FARM WEEKLY – by Rachel Clarke – “AS he gets ready for seeding, Wagin farmer Clayton South said sheep had always been part of the business.
With 6500 mated adult ewes, 1100 mated ewe lambs and 1600 unmated ewe lambs, Mr South employs a cropping manager, along with another full-time employee to keep the 4900 hectares, 70 per cent cropping and 30pc sheep, farm running.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “The sheep management skills of Blackall’s Alison Krieg were confirmed with a swag of commercial sheep and wool trophies at the Blackall show.
They included the rare feat of a commercial fleece overcoming housed stud fleeces to be the grand champion fleece of the show.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “IT was another week of similar activity in the wool market, with the overall market drifting south in US dollar terms as the processing season winds to a close.
A slightly favourable exchange rate meant that the decline in the overall market indicator was only 10c for growers in Australia, while customers overseas saw a US17c decline in prices.”
THE AUSTRALIAN – by Lisa Allen – “Paolo Zegna, chairman of the venerable Milan-based Ermenegildo Zegna luxury menswear brand visiting Sydney this week told The Weekend Australian he has no plans to acquire more Australian wool-growing properties. Zegna bought 60 per cent of a 2500ha wool property just east of Armidale, NSW, in 2016. His business partner is Charles Coventry.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 4 May 2018 (Week 44)
BOMBALA TIMES – “Local university student Anna Horton has been announced as one of 14 recipients of the annual 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship, in recognition of their leadership potential and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture.”
ABC NEWS – by Prue Adams – “A wool and meat education program conducted at the Adelaide Showgrounds during the school holidays was designed to attract and keep more young people in the Australian sheep industry.
“It all came about because a group of stud breeders wanted to do something to educate the next generation,” SA Sheep Expo Committee chairman Stephen Kellock said.”
STUFF – BUSINESS DAY – by Nikki Mandow & Johnathan Underhill of Newsroom – “This story was originally published in Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission.
Iconic New Zealand merino clothing brand Icebreaker was sold to a company with a less-than-squeaky-clean history around worker conditions.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “Saturday will be championship day at the Queensland State Sheep Show in Blackall.
The state’s premier showcase of Merino sheep got underway on Friday morning.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wales superfine and ultrafine wool growers have dominated the prestigious 2018 Zegna Merino wool awards.”