SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SOUTH Australia’s peak stud Merino stud breeder body, Merino SA, has come out in support of Australian Wool Innovation’s recommended 2017 election candidates in a clear call for maintenance of the AWI board’s positions on marketing, mulesing, research and development, and pest control.”
GQ INDIA – Published by Woolmark – “There’s an undeniable connection between fashion and the environment. The fashion industry is one of the largest in the world, and the natural resources required to fuel this is massive. Since the impact it has on this, as well as other chemicals, pesticides and manual labour, is so intense, it is the need of the hour for industries to create fashion responsibly.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “LAST weekend’s local ram sales gave us a snapshot of the positive outlook for both prime lambs and superfine wool.
The annual auction of poll dorset hogget rams at the Mount Bathurst stud at Black Springs resulted in a near total clearance of the 70 young rams, a top price of $1350 and a $937 average.”
RIVERINE HERALD – by Shepparton news – “The RamSelect app is not only assisting with better genetic decisions for the Dunn family from the Riverina but also helping with its inventory management and industry benchmarking activities.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – ““OPEN to listen and ready to change.”
This is how Reda chief operating officer Francesco Botto Poala describes both his company, and the Australian wool growers who supply it.
“It is like cooking a dish. If you put good ingredients, and you are a good chef, it will be a good dish,” he said.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “GOOD farmers act with their head and not their heart. Smart farmers also seek outside help and open their books up to independent scrutiny.
At Keith, in South Australia’s South East, innovative brothers Damien and Ryan Smart are certainly living up to their surname.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL’S wondrous rise continues to break records.
The industry’s benchmark Eastern Market Indicator peaked at a record 1623c/kg last week.
This represented an increase of 45c/kg on the previous week, with fine microns achieving significantly better gains. The EMI has risen 320c/kg — or 25 per cent — in the past 12 months.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “THE delivery of a truck load of wool reassured Glen Gordon he was wise to keep sheep in his mixed-farming enterprise.
The farmer from Colinroobie, near Leeton in southern NSW, is one of the few who have kept running sheep alongside cropping in his district. Yet he’s always believed in their merit in the 475mm rainfall country.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL’S new online selling system continues to cause a rift between industry leaders.
Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman has recommended a vote for Wil Wilson, Wool Exchange Portal Working Group chairman, in the upcoming AWI board elections.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “A COUSIN of Australian Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman helped select preferred candidates for this year’s AWI board election.
The revelation comes amid further claims of governance issues at the peak wool grower body ahead of its board election and annual general meeting in Sydney next Friday.”