FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “GENETICS and a good season have combined to produce some startling wool statistics for the Dunne family, Beacon.
Andrew and wife Gemma, along with brother David and wife Karley, are principals of Parakeelya Merinos stud started by their grandfather on the property he selected in 1923.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE looming Chinese new year (CNY) holiday period is expected to have a soft impact on the Australian wool market, while sheep meat exports are expected to continue unscathed.
Following a three-week recess, Southern region wool sales opened this year to its largest one-day gain in nine months…”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – ” USING the latest technology at Farrer Agricultural High School in Tamworth, NSW, is being seen as a way to encourage students to stay in the sheep industry.
It has also opened up new markets for the school’s Farrer White Suffolk stud.”
ABC RURAL – Country Hour for Thursday 19th January 2017 – Josh Lamb, Techwool Export Manager gives insight to the wool market interviewed by Cara Jeffery.
(Press play and move counter along to 42:50 for wool section with Josh speaking on the state of the market)
HUFFINGTON POST – by Emma Brancatisano – “For Pip, Norm and Ian Smith, ‘LoveMerino’ is a family story that has been years in the making.
At Glenwood, in the hills above Wellington in central west New South Wales, the Smith family have been growing wool for over five generations. They have a passion for Merino — and securing its future…”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Wool – “IT was a volatile week for both the physical and the forward wool markets…”
MARIE CLAIRE – by Lucy Pavia – “Donald Trump’s inauguration committee might have had a pretty tough few weeks scrambling to secure attendees (and rubbishing reports of slow tickets sales), but for wool sellers in the Washington D.C area it’s been a pretty bumper fortnight.
The most controversial presidential inauguration in recent times has had an unlikely side effect — sales of pink wool have shot through the roof.”
FIBRE2FASHION – Courtesy AWI – “The Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) managed to forge ahead by a further 12ac clean/kg to conclude this week’s trading at 1434 ac clean/kg, the highest closing level ever recorded in Au$ terms. This record was set despite the very large offerings of over 56,000 bales and disadvantageous foreign exchange rates in all of the major trading currencies.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE wool prices held relatively firm in record territory yesterday, after the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator climbed to an all-time high of 1439 cents on Wednesday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN wool price benchmarks hitting record levels yesterday has raised questions about the sustainability of the new auction levels, especially for fine Merino clips.”