FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “THE “glory days” of the sheep industry have hit WA, according to Pingelly Shearing contractor and shearing industry trainer Rob Cristinelli.
“It’s the best it’s been in a long, long time,” he said.
“These are the glory days for the sheep industry and we hope it can sustain the prices for some time.” “
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “A centuries old tradition and a centuries old fibre have been reunited in a perfect match with the gondoliers of Venice returning to their roots to again wear wool. And not just any wool but fine Australian Merino wool.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Wendy Gould – “THE supreme grand champion award in the Merino judging ring at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama has been given some extra clout with a $6800 4-wheel motorbike up for grabs as the major prize.”
THE NORTHERN DAILY LEADER – “Renewed interest in Merinos is shining through at annual ram sales across the region with average prices and clearances up compared with 2017.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “SHEEP producers are being targeted by opportunistic thieves as wool and sheep meat prices hit historic highs in WA.
About five farmers in the Pingelly area have had sheep stolen or reported missing in recent years, with CBH Group director John Hassell being the latest of them.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but Allbirds wool shoes founder Tim Brown has had enough of the recognition from some rivals.
Late last year Allbirds filed a trade dress infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of California against shoe giant Steve Madden for allegedly copying its signature wool lace-up sneakers.”
NZ FARMER – by Brittany Pickett – “Crossbred wool needs to be treated less like a commodity and its model overhauled to become more “user-centric” by the time it enters the marketplace.
New Zealand Merino senior procurement manager Craig Adams presented these thoughts about where the crossbred, or strong wool, market needed to go at the Farming’s Social License: A Genetic Solution field day at Duncraigen Farm, near Wyndham.”
IANSLIVE – bollywood country report – Mumbai – “In an effort to promote sustainable fashion in India, the Woolmark Company and couturier Manish Malhotra unveiled a capsule collection using natural fibre Merino Wool titled ‘Inaya’ at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2018.”
FIBRE2FASHION.COM – “The market downturn of the past two weeks seems to have halted across most types on offer this week at Australian wool auctions. The Australian Wool Exchange- Eastern Market Indicator (AWEX EMI) registered a 6ac clean/kg reduction for the week ending February 2, to close at 1738 ac clean/kg. In USD the EMI remained fully firm at 1398usc clean kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices generally consolidated in Australian auctions this week, but buyers were selective and particularly about tensile strength and staple length variation.”