AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 18 November 2016 (Week 20)
THE COUNTRY (NZ Herald) – “Prices continued to be erratic at yesterday’s South Island wool sale. In a predominantly crossbred offering, demand for crossbred hogget fleece, oddments and short wools were very subdued as large stocks, mainly in Asia, had yet to be pro-cessed from the trade, PGG Wrightson Wool said.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Press Release – “At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) reported on a positive year of delivering research, development and marketing for woolgrowers and signaled a stronger digital future…”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release AgResearch – “AgResearch scientists have been putting the heat on wool garments to see what level of fire protection they can provide to those in the armed forces or emergency services.
With wool’s burn resistant properties being well-known, AgResearch – working alongside co-funder Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and UK-based New Zealand company Armadillo Merino – has been exploring how wool base layer or “next to skin” garments respond to flame and intense heat, and specifically how absorbed moisture in the wool affects the flammability.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “A WOOL Exchange Portal will be created to buy and sell wool.
At the Australian Wool Innovation annual general meeting in Sydney today, chairman Wal Merriman said the board had accepted the recommendation by the WEP steering committee to create the portal.
Mr Merriman said it would be a new era for growers and transactions.
The decision to develop the portal was unanimous.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “Australian Wool Innovation chair Wal Merriman has confirmed to this morning’s AWI annual general meeting in Sydney that plans to develop an online Wool Exchange Portal will proceed.”
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS (UK) – ” Chris Holland tracks the progress of a campaign launched in Bradford to boost demand for wool
WITH a royal fanfare the Campaign for Wool was officially launched in Bradford six years ago this month.
It was instigated by the Prince of Wales to try and increase the demand for and price of wool, a natural sustainable product which accounts for only just over one per cent of global fibre consumption. “
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “THE Australian cricket team jumpers now feature South Australian wool.
Manufacturer Silver Fleece started using pure South Australian Merino wool this year to differentiate the brand from international competition in an attempt to stay financially viable.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “BUYERS stuck to a budget at Naracoorte’s first-cross ewe lamb sale, with the top pens looking more value for money than the strong second run.
While prices reached a top of $256, an increase of $26 on the same sale last year, many of the best pens didn’t reach the heights expected.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Paula Thompson – “5.5yo ewes to $136
Wethers to $106
THE final Bordertown off-shears sale for 2016 ended on a high note, with young ewes selling to $221.
Elders Bordertown branch manager Brenton Henriks said it was an outstanding line-up of sheep.”