FARMING LIFE (UK) – “The needs of the wool industry must be fully accounted for in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, according to British Wool Marketing Board chairman Ian Buchanan.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “SHEARING instructor John Graeme Beveridge Tyers will become WA’s third member of the Australian Shearer’s Hall of Fame when he is posthumously inducted next Easter.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Australian wool exporters are calling December’s buoyed prices a “Santa rally”, finishing the year with turnover of more than $2.5 billion dollars – the largest amount since 2002 when the national offering was 62 per cent higher.”
At the close of another year, we wish you a healthy and happy festive season.
Many thanks for your custom and goodwill throughout the year.
Our warehouse at Laverton will be closed from 23/12/2016 until 3/12/2016
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – “The Yarn Podcast – In the latest edition we hear from AWI Chairman Wal Merriman, how wool demand continues to grow in the active outdoor market and some market predictions from a very good source.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company, global authority on wool, has announced the winners of the Wool Runway design competition organised for tertiary Indian students. Winners of the competition, which was aimed at giving a kick-start to the students’ fashion career, received financial support and opportunities to intern with Raymond, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle and Grazia.”
VOXY – Contributor: Fuseworks Media – “Auckland-based Texus Fibre, a leader in developing functional materials derived from natural wool, has signed a wide-ranging investment and distribution agreement with Auckland company, Healthy Breath Limited (HBL), which will see the wool-based Helix Filter from Texus deployed in a new generation of urban face masks marketed to Asian consumers.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “A DAMNING report which reveals the failures of the country’s mob-based tracing of sheep has been postponed for public release until March while industry groups grapple with the findings.
The Sheepcatcher II report assesses a national sheep traceability exercise undertaken in June, testing the visual National Livestock Identification System for sheep and goats against the National Livestock Performance Standards (NLPS).”
ABC RURAL – by Bridget Fitzgerald – “It is not an uncommon sight to see women working in shearing sheds.
According to Australian Wool Innovation, women make up the majority of wool handlers, although female shearers are still relatively rare. But Bengworden wool grower Alan Sheridan has been in the industry since 1949 and this year was the first year he had worked with a female led crew.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the 6700 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 93 percent clearance with most types firm to dearer.
The weighted currency indicator was down 2.17 percent compared to the previous sale, helping stimulate local levels in some instances, aided by recent opportunistic offshore buying, particularly in the poorer colour types.”