EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE – by Kathrine Catanzariti – “The Lock Health Centre Advisory Committee will celebrate the Royal Flying Doctors Service’s (RFDS) 90th birthday with its annual wool drive fundraiser.
The committee will be collecting fleece and oddments from throughout the Lock community and wider area during June.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “A booming wool industry has supported Willaura woolgrowers Richard and Jan Laidlaw in the marketing of their clip, that is now coming off their sheep three times in two years, rather than twice.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “TRUE Australian stockmen and women rejoiced when Victorian sheep property overseer Christian Peacock sold a 27 month-old Kelpie for a national auction record price of $22,200 in Casterton yesterday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A former federal primary industry minister, a leading stud Merino and Angus cattle breeder, an ex-AgForce president and a founder and CEO of the Certified Australian Angus Beef program are among the recipients of 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours announced this morning.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “DARREN Holmberg was keeping a lid on it, but he was seriously chuffed after winning the prestigious invitation-only Casterton Kelpie Muster Stockman’s Challenge on Saturday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “SHEEP and wool producers with an industry issue they believes needs investigating have less than a week to apply for the 2019 Nuffield Scholarship round.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Natalie Lyons – “Week commencing 11.06.18
The wool market this week, 49, closed on the first drop to the Eastern Market Indicator since week 44, falling 11 cents finishing at 2,011c/kg.
With Fremantle having their recess this week, 26,942 bales were on offer this week from Sydney and Melbourne over their two selling days.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Courtney Walsh – “GOOMALLING wool grower Des Haywood is a humble bloke, but he’s the first to declare sheep have got him to where he is today.
Des didn’t inherit an established farming enterprise, instead he has worked hard to build his land holdings in the Goomalling district over the past 60 years, saying he always knew sheep had to play a role in whatever farming business he was going to be running.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “EWES dominated AuctionsPlus online listings last week, including stud and commercial Merino lines, and scanned in-lamb first cross ewes.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Mal Gill – “OWNING a station has always been a dream of Josh Pumpa’s and almost two years ago he made it a reality with wife Jocelyn.
The couple decided to dive head-first into a new adventure of being agricultural business owners, not just by purchasing a farm property like most first-timers, but snapping up the 200,000-hectare Murgoo station at Murchison.”