STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “It’s exciting times for Merino breeders according to Hay Merino Breeders Association president Graham Morphett, Booligal, NSW when contacted this week…”
LLOYD’S LIST AUSTRALIA – “More than 300 businesses across industry have submitted expressions of interest in the Australian Trusted Trader scheme in the first six weeks since its launch.
To celebrate, an event was recently hosted by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon. Peter Dutton MP. Key industry and government partners attended, including the Assisting Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Roman Quaedvlieg, joined the Minister in recognising Australia’s first accredited Trusted Traders – Teys Australia Beenleigh, Target Australia, Pacific Brands, and Techwool.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “AUSTRALIAN producers have been urged to work with their American counterparts to boost US lamb consumption.
A delegation of US producers attended Lambex in Albury last week and were hosted by the Sheepmeat Council of Australia.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “AN EXPO dedicated to all things sheep and shearing is being held in Canowindra, NSW, next week.
The inaugural Wool Harvesting Expo is the first event in the world to have all the major shearing equipment manufacturers in the one place.”
Wool industry project Fibre to Fabric 2000 that showed the different processing steps is now on display at Melbourne’s wool selling centre
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “A unique project to show woolgrowers and other people the process of transforming greasy wool into fabric has got a new lease on life.
The Fibre to Fabric Project 2000 may have sat in storage for some 15 years, but a representative of the founding organisations Wesfarmers-Dalgety (now Landmark), Athol Frederick, said it was still of interest.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’s wool clip got finer last year, but the clip estimate for 2015-16 has been revised up and production is expected to remain at 325 million kilograms for 2016-17, a national forecasting committee said today.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices mostly held firm this week despite a softer opening to eastern state auctions this week and the market is expected to strengthen with fresh business.”
NATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW (NZ) – by Tina Morrison – “The European summer holiday period kept some wool buyers out of the New Zealand market this week, denting demand for fine crossbred wool.
The price for 35-micron wool fell to $5.50 a kilogram at yesterday’s South Island wool auction from $5.55/kg when it was last traded at the previous South Island auction two weeks ago, according to AgriHQ.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 19 August 2016 (Week 7)
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Vanessa Binks – “TAKING out three of the last four top honours at the Lake Cargelligo Merino Maiden Ewe Competition, a Rankins Springs producer believes the event offers more than just another successful notch on his belt.”