FARM WEEKLY – “WESTCOAST Wool & Livestock is a keen sponsor and supporter of rural and regional communities and one of its latest efforts centres on helping students from Boyup Brook District High School (BBDHS) to tour the nation’s capital.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mike Foley – “AUSTRALIA continues to build on its free trade credentials, with several recent initiatives building on the Chinese, South Korean and Japanese deals it has inked in recent years.
Negotiations on an Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement have been set in motion.”
RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “The demise of Te Ako Wools is a “significant blow” for the wool industry, Federated Farmers says.
The organisation, which was launched in Alexandra in mid-2016, was owned by the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association. It worked with Primary ITO to provide industry training, including shearing and woolhandling.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “With Bestwool/Bestlamb celebrating 20 years at the conference in Bendigo, long-time co-ordinator Peter Schroder, has called time on his connection with the program.”
STOCK & LAND – by Alastair Dowie – “Further increases in productivity in sheep meat and wool growing business attracted around 300 delegates to the 2018 Bestwool/Bestlamb conference in Bendigo on Wednesday.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “QUALITY Wool’s sixth annual charity wool auction was a “definite success”, raising $78,600 for Ronald McDonald House Westmead this week.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 29 June 2018 (Week 52)
STOCK & LAND – “The final day of Sheep Week 2018 drew attention to studs from the South East of SA, the Mallee and Adelaide Hills, who opened their gates to local and interstate visitors.Check out all of the photos and videos below, and make sure to tag any of your own photos or videos with the hashtag #SheepWeek18.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “In a stellar 2017-18 season for Australian wool auction, the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) improved a substantial 531ac/clean kg or 34.8 per cent. The EMI when expressed in US dollars showed a net gain of 354usc/clean kg or 30.6 per cent. The seasonal average for 2017/18 was an EMI of 1729ac/clean kg or 1337usc/clean kg.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIA’S long-serving wool classers will be honoured at the Gordon Wool School Old Students Association’s annual dinner in Geelong next month.”