THE ARARAT ADVERTISER – by Erin McFadden – “Wimmera Farmer presents a monthly feature that profiles young people in agriculture and looks at what drove them to a life on the land.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “BIOCLIP — the wool harvesting system that was once promoted as an alternative to conventional shearing could soon have a new owner.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 27 January 2017 (Week 30)
TOWN & COUNTRY – “The Australian wool market was two-toned this week.
The first day of selling – Tuesday, in this case, as sales were moved forward because of the Australia Day public holiday on Thursday – had a negative tone from the outset.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL prices were relatively unaffected by Chinese New Year demand concerns this week, but lower quality clips tended cheaper this week as the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator fell 22 cents to 1412c/kg clean.”
RNZ Radio NX – by Alexa Cook – “Four and a half thousand sheep are being hand picked from Southland farms for the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championship in Invercargill next month.
Shearing contractor and former New Zealand shearing representative, Dion Morrell, is working with double world champion Alan MacDonald to head hunt the best sheep for the job.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “EAST Gippsland wool growers have pitched in to support the state’s rural communities.
Elders held its annual charity auction for Helimed Ambulance Auxiliary in Melbourne last week, offering two bales donated by Omeo district farmers.”
FORBES.COM – by Declan Eytan – “For the 2017 edition of the International Woolmark Prize Final – the annual event that promotes the use of wool through an initiative which puts a spotlight on the next generation of fashion designers – the contest went back to where it all started back in 1953: the city of Paris. Australia-headquartered The Woolmark Company – notorious for promoting and certifying high quality (Australian) wools – has seen previous International Woolmark Prize winners in the form of Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, and more recently the duo behind NYC streetwear brand Public School.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release New Zealand Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s Marketing Executive, Mr Malcolm Ching reports that restricted demand and the stronger New Zealand dollar, coupled with seasonal higher wool flows over coming weeks pushed local prices down significantly.”
TAVISTOCK TIMES GAZETTE (UK) – by Sam Hughes – “A FATHER and son sheep shearing team has jetted off to New Zealand this week to represent England in the World Sheep Shearing Championships.”