SHEEP CENTRAL – “WOOL growers are being urged to become shareholders of Australian Wool Innovation in the lead-up to the 2018 AWI annual general meeting”
STOCK & LAND – All the activity from the long and short wool breeds pavillion …
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Roseville Park Merino stud has taken out the pen of five competition at Sheepvention in Hamilton, but the win is bittersweet.
It comes as the Dubbo, NSW, stud deals with the drought currently crippling thousands of farmers across the eastern seaboard.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – Advertiser Content for AWI – “To help woolgrowers get the most from their rams, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), in partnership with Zoetis, has developed a new, hands-on workshop called RAMping Up Repro.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Medium wool was the fleece type of choice on the backs of both supreme exhibits in the Merino judging at Sheepvention in Hamilton.
Oakbank Merino and Poll Merino stud, Gre Gre North, took out supreme Merino ram, while Wurrook Merino stud, Rokewood, was sashed supreme Merino ewe, with both being commended for their quality, bright, white, medium wool.”
RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “A United States-Based wool insulation company has committed to 200 tonnes of New Zealand strong wool next year to be used in high-end homes.
And Havelock Wool’s managing partner Andrew Legge says on a current run rate, that will not be enough.
A new relationship has been announced between Havelock Wool, the New Zealand Merino Company and Pamu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp).”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEARERS from around the world are expected to support a charity shearing event aimed at helping those with mental health issues, at the National Trust’s Glencoe wool shed near Mount Gambier next year.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Welcome to the live coverage of the first day of Sheepvention in Hamilton.
Multiple sheep breeds will be showcased on the showfloor, with day one including the bulk of the sheep judging, with a busy day in the wool shed and sheep pavilion.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “Cassie Baile deferred her university studies when she was offered a traineeship in the industry, and after four years of hands-on experience, looks forward to returning.”
STUFF – by Heather Chalmers – “A new wave of socially and environmentally-conscious consumers are turning to natural fibres for their clothing and homes, rejecting polluting synthetics and plastics.
New Zealand wool companies are already tapping into this trend, promoting wool as a natural, biodegradable and renewable replacement.”