NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Kristen Frost – “Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) will offer a 1.5 per cent levy option to wool growers in the 2018 WoolPoll.
AWI chief executive officer Stuart McCullough confirmed the re-introduced 1.5 levy option to Fairfax Agricultural Media this week, saying it was probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “DEMAND for wool from Corriedale sheep is increasing.
And as wool prices across the board increase, prices for wool between 26 and 28 micron have also lifted.
Australian Wool Innovation corporate communications manager Marius Cuming told the World Corriedale Congress in Bendigo that in the past few years Corriedale wool made up about 10 per cent of the Australian wool clip in volume and 3.8 per cent in value.”
STOCK & LAND – “Global raw wool exports from the major wool exporting countries have increased by eight per cent in the 2017/18 season, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The rise was led by a 22pc increase in exports from Uruguay, and a 19pc increase in exports from New Zealand, both of which have rebounded from a sharp decline in 2016/17.”
STUFF – by Gerard Hutching – “Farmers are more upbeat about their personal financial outlook but down on the general economy.
The latest Federated Farmers confidence survey shows 30 per cent anticipate an improvement in farm profitability over the next 12 months, while 48 per cent expect profits to remain stable.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – July 2018
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation directors can implement a 10-year term cap, restructure the board nomination committee and make proxy declaration changes without a shareholder vote, peak wool grower body WoolProducers Australia said yesterday.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “WOOL grower representative body WoolProducers Australia has told Australian Wool Innovation to get on with the job of improving its performance.
WoolProducers senior vice president Ed Storey said there appeared to be some resistance within the grower-owned R&D and marketing company to implementing the recommendations made in the recent review of AWI’s performance ordered by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Bureau of Meteorology – “Rainfall deficiencies over 6 months have increased both in extent and severity for most of New South Wales, agricultural and east pastoral regions of South Australia, northern Victoria and southern coastal Western Australia.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW England wool growers will be able to compare progeny from a range of genetically and subjectively assessed sires at a Merino Lifetime Productivity sire evaluation field day at Uralla on Friday.”
THE ADVOCATE – by Hayley Elg – “NEXT Wednesday, August 8, Creswick Woollen Mills will set out on a new venture, as it opens a store at one of Melbourne’s iconic tourism hotspots, The Block Arcade.”