SJ SOURCING JOURNAL – by Angela Velasquez – “The market’s appetite for wool is high, despite rising prices.
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), not-for-profit company that invests in R&D and marketing to increase the long-term profitability of Australian woolgrowers, reported Tuesday that wool supply has increased 3 percent to 5 percent compared to last year.”
THE RURAL – by Stephen Burns – “Led by the grand champion medium wool ram, Guy Evans’ Tara Park-bred entry in the prestigious Stonehaven Cup took all before them during an impressive display of Merino sheep at Sydney Royal.”
SHEPPARTON NEWS – by Southern Riverina News – “Jerilderie’s Edith Gregory was part of a group of young wool growers from across Australia that toured China recently to gain a new global perspective of their industry.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Network’s Direct Network Advantage campaign has been extended to South Australia with the launch of DNA Barossa in Adelaide today.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Woolgrowers’ E-Newsletter – March 2018
ILLAWARRA MERCURY – “Prince Charles and fashion, at first glance, might seem to be mutually exclusive. Well, no.
In his first Australian interview in five years, the 69-year-old royal’s interest in fashion – and sustainability – has been revealed.
In his interview with the Australian Financial Review Magazine Prince Charles focuses on sustainable fashion and the move away from synthetic fabric. “
THE ADVERTISER – by Belinda Willis – “WINE isn’t the only yarn the Barossa Valley has to tell with a group of local sheep farmers tonight launching a fine wool blanket collection.
Their new DNA Barossa range showcases the region’s wool fibre, its people and provenance, beginning with two soft wool throws designed by Angaston artist Marnie Gilder.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Camille Smith – ” PETER SMALL, 76
Wool producer and chairman of Quality Softwools Australia
Peter Small has been an innovator in the wool industry for more than 50 years. He believes provenance is as important to fibre as it is to food.
The fourth-generation Western District farmer produces Merinos and Angus-Wagyu cross cattle at Gritjurk, “a little nothing out of Coleraine” west of Hamilton. As chairman of Quality Softwools Australia, which owns Merino knitwear brand Toorallie, he is championing high quality wool, traceable to a single farm.”
RURAL NEWS (NZ) – by Pam Tipa – “The opportunity for high-quality wool carpets in the world beyond New Zealand and Australia is massive, says Cavalier Corporation chief executive Paul Alston.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The upwards market movement of the previous selling week was short-lived, with the wool industry’s benchmark Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) dropping six cents, to continue what has been a fluctuating month of ups and downs.”