STOCK JOURNAL – by Annabelle Cleeland – “WHILE the heat remains out of the Chinese export market, the Australia sheepmeat and wool markets can expect to benefit from a long-term forecast of booming online grocery growth in Asia.”
VOXY – Contributor by Fuseworks Media – “New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s Marketing Executive Mr Malcolm Ching, reports that the North Island offering of 7900bales eased across the board with 74 percent selling. The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was up 0.94 percent compared to last week’s auction, however continuing subdued interest undermined the local market levels.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “TEXTILE Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard has gained registration as a quality assurance scheme with wool services provider the Australian Wool Exchange.”
STOCK & LAND – by Stephen Burns – “A feature of the 38th annual on-property Merino ram sale at Willandra, Jerilderie, on account the Wells family, was the strong support from clients who have selected their annual draft at Willandra for many years, which resulted in 47 Merino rams sold for $2160 average, and 49 Poll Merino rams sold for $3089 average.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PRODUCERS in parts of New South Wales and South Australia lead the nation in sheep flock growth in recent years, a map released by Meat & Livestock Australia has revealed.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “FOR the second year running it was a show to remember for the Bolt family’s Claypans stud, Corrigin, when it went back-to-back winning all three major awards in the Merino judging ring at this year’s IGA Perth Royal Show, including the prestigious supreme exhibit title with a classy strong wool Poll Merino sire.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “FOR the second year running an upstanding Poll Merino sire from the Bolt family’s Claypans stud, Corrigin, took top honours in the autumn shorn judging at this year’s IGA Perth Royal Show.
The classy sire outclassed the competition from its opening class, catching the eye of the judges as it showed its stature and presence in the ring to be sashed the grand champion autumn shorn ram and the junior champion exhibit. “
THE COUNTRY – “Education sessions will be next year added to Central Otago’s woolliest fashion showcase.
Organisers this week announced the ”first look” night for the WoolOn Creative Fashion awards will be held in Alexandra on Friday, May 26 and its Gala Evening will be held the next night.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “IT was celebrations all round for the Bolt family when it repeated last year’s win in the prestigious class for a group of thee Merino or Poll Merino rams under 1.5 years.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Leading experts in the textile industry are exhibiting their latest products and innovations at the 46th edition of the Filo Milan trade fair for yarns and fabrics, which is taking place at the Palazzo delle Stelline this week.”