THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – “It was not a decision that came easily, but mixed wheat-sheep farmer Thomas Pengilly says investing in technology for their Merino enterprise was one of the best decisions the Cascade family has made.
The Pengillys have run their Penrose Poll Merino stud, 102km north-west of Esperance, for 40-odd years but eight years ago they decided to strengthen focus on genetic improvement. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL price increases have improved the competitiveness of Victorian wool-based enterprises in comparison to prime lamb operations in 2016-17.”
NZ HERALD – by Paul Charman – “Low financial returns have pitched the New Zealand crossbred wool industry into a crisis, a leading grower says.”
GOONDIWINDI ARGUS – by Stephanie van Eyk – “The first wool market back for the season opened strongly according to Landmark’s North West regional wool manager David Hart.
The opening sales after the Christmas break saw price indicators across the board up between 50 and 80c/kg, thanks to continued support from Chinese buyers.”
YASS TRIBUNE – by Elspeth Kernebone – “In Bookham, a single wether trial has now been running since the 1960s.
Every four years since then, the Bookham Agricultural Bureau has been collecting lambs and drafting them onto a host property.”
AGWEB POWERED BY FARM JOURNAL (USA) – ” (Bloomberg) — New uses for wool in sneakers such as Adidas AG’s marquee Ultra Boost helped drive prices to a record. They’ll only climb further this year, according to growers in the world’s biggest producer.”
STOCK & LAND – by Helen Walker – “Veteran wool producer Bill Huskisson made his first trip to the Sydney Wool Sales this week to watch his clip sell. The early wool market jumped five per cent before levelling to an overall increase of one per cent on last week’s result.”
STOCK & LAND – by Karen Bailey and Annabelle Cleeland – “THE wool market started the year with a bang, hitting more record breaking prices during the first fortnight of auctions.”
ELLE – by Justine Carreon – “When you’re an up-and-coming fashion designer gaining recognition can be difficult. Imagine being based in New Delhi, India to boot and you’ve got the plight of Bodice designer Ruchika Sachdeva. “You can be doing something so beautiful but nobody knows about it,” says Sachdeva. But thanks to the International Woolmark Prize things are about to change for the womenswear designer.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “WORLD record-breaking New Zealand shearer Kerri-Jo Te Huia has set the standard for other top female shearers in establishing a woman’s nine-hour strong wool ewes record of 452 this week.”