SHEEP CENTRAL – “RENEWED European interest in quality superfine wool and Chinese demand for medium Merino lines with lower vegetable matter content pushed prices generally higher this week.”
FG INSIGHT (UK) – by Angela Calvert – “In officially opening the event hosted by the Smith family, at Tow Law, Co Durham, the Duke of Montrose, president of the National Sheep Association, emphasised the contribution which sheep farming makes to the ecology and economy of the countryside. He talked about the uncertain times which lay ahead, and that the key to managing was to avoid disruption to sheep export markets…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Martin Oppenheimer – “NEW England sheep and cattle breeder Martin Oppenheimer states why he believes Australian Wool Innovation should not start nor be even a part-owner in its proposed Wool Exchange Portal.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: New Zealand Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s Marketing Executive, Mr Nathan Arthur advises that the rise in the New Zealand dollar generally saw corresponding lowering of local wool prices in most areas apart from fine crossbred fleece and some targeted coarser types.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Carrfields – “Seeing their product presented to the North American market was an emotional and triumphant experience for a group of New Zealand wool growers last month.
Just Shorn®, Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool)’s range of premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs, was launched in New York City on May 18 at an event attended by New Zealand Trade Commissioner – Consul General, Beatrice Faumuina.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “VICTORIA’S sheep industry expo Sheepvention will be opened by renowned author and less well-known truffle dog handler Rachael Treasure on August 7.”
BROADSHEET.COM.AU – by Rose Howard – “Menswear in Australia is experiencing a sort of renaissance. Our fashion industry has long been overlooked – Australian seasons and fashion calendars are out of sync with the Northern Hemisphere, branding us as a sunny outlier at the end of the earth – but social and digital media have changed the landscape.
Now, three heavyweight fashion bodies – The Woolmark Company, The Australian Fashion Chamber and the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery – are shining a spotlight on eight Australian designers, each with a distinct story to tell.”
MECARDO – by Andrew Woods – “In a time of the season when the weekly volume of wool offered is small, the problem exporters has of putting consignments together is being compounded by the level of vegetable fault (VM) in the eastern Australian clip. This article takes a look at prices for fine merino combing fleece with higher VM and the discounts applicable.”
THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE (INDIA) – BY LN REVATHY ” Garment exporters in Tirupur knitwear cluster foresee a huge opportunity for wool knitwear products. With The Woolmark Company lending technical support for development of wool market in Tirupur, exporters are looking to diversify their product range, said Raja Shanmugham, President Tirupur Exporters’ Association.
He spoke on the sidelines of an advanced workshop organised by The Woolmark Company. “
VOXY – Contributor Fuseworks Media – “Seeing their product presented to the North American market was an emotional and triumphant experience for a group of New Zealand wool growers last month.
Just Shorn, Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool)’s range of premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs, was launched in New York City on May 18 at an event attended by New Zealand Trade Commissioner – Consul General, Beatrice Faumuina.”