Prominent western Victorian wool growers have been awarded Moyne Shire's annual Environmental Sustainability Awards.Read More
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KAROLIN MACGREGOR – Tasmanian Country
A GOOD season had led to some excellent competition in the fleece section of this year’s Campbell Town Show.
A large number of top quality fleece made judging a tough job last weekend but in the end it was two of the state’s well known wool operations that claimed the major awards. Carol and Allan Phillips took home the coveted New England Wool competition with a fleece from their Glen Stuart operation near Deddington. This is the third time the couple have won the New England competition.Read More
Allan and Carol Phillips of Glen Stuart at Deddington who won 2nd place in the Ermenegildo Zegna Superfine Wool Trophy prepare a fleece for the Campbell Town Show. PICTURE: CHRIS KIDD
TASMANIAN superfine wool put in a good show at the prestigious Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Trophy awards, with the state accounting for six of the ten finalists.Read More
Angie and David Waters, Tarrangower Merinos at Hillgrove near Armidale have culled their flock by half to survive drought but their efforts in producing super fine wool keep winning high praise from Ermenegildo Zegna.
Fifth and sixth generation wool producers David and Angie Waters, Tarrangower Merinos, have survived seven years of below normal rainfall at Hillgrove east of Armidale.Read More
Poalo Zegna, president Ermenegildo Zegna Group, presents Angie and David Waters, Tarrangower Merinos at Hillgrove near Armidale with the Italian miller's 2019 superfine wool trophy for the third year in a row.Read More
Luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna has once again honoured Australia’s best growers by awarding the Superfine Wool Trophy and the Vellus Aureum Trophy. Supporting growers to improve the quality of merino wool, Ermenegildo Zegna has been working consistently to celebrate the importance of this fibre and support growers in their quest to produce the best.Read More
David and Susan Rowbottom, pictured with Paolo Zegna, have won the Vellus Aureum trophy for the fifth time in six years. Son Aaron and daughter-in-law Rebecca Rowbottom, of Orford, placed second.
WHEN it comes to fine wool, the Rowbottoms are the family who have three bags full. They again took out the Vellus Aureum trophy for the best sheep wool in the world, the golden fleece.Read More
Melbourne, 16th April 2019 – Over 55 years ago, Ermenegildo Zegna established its inaugural “Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Trophy” to award and incentivize growers to improve the quality of superfine merino and has consistently worked to celebrate the importance of this fibre and support growers in their quest to produce the best in the world. This year, for the 56th edition of the prestigious program, Ermenegildo Zegna has once again honoured Australia’s best growers by awarding the “Superfine Wool Trophy” and the “Vellus Aureum Trophy” during an exclusive gala dinner hosted by Paolo Zegna, President of the Group.Read More
By TRAVIS KING
WOOL A TOP line-up of fleeces in this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama wool section had the judges working hard to come up with their overall winner. The depth of quality in this year’s event, which saw 130 fleeces entered from 115 entrants, deserved even more credit than normal given the tough season most growers had experienced in 2018 with a later than usual start. The overall winning fleece wasn’t just fine on the day, it was grand when the champion fine wool fleece exhibited by the Rintoul family, Tilba Tilba stud, Williams, was announced the grand champion fleece of the event.Read More
Nicola Bell, The Weekly Times
March 27, 2019 12:00am
Profitability per hectare is the key driver for the Kinghorn family’s Merino sheep and Hereford cattle operation in Victoria’s Western District.
And to maximise this, they are mixing traditional breeding principles with modern and intensive management.Read More
Tom and Sherrie Spielvogel, Morrisons, sold bales of their ultrafine wool to impressive results at auction last week.
The bales, which ranged from 13-13.2 micron, sold between 4190-4288 cents a kilogram greasy through AuctionsPlus.Read More
The list of John Ive’s achievements through a career dedicated to agriculture and for which he has been awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division is simply too detailed to recount.
Suffice to say, congratulations are in order to the superfine woolgrower from Yass for service to the superfine wool growing industry.Read More
Source - AWEX
Congratulations to the owners of KINGSTON / TASMANIA on producing 2 superb bales of superfine wool on display in the AWN catalogue in Melbourne today.
Classer E. Archer ('93) has once again done an outstanding job in meticulously preparing these bales and she has the measurements to back it up:
Lot 1: 16.5 micron, 0.1 VM, 76.8% Yld, 78mm, 10% CVL & 47 n/kt clean
Breeding, preparation & excellence.
Peter and Rosemary McNeill of Europambela, Walcha, are the perfect example of the type of woolgrower Reda want to source their superfine Merino wool from.
Not only does their 15.4–micron Merino wool clip meet the top quality fleece line Reda requires to make their worsted fabrics to make luxury suiting sold all around the world, they have the sustainable story to go with it.Read More
The premium Italian worsted weaving company Marzotto Wool Manufacturing established a greater alliance with the wool supply chain starting right at the source of production. The company has invested in the Schneider Group wool buying operations based in Australia and New Zealand.Read More
After nearly three years a project to restore the farm homestead of one of Australia's most celebrated colonial artists to its original state is almost complete. 'Patterdale' was built by the English landscape painter John Glover when he moved to Tasmania in the 1830s.Read More