AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – “This month we look at the effects foreign exchange rates have on determining grower returns for wool and the factors behind the good gains of the Eastern Market Indicator.”
THE CORNWALL ADVERTISERS – “WORLD champion sheep shearer Matt Smith of Launceston won the world record for shearing sheep on 26 July – by ten ewes!
Matt surpassed the previous record of 721 ewes in nine hours, by shearing 731 in nine hours!”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Gabrielle Johnston – “AUSTRALIA looks set to continue being the source of South America’s Dohne Merino sheep genetics with the trade worth a significant amount to local breeders.
Dohne industry consultant Roberto Cardellino from Uruguay said at the recent Global Dohne Conference this was because South America couldn’t import genetics from South Africa.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “RAIN is expected to force wool prices up as a perfect storm of conditions leaves buyers short.
Auctions start again next week after a three-week break, and brokers are expecting prices to rise.
Before the break the benchmark Eastern Market Indicator closed at 1311c/kg.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “THE exceptional measurements of Echo Cottage’s wool clip claimed the Johnson family of Lemont, Tasmania the 25th Elders Southern Supreme Clip of the Year title.”
SOURCING JOURNAL – by Genevieve Scarano – “Cocona and Point6 are coming together to launch a line of advanced legwear.
The Colorado-based companies collaborated on wool socks powered by Cocona’s 37.5 technology. Merino wool, when combined with 37.5 nylon, creates a high performance sock that’s a hybrid of comfort and odor control. The advanced collection will allow consumers to keep up their athletic lifestyles without compromising functionality.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “GREEN shirts dominated in the Young Auctioneers Competition at Sheepvention on Monday, with Landmark agents taking out first and a shared second place.
Ryan Burden came all the way down from Narrandera in NSW to show off his skills, while Murray Bennett from Wangaratta and Hamish McGeoch from Wagga Wagga tied for second.”
THE STANDARD – by Steff Willis – “A CELEBRATION of wool, community and the rich history of the Western District brought 11 teams from 11 towns together at Hamiton’s Sheepvention.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “RECORDS fell at the Brimanna Poll Merino stud’s 30th annual on-property auction at Yeelanna.
The stud achieved a record top price of $7000, up $2000 on last year’s highest price.
A new record average of $1858 was also set, up $215 on the 2015 average of $1643.”
STOCK AND LAND – “Sheep producers can now electronically identify their livestock at even lower prices…”