SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has ignored grower calls to include a 1 percent option in the WoolPoll 2018 options to be announced next week, despite a recent claim the company was listening to its levy payers.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – Advertiser content for AWI – “A world away from their homes in London, International Woolmark Prize 2016/17 winners Ben Cottrell and Matt Dainty of COTTWEILER recently came Down Under – via a visit to AWI’s Wool Resource Centre in Hong Kong – to see an Australian wool-growing property and get an in-depth understanding of Merino wool production.”
NZ HERALD – The Country – ” With shearing season about to begin, trends in the Australian market have shown great promise for the wool industry with demands for Merino wool on the rise.
PGG Wrightson’s GM for wool Grant Edwards spoke with The Country’s Jamie Mackay about the market growth and budding ideas for unconventional uses of wool.”
NEWSROOM.PRO (NZ) – by Tina Morrison – “The New Zealand wool market started the new season on “a very weak note” due to concerns about US tariffs on Chinese products, according to AgriHQ’s latest monthly report on the sheep & beef sector.”
STOCK & LAND – by Karen Bailey and Joely Mitchell – “The wool market’s record run has continued, with the Eastern Market Indicator bolting to a high of 2116 cents a kilogram.
The surge in prices for most wool categories was more than 100c/kg and much more for some well-prepared lines.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) improved by a massive 126ac or 6.33 per cent this week to close at the highest ever level of 2116ac clean/kg, the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) said in its ‘Wool Market’ weekly report for week ending August 17. Wool prices are now over 500ac or 31 per cent higher than last year.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “IS there something you can do to improve your system?
That question was raised by Wagin sheep and cropping producer Clayton South at LambEx 2018 recently when he presented his story to a crowd of about 700 attendees in the Riverside Theatre at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.”
STOCK & LAND – by Andrew Miller – “A junior ram from Derby Downs, Marong, has taken out the Supreme Poll Dorset ribbon at Sheepvention, with judge Geoff Davey, Kerang, saying the animal was bright, alert and had plenty of muscling.
The ram first took out Champion Junior Ram, before going on to win Grand Champion Ram and then top the class.”
WEST COAST SENTINEL – “Horned rams maintained their strong following at White River Merino and Poll Merino stud’s 39th annual sale last week at Poochera, producing many of the sale highlights, including the $18,000 sale topper.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – Advertiser content for AWI – “At the Rylington Park Institute of Agriculture near Boyup Brook in the Great Southern region of WA, Kevin Gellatly and his partner Amanda Davis, with the support of AWI, run shearer and wool handling training courses throughout the year.”