THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – by Melissa Singer – “If designer Jason Wu had his way, there would be more Julie Bishops in Parliament.
In Australia for only the second time this week to judge the International Woolmark Prize regional award, Wu said dressing the likes of Michelle Obama had set new boundaries for fashion in politics.”
PAGES DIGITAL -by Quinn Connors – “75 designers from 62 countries kept fingers and toes crossed as the regional 2016/2017 Woolmark Prize finals were held around the world from Hong Kong and Mumbai to Milan and London, to New York and all the way down to our corner of the world in Sydney. Last night, the Australian/New Zealand regional awarded Sydney design darlings macgraw and the innovative Exinfinitas to represent our small but powerful industry in the international finals.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “THE explosion in interest for the Young Stud Masters’ Muster event at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show is an indication of just how powerful networking can be.
It’s been the starting point for career opportunities, industry banter and new relationships, and is why attendance has double to 160 people since the event was founded just three years ago.”
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.”