GISBORNE HERALD (NZ) – “CHAMPION international wool handler Joel Henare from Gisborne retained his place at the top of New Zealand shearing sports after winning the New Zealand Open woolhandling title in Te Kuiti.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kane Chatfield – “PINK will go the shears for the fourth annual ‘Shearing for Liz’ day at Yorkrakine on Sunday, April 9, 2017, to raise money for breast cancer research.
The Davies family’s Cardiff stud shearing shed will be a sea of pink with the Jumbuk Shearing team gearing up for charity.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – “Ashmei, a UK based sports brand that produces top quality running and cycling apparel made with Australian Merino wool, has exhibited at The Running Event in Orlando, FL, one of the world’s premier running expos, which attracted 2,540 key industry professionals, including buyers and retailers from North America and Europe.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week starting 3/4/2017
For the first time in eight weeks, the Eastern Market Indicator took a hit with a 44 cent deduction to the indicator which settled at 1,502c/kg at the end of last week’s trading.
Fine Wool’s saw the bigger correction with 17 micron losing 121 cents in the week at Sydney, to close at 2,290 c/kg which is still at its 90 th percentile since 1991.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “THE first American sheep farm to be certified to produce wool under Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard — Imperial Stock Ranch – is a seasoned ‘farm-to-fork’ and ‘ranch to runway’ performer.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has hit back at calls for WoolProducers Australia to be enshrined as an oversight body to the grower levy-funded research, development and marketing body.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “WESTERN Victorian wool and sheep meat producers have been urged to innovate to reclaim “acres” from competing commodities and to take some responsibility to adopt new technology and practices on farm.”
THE LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “FORMER wool broker of the year Greg Tilbrook has become one of the country’s most reputable brokers, climbing from a humble regional wool technician to the state wool manager for Primaries of WA”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “ALL markets eventually experience a correction and after eight consecutive increases, the wool market indicator – AWEX’s eastern market indicator – retreated into negative territory during the past week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WILD weather across parts of Australia could have been to blame for last week’s lower AuctionsPlus sheep numbers.”