SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Merino wool producers committed to transparent, traceable ethical fibre and meat production, and landscape management, are being sought to join a co-operative.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S largest on-property Merino sheep genetics display will be held at Harrow in western Victoria next week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A monsoon trough brought continued heavy rain over the Cape York Peninsula. Moderate falls recorded from showers associated with surface and upper level troughs over the north, eastern Queensland, and parts of central and southern Australia.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “Start talking wool to Fabrizio Servente and his steel grey eyes light up.
Given he was born in Biella, the wool centre of Italy and in his words once the centre of wool globally, it’s not surprising wool is in his DNA.
Biella and nearby Trivero are home to some of the biggest names in the wool industry, the likes of Ermenegildo Zegna, G.Schneider Group, Reda, Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Reda, Tollegno and Zegna Baruffa, plus many other spinners and weavers working with Australian superfine Merino wool.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – by Stephanie van Eyk – “The competition was strong at the 73rd Armidale Merino Ram Show and Sale.
The show was held yesterday at the Armidale Exhibition Centre where the 74 sale rams were penned to be weighed, classified and tested prior to the show which began at 10.45am.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “DEANE Goode reckons one of the biggest barriers to a highly profitable Australian Merino sheep industry is wool growers “conforming with their mates at the pub”.”
GOULBURN POST – by Bronwyn Haynes – “Crookwell wool grower Kristen Frost is one of eight selected from across Australia as a member of the 2018 WoolPoll panel.
Every three years, Australian wool growers set the future funding level of their wool research, development and marketing body through WoolPoll. AWI consults a panel of wool grower representatives to assist in running the poll.”
WARWICK DAILY NEWS – by Matthew Purcell – “FOR more than half a century the Cobon family has been involved in the Stanthorpe Show wool competition.
Year in, year out, they come back and present the Keith Cobon and Family Trophy to the best wool on show.
Friday was no different, as Keith, wife Helen and son John presented this year’s trophy to Tara entrant Hayden Eley for the grand champion fleece of the show.
Local exhibitors Clive and Margaret Smith won reserve grand champion.”
THE AREA NEWS – by Stephen Burns – “There was a one hundred percent clearance of 5072 ewes, with 3499 ewe lambs sold for $263.46 average while 1573 older ewes and scanned in lamb sold for $271.49.”
THE CANBERRA TIMES – by Sherryn Groch – “The sun is out but it’s snowing wool inside the shed, as ten shearers drop the last line of fleece to the floor.
Ian Wilkins, Canberra’s hall-of-fame shearer, watches on as sixteen-year-old Zac Patterson of Belconnen wrestles the next ewe into line.”