FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “FOR the second year running an upstanding Poll Merino sire from the Bolt family’s Claypans stud, Corrigin, took top honours in the autumn shorn judging at this year’s IGA Perth Royal Show.
The classy sire outclassed the competition from its opening class, catching the eye of the judges as it showed its stature and presence in the ring to be sashed the grand champion autumn shorn ram and the junior champion exhibit. “
THE COUNTRY – “Education sessions will be next year added to Central Otago’s woolliest fashion showcase.
Organisers this week announced the ”first look” night for the WoolOn Creative Fashion awards will be held in Alexandra on Friday, May 26 and its Gala Evening will be held the next night.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Jodie Rintoul – “IT was celebrations all round for the Bolt family when it repeated last year’s win in the prestigious class for a group of thee Merino or Poll Merino rams under 1.5 years.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “Leading experts in the textile industry are exhibiting their latest products and innovations at the 46th edition of the Filo Milan trade fair for yarns and fabrics, which is taking place at the Palazzo delle Stelline this week.”
FARM WEEKLY – “WOODYARRUP will offer 253 Merino and Poll Merino rams at the stud’s annual on-property ram sale at Broomehill on Tuesday, October 4, commencing at 1pm.
The catalogue will feature rams of great constitution and quality wools backed with current fleece and body measurements and ASBVs.
These figures will be available on the Woodyarrup website from September 27.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Peter Lee – “SPIRITED bidding at the annual on-property Eungai ram sale saw two sires share the top price of $2600, with regulars AP Martin & Sons, Miling, taking one and Keith Camac & Co, Gingin, buying the other.
Both were large framed sires, as would be expected from Eungai, with the Martin pick having a 19.2 micron, 99.9pc CF fleece, while Jason Camac chose a 19 micron, 99.9pc CF sire.”
STOCK & LAND – by Annabelle Cleeland – “SPURRED on by clients’ confidence in the meat and wool markets, prices at the Rock-Bank Merino annual on property ram sale jumped $569 per head on last year’s average (av).”
STUFF (NZ) – by John Anthony – “Cavalier Carpets churns out 65 tonne of carpet every week from its factory in Auckland.
Factory manager Jason Howearth says the yarn arrives from its Whanganui and Napier felt and yarn spinning factories before being sorted by weight, quality and colour.
About 2.5 tonnes of yarn is used for wool carpet runs with some synthetic runs…”
FIBRE 2 FASHION – “The British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) is seeking new County members for its regional committees. County members are BWMB’s grassroots representatives, an essential point of contact for the 40,000 wool producers who market their wool through the agency and play a fundamental role in the running and success of BWMB through their local contacts.”