THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Cassandra Glover – “A FARMER struggling in the drought has found four merino ewes shot dead in a paddock on his St George property.
Police are investigating the unlawful killing of the ewes which were found dead on the morning of October 8, on a property about 30km south of St George, Queensland.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – Advertiser Content for AWI – “A new AWI report that is intended to assist woolgrowers in planning to move to a non-mulesed Merino enterprise is available in hard copy and online.
The 16-page report outlines the key learnings from a number of woolgrowing enterprises, from a diverse range of environments and Merino types, that have moved to a non-mulesed enterprise.”
CROOKWELL GAZETTE – by Clare McCabe – “A ram exhibited by Bob and Scott Anderson and families has been announced Junior Champion Border Leicester Ram of the Royal Melbourne Show.
The Talkook ram 0081/71 progressed to the top spot in the final line up after a considerable amount of time and deliberation by Judge Des Campbell of the ‘Avoca’ Border Leicester Stud in Golgong NSW.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “AUSTRALIA’S wool growers are being urged to vote in the 2018 WoolPoll and to make their choices carefully using the optional preferential voting system.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “QUEENSLAND police are investigating the shooting of Merino ewes on a property near St George in the state’s south west.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool sales recommenced last week as the physical auction market continued on a downward trend. AuctionsPlus Wool market operations supervisor Tom Rookyard said reports suggest the physical auction market may have found a base to work off.”
COLLIE MAIL – by Karen Prowse – “Wonderful Wool Win
Congratulations to the King family of Rangeview Darkan who are king of the 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show fleece section with their Rangeview Grazing entry being announced the Supreme fleece produced by a stud superfine Poll Merino ram.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “WOOLPOLL voters have been urged to “think very carefully” by the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) local board member before adopting the advice of WAFarmers and WoolProducers Australia (WPA) on levy options.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “LOCAL shearing legend Kevin Gellatly has been honoured by shearing supplies company Heiniger by having his picture printed on the front of a wool press.
Mr Gellatly, one of only three Western Australians inducted into the Australian Shearers Hall of Fame, was a shearing supplies representative for Heiniger for 25 years, as well as shearing instructor and shearing competitions commentator.”
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER – by Emily Holbrook – “Textile Exchange announces that the first Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certified products are now available in stores with more products making their way to shelves very soon as the commitment to the RWS from across the textile industry continues to grow.”