THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “RAIN is expected to force wool prices up as a perfect storm of conditions leaves buyers short.
Auctions start again next week after a three-week break, and brokers are expecting prices to rise.
Before the break the benchmark Eastern Market Indicator closed at 1311c/kg.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “THE exceptional measurements of Echo Cottage’s wool clip claimed the Johnson family of Lemont, Tasmania the 25th Elders Southern Supreme Clip of the Year title.”
SOURCING JOURNAL – by Genevieve Scarano – “Cocona and Point6 are coming together to launch a line of advanced legwear.
The Colorado-based companies collaborated on wool socks powered by Cocona’s 37.5 technology. Merino wool, when combined with 37.5 nylon, creates a high performance sock that’s a hybrid of comfort and odor control. The advanced collection will allow consumers to keep up their athletic lifestyles without compromising functionality.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “GREEN shirts dominated in the Young Auctioneers Competition at Sheepvention on Monday, with Landmark agents taking out first and a shared second place.
Ryan Burden came all the way down from Narrandera in NSW to show off his skills, while Murray Bennett from Wangaratta and Hamish McGeoch from Wagga Wagga tied for second.”
THE STANDARD – by Steff Willis – “A CELEBRATION of wool, community and the rich history of the Western District brought 11 teams from 11 towns together at Hamiton’s Sheepvention.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “RECORDS fell at the Brimanna Poll Merino stud’s 30th annual on-property auction at Yeelanna.
The stud achieved a record top price of $7000, up $2000 on last year’s highest price.
A new record average of $1858 was also set, up $215 on the 2015 average of $1643.”
STOCK AND LAND – “Sheep producers can now electronically identify their livestock at even lower prices…”
BBC NEWS – “A new world record has been set by an Irish man who sheared 867 strong wool lambs in nine hours.
Ivan Scott, from Kilmacrennan in County Donegal, beat New Zealander Don King’s 2007 record by just one lamb.
The 35-year-old is now the first shearer from the northern hemisphere to set such a world record for lamb shearing.”
IRISH CENTRAL – “Ireland is home to approximately 3.3. million sheep and a multi-million dollar wool industry, so it’s no surprise that Ireland boasts some of the most talented professional sheep-shearers in the world.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Shannon Twomey – “A SUFFOLK ewe has taken out the top gong at Hamilton Sheepvention.
The ewe, bred by Mark Clement and Deva Weitman, from Romsey, won supreme short wool interbreed exhibit.
Ms Weirman, originally from the US, said her husband bought her a Suffolk sheep as a wedding present.”