FARM WEEK – by Terri Dougan – “PLANS are underway to put locally-produced wool back on the map through a series of new initiatives, including a rebranding of the Northern Ireland arm of British Wool as “Ulster Wool”.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “BIGGA superfine Merino partnership Hillcreston-Pine Hill sold their second finest 1PP bale in Sydney last week, realising 41,000c/kg greasy or $37,720 with a Schneider Group client.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Wool prices in Australia have continued to climb since last season despite supply for the current season increasing by around 3-5 per cent relative to last year, the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has said in its March 2018 report. There are strong indications that the current price levels can be sustained and give a positive outlook for the industry. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CAMPAIGN For Wool patron Prince Charles has been commended by Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud for his recent outspoken support for wool and sustainable fashion.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Aidan Smith – “TURKEY has come back online as a market for live sheep exports with numbers surpassing 72,000 so far this year.
Meat and Livestock Australia has published sheep export numbers to Turkey from 2017 to February 2018 – resuming a trade that has seen little or no action since 2012.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Will Chaffey – “Week commencing 02/04/2018
The last sale before the annual one week recess had the Eastern Market Indicator softer by 6 cents to close at 1,772 c/kg.
Passing in four percent of the 44,841 bales offered across the three selling centres, the Merino fleece offering felt the majority of the reduction.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “PRODUCE more wool was the clear message Andrew Rintoul, Dongiemon and Tilba Tilba Merino studs, Williams, returned with after a recent tour of China.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “PROFITABILITY per hectare will now be included in the Merino Lifetime Productivity project, adding the bottom line to data already being collected.
New wearable sensors and the latest carcass measurement scanners will be used to measure feed intake, body composition and productivity on sheep within the $13 million, four year MLP project.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation might have been beaten AWEX to the line with their WoolQ eSpeci, but the latest innovation for wool bale traceability tops that – hands down.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S recently-crowned top wool classer graduate Matilda Scott is keeping her agricultural career options open.”