THE TIMES OF INDIA – by Shivan Azadl – TNN – “DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand’s indigenous wool products will now be sold under the brand name ‘Uttarakhand Wool.’ The brand name and logo were unveiled on Wednesday at a conference in Dehradun in which the state chief secretary S Ramaswamy along with officials from the animal husbandry department as well as a number of sheep and goat rearing farmers of the state were present. The move will help the state’s wool products be marketed better and sold through various online platforms, officials said.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Andrew Marshall – “It’s set to be a year broadacre farmers will remember for all the right reasons – their best in two decades, in fact.
An exceptional spring, a bumper grain harvest and soaring livestock prices have pushed Australia’s anticipated average broadacre farm cash income to $216,000 for this financial year.”
THE STANDARD – by Erin McFadden – “Western Victorian sheep industry stakeholders have said the shearing industry had changed from the abusive environment for sheep that it once was. Responding to a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign about the mistreatment of sheep during shearing, a sheep producer and a shearing contractor said better training of shearers had eliminated much of the mistreatment of sheep during shearing.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Mark Phelps – “SPECIALIST South East Queensland woolgrower David Bartlett says he was stunned by news of massive payouts to former Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) employees, saying the priority must be to develop profitable and enduring markets for woolgrowers.”
ABC NEWS – ABC RURAL – by Anna Vidot – “The value of Australia’s agricultural sector is tipped to break another record this financial year, peaking at $63.8 billion.
But after three years of solid growth, the national commodity forecaster expects it will be a high-water mark which will remain unmatched for at least five years. “
STAR WEEKLY – “Police are on the hunt for thieves who fleeced about $70,000 worth of wool from a Laverton North business over the weekend.
Brimbank Crime Investigation Unit believe the unknown offenders broke into the Boundary Road premises about 3am on Sunday morning.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by James Nason – “Steel posts and wire netting are proving to be effective weapons in the fight against wild dogs in Queensland’s traprock region.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “The expectation for sustained, strong retail sales growth will support continued demand for Australian wool exports and strengthening prices for producers.”
FIBRE TO FASHION.COM – “The demand for wool is continuing to grow in major international markets for imported clothing like the EU and the US. The demand is forecast to grow more strongly in China—the world’s largest producer and exporter of woollen clothing and textiles. Increasing domestic consumption of luxury woollen textiles is also a factor pushing wool demand in China.”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – “Wool industry heads have warned senators against any moves to relocate their offices from Sydney to a regional centre.
Senior executives at Australian Wool Innovation have been asked — and have declined — to make a submission to a Senate inquiry into relocations.”