FARM WEEKLY – “WOODYARRUP will offer 253 Merino and Poll Merino rams at the stud’s annual on-property ram sale at Broomehill on Tuesday, October 4, commencing at 1pm.
The catalogue will feature rams of great constitution and quality wools backed with current fleece and body measurements and ASBVs.
These figures will be available on the Woodyarrup website from September 27.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Peter Lee – “SPIRITED bidding at the annual on-property Eungai ram sale saw two sires share the top price of $2600, with regulars AP Martin & Sons, Miling, taking one and Keith Camac & Co, Gingin, buying the other.
Both were large framed sires, as would be expected from Eungai, with the Martin pick having a 19.2 micron, 99.9pc CF fleece, while Jason Camac chose a 19 micron, 99.9pc CF sire.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “SPURRED on by clients’ confidence in the meat and wool markets, prices at the Rock-Bank Merino annual on property ram sale jumped $569 per head on last year’s average (av).”
STUFF (NZ) – by John Anthony – “Cavalier Carpets churns out 65 tonne of carpet every week from its factory in Auckland.
Factory manager Jason Howearth says the yarn arrives from its Whanganui and Napier felt and yarn spinning factories before being sorted by weight, quality and colour.
About 2.5 tonnes of yarn is used for wool carpet runs with some synthetic runs…”
FIBRE 2 FASHION – “The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) is seeking new County members for its regional committees. County members are BWMB’s grassroots representatives, an essential point of contact for the 40,000 wool producers who market their wool through the agency and play a fundamental role in the running and success of BWMB through their local contacts.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FALKLAND Islands sheep producers are continuing their quest to improve lamb survival rates with the help of Australian polled Merino semen.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL and livestock producers have welcomed a Federal Government decision to reduce the proposed backpacker tax rate of 32.5 percent to 19pc, but remain opposed to proposed superannuation changes.”
SOURCING JOURNAL – by Genevieve Scarano – “More brands and suppliers are pledging to the Responsible Wool Standard and advocating for more humane practices in the textile industry.
Textile Exchange (TE) announced Wednesday that 15 brands have committed to the voluntary global standard, which addresses the welfare of sheep and the management of wool farming land. Retailers supporting this initiative include Coyuchi, Deckers, Eddie Bauer, Eileen Fisher, H&M, Kathmandu, Knowledge Cotton Apparel, Marks & Spencer, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Patagonia, REI, Tchibo, Varner, Vaude and William-Sonoma.”
ABC RURAL – by Joshua Becker – “… Rabobank animal protein analyst Matt Costello said the opportunity was there for Australia’s quiet achiever to take on bigger export markets.
“I think the standout performer, if I can dare say, across the whole of Australian agriculture is the sheep meat industry, and from a wool perspective as well,” he said.”