CENTRAL WESTERN DAILY – “ONLY a generation ago parents allowed their children to participate in a greasy pig chase, an event that would trigger outrage today.
These days in some places a family can still pay to see caged lions in a circus, a bucking horse in a rodeo or a cockatiel with bright orange cheeks perched on a pet shop’s stand. It may not occur to anyone in the family the shrieking little parrot has a broken wing, or the horse and lion are under severe duress.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – by Nikki Reynolds – “A COMBINATION of show ring wins and a buoyant commercial market for prime lambs has set things up perfectly for a Temora Stud.”
BUTTERBOOM.COM – ” MÜNN and TOTON have been announced the menswear and womenswear winners of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Asia regional final.
Both winners won a financial contribution of AU$50,000 plus the opportunity to represent Asia and compete in the international final, which will be held in Paris in January 2017, where they will showcase a capsule collection made of Merino wool. Aside from that, they’ll also receive mentoring from experts along with a Woolmark license, which allows their wool products to come with a certification that their quality is of the highest global standards.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “Wool report – Jason Thomson, Schute Bell reported a larger than expected national offering (no doubt due to the four week rally in wool prices) and the Aussie dollar climbing against the US placed downward pressure on this week’s sales.”
STOCK & LAND – “At the Young Stud Masters Muster on Friday night, Alex Lewis, Beverley Merino stud, Redesdale, was shocked to win the young champion award. Photos by Dianna Branson.”
THE INDIAN EXPRESS – by Kimi Dangor – “EVEN as designers Nachiket Barve and Zubair Kirmani, winners of the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) India, Pakistan and Middle East Regional finals, stood clutching their trophies at the investiture ceremony at JW Marriott in Juhu, Mumbai, on Friday evening, one couldn’t help but reflect on how different, yet similar, the two contemporaries were…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool-buying activity was consistent last week, as the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator lost nine cents to close on 1311c/kg clean. Wooltrade market operations supervisor Tom Rookyard said 187 bales of wool were sold online as the market consolidated in the last week of sales before the three-week wool recess.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “Champion Lincoln ram: Garvald
Reserve Champion Lincoln ram: Garvald
Champion Lincoln ewe: Garvald
Reserve Champion Lincoln ewe: Garvald
The future was looking brighter for Lincoln sheep, according to the only breeder to exhibit at this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show.”
THE FLINDERS NEWS – by Carla Wiese-Smith – “A Gulnare ram is Argentina bound after selling privately for $25,000 at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, Vic, on the weekend.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release – “Three of New Zealand’s leading Independent Wool Brokers seek to reassure growers that the disappointing sale last week is likely to be a blip due to a perfect storm of events.
“Coming off one of the best seasons for wool for many years it was disappointing to witness a poor sale in Napier last week,” says Ms Philippa Wright, Wright Wool Ltd.”