THE NARACOORTE HERALD – by Amy Maynard – “Many Naracoorte High School students now know how to shear a sheep and check fleeces for impurities.
Glenn Haynes, one of the instructors at a TAFE workshop on Friday, explained that the idea came from students’ Adelaide Show experiences.
“There are two groups of Naracoorte High students that enter a wether competition at the Adelaide Show. We (TAFE instructors) go along and do a shearing demonstration, and we started talking to the teachers about doing a workshop, so the kids knew what they were doing.” “
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 10 November 2017 (Week 19)
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation director Meredith Sheil has thrown her support behind AWI chairman Wal Merriman, despite an industry call for her to replace the incumbent leader.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Tina Morrison – “Merino outdoor clothing company Icebreaker has signed the longest ever supply contract with growers of New Zealand merino wool, worth $100 million over 10 years.
The Auckland-based company, which announced this week that it is being bought by US-based VF Corporation, has inked agreements with New Zealand woolgrowers in collaboration with wool marketer The New Zealand Merino Company to ensure it has long-term supply of the fibre.”
TOWN AND COUNTRY MAGAZINE – Weekly Wool Market Report
Season 17 – Week 19
Source: Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX)
“After last week’s significant market increases, where the benchmark Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) managed a 45 cent increase, the Australian Wool Market progressed even further into positive territory this week.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “MORE than $170 million of wool has been sold in the last fortnight as prices hit uncharted levels at a record-breaking 1681 cents a kilogram.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by David Everist – “While the media has focused on AWI chairman Wally Merriman it is worth reflecting on where the industry stands today.
It has been quietly working away to improve the lot of woolgrowers.”
SOURCING JOURNAL – by Jasmin Malik Chua – “Convincing a brand to adopt a third-party standard can be a tough sell. Persuading an entire country? Well, that’s practically unheard of. But something nigh miraculous happened on the way to the Sustainable Textile Conference, the five-day industry event organized by Textile Exchange in mid-October.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “WoolProducers Australia has accused Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) of exploiting loopholes in the industry’s constitution amid revelations chief executive Stuart McCullough spent about $100,000 of levy funds to attend a six-week university course in the United States.”
NZ HERALD – by Sally Rae – ” A bunch of fine-wool growers will be well suited for a modelling career should they ever choose to trade in their merino sheep.
Yesterday, the farmers gathered at Happy Valley Station, near Bannockburn, to show off their new bespoke suits provided by Japanese suit maker Nikke Group.
Nikke Group produces high-end suits from super-fine merino fibre sourced exclusively from New Zealand. Late last year, executives from the textile and clothing manufacturer visited to see first-hand where their fibre came from.”