LUXURY LONDON (UK) – by Mhairi Graham – “We want to update the way that the customer perceives Merino wool and showcase it as as the beautiful, natural and modern product that we know it to be.” – Teatum Jones
ECONOMIC TIMES / INDIA TIMES – by Jayashree Bhosale – PUNE: Fabric wool is set to turn costlier as the New Age farmer in Australia, the world’s biggest wool producer, is losing interest in the tedious job of sheep rearing, India’s top fabrics and garments maker Raymond has said. The Australian Merino is considered among the world’s best premium quality fabrics…”
THE COUNTRY – by Sally Rae, Otago Daily Times – “Work done by Julie Everett-Hincks to improve lamb survival has received national recognition.
Dr Everett-Hincks has been awarded the Sir Arthur Ward award, presented by the New Zealand Society of Animal Production.
It was a “huge honour” to receive the award at the joint Australian Society of Animal Production and New Zealand Society of Animal Production conference in Adelaide, she said.”
THE TIMES OF INDIA – Mubai – “Textile-to-retail conglomerate Arvind Ltd has forayed into worsted suiting category under its ‘Primante’ brand and is plans to capture 20 per cent market share of the Rs 2,000-crore segment in next five years.
“We have launched our premium worsted (a type of wool yarn) suiting brand Primante. It is the perfect combination of Australian Merino wool and Italian design conceptualised for the urbane and affluent Indian customers,” the Ahmedabad-headquartered company said in a statement.”
NHILL’s Robert Harding of Glendonald walked away with the top price of $5500 for short-wool rams at Glenelg Regional Merino Field Day in Balmoral on Monday.
Overall, 76 of 81 rams sold for an average of $1744.
Rokewood breeders Wurrook gained the top price for long-wool rams at $2000.
STOCK & LAND – by Ian Turner – “THERE was a positive lift in returns at the Johnson family’s annual Carcuma North and Select three breed ram sale last week at Peake.
This included a 20 per cent lift in average and the Poll Merino top price of $3200 being more than double last year’s top, while the Poll Dorset and White Suffolk section also received a lift.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “TERRICK West poll Merino stud has made its second international sale in the space of two weeks.
The top price ram from its annual auction at Prairie on Friday and another purchased by the same buyer at Sheepvention on August 2 will be crossing the Tasman en route to New Zealand after completing an 80-day quarantine period.”
ABC RURAL – by Michael Cavanagh, NSW Country Hour – “The good drop of lambs at Howard Hunter’s property near Young in southern New South Wales will not be subjected to a practice he has thought cruel ever since he was a child.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S Corriedale Performance Group is also going for gold as the nation’s athletes line up to compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this week.”
THE SHEEP SITE – “Domestic wool trading on a clean basis has been at a standstill this week. No confirmed trades were reported. Wool has entered it’s seasonably slow period and warehouses are currently delivering the sold product and are cleaning up inventory…”