NZ FARMER – “The wool market struggled with crossbred prices down 3 to 5 per cent for most types at the Christchurch wool sale yesterday.
The good offering was made up of mainly crossbred fleece, second shear and lambs wool with a strengthening currency hindering prices.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Alice Pohlner – “BALMORAL wool grower Bernie Duggan was “quite happy” with the price he received for his wool, despite an overall dip in the market.
Mr Duggan, who sold 12-month-old and six-month-old fleece wool at the Australian Wool Stores in Brooklyn last week said the previous lift in price was a case of “if you blinked you would have missed it”.”
BE GLOBAL FASHION NETWORK – by Veselka Petrova – “As we’ve previously reported, The Campaign for Wool was initiated by HRH The Prince of Wales to highlight the natural, sustainable story of wool and improve understanding of the fibre’s many attributes. It now operates internationally and is supported by sheep farmers, manufacturing partners, major brands, retailers and consumers, because wool is one of the world’s most amazing natural fibres – environmentally sustainable, with complex structure which naturally cleans the air we breath, naturally grown and truly renewable.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “MELBOURNE Football Club midfielder Bernie Vince has joined fellow star AFL players in the Fibre of Football campaign.
The campaign is an initiative of Australian Wool Innovation and was launched in July 2014 as a way to connect the Australian wool industry and Australian football.
The two share a rich history, with AFL played in many communities where wool is grown.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Natalie Kotsios and Riahn Smith – “THE Chinese owner of a historic Victorian sheep grazing property believes foreign investors should contribute to the communities they invest in.
But Wen Qingnan, who is also head of Chinese wool-processing giant Tianyu Wool Industry, says involvement does not need to be mandatory.
Rather, investors would find it in their interests to be involved because “the market will be dominated by people who are proactive about making a contribution”.”
STOCKHOUSE – “ANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – April 19, 2016) – International Wastewater Systems Inc. (“IWS” or the “Company”) (CSE:IWS) (FRANKFURT:IWI) is pleased to provide shareholders with an update on the Company’s business development activity and the expanding pipeline of international opportunities.
The pipeline of projects continues to grow in the UK, Canada and the USA, and with the recent announcement that a SHARC wastewater heat recovery system (“SHARC”) is to be installed at a facility operated by the Australian Wool Testing Authority (“AWTA”) in Melbourne, IWS now has a strategic presence on three continents.
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Beale – “WOOLPRODUCERS Australia is backing the compulsory use of National Wool Declarations (NWD) forms which is being championed by wool exporters. Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) introduced the NWD program in 2008 to document woolgrowers’ flystrike control practices through the wool selling system.”
MECARDO – by Robert Herrmann – “he debate in the wool industry around whether Australian wool producers should be mulesing their sheep or not is on-going. One way to sort out the pro’s & con’s is to look at the costs. Clearly farmers would prefer not to mules sheep; it’s not a nice job and it incurs a cost. Mulesing is carried out because overall it reduces the cost of production; but what is the cost of not mulesing and by deduction what is the premium required to incentivise more growers to cease mulesing?”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “ALL wool microns were in the red last week as the market experienced a downward correction of 29c/kg. The Australian dollar rose 0.46 per cent and the Eastern Market Indicator finished at 1241c/kg clean.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW Zealand is planning to ban surgical mulesing and tail-stripping of sheep except by a veterinarian.”