THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “THE mid-microns gained ground as finer microns suffered losses in the southern wool market last week.
While the Eastern Market Indicator fell just one cent, to 1296c/kg clean, 17 micron, 18 micron and 19 micron indicators lost 5c, 10c and 12c/kg respectively.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RAIN cut lamb yardings and kept pressure on saleyard lamb prices early this week, prompting processors to lift over-the-hook rates in most eastern states.”
ABC RURAL – by Sarina Locke – “While investment in digital technology for agriculture trails all other sectors, especially finance, the industry is sensing a boom in adoption by farmers.”
NZ FARMER – by Bill Wright – “Winter has finally decided to arrive, with snow well down the mountains.
As we settle into the routine of feeding stock and shifting break fences, we can hopefully look forward to some rain before spring, to recharge groundwater. I recently attended the field day at Jo and Suzy Wyborn’s farm near Geraldine. The couple were the supreme winners of this year’s Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA).”
NZ FARMER – by Pat Deavoll – “The fleece that won the fine wool section at the Golden Fleece Exhibition stood out for its “style, colour, handle and sex appeal”, says judge Dave Burridge.
A merino from Maryburn Station, the Mackenzie Country home of Martin and Penny Murray, produced the winning fleece.”
FIBRE 2 FASHION – India – “Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), company for uplifting the Australian wool industry, is in the process of developing a strategic plan to outline its investment agenda for three years (2016-17 to 2018-19), starting from July 1, 2016.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – By Sally Rae – ” Bill Gibson, the elder statesman of the merino industry, has been recognised for his vast contribution to the breed.
Mr Gibson, who lives in Wanaka, was presented with the Heather Perriam Memorial Trophy at the Otago Merino Association’s recent merino excellence awards in Queenstown. “
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “”A breath of fresh air for fine wool” is how Central Otago farmer Bevan McKnight describes a $45 million deal between Italian textile company Reda and the New Zealand Merino Company.”
FIBRE 2 FASHION – News Desk India – “The Woolmark Company, a global authority on merino wool, has launched a new programme aimed to inspire, connect, and educate the next generation of the fashion industry.
The inaugural forum which was held in partnership with the China Graduate Fashion Week, on the theme ‘Merino Wool -From Farm to Runway’, invited students from 33 institutes, designers, and directors of design schools.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIA’S readiness for a sheep disease outbreak will be outlined by the state’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Charles Milne at the 2016 BestWool-BestLamb conference in Bendigo on June 21-22.”