SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s successful sheep extension program SheepConnect will be expanded in South Australia after a $350,000 funding boost.”
FIBRE 2 FASHION – “In continuation of the trend seen for the past two or three weeks, super fine and fine merino types remained well sought after at the Australian wool auctions for the sale week 13 of the current season ending September 29. However, prices of medium merino types continued to drift and crossbred wools struggled to find a stable level of trade.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 2/10/17
Raw wool prices continued to drift lower in US dollar terms last week, getting back into a more ‘normal’ seasonal pattern after the excitements of the strong rally in August. The Australian dollar fell by nearly two percent for the week thereby masking the fall as seen from China.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Karen Bailey – “WOOL prices have softened in the past week under pressure from auction results in Melbourne.
At the close of markets on Thursday the Eastern Market Indicator was on 1522 cents a kilogram, back about 3c/kg on the same time a week ago.
Australian Wool Exchange market information manager Lionel Plunkett said Melbourne opened proceedings on Tuesday with a stand-alone sale.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WINNING grand champion farmer’s fleece for a third year in a row and reserve grand champion farmer’s fleece four years straight at the IGA Perth Royal Show wool competition may be a fitting swansong for Ted and Bev Hill. “
ABC NEWS – LANDLINE – by Fiona Breen – “They are unlikely partners — a Tasmanian wool farmer and a fashion designer — but this odd couple are having a big impact on the world of men’s fashion.
The collaboration between Tasmanian superfine wool producer, Simon Cameron, and Matt Jensen from MJ Bale has resulted in a collection of “single origin” men’s suits, all made with wool from Mr Cameron’s farm, Kingston.”
ABC NEWS – Landline – by Fiona Breen – “They are unlikely partners — a Tasmanian wool farmer and a fashion designer — but this odd couple are having a big impact on the world of men’s fashion.”
FARM WEEKLY – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) is seeking young wool industry applicants for its 2018 Breeding Leadership skills course.
The biennial course, which has trained more than 130 people nationally since its inception in 2002, is open to people aged 25-35 years and working in the wool industry in any capacity.”
MERCO PRESS – “Landholdings General Manager Andy Pollard has reported that the wool market remains in a strong position, with demand increasing as customers view it as a more sustainable product than artificial fibres.
He said it was forecast that the Australian wool clip might be up by 8% this year. The world sheep population was down by 25% compared to a few years ago, thus limiting the supply of wool and adding value.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Fourth generation South Australian sheepmeat and wool producer Andrew Michael is one of three nominations to fill three vacant MLA board posts, to be voted-on by members at November’s annual general meeting.”