WORKERS COMPENSATION – by Robert Wilson – “We are constantly reminded that workplace accidents can happen anywhere, and people can be injured doing obscure jobs we never even think about. I was reminded of that this morning when a story out of New Zealand crossed my Cluttered Desk.
According to Radio New Zealand, WorkSafe, New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator, has partnered with “shearing legend” Sir David Fagan to get farmers and shearers looking out for risks on the job. Fagan, who retired last year after 33 years as an open-class shearer, is apparently a legend because he has won 640 finals worldwide, 16 national champion titles, five individual world championships and seven world team championships.”
ABC RURAL – by marty McCarthy, Kim Honan, Charlie McKillop, Margot Kelly and Cassandra Steeth – “The Australian Farmer of the Year Awards recognise rural champions both on and off-farm. Celebrating innovation, diversity, passion and success, the awards showcase the modern face of farming, while paying tribute to those who have made enormous contributions. These annual awards are co-hosted by ABC Rural and the Kondinin Group…”
VOXY – Contributor Fuseworks Media – “Southland shearer Nathan Stratford has created a promoter’s dream by winning a place in the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill.”
FIBRE2FASHION – News Desk India – “At a conference of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB), attendees were told that there are several future opportunities for British wool, but collaboration and cooperation between wool sector segments was also essential. They were also informed that innovation in the form of collaboration had driven resurgence in Harris Tweed, an iconic wool product.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 11 November 2016 (Week 19)
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report – “New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports the combined North and South Island wool auctions offering 11800 bales saw a 71 percent clearance with most prices easing.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was 1.64 percent up on last sale having a negative impact on local levels…”
GRAZIA DAILY – “… Just in time for the colder weather, the Woolmark Company has partnered with US heritage brand Woolrich John Rich & Bros to showcase a photo exhibition which celebrates the tradition of wool and looks to the future, too.
ABC RURAL – WA Country Hour by Michelle Stanley – “A fourth-generation Kojonup sheep farmer has created an unofficial shearing museum on his property, roughly 300 kilometres south of Perth, to pay respect to an industry he loves.
Alex Cant’s family has been farming sheep on the property since the early 1960s.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports NZ – “IT may have been a day late but it didn’t matter to Gisborne wool handler Maryanne Baty today as she gained a dramatic selection in the CP Wool Shearing Sports New Zealand team for the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices fell further this week, despite auctions finishing on a more positive note on Thursday. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator fell 13 cents to 1290c/kg clean, with brokers passing ion 8.7 percent of the 47,139 bale offering, the third largest of the season.”