SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Super six shootout for shear sports guns in Christchurch
Six shearers and six woolhandlers have been named for the Top Six Shootouts to select the Shearing Sports New Zealand team for the 2017 World Championships.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Andrew Marshall – “Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s acting agribusiness head, Tim Harvey, says bullish farm investment intentions reflect confidence following rain and a run of good cashflow years for mixed livestock and crop producers.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Colin Taylor – “IT’S the “perfect storm” so far as mosquitoes are concerned.
The second-wettest September for 100 years, plenty of water lying around and bursts of higher temperatures combine to create ideal breeding conditions for these summertime pests.”
DAILY MAIL – by Keiligh Baker for Mailonline – “A British company has developed a superfine wool which has been snapped up by the Ministry of Defence for SAS soldiers battling on the front line.
Derbyshire based Armadillo Merino designs and manufactures next-to-skin protective clothing for astronauts, firefighters and special forces.
Founded by New Zealander Andy Caughey, 53, the company spins sheep wool into a special yarn which is just 17 microns thick – less than a quarter of the breadth of a singe human hair.”
COASTAL LEADER – “Kingston’s Techwool Trading has made a generous donation of $1000 towards Car No 68 in the Aussie Muscle Car Run.
Steve Lomman of Techwool Trading recently presented the cheque to Colin Layzell and Steve Letton of Car 68 “GT Wanderers”, a contribution which helped immensely, as teams are required to raise a minimum of $4000 per car on top of their per person registration fee.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – “Genetic research into the heritability of flystrike susceptibility in sheep is set to be incorporated into new tools to assist breeders to make more informed selection decisions.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SOUTH Australia’s first Merino sire evaluation trial on a commercial property plans to add eating quality of Merino lambs to its trait analysis.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Press Release: Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services C.E.O Mr John Dawson reports that the double auctions in the South and North Islands attracted more interest today.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing – “FORMER world record shearer and four-times national New Zealand national circuit champion Darin Forde showed he had lost none of his touch as he scored two big triumphs over 700km apart in the space of just 24 hours last week.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Invista’s Cordura brand has announced new Cordura Combat Wool fabric in collaboration with Marlane, a division of Biella Manifatture Tessili S.R.L, a leading producer of fabrics for elegant and high-end casualwear.”