WOOLNEWS.NET – “A factory at the centre of a huge fire spewing toxic smoke over parts of Melbourne caused the postponement of this weeks’ Melbourne wool auction, and therefore a delay in our bringing auction results to you. The fire at the factory in Tottenham, brought Melbourne’s western suburbs to a standstill on Thursday morning …”
HERALD LIVE – “Eastern Cape rural development and agrarian reform MEC Xolile Nqatha has committed himself to working with other organs of state to ensure that wool growers’ associations in Mhlontlo municipality are allocated land to run their farms commercially.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Thursday’s sale of almost $20 million worth of wool has been delayed to Friday at the Melbourne woolstores, with concerns some buyers are unable to operate at the updated time.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – MARKET INTELLIGENCE; THE YARN; ON FARM; OFF FARM; MARKETING …
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The new AuctionsPlus chief executive is calling on the industry to be adventurous and embrace technological change.
Speaking at the Better Beef conference in Bairnsdale recently, Angus Street, who took on the role earlier this month, said being curious, and open to change, was what would drive the industry forward.”
TVNZ NEWS NOW – by Lisa Davies – “Prices rose to their highest in almost a decade at a fine wool auction in Christchurch today. Source: 1 NEWS “
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A passion for sheep and wool encouraged Matt Tattersall’s move across the Bass Strait to Melbourne.
And it all started on his family farm and the neighbouring property at Woodsdale, in southern Tasmania, where he spent weekends and holidays drenching sheep, driving machinery, and doing general farm labour.”
STOCK & LAND – by Catherine Miller and Joely Miller – “Five long-serving wool industry leaders were recognised for their contributions to the industry, being awarded Australian Wool Industry Medals at the annual Wool Week dinner last week.”
NZ HERALD – The Country – “A new online injury prevention programme for farmers and shearers will improve productivity in the woolshed as well as reduce injuries and improve safety, says Napier shearing contractor Brendan Mahony.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Spring is more likely to be drier than average for southwest WA, most of SA, the southern NT, inland NSW (west of the divide), Victoria, Tasmania, and northern Queensland, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s three-month climate outlook statement released this morning.”