AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 20 January 2017 (Week 29)
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NZ HERALD – by Carmel Fisher – “It is such a rare thing these days for products to live up to their hype.
I found one over the holiday break – Allbirds sneakers – and have since bought an additional pair for my husband and raved about the merino running shoes to anyone who will listen.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “FINER micron wools led a new-year surge at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week as prices followed those of Eastern States into near record territory.
Trading at the WWC resumed on Wednesday after a three-week festive-season recess with the strongest opening wool market buyers and sellers said they could recall.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – “RESEARCHERS wanting to do wool-related projects have until February 13 to apply for funding.
Australian Wool Innovation has called for proposals for wool research, covering both on and off-farm work…”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers are the most positive they have been in years following a good winter, strong commodity prices and the continued rollout of wild dog fencing, AgForce Sheep and Wool president Alan Rae said today.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Russell and Colleen Foster were very happy to be selling their Italian spinner style wool in a buoyant market today.
“It’s good for everyone, for the whole industry,” Mr Foster said.”
SCOOP BUSINESS – Press Release New Zealand Wool Services – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island wool auction saw a continuing softening for average to poor style wools, with good colour and better prepared wools faring better.”
STOCK & LAND – by Laura Griffin – “Wool growers and buyers worked together to raise $13,224 for the Helimed Ambulance Auxiliary. Two bales of wool, made up of fleeces donated by growers in the Omeo district, was given to the Helimed to sell at auction.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL’S red hot run continues this week, with the Eastern Market Indicator setting a national record record — twice.
Closing yesterday at 1439c/kg, it rose 8c/kg from Tuesday’s sales, which was a record in itself at 1431c/kg.
The previous highest mark was 1425c/kg, set in June 2011.”