QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Lucy Ziesemer – “Sheep and wool prices have experienced newfound optimism along with various other commodities and the results at the Wilgunya Merino ram sale on Thursday were testament to the market boost.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “WOOLBROKERS believe the record high declaration of animal welfare practices in wool production has been triggered by consumer pressure and a move to value-add clips.”
FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Matthew Cranston – “Australia Aulong Auniu, a subsidiary of China’s Dashang Group, has spent close to $90 million buying rural real estate in NSW with the latest purchase a $20 million station called Brindley Park.”
ABC RURAL – by Lydia Burton and Andrea Crothers – “With a resurgence of sheep in outback Queensland, contractors are struggling to find enough workers to keep up with the demand for crutching and shearing.”
THE WOOLMARK COMPANY – “Sponsored by the China National Textile and Apparel Council, an esteemed panel of industry experts reviewed more than 200 fabric submissions from local companies, universities, institutions and designers.
Jiangsu Sunshine Group and Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co., Ltd were winners of the Best Merino Quality category, whilst Best Merino Innovation (Knitted) went to Zhejiang Steady Textile & Clothing Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Danmao Textile Co., Ltd took out Best Merino Innovation (Woven), the former made from 100% Australian Merino wool and the latter more than 50% Australian Merino wool.”
STOCK & LAND – by Murray Arnel – “Merino young ewes met a better than expected demand selling to a sale high of $238 a head on two occasions at Deniliquin, NSW store sheep sale on Friday October-14th.”
GISBORNE HERALD (NZ) – by Doug Laing – “WORLD champions Rowland Smith and Joel Henare sent out clear signals of their claims to more world titles as they dominated the two open finals at the Poverty Bay A and P Show in Gisborne on Saturday.”
ABC RURAL – by Lydia Burton and Andrea Crothers – “With a resurgence of sheep in outback Queensland, contractors are struggling to find enough workers to keep up with the demand for crutching and shearing.
It comes after years of drought and wild dogs crippled the industry and forced contractors to head interstate for work.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW England Merino stud breeder Chris Clonan found out that innovative wool growers and top garment designers have a lot in common recently.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “THE recent run of wet weather which has dramatically reduced the flow of wool into store finally tipped the balance in favour of sellers and the activity in the auction room was rather frantic on Thursday.”