SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices improved further this week, giving weight to the long-held belief of a relative global shortage of suitable greasy wool in front of machines or in stocks, Australian Wool Innovation said.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION LTD – Wool market review – week ending 8 July 2016 (Week 1)
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “CORRIEDALES are the feature breed at this year’s Australia Sheep and Wool Show, and for breeder Bron Ellis, the event will be a hectic four days.
Bron runs Sweetfield stud on 40 hectares at Mt Moriac, west of Geelong, and is also president of the Corriedale Association’s Victorian branch.”
NBR NZ – by Tina Morrison – “Global uncertainty weighed on the first New Zealand wool auction for the new 2016/17 season, denting prices and buying demand.
Strong crossbred second shear wool, which represented the majority of fibre on offer at yesterday’s North Island auction, fell to $4.85 per kilogram from $5.40/kg at the previous week’s South Island auction, and 13% lower than the year-earlier level, according to AgriHQ. The latest price is 4% below the five-year average.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Campaign for Wool – “Last month, one of New Zealand’s major wool growers and trustee for the Campaign for Wool (CFW), Renata Apatu of Ngamatea Station, front–footed an increase in contribution to the CFW’s activities by making an immediate commitment to up his contribution to 1c/kg, an increase of 0.5c, and challenging others to do the same.
Wright Wool Ltd, Kells Wool Ltd and Fred Tate Wools Ltd have accepted the challenge, increasing their contribution to 1c/kg also. They are now challenging others to join them, especially the bigger players who could really affect a positive increase.”
CANBERRA TIMES – “If wearing lycra is enough of a deterrent to keep you off the bike, Angelina Russo believes she has the perfect alternative.
The University of Canberra professor started her own micro business Culture Cycle five years ago, selling knitted cycle activewear.”
MANUFACTURERS’ MONTHLY – by Brent Balinski – “Australian Wool Networks has made its second manufacturing acquisition, purchasing Geelong’s merino clothing business Hedrena for an undisclosed amount.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Exinfinitas and Macgraw have been named winners of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Australia and New Zealand regional final in the menswear and womenswear categories, respectively.
In womenswear, Beth and Tessa Macgraw showed a two-piece look. One an overcoat made of 17-18 micron Australian Merino wool and another, a pure wool dress made of 19.5 micron suiting fabric from Shandong Ruyi.
Menswear winner Exinfinitas fused surf culture with tailoring in an innovative way using 100 per cent Australian Merino wool in different weights and textures to offer a modern take on menswear.”
STOCK & LAND – by Quinton McCallum – “AFTER owning stud Arabian horses, Murray Grey cattle, running a Merino/Poll Dorset enterprise and dabbling in Suffolks, Mount Pleasant’s Cheryl Hornung said she wished she’d got into Dorpers “years ago”.
Mrs Hornung and husband Horst run a small stud, Elmtree Dorpers, after downsizing from a large property at Springton.”
STOCK & LAND – “Niche markets for non-mulesed and ethically produced wool have been achieved by a Riverina family after a switch to the Dohne breed.”