS – by Nicholas Fuller – “MEN, how would you look in a pleated dress set off with dangling earrings? Women, what about a chic costume, ideal for a day at the races, or a multi-coloured swimsuit? And all (except the earrings) made from at least 80% merino wool.
These were some of the winning entries at the inaugural Fleece to Fashion Awards last weekend. “
WWD – by Lisa Lockwood – “Brandon Maxwell, Albus Lumen, Colovos in women’s and Willy Chavarria in men’s were selected as finalists and will have the opportunity to compete for the International Woolmark Prize next February in London.”