THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “… “The wool market, meat prices and restocker demand are driving the market to look for a balanced Merino, and now we are seeing ewe sales making well in excess of wheat prices,” he said.”
STOCK & LAND – by Gregor Heard – “· Top price Banavie ram $21,000; Top price Charinga ram $11,000; Charinga average $2617 a head; Banavie average $3061
STOCK & LAND by Andrew Miller – “FOREST SPRINGS
29 of 52 Merino rams sold to $1800, av $1013.
More rams were sold and prices held firm at the third annual Forest Springs Merinos on-farm sale.
Principal Bruce Dean, Joel Joel, said he was pleased by the results of the helmsman style sale.”
THE COUNTRY (NZ) – by Jono Edwards – “Alexandra man Graeme Bell (65) has attended every one of the 55 Alexandra merino shears competitions.
“And I’ve only missed one Sunday cleanup. I had to go to Wellington that day,” he said.
At the New Zealand Merino Shearing Championships on Saturday Mr Bell was surprised with a New Zealand Merino Shearing Society life membership.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – by Janet Prescott – “Knitting yarns for jersey and circular knitting were well represented at the Filo yarns exhibition, held at the end of September at the Centro Stelline in Milan.
There was a new collection from the Botto Paola of Zegna Baruffa which featured wool and wool/silk mixes with various 3-dimensional effects and different fancy stitches demonstrated in fabric form.”
THE TIMES OF INDIA – “VARANASI: Senior BJP leader and MP from Bhadohi Virendra Singh Mast said that a textile university will soon come up on 23-acre land purchased by Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Piparish in Bhadohi. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP pain relief treatment Tri-Solfen has been approved for use in lambs undergoing surgical tail-docking and castration in Australia.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkley – “THE welcoming atmosphere of the Hams family’s shearing shed come ram sale day is the epitome of the Newdegate community.
Young families and kids galore, delicious food and friendly conversation – it’s all there.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “THERE are not many, if any, wool growing studs further south than Denvale Dohne stud at Denbarker and the emphasis the owners have placed on high rainfall wool was patently obvious at the stud’s sale last week.
It was a Wellington boots affair for outsiders but locals ignored the wet conditions and bid to a $1450 top three times in a sale that had prices in buyers’ favour.”
FARM WEEKLY – “HIGH-profile television sports presenter Hamish McLachlan is starring in a new on-screen role, this time promoting Merino wool.
He is featured in the most recent Fibre of Football video produced in-house by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Mr McLachlan and his father Angus are shown on the family’s woolgrowing property in the eastern Adelaide Hills, South Australia, in the latest in a line of videos highlighting the many great stories behind wool and its link with Australian Rules football.”