STOCK JOURNAL – by Catherine Miller – “A group of Mallee wool growers have put their region’s fibre on the map, supplying a major Indian processor with a shipment of prem shorn Merino wool.
Eleven growers supplied 100 bales, which will be combed into tops at a Calcutta mill before the yarn is turned into suiting and knitwear in Japan. The order was brokered by Techwool Trading.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company, a global authority on wool, hosted a full-day event called Wool Conclave along with the India Fashion forum (IFF) to promote the wool industry in India. The event also highlighted the Woolmark’s ‘Grown in Australia, Made in India’ initiative and endorsed the multiple properties of merino wool and its boundless potential.
THE PIONEER – “The session focussed on the potential of wool as a fabric which can be worn throughout the year. Ankita Jain reports”
Australian Wool Innovation – Woolgrower’s E-Newsletter November 2016
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “OPERATIONAL costs will be slashed by about 40 per cent if the wool auctions at Yennora, Sydney were relocated to Goulburn in NSW’s southern tablelands.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “PROFESSIONALS undertaking the only specialist wool courses in Australia got a holistic look at the supply chain last week.
University of New England offers six specialised wool units, sponsored by the Australian Wool Education Trust, a joint venture of the Australian Wool Innovation and the Australian Wool Testing Authority.”
BUSINESS STANDARD – by IANS New Delhi – “The Woolmark Company and India Fashion Forum (IFF) on Wednesday flagged off the first edition of Wool Conclave focussing on the potential of wool as luxurious and natural fibre for fashion and lifestyle sector and how India and Australia can work in tandem to multiply and support wool.”
RADIO NZ – “Australian carpet maker Godfrey Hirst has lost its Court of Appeal case to stop a merger designed to create a single wool processing business in New Zealand.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “The start-up, and ongoing, cost of electronic tags was the greatest concern raised by Victorian and New South Wales producers, although some have welcomed their introduction. Coliban Park’s Duncan Barber, Elphinstone, said he believed producers sending sheep and lambs direct to the meatworks should not have to use the tags, “as they are a waste of time.” “
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: World Shearing Champs – ” South Australian John Dalla is keeping the art of blade shearing in Australia alive. – John Dalla – Keeping the art alive – He’s won eight national titles in nine years and is gearing up to attend his fourth World Championships, but South Australian John Dalla is just as focussed on keeping the art of blade shearing alive in Australia.
Dalla has dominated the sport in the lucky country for the last decade and when he’s not on the end of a set of hand shears himself, he divides his time between his Orrie Cowie Merino Stud on the York Penninsula, west of Adelaide and his role as a trainer for Australian Wool Innovation.”