SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “COMPLAINTS alleging misuse of wool classer stencils are being investigated by the Australian Wool Exchange.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “STUDS registered with MERINOSELECT are now supplying about half the nation’s Merino rams, according to a new report by Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “HE is based in south-west Victoria, hours from his closest international airport in Melbourne, but New Zealand shearer Ethan Pankhurst is not afraid to clock kilometres to improve his competition shearing standing.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 2 February 2018 (Week 31)
WOOLNEWS.NET – WoolQ; IWTO Wool Round Table South Africa; Australian wool market – AWI Commentary; NZ Wool Market Report…
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “JOHN and Susie Wallace of Wanganella in the NSW Riverina hope sheep and lamb prices continue their high run.
Sheep, lamb and wool prices have been so good that Mr Wallace said they sold their young Merino ewe hoggets early to take advantage of the good rates.”
FINANCIAL REVIEW – by Guy Trebay – “If some designers amass vintage clothes to form a personal collection, Alessandro Sartori does so for an entirely different reason: to perform dissections.”
YASS TRIBUNE – by Toby Vue – “Cavan Station on Wee Jasper Road has played host to a week-long shearing school that aims to address the shearer shortage across the industry.
Run by Ian Elkings at Elkins Alpaca Shearing, the program is geared towards beginners and is conducted on behalf of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
It is the second time it has run at the site, after the first one ran in 2017.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Cally Dupe – “The Wagin Football Club could be in for a sporting resurgence with new wool guernseys and the coaching skills of a former Fremantle Docker.
The Upper Great Southern Football League team will become the first country football team in Australia to don the wool-synthetic blend jumpers this playing season. “
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Rueben Hale – “Police in Pingelly are investigating the theft of around 175 Merino sheep, worth about $30,000.
CBH director and Pingelly farmer John Hassell has reported the sheep presumed stolen from his property in two incidents last month.
He said he noticed 50 sheep missing from a flock of 320 in mid-January and 125 more, including two-prized rams, vanished last week.”