NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Mike Foley – “New research is tackling a significant hip pocket issue for sheep and wool producers.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales were limited to 29 bales traded in Australia last week, as the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator fell 57 cents to 1744c/kg clean.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “WOOL prices took a tumble last week, resulting in about 15 per cent of the national offering being passed in.
The Eastern Market Indicator finished the week at 1744c/kg, a loss of 57c/kg on the week before, but still 23.5 per cent above last year levels.”
NZ FARMER – Rural Reporters – “Crossbred wool prices strengthened for most types led by fleece finer than 35 microns at the Christchurch wool sale.
A rising strong wool market after being in the doldrums for so long was in spite of further pressure from an oversized offering nationally last week from combined Christchurch and Napier wool sales and a lifting dollar.”
FARM IRELAND – by Eoghan MacConnell – ”
With Irish wool considered “worthless” at the moment, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he was open to looking at suggestions on the future of the product.
He was responding to a question from ICSA Sheep Committee chairman John Brooks at the association’s AGM in Abbeyleix, Co Laois on Thursday. “
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – “The Woolmark Company and leading sports brand adidas have joined forces to launch a design competition focusing on the development of innovative, forward-thinking products for the performance industry. The Woolmark Performance Challenge is a new annual competition for tertiary students in Europe and North America and is set to kick-start the career of the eventual winner.”
TEVONEWS.COM – by David Styles – “SYDNEY – The Woolmark Company has joined forces with adidas to launch a design competition focused on the development of innovative performance apparel. The Woolmark Performance Challenge is a new annual competition open to students across Europe and North America.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN White ewe lambs made $346, unjoined Merino ewe hoggets made to $261 and first cross ewes with lambs sold for $275 on AuctionsPlus last week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ENSURING agriculture is valued by the community, industry and government is a key challenge for the new chief executive officer of the Victorian Farmers Federation, Stephen Sheridan.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW Zealand shearer Leon Samuels late this morning abandoned his attempt to reclaim the world eight-hour ewe shearing record.”