WESTERN MAGAZINE – “Organisers of the first Windeyer Lamb Fest overlooked nothing lamb-related in seven months of planning for the event.
From spinning and weaving the fleece, to sheep dog trials and even sheep racing, was on show at the Windeyer Recreation Grounds on Saturday.
Lamb Fest was organised by the Gold and Fleece hotel to highlight the village’s history, from its golden days to the current days as a sheep and lamb producing area. “
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST – by Jing Zhang – “With rising global interest in sustainable lifestyles, Woolmark looks to present wool from its Australian producers as a modern fibre both in premium fashion markets and growing markets such as China.”
ABC RURAL – by Carl Curtain – “The head of agribusiness Elders says the live export industry remains a bright prospect despite the company today announcing it will be pulling out of the animal freighting business.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – “The cover of this new edition of Beyond the Bale features the Woolmark Optim WR jacket – a unique water and wind resistant jacket made out of 100% Merino wool fabric, which is available to wool levy payers at an exclusive price.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Sally Cripps – “Several staff from the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) travelled to the Remote Area Planning and Development Board region last week to look into whether triple bottom line benefits are being delivered by federal government funding to build cluster fences.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders Northern Wool Manager – “A STRONGER currency took some of the shine off the Australian wool market last week with a dip in the average indicator of 15c.
In US dollar terms, however, the market remains relatively robust and increased by US7c over the two days of selling. Stylish superfine wool was well supported, following the tone that has been evident in recent weeks, but buyers showed a little more reluctance towards the lower specification lots.”
NZ HERALD – THE COUNTRY – “There was another “superb” offering of pre-lamb mid-micron and crossbred fleece at last week’s South Island wool sale but prices continued their downward trend of recent weeks.
The 46% of the offering passed in was one of the largest passed-in rates for some time, Roger Fuller, of CP Wool, said.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “CSIRO’S Chiswick Field Station near Armidale in northern New South Wales is the latest site to be announced in the Merino Lifetime Performance (MLP) project, following a national expression of interest process.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “A DRAFT animal welfare action plan released yesterday is not yet supported by the Victorian Farmers Federation due to a lack of separation between production and companion animals.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: new Zewaland Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s C.E.O John Dawson reports that the South Island auction offering a wide range of microns and types, saw varied interest as a resurgent New Zealand dollar and limited overseas buying combined to undermine local price levels.”