RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “Education is the key to lifting the state of the wool industry, industry leader Craig Smith says.
Mr Smith, general manager for Devold Wool Direct, is a member of the Wool Working Group, which has been working on how to create a more sustainable and profitable sector.
Made up of 20 wool producers, processors and other industry representatives, it has been charged with developing a pan-sector action plan.”
THE COUNTRY – “New Zealand coarse wool needs some serious help – maybe it’s time to look seriously at a wool levy again, writes Federated Farmers Meat & Wool policy advisor Julie Geange.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Murray Arnel – “The recent hype surrounding strong sheep market results was marked down from rooster to feather duster status for the closing sale of the 2018 store sheep selling season at Wycheproof on Friday.
With a large portion of the local Mallee region hamstrung in its restocking by dry weather, outside buying interest also was lacklustre resulting in a substantial discounted in buying prices compared on the centre’s month-earlier bouyant rates.”
STOCK & LAND by Joely Mitchell – “The Australian wool market could not hold onto the strength of the previous week’s sales, with the Merino fleece sector recording losses across most types.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 30 November 2018 (Week 22)
TOWN & COUNTRY – Elders
Season 18 – Week 22
Source: Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX)
The strong positive movement experienced in the previous week’s sale could not be sustained in Week 22.
The quantity on offer was 34,513 bales, the national offering is now down by 18.0 per cent when compared to the corresponding sale of the previous season. “
WWD – by Marcy Medina – “The TechLoom Breeze Merino Wool collection is the first technical-knit shoe to hit the global market with the wool certification trademark…. Los Angeles-based running shoe brand Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) has partnered with The Woolmark Company on the first technical-knit shoe to hit the global market with the wool certification trademark.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Flagging Chinese domestic demand for woollen garments has been partially blamed for Australian wool prices this week, which lifted for fine crossbred and Merino fleece, and for skirtings, but fell for medium Merino types.”
FARM WEEKLY – Wool Extra brought to you by AWI – “Trade between China and Australia is fundamental for the Australian wool industry. In 2018, AWI has marked more than half a century of a cross-cultural partnership between Australia and China – spanning trade through to design.”
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – by Jenne Brammer – “A group of farmers at Williams are seeing the wool grown on their own sheep’s backs featured in quality fashion garments and sold locally under WA’s first farm-to-fashion program.
The Williams wool program is a provenance-focused program, driven by a group of local farmers and the Williams Woolshed where some of the best quality wool from the region is transformed into a range of high-quality, limited edition garments under the MerinoSnug label.”