THE TIMES OF INDIA – Mubai – “Textile-to-retail conglomerate Arvind Ltd has forayed into worsted suiting category under its ‘Primante’ brand and is plans to capture 20 per cent market share of the Rs 2,000-crore segment in next five years.
“We have launched our premium worsted (a type of wool yarn) suiting brand Primante. It is the perfect combination of Australian Merino wool and Italian design conceptualised for the urbane and affluent Indian customers,” the Ahmedabad-headquartered company said in a statement.”
NHILL’s Robert Harding of Glendonald walked away with the top price of $5500 for short-wool rams at Glenelg Regional Merino Field Day in Balmoral on Monday.
Overall, 76 of 81 rams sold for an average of $1744.
Rokewood breeders Wurrook gained the top price for long-wool rams at $2000.
STOCK & LAND – by Ian Turner – “THERE was a positive lift in returns at the Johnson family’s annual Carcuma North and Select three breed ram sale last week at Peake.
This included a 20 per cent lift in average and the Poll Merino top price of $3200 being more than double last year’s top, while the Poll Dorset and White Suffolk section also received a lift.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Dale Webster – “TERRICK West poll Merino stud has made its second international sale in the space of two weeks.
The top price ram from its annual auction at Prairie on Friday and another purchased by the same buyer at Sheepvention on August 2 will be crossing the Tasman en route to New Zealand after completing an 80-day quarantine period.”
ABC RURAL – by Michael Cavanagh, NSW Country Hour – “The good drop of lambs at Howard Hunter’s property near Young in southern New South Wales will not be subjected to a practice he has thought cruel ever since he was a child.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S Corriedale Performance Group is also going for gold as the nation’s athletes line up to compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this week.”
THE SHEEP SITE – “Domestic wool trading on a clean basis has been at a standstill this week. No confirmed trades were reported. Wool has entered it’s seasonably slow period and warehouses are currently delivering the sold product and are cleaning up inventory…”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Beale – “DESPITE having an enviable water infrastructure setup, Merinos at Benilkie Station are still required to walk great distances to water points.
This is what motivates the type of sheep bred at the 37,000 hectare station, situated in the saltbush plains of the western Riverina.
“Sheep should be simple – big, plain and robust,” Benilkie pastoralist Russell Nield said.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Tina Morrison – “Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand wool prices were mixed at yesterday’s South Island auction as buyers focused on specific wool types.
Prices for mid-micron wool, which covers fibres with a thickness of between 25 to 31 microns, increased an average 1 percent compared with last week’s South Island auction, with 27-micron wool rising to $9.85 per kilogram from $9.65/kg, AgriHQ said. Prices for strong crossbred wool, which includes 36 to 39 micron fibres, traded at similar levels to the previous week, with 39-micron wool unchanged at $5.55/kg, AgriHQ said.”
THE BORDER MAIL – by John Chanter – “Albury residents have been encouraged to put their money where their mouth is and get their teeth into LambEx 2016 in the city this week.
Almost 20 Border restaurants, clubs, pubs and cafes have registered their signature lamb dishes for the #AlburyLovesLamb challenge.”