STUFF – BUSINESS DAY – by Madison Reidy – “There may not be enough New Zealand merino wool available to fuel Icebreakers sales growth plans under its new owner.
Icebreaker may not be able to source enough New Zealand merino wool to cope with its new owner’s expanded production plans to have enough ethically sourced wool available to make all the clothes planned.
Icebreaker chairman Rob Fyfe said the sale of Icebreaker to United States retail giant VF Corporation could double sales in a few years.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “Cavendish woolgrower Robert Lawrance has hit back at the barrage of criticism against Australian Wool International (AWI) chairman Wal Merriman, saying it’s based on personal politics and not on the AWI’s performance.”
INTEREST.CO.NZ – by Tony Chaston – “No auction last week as wool exporters get a breather from the lack of interest in crossbred fibre, and insatiable demand for finer micron wools.
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It has been noted more animals with wool sheding genes are being bred by lifestyle block holders, and breeders are showing interest in animals with short bare tails in a bid to reduce costs of the shearing operation.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “KERRSVILLE
*49 of 58 rams sold to $3300, av $1188
KERRSVILLE Merino and Poll Merino stud, Coleraine, offered an even line up of rams at its on-property ram sale last week, where it reached new sale highs.”
THE TELEGRAPH – by Shepparton News – “Deniliquin sheep farmer Alan Wragge achieved what is believed to be the highest wool price of the year last month.
Mr Wragge sold his 17.8 micron fleece for $3105 per bale, earning 1545 cents per greasy kilogram and 2210 cents per clean kilogram.”
RURAL NEWS – “Lack of demand and animal activism are having a negative impact on NZ’s wool industry, says the Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand (WRONZ).”
WELLINGTON TIMES – by Geoff Plasto – ” … Schute Bell report that last week’s wool market showed the headline market indicators hitting new record highs with strong gains across the board.”
ADNEWS – by Lindsay Bennett – “TBWA Sydney has won the global creative for The Woolmark Company following a competitive pitch against agencies from New York, London and Sydney, AdNews can reveal.
The Woolmark Company’s win was the first new business pitch led by the new TBWA Sydney leadership team of chief creative officer Andy DiLallo, new chief strategy officer Matt Springate and TBWA AUNZ CEO Paul Bradbury.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AN exclusive long-term contract has whet the appetite of a European fabric maker who is appealing to the very best Australian superfine woolgrowers to partner with them to help feed the growing demand for luxury and active wear fabrics.
RADIO NEW ZEALAND – by Andrew McRae – “New Zealand could face a shortage of shearers because they’re not being trained, an industry organisation says.”