NZ FARMER – Rural Reporters – “Ngamatea Station co-owner Renata Apatu has been mixing with royalty in promoting New Zealand wool in the United KIngdom.
The Campaign for Wool New Zealand Trust (CFWNZT), of which Apatu, from Hawke’s Bay, is a funder and board member, joined forces with its global partners Australian Wool Innovation, the British Wool Marketing Board and Cape Wools South Africa at the Dumfries House Wool Conference to declare their commitment to drive the goodwill Campaign for Wool project (CFW) to greater heights.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Kylie Nicholls – “LOYAL support from long-term buyers plus interstate interest ensured the success of Moorundie Park Poll Merino stud’s fourth annual on-property sale recently, with prices soaring to a top of $16,000.
In a solid result, stud principals Tom and Laura Davidson achieved a total clearance of rams for an average of $1957. “
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “AFTER last year’s burster of a sale the Richardson family went all out to tone down prices to a more affordable level and while the $1468 average was down on last year it was still an exceptional sale.
Prices at their Mianelup on-property sale at Gnowangerup topped at $3400 paid by a commercial wool producer and exceeded the $3000-mark, five times.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “IT WAS a tale of two markets for wool prices last week, across both microns and selling centres.
Anything 19.5 micron or finer was on the increase, gaining more the finer it was, while all but one southern micron indicator stronger than 19.5 lost ground.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “… “The wool market, meat prices and restocker demand are driving the market to look for a balanced Merino, and now we are seeing ewe sales making well in excess of wheat prices,” he said.”
STOCK & LAND – by Gregor Heard – “· Top price Banavie ram $21,000; Top price Charinga ram $11,000; Charinga average $2617 a head; Banavie average $3061
STOCK & LAND by Andrew Miller – “FOREST SPRINGS
29 of 52 Merino rams sold to $1800, av $1013.
More rams were sold and prices held firm at the third annual Forest Springs Merinos on-farm sale.
Principal Bruce Dean, Joel Joel, said he was pleased by the results of the helmsman style sale.”
THE COUNTRY (NZ) – by Jono Edwards – “Alexandra man Graeme Bell (65) has attended every one of the 55 Alexandra merino shears competitions.
“And I’ve only missed one Sunday cleanup. I had to go to Wellington that day,” he said.
At the New Zealand Merino Shearing Championships on Saturday Mr Bell was surprised with a New Zealand Merino Shearing Society life membership.”
KNITTING INDUSTRY – by Janet Prescott – “Knitting yarns for jersey and circular knitting were well represented at the Filo yarns exhibition, held at the end of September at the Centro Stelline in Milan.
There was a new collection from the Botto Paola of Zegna Baruffa which featured wool and wool/silk mixes with various 3-dimensional effects and different fancy stitches demonstrated in fabric form.”
THE TIMES OF INDIA – “VARANASI: Senior BJP leader and MP from Bhadohi Virendra Singh Mast said that a textile university will soon come up on 23-acre land purchased by Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Piparish in Bhadohi. “