QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Favourable spring conditions were a welcomed relief on parched land, but summer rain has wreaked havoc with seed and burr contamination in wool…”
THE COUNTRY (NZ HERALD) – “New Zealand lamb wool prices continued to decline at this week’s auction amid lacklustre demand during the peak production period.
The price for 30-micron lamb wool dropped to $3.20 a kilogram at yesterday’s North Island auction, down from $3.25 per kg last week, according to AgriHQ…”
THE COUNTRY (NZ HERALD) – “The Prime Minister of New Zealand faces his first challenge of election year tomorrow (Saturday) in his home province.
After being publicly challenged late last year by the world’s most-decorated shearer, Sir David Fagan, Bill English has duly accepted and will shear on-stage at the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships at ILT Stadium Southland.”
ABC Landline – ” West Meets East – Late last year, Landline joined a delegation of farmers and food manufacturers and travelled to China to learn just how to do business with Australia’s biggest trading partner…. ‘Golden Fleece’ – China is the Australian wool industry’s most important international partner – buying 70 to 80 per cent of the national clip… ”
Next on: Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 6:01am abcnews24
Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 12:32pm (Repeat) abcnews24
Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 1:30am (Repeat) abcnews24
Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 4:31pm (Repeat)
NB: If you can’t catch the broadcasts; you can watch it on iview – the ‘Golden Fleece’ segment is about the 49 minute mark
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Nick Jeffrey – “SOUTH Australian shearer Tom Brewer has made one of the first finals to be contested at the 40th World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill this week.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “He might be a former world champion, but Peter Casserly admitted to still having a few ”jitters” before stepping on the board at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill yesterday.”
Corporate boxes, thousands of fans and lots of sheep – Invercargill puts on a show for world shearing champs 4:57pm share
TVNZ – by Mark Hathaway News Reporter – “More than 300 athletes from 31 countries have descended on Southland for the championships which started today…”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release Shearing Sports New Zealand – “Results from the opening day second day programme for the World shearing and woolhandling championships being held at ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill, NZ, on February 8-11, 2017:”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Napier machine shearer Johnny Kirkpatrick grew up thinking he was going to be a farmer, not a shearer.
Almost 30 years since first taking to shearing, he is representing New Zealand for the fourth time at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill this week.”
SWIOWA NEWS SOURCE – Associated Press Video – “Competitors descended on the New Zealand South Island town of Invercargill on Wednesday for the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.”