NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – by Doug Laing – “Three of New Zealand’s leading woolbrokers, all based in Hawke’s Bay or Gisborne, are reassuring growers that a low dispersal at the Napier sale this month was a “blip” rather than part of a long-term trend.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release NZ Wool Services International Ltd – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island Wool Auction received revived support this week with an improved 81 percent of the 5700 bales selling.
The weakening NZ dollar across the board saw the weighted currency indicator fall 4.22 percent. Despite these positive factors, local prices were still below last week’s South Island auction, but only marginally under the last more comparative North Island selection.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Grand champion Poll Merino ram, Victorian bred Merino ram of the year. Rock-Bank’s grand champion Poll Merino ram impressed judges for its conformation, balance and white and bright wool that covered its large frame.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing – “WORLD champion shearer Rowland Smith has become the fifth New Zealander in 10 years to win the Royal Welsh Open title.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “AN ELITE team of Merino wethers is selected by Paul and Margy Seaman every year for their wool quality.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Nerstane Merino stud, Woolbrook, NSW, won The Sandford Beggs Memorial Trophy for the most successful Merino exhibitor, with a haul of five reserve grand champion ribbons and two group awards.”
ESQUIRE – by Jonathan Evans – “It’s been a big couple of weeks for Joshua Cooper and Laurence Chandler, co-founders of NYC-based brand Rochambeau, which launched in 2007. First up was their show at NYFW: Men’s last week, a travel-themed affair that took their signature downtown aesthetic and filtered it through the bright colors and intricate patterns of Morocco. They’re also part of the crop of 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists, the panel presentation for which took place just yesterday.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “Wool prices have failed to fire at the latest Napier sale but most of the bales were sold as growers accepted what they were being offered.
Wool broker Peter Tate said prices of coarse crossbred fleeces were down between 1 and 2 per cent but 81 per cent of the 5725 bales were sold.”
FASHIONISTA – by Chantal Fernandez – “”Woolmark is sort of like the fiber nerd prize, in the best way possible,” said Dao-Yi Chow, one half of Public School, which won the regional and international Woolmark Prize two years ago. He was on hand Tuesday to judge the 2016/2017 U.S. competition for one of fashion’s oldest and most respected prizes for excellence in merino wool.”
NZ FARMER – by Heather Chalmers – “Will Gibson already has more than a decade of experience in stock breeding and judging to draw on and he’s still a 22-year-old.
From setting up his first sheep stud aged 10, to competing in and winning trans-Tasman stock judging competitions in his teens, Gibson has always been an early achiever.
His latest accolade is to win the section award for the best emerging talent in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards against other older finalists.”