THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “WOOL prices have finished on a high before a three-week selling break.
The benchmark Eastern Market Indicator shed 9c/kg but still finished at 1311c/kg, one of the best levels for the season.
Almost all micron types lost ground, with the hardest hit the 20 micron indicator, which was 23c/kg lower than a week earlier. Other microns lost between 4-22c/kg.”
RADIO NZ – by Alexa Cook – “Wool brokers say, despite the first sale of the season being disappointing, suppliers shouldn’t react too quickly by dumping large quantities into a fragile market.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Gre Gre North based stud Oak Bank has won grand champion fine/medium wool ram.
Judge Simon Paterson, New Zealand, described the two year-old ram as an “absolute colossus” with “great, rich wool”.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “With more than $100,000 cash splashed with the sale of private rams on display at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, the event is living up to its nickname “Spendigo”.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by Mark Horsburgh, TWG Landmark – “HE wool market finished the selling season just a little cheaper.
The northern market indicator finished on 1333c/kg down 8c/kg, the medium merinos lost around 25c/kg, the fine XBs lost 30c/kg and the broader XBs lost 15c/kg.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “ONE of Australia’s renowned farming events will continue to push the envelope this year, expanding boundaries and adopting new technology.
Held in the Western District of Victoria’s sheep heartland, Hamilton, this year’s Sheepvention comes with an interactive app, online ram sale bidding and more pavilions than you can possibly explore in a day.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “WESTERN District farmers will share information about the innovations they saw on their recent trip to New Zealand at this year’s Sheepvention.
Rabobank will host a Q & A discussion with some of the farmers who recently participated in the New Zealand farm tour, hosted by Rabobank and Vickery Bros.”
THE TELEGRAPH & ARGUS (UK) – by Chris Holland – ” EXPERTISE at a Bradford wool textile mill has been used to create special fabrics for new staff uniforms at Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks.
Set to be unveiled this month in branches across the country, the new workwear collection marks a new chapter in the banks’ history after they were spun off from the National Australian Bank group earlier this year and floated as a stand-alone UK business.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Live bidding should open up this year’s Hamilton Sheepvention ram sale to a national audience, according to president Gordon Last.”
ELLE – by Leah Melby Clinton – “Gabriela Hearst and Rochambeau were named as the winners of this year’s International Woolmark Prize USA at an event in New York yesterday. From here, both will represent the US at the awards’ international gathering in January.”