SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “Glen Iris will be holding its annual Bond ram sale at the Glen Iris woolshed on Thursday, October 6.
Elders will conduct the Helmsman auction, commencing at 11.30am, followed by a light luncheon. Rams will be penned for inspection from 9.30am.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “THIS year’s Wantana Merino Stud ram sale will be held on October 6 at “Pine Hills”, 18km north of Boorowa on the Frogmore Road.
Starting at 1pm and with inspections from 10.30am , there will be 30 top of the drop Merino rams on offer.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “Andrew and Jodie Green of Aloeburn Poll Merinos are celebrating 10 years of no mulesing.
The decision was made in 2006 that the logical way forward in breeding Merino sheep in Australia was to select animals with naturally bare breaches who did not require mulesing.”
SOUTHERN WEEKLY – “Blyth Merinos has focused on breeding plain bodied poll Merino sheep which grow high densities of very long and uniform wool fibres…”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Sale 12 in the annual wool selling calendar saw a softening in the EMI by 24c/kg to finish the week at 1287c/kg clean.
With just under 40,000 bales offered nationally across the three selling centres and the highest pass in rate for the year at 13 per cent.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Press Release – “High profile Channel 7 sports presenter Hamish McLachlan features in the most recent Fibre of Football video produced in-house by AWI.
The video of Hamish and his father Angus on the family’s woolgrowing property in the eastern Adelaide Hills in South Australia is the latest in a long line of videos highlighting the many great stories behind wool and its link with Australian football.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “CURRENCY up, wool prices down. In a reversal of the previous week prices at wool auctions across Australia suffered at the hands of the currency market last week as a softer US dollar brought about stronger currencies generally across the globe.”
NZ FARMER – by Tim Cronshaw – “Merino sales were boosted again by 450 bales pre-sold before the auction began at Melbourne.
The pre-sales were part of a five-year, $45 million deal by the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) to supply fine wool to Italian luxury fabric manufacturer Successori Reda. The Reda bales averaged a greasy price of $15 a kilogram.”
THE SHETLAND TIMES – “The seventh Shetland Wool Week opened in fine style with a wine and nibbles reception at Clickimin last night.
Enthusiasts of all things woolly from all over the world were there, many sporting the croft hoose hat designed by wool week patron Ella Gordon.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – by Paula Thompson – “A FANTASTIC result was achieved at the Brooks family’s annual on-property East Bungaree Poll Merino and Merino sale at Hallett last Tuesday.
Tony, Jenny, Mark and Lisa Brooks achieved a full clearance of 300 rams.”