THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “INCREASING lamb numbers and productivity has been a key focus for Merino breeders Neil and Rosemary Langley.
The couple, who farm in Gritjurk near Coleraine, sold 74 Merino bales at the Melbourne wool stores last week.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “THE Merino industry’s major award at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show has upped the prize pool, with the prestigious National Pairs Competition receiving a cash injection of $5000 for first place.
The event showcases Australia’s best Merinos, with the champions from each state vying for the honour of being named the national winner.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “More than 2500 sheep from five states will be exhibited at this year’s Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo. Here are the people, studs and sheep who were judged among the best last year.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the ongoing fallout from the Brexit result, continued minimal activity from China and a strong New Zealand dollar have compounded to make significant inroads into local wool values.
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Merino Kids – “Iconic A-list children’s sleepwear brand, Merino Kids, has been scouting locations throughout New Zealand and are excited to announce that they will be expanding their flock into the Auckland-based ecostore in Freemans Bay. Not only will this enable them to continue to showcase and sell their award winning products, but this is a start of a new strategic phase for the company.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “WEST Australian Merino stud breeder Allan Hobley is proof that nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Last year’s winner of the Young Stud Masters’ Muster Young Champion award is continuing to make waves in the agricultural industry with his passion for sheep breeding.”
STOCK & LAND – “FASHION designers behind brands Exinfinitas and macgraw are the menswear and womenswear winners of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Australia & New Zealand regional final.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release NZ Yarn – “Colin McKenzie has been appointed as the new CEO for Christchurch based NZ Yarn Ltd, effective Monday, 4 July.
NZ Yarn manufactures and markets high quality wool spun yarns for the carpet industry worldwide.
McKenzie was most recently CEO and Managing Director of Cavalier Corporation. He has extensive experience in the textile and manufacturing sectors, and for companies servicing local and export markets.”
CHANNEL 9 NEWS – by Emily Rice – “July 06, 2016: A Melbourne dermatologist has found children tolerated garments made from merino wool better than cotton.”
THE NARACOORTE HERALD – by Conor McLeod – “The next generation of an age-old trade will be trained on the Limestone Coast, with TAFE SA moving the hub of its shearing courses to Naracoorte.
Around 25 prospective shearers, trainers, farmers and wool-handlers gathered for an information session north of Naracoorte on Tuesday. They discussed the future of shearer training in the State, highlighting which new skills and techniques should be adopted by the next generation.”