WOOL prices surged for the smallest seasonal bale offering this year at auctions in Sydney and Melbourne this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator rose 27 cents to 1533c/kg clean as brokers offered 22,298 bales.
NEW England sheep and cattle breeder Martin Oppenheimer states why he believes Australian Wool Innovation should not start nor be even a part-owner in its proposed Wool Exchange Portal.
AUSTRALIAN sheep producers have flocked to implement the early findings of a national lambing density project, but more collaborators are needed for the latest on-farm phase in the crucial lamb survival research.
RENEWED European interest in quality superfine wool and Chinese demand for medium Merino lines with lower vegetable matter content pushed prices generally higher this week.
WOOL grower-owned Graziers Investment Company has declared no monies owed or due to Australian Wool Innovation following a past bail-out arrangement between the companies over GIC assets in India.
RENEWED demand for quality Merino wool mid-week lifted prices at auction this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator closed six cents higher on 1478c/kg clean, brokers passing in 9.1 percent of the 24,018-bale offering in Sydney and Melbourne.
AUSTRALIAN WOOL Innovation’s proposed Wool Exchange Portal could be running within 16 months at a cost of $3-$4 million.
Current and future shearing technology will be discussed at a New South Wales workshop near Dubbo on June 16.
WOOL prices generally softened further this week, and especially for fine Merino clips, as retail demand traditionally slowed with the advent of the Northern Hemisphere, Australian Wool Innovation said.
TAMWORTH careers advisor Charles Impey would like to see the National Merino Challenge – the Olympics of sheep and wool — hit the road. Despite the challenge’s popularity, as it is rotated annually to major state capitals or regional centres, the NMC careers panel facilitator believes the challenge could be more accessible.