FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “One of the major projects on the drawing board for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and The Woolmark Company (TWC) in 2018 will be the launch of a major northern hemisphere campaign and competition, focusing in particular on USA.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “Sustainability and innovation were the buzz words on everyone’s lips at this year’s International Woolmark Prize (IWP) held in Florence, Italy, recently, in conjunction with Pitti Uomo, the world’s biggest trade show for men’s fashion.”
FARM WEEKLY – “WITH wool prices reaching unprecedented highs, optimism has returned to the livestock sector.
Strong demand from Chinese wool buyers has driven the rise, along with European recovery and specifically Italian manufacturers increasing production.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – by Adam Holmes – “CENTRAL and northern Victorian sheep farmers are enjoying one of the greatest boom periods in history, and some are predicting it could get even better.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “THE Balonne Shire Council is hoping new funding gained for wild dog fencing will help them reinvigorate the once thriving sheep industry in their region boosting job opportunities following water buybacks woes. “
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – Day one of the two selling days last week had the Northern Indicator back 20 cents and the Merino Cardings indicator easing by 42 cents.
While day two was to the contrary with the Northern Indicator finding support as the day wore on to gain back a total of 4 cents which it had lost and Cardings also firmed 8 cents.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders norther zone wool manager – “MORE of the same without the extreme movements of last week in the carding department, so we achieved an expected result in the Australian wool market during the past week.”
NZ CITY – “Prices for New Zealand coarse wool have lifted at auction this year as the relatively low price stokes demand.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MORE than $4 million has been allocated to Western Australian pastoral fencing projects aimed at boosting sheep and goat numbers in rangeland areas.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MERINO and first cross ewe hoggets continued to top the AuctionsPlus prices last week as sheep and lamb numbers offered online dropped by 12,000 to 82,777 head.”