INVEST IN AUSTRALIA – “Two hundred sheep industry delegates from Russia, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Lesotho, Ghana, New Zealand and Australia will be at the Royal Adelaide Show this week as part of the World Merino Insight conference.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – “Zhejiang Xinao Textiles Inc (Xinao), one of the world’s leading worsted spinners of wool, producing machine knitting yarns for the sweater, sports/outdoor, underwear and sock industry have opened a new Knitwear Development Centre (KDC).”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “SPANISH sheep farmers are looking to crop grazing systems to help them make their industry profitable.
There are 10 times more sheep per square kilometre in Spain than Australia, and lambs are usually slaughtered at less than 12kg or three months old — putting incredible pressure on the ewe flock.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE six-hour journey was worth the trip for wool producer Stuart Croft, picking up the top ram at the Classings Classic Merino sale.
Hailing from 100km north of Balranald in NSW, Mr Croft made the trip home with Gunallo 150702, having paid $16,000 for his new sire.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Sticky conditions underfoot last Friday following 10mm of overnight rain only added further fuel to the demand for store sheep at Swan Hill.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “TAMALEUCA Merino and Poll Merino at Ouyen held its first on-property sale last week, and principal Kevin Crook couldn’t have been happier with the result.
Forty-seven of 48 lots, which averaged more than 100kg in body weight, were sold to a top price of $2700 and average of $1520.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “The Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears kicked off on Friday and will run through until Sunday at the historic Jondaryan Woolshed near Toowoomba.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “TWO WA secondary college students have won the Year 8 and Year 7 categories of the national Wool4School fashion design competition run by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
According to AWI, a record 12,000 entries from secondary school students throughout Australia were received this year – the sixth year of the competition which is linked to the Food and Fibre component of the national curriculum.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish – “A FAVOURABLE currency trend that saw the Australian dollar ease from last week’s high of US76.8c to the mid-75c range allowed the wool market to remain more or less unchanged in US dollar terms this week, but rise by a solid 11c in local currency.”
YNFX – “India’s woollen industry is facing distress with decline in exports of woollen yarn, fabirc and made-ups by 48 percent and woollen garments by 9 percent in the first quarter of the current financial year, due to fall in demand for woollen products and prices of raw materials increasing, according to the Wool & Woolen Export Promotion Council.”