WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Sale 12 in the annual wool selling calendar saw a softening in the EMI by 24c/kg to finish the week at 1287c/kg clean.
With just under 40,000 bales offered nationally across the three selling centres and the highest pass in rate for the year at 13 per cent.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Press Release – “High profile Channel 7 sports presenter Hamish McLachlan features in the most recent Fibre of Football video produced in-house by AWI.
The video of Hamish and his father Angus on the family’s woolgrowing property in the eastern Adelaide Hills in South Australia is the latest in a long line of videos highlighting the many great stories behind wool and its link with Australian football.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “CURRENCY up, wool prices down. In a reversal of the previous week prices at wool auctions across Australia suffered at the hands of the currency market last week as a softer US dollar brought about stronger currencies generally across the globe.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Merino sales were boosted again by 450 bales pre-sold before the auction began at Melbourne.
The pre-sales were part of a five-year, $45 million deal by the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) to supply fine wool to Italian luxury fabric manufacturer Successori Reda. The Reda bales averaged a greasy price of $15 a kilogram.”
THE SHETLAND TIMES – “The seventh Shetland Wool Week opened in fine style with a wine and nibbles reception at Clickimin last night.
Enthusiasts of all things woolly from all over the world were there, many sporting the croft hoose hat designed by wool week patron Ella Gordon.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Paula Thompson – “A FANTASTIC result was achieved at the Brooks family’s annual on-property East Bungaree Poll Merino and Merino sale at Hallett last Tuesday.
Tony, Jenny, Mark and Lisa Brooks achieved a full clearance of 300 rams.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jacinta Bolsenbroek – “SAN-Mateo Merino and Poll Merino stud, Brookton, has a long-term commitment to the production of high quality wool and genetics, and word is catching on.
San-Mateo stud principals Nigel and Damien Morrison said this was the largest number of registered buyers at their sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes & Jodie Rintoul – “The East Mundalla stud, Tarin Rock, sold this Poll Merino sire privately last week for $30,000 to the Pickeing family’s Derella Downs Merino and Pyramid Poll Merino studs, Cascade. With the ram are co-principal Daniel Gooding (left), new owner Scott Pickering, East Mundalla co-principal Philip Gooding, Landmark Breeding representative Mitchell Crosby and Landmark Esperance agent Peter Gale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jacinta Bolsenbroek – “THE line-up at Cranmore Park stud ram sale gets better and better each year, according to long time buyers at last week’s 66th annual sale.
The impressive line-up of Merino and Poll Merino rams averaged $1244 over the 169 rams sold, including the top price for the Polls at $2400 and the Merinos at $2200.
Don McKinley, DT & M McKinley, Moora, and his son Matthew again this year outbid some tough competition.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES by Lyndal Reading – “NOTHING but wool will do for the very best business suits. That’s according to a tailor with about 40 years’ experience.
Peter Jackson tailor Anton Maurakh says business suits are classic and should be made from a classic fabric.
“The colours change each year, the number of buttons change and every fifteen years the style comes back in fashion, but they’re basically the same,” Mr Maurakh said.”