FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “BETTER-than-expected prices for his crossbred wool made a trip to the Western Wool Centre (WWC) to see it sold worthwhile last week for Cataby farmer Duncan Glasfurd.
Mr Glasfurd sold 12 lines of wool ranging from 21 micron to 27.5 micron to a top of 954 cents per kilogram greasy for the finer fleece and across a price spread of 230c/kg down to the 26-micron fleece.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “WOOL forward trading has undergone a reform, as the industry jumps on the front foot to global pressure to regulate practices in over-the-counter (OTC) derivative market.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “A LAST-MINUTE decision paid off for Ross Wells of Willandra Merino stud when he took out the Riverina Merino Ewe of the Year award with a sheep he only decided to bring the night before.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jaimie-Lee Oldfield – “MERINO breeders have come a long way in lamb survival in the past 10 years — but the challenge is far from over.
“Lamb survival is a production handbrake, it’s absolutely economically critical, but it’s also got major welfare connotations around it. So it is like a triple whammy,” said Lifetime Ewe Management expert Jason Trompf.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Grace Ryan – “The Narromine store sheep sales took place on Wednesday with buyers hailing from around the region and beyond.
The sale saw just 4815 sheep yarded, a significant drop from last month.
People from Bathurst, Forbes, Wellington, Lake Cargelligo, Hermidale, Dubbo and Nevertire gathered to see how the rain has benefited sheep in the Narromine district. “
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS – Chris Holland meets the owner of an international wool firm which is thriving in private hands
PART of the Bradford-based wool trading and processing business Standard Wool dates back more than 200 years.”
STOCK & LAND – “GREENFIELDS Merino stud at Hallett triumphed at the Crystal Brook Show Merino judging last weekend, taking home a swag of ribbons including grand champion ram of the show.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “In its 16th year, the fleeces donated by participants of the Australian Fleece Competition have raised more than $11,000 for Diabetes Australia.”
CANADIAN BUSINESS – by Peter Nowak – “Dan Demsky got the idea for Unbound Apparel while he was on a trip to Greece with his wife. On a day trip to a small town outside of Athens, they found themselves at the bottom of a huge hill – their hotel, naturally, was at the top.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Wools of New Zealand chairman Mark Shadbolt says he is ”bitterly disappointed” with what he describes as ongoing destructive behaviour in the industry.
His comments followed claims from former WNZ chief executive Ross Townshend that the wool marketing and sales company would ”almost certainly fail” when it lost the wool market development commitment (WMDC) in two years.”