SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP pain relief treatment Tri-Solfen has been approved for use in lambs undergoing surgical tail-docking and castration in Australia.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkley – “THE welcoming atmosphere of the Hams family’s shearing shed come ram sale day is the epitome of the Newdegate community.
Young families and kids galore, delicious food and friendly conversation – it’s all there.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Lynette Carew-Reid – “THERE are not many, if any, wool growing studs further south than Denvale Dohne stud at Denbarker and the emphasis the owners have placed on high rainfall wool was patently obvious at the stud’s sale last week.
It was a Wellington boots affair for outsiders but locals ignored the wet conditions and bid to a $1450 top three times in a sale that had prices in buyers’ favour.”
FARM WEEKLY – “HIGH-profile television sports presenter Hamish McLachlan is starring in a new on-screen role, this time promoting Merino wool.
He is featured in the most recent Fibre of Football video produced in-house by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Mr McLachlan and his father Angus are shown on the family’s woolgrowing property in the eastern Adelaide Hills, South Australia, in the latest in a line of videos highlighting the many great stories behind wool and its link with Australian Rules football.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Tony Hughes-Owen – “LAST Friday saw the Sprigg family’s 27th East Strathglen on-property ram auction east of Tambellup and it is best described as quite an amazing day.
The offering of 119 Merino and 37 Poll Merino rams attracted 45 potential buyers including three Eastern State’s interests, three first time buyers to the stud along with many regular clients spread from Northampton through to Jerramungup, across to some of the higher rainfall regions of the South West.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Bobbie Hinkey – “ANOTHER quality WA ram is on track to being an Argentinian stud sire after a $9500 top price was paid at Richard and Cindy House’s Barloo Merino and Poll Merino stud ram sale at Gnowangerup last week.
The purchase follows at least six others from WA by Argentinian buyers in recent months, with the South American country’s stud breeders favouring our State’s premium genetics in a flurry of buying activity including at this year’s Rabobank WA Sheep Expo & Sale in Katanning.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “LIKE most 40th celebrations, last week’s 40th annual Woolkabin on-property ram sale at Woodanilling, was a big one with a top price of $11,200 and a sale average of $1911 setting new records.
While the cold, wintry sale day was in complete contrast to last year’s warm spring day, the sale certainly wasn’t, as it was even hotter and stronger than last year right to the very last ram.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “INITIALLY wool types rose in price, while other types fell away last week but on the last day (Thursday) everything got going and there were plus signs against every micron category.”
China Textile (Cotton, Chemical Fiber Textile and Printing & Dyeing Finishing, Wool Textile and Dyeing) Industry Analysis & Forecasts Report 2011-2021 – Research and Markets
PR NEWSWIRE – News provided by Reasearch And Markets Dublin- “Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “China’s Textile Industry Overview, 2017-2021″ report to their offering.
In 2015, the export value of textiles was USD 11.53 billion in China with a decline of 2.3% YOY which was mainly caused by the increasing costs. In recent years, the growing costs of land, energy and labor dramatically increased the comprehensive costs of textile enterprises in China, which placed them on inferior position in international competition. For example, the land cost of Chinese companies is 5-10 times as high as that of foreign competitors.”
ATLAS OBSCURA – by George Pendle – “If you flip a sheep onto its backside, balancing it upright with your legs, the usually skittish animal will become surprisingly placid. The reasons for this postural pacification are not well understood…”