SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “Thunderstorms produced moderate falls in western, central and northeastern Victoria, elevated areas of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, and in northwest Tasmania, while another cold front moved north over the South West Land Division, bringing cold southwest to southerly winds in the wake of the front and further moderate falls to the South West Land Division and the southern coast of Western Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE Hayes family were justly rewarded for what could be the final clip from their Dunkeld property Balintore this week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Fiona Myers – “INVESTMENT in technology for the sheep industry can deliver returns of more than $25 for each dollar invested according to a new study.”
THE NARACOORTE HERALD – “History of the Wool Industry
The early 1800s found wool reaching record prices in Europe, especially during the Napoleonic Wars from 1803 to 1815. This created a large influx of Merinos into Australia.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Candice Cordy is a familiar face at many wool industry events, and the brains behind a lot of them too.
And the Landmark Bendigo wool account manager has been recognised for her contributions, being announced as a 2018 Wool Broker of the Year finalist.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “A MELBOURNE-BASED fourth-year honours student at RMIT has taken out the prestigious Australasian Young Designer Wool Award, which kicked off Hamilton’s Sheepvention event on Sunday evening.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “CHINA spent a “recording-breaking” 52 per cent more on wool in June compared with the same month last year.
Australian wool’s biggest client spent $256 million during the month, up from $169 million in June last year.
New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that in 2017-18, China bought $2.9 billion worth of Australian wool, a lift of more than 21 per cent on the previous 12 months.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “EXCLUSIVE: AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman Wal Merriman will push for the continuation of the 2 per cent levy when growers vote on body’s future funding in September.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Welcome to the live coverage of the second and final day of Sheepvention in Hamilton.
Today will showcase the best of each breed, with the supreme champions being put to the test against each other in the interbreed judging.”
BIKEBIZ – by Carlton Reid – “British sportswear brand Ashmei has partnered with the Woolmark Company of Australia on a campaign that champions Merino wool as the ultimate performance fibre in high temperatures.”