STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Nerstane Merino stud, Woolbrook, NSW, won The Sandford Beggs Memorial Trophy for the most successful Merino exhibitor, with a haul of five reserve grand champion ribbons and two group awards.”
ESQUIRE – by Jonathan Evans – “It’s been a big couple of weeks for Joshua Cooper and Laurence Chandler, co-founders of NYC-based brand Rochambeau, which launched in 2007. First up was their show at NYFW: Men’s last week, a travel-themed affair that took their signature downtown aesthetic and filtered it through the bright colors and intricate patterns of Morocco. They’re also part of the crop of 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists, the panel presentation for which took place just yesterday.”
NZ FARMER – by Gerard Hutching – “Wool prices have failed to fire at the latest Napier sale but most of the bales were sold as growers accepted what they were being offered.
Wool broker Peter Tate said prices of coarse crossbred fleeces were down between 1 and 2 per cent but 81 per cent of the 5725 bales were sold.”
FASHIONISTA – by Chantal Fernandez – “”Woolmark is sort of like the fiber nerd prize, in the best way possible,” said Dao-Yi Chow, one half of Public School, which won the regional and international Woolmark Prize two years ago. He was on hand Tuesday to judge the 2016/2017 U.S. competition for one of fashion’s oldest and most respected prizes for excellence in merino wool.”
NZ FARMER – by Heather Chalmers – “Will Gibson already has more than a decade of experience in stock breeding and judging to draw on and he’s still a 22-year-old.
From setting up his first sheep stud aged 10, to competing in and winning trans-Tasman stock judging competitions in his teens, Gibson has always been an early achiever.
His latest accolade is to win the section award for the best emerging talent in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards against other older finalists.”
GOULBURN POST – by Louise Thrower – “THE cut and thrust of wool sales with all its social interaction may once more become a feature of Goulburn if a push gains momentum.
It’s only early days yet, but Regional Development Australia Southern Inland is planning to thoroughly comb through the possibilities.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S leading superfine wool growers have signed supply contracts with Italian fabric and active wear manufacturer Successori Reda worth about $15 million over the next five years.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “WOOL prices have finished on a high before a three-week selling break.
The benchmark Eastern Market Indicator shed 9c/kg but still finished at 1311c/kg, one of the best levels for the season.
Almost all micron types lost ground, with the hardest hit the 20 micron indicator, which was 23c/kg lower than a week earlier. Other microns lost between 4-22c/kg.”
RADIO NZ – by Alexa Cook – “Wool brokers say, despite the first sale of the season being disappointing, suppliers shouldn’t react too quickly by dumping large quantities into a fragile market.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Gre Gre North based stud Oak Bank has won grand champion fine/medium wool ram.
Judge Simon Paterson, New Zealand, described the two year-old ram as an “absolute colossus” with “great, rich wool”.”